JUNE 23, 1997
Fourth of July celebrations
The third annual Fourth of July Fireworks Show will be held Friday at JB Instant Lawn,1 mile south of downtown Woodinville on State Route 202 (NE 145th St.). Gates will open at 6 p.m. with the fireworks beginning at 10:30 p.m. The 20-minute event is sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Columbia Winery, Redhook Ale Brewery, King County METRO Transit, Classic KING-FM (98.1), JB Instant Lawn, and Sno-King Waste Management.
The best way to get to and from the show is to ride the free METRO bus available between downtown Woodinville and event site. Catch the shuttle at Woodinville METRO Park & Ride on 140th Ave. NE or on stops along NE 175th St. in downtown Woodinville. Shuttles will also operate from the Northshore Junior High and Woodmoor Elementary Schools on NE 160th St. near I-405. Shuttle service will be available from 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
This year's event includes a concert to be performed by the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery at 7 p.m. The Philharmonic will perform works by American composers, patriotic music, and a variety of show tunes before the fireworks show. Tickets available through BPO at (425) 455-4171 or Ticketmaster Northwest at (206) 628-0888.
Children can enjoy activities prior to the show from 7 to 10 p.m., including fitness challenges, entertainment, and crafts. Spectators are urged to bring picnic baskets, blankets, and flashlights to the park-like setting. Pets, personal fireworks, barbeques, and alcohol are not permitted. Bicycle racks will be provided for those using the Sammamish River Trail.Call 489-2700.
Bothell's Fourth begins on the Third with a street dance from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 101st Ave. NE between Main St. and 183rd Ave. NE. The annual parade on the Fourth will begin at noon on Main St. at 104th Ave. NE traveling down Main to SR-527 toward NE 188th. The re-enactment of the Battle of Concord will be held immediately after the parade (about 1 p.m.) at Pop Keeney Stadium.
The schedule of events for the Fourth of July in Carnation (a Seafair sanctioned event) begins July 3 with a spaghetti feed at the Senior Citizen Center from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by a carnival from 6 to 11 p.m. and the Steppin' Out concert from 7 to 11 p.m.
Events on the Fourth include a pancake breakfast at Tolt Congregational Church (8 to 11 a.m.), a 5K run/walk for the pies with start/finish at Pete's Club (8:30 a.m.), and a beer garden at Pete's Club from 1 to 6 p.m. (continues on July 5).
Registration for the annual Classic Rods & Street Machines Extravaganza begins at 8 a.m. Judging will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Grand Parade (including the cars from the auto show) and Kiddies' Parade will both begin at 10 a.m. on the corner of Main and Morrison St. It turns at Town Center for the return trip.
The inner tube race (register from 8 a.m. to noon at the Main St. information booth) will begin at 2 p.m. at the Tolt River bank at the end of 329th. Awards will be presented at 3:15 p.m.
All day events include (also on July 5 and 6) the carnival and Vendor Village (downtown and carnival site).
Everyone is invited to a traditional gathering of the Snoqualmie Tribe from 10:30 a.m. to dusk at the Carnation Tree Farm. A salmon bake, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts will be featured.
Also planned is a barbecue hosted by the mayor.
A dunk tank will be in operation from noon to 4 p.m.
Free entertainment will include: the Darin Gere Band (noon-4 p.m.); Jim Nason, the Emergency Folk Singer (1:15-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.); the Jack Ballard Group (2:15-3:15 p.m.); Branded Lonesome (7 p.m.); and the Young Country Dancers (8-8:30 p.m.).
A hot air balloon glow is set for 9:30-10 p.m., and the fireworks show will blast off at dusk. The celebration continues July 5 and 6 with a golf tournament, the carnival, vendor village, and local entertainment.