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Bothell kicks off annual Freedom Festival this week

Bothell Freedom Festival The annual Bothell Freedom Festival begins this week with a citywide sidewalk sale running June 26 to July 3.
   On June 29, The Battle of Lexington will be "fought" in downtown Bothell at 11 a.m. and Country Village at 12:30 p.m.
   KOMO's T. Wheedle will make a personal appearance in Country Village from 12:30-2:30 p.m., followed by the Children's Theatre dedication at 1:30 p.m., with live music, pony rides, face painting, and the Bothell Historical Society's "treasure box."
   On July 3, the community can dance to Cheryl Arnold & the Blue Mariah from 7-9 p.m. on Festival Street (101st & Main in downtown Bothell).
   July 4 events include a softball tournament starting at 8 a.m. at the Bothell Business Parks, with children's and family activities from 9-11 a.m. and again from 2-4 p.m.
   Bothell's famous July 4 parade begins at 1:30 p.m. (the Children's Parade at 11:30 a.m.) along Main Street in downtown Bothell.
   The Battle of Lexington will be re-enacted at Bothell Landing at 2 p.m.