June 29, 1998
Celebrate the 4th of July in Woodinville, Carnation and Redmond
The gates open at 6 p.m. for Woodinville's Fourth of July Fireworks Show at JB Instant Lawn, located next to Chateau Ste. Michelle on NE 145th St.
Free shuttle buses will run from Woodinville Park and Ride and Northshore Junior High School to the site beginning at 6 p.m.
Kids' Stage performances will begin with Sunshine Generation, a youth singing and dance group, performing from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Musical ventriloquist Mark Thompson will perform from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. From 9 to 10 p.m. Paul Hahn will entertain children and families. Children's activities and rides will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Purchase a $2 wrist band at the ticket booth to take part.
The Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra will begin their concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Chateau Ste. Michelle amphitheater. The cost is $15 for VIP and $10 for general seating. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult. Tickets are available through TicketMaster (206 292-ARTS) or any TicketMaster location. In-person ticket sales are available at the winery. Food vendors will be on site during the event.
Fireworks will blast off at 10:30 p.m. accompanied by specially choreographed.music on KING-FM. Alcohol, pets, personal fireworks and barbecues are prohibited on the grounds.
Event brochures are available at Woodinville City Hall or by calling (425) 489-2700. Volunteers are needed. Call Cindy Shelton, Parks and Recreation Coordinator, at the above number.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Columbia Winery, Redhook Brewery, JB Instant Lawn, Classic KING-FM, Waste Management Sno-King and King County Metro are sponsoring the fireworks.
25th Annual Heritage Festival at Marymoor
King County Park System's 25th Annual Heritage Festival will be held July 3-5 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.
To commemorate the festival's Silver Anniversary, King County Parks has added several new events, including a fireworks display on July 4 (sponsored by the Greater Redmond Chamber of Commerce), an additional music stage, and daily kick-off events. The Heritage Festival will feature music by local and international performers, folk dances from around the world, arts and crafts by more than 100 artisans and vendors, ethnic and traditional summer food, and a variety of children's activities.
The Festival will run daily July 3-5 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with extended hours for the July 4 fireworks display and selected stage performances.
Admission to the Heritage Festival is free, and parking is $5.00.
A new feature, the Heritage Festival Livestock Parade, will officially open the 1998 festival on Friday, July 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Saturday's festival activities will begin with the 2nd Annual Precise Pet Products International Dog Parade and competition for prizes in six categories: Prettiest Dog, Biggest Dog, Littlest Dog, Dog and Owner Look-a-Like, Most Unique Ethnic Heritage, and Most Patriotic. People of all ages are encouraged to enter their dogs. The first 100 entrants will receive a free four-pound bag of Precise dog food.
Top musical acts at the 1998 Heritage Festival include: Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce (July 4, 8:30 pm); the Laura Love Band (July 3, 5:30 p.m.); Golden Delicious (July 4, 7:30 p.m.); Karen Pernick (July 3, 7:00 p.m.); Jonatha Brooke (July 3, 8:00 p.m.); the Washington State Mass Choir (July 5, 7:00 p.m.); Pilot (July 4, 5:00 p.m.); Edmonia Jarrett with Floyd Stanifer & Trio (July 5, 5:30 p.m.); Marc Olson (July 4, 6:00 p.m.); the Bullas (July 4, 5:30 p.m.); Carrie Akre & Garth Reeves (July 3, 5:00 p.m.).
The Mountain Men Encampment will feature life of the early 1800s, enhanced with special effects, life-sized puppetry and audience participation.
More than 100 arts and crafts booths will include renowned wood carver Ralph Bennett carving totem poles, masks and other traditional art, while others demonstrate basketry, weaving, and lace and mat making. There will be a variety of food and beverage booths.
For more information about the Heritage Festival, call 206-205-8709 or visit the King County Park System website at www.metrokc.gov/parks.
See the Events section of this newspaper for schedule.