Northwest NEWS

June 26, 2000

Front Page

Fourth of July celebrations explode for family fun

by Becky Nixon, staff reporter

   This year, Eastside residents have many choices for celebrating the Fourth of July.

All-American picnic and fireworks show in Woodinville

   WOODINVILLE--Since an ordinance prohibiting the sale and discharge of fireworks within the city limits was passed in 1999 and went into effect June 21, 2000, Woodinville won't see fireworks stands scattered around town this year. What community members can see is a Fourth of July picnic and fireworks show at JB Instant Lawn on NE 145th Street in Woodinville.

   The annual fireworks show includes an extravagant laser show and a full evening of entertainment and family activities. Gates open at 6 p.m. A free Metro shuttle is provided with parking at Woodinville Park & Ride, Northshore Junior High, and Woodmoor Elementary, and pick-ups along the route to the event site at JB Instant Lawn.

   Free performances begin at 6:30 p.m., the laser show is at 10:15 p.m., and the fireworks are at 10:30 p.m. Here is a tentative schedule for the evening's entertainment:

   Family Entertainment Stage will run from 6 to 10:15 p.m. with Tim Casey and the Blue Cats performing from 9 to 10:15 p.m.

   Rides and games will be available from 6-10 p.m., including the Ironman Challenge Course, Titanic Bouncer & Slide, Adventure Obstacle Course, and family field games. Buy a $4 wrist band for unlimited access to rides and games. No wristbands will be sold after 9 p.m. The Art Tent is free for all children, and food and beverages will be available at the event site and at Redhook Beer Garden and Forecasters Pub. Event site rules prohibit pets, personal fireworks, barbecues, and alcohol.

   Woodinville Parks & Recreation and the primary event sponsors, Red Hook Brewery, JB Instant Lawn, Chateau St. Michelle Winery and the Columbia Winery, present the fireworks event.

   Roads near the JB Lawn site will be closed at approximately 10 p.m.--portions of NE 143rd St. from SR-202 to 132nd Ave. NE; NE 145th St. (SR-202) between the Sammamish River and the Columbia Winery entrance; SR-202 heading southbound one-way between NE 175th and NE 145th St.

   For more information, call the event hotline at (425) 398-9327 or check out the City website at

Bothell Freedom Festival 2000

   BOTHELL--Festivities for the Bothell Freedom Festival 2000 begin with Tires & Tunes, sponsored by Biddle Chevrolet, on Saturday, July 1. Silhouette will provide music to stroll by, while community members show off their cars at the Park at Bothell Landing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To enter a car, call (425) 486-7430. Entry fee is $5.

   Saturday evening, July 1, a concert by Peter Parker and Dolour will be presented from 4-6 p.m. at the Park at Bothell Landing.

   The Park at Bothell Landing grand re-opening celebration will take place Sunday, July 2, at 2 p.m. Lots of activities are planned, along with free concerts featuring Acapella Go and Portage Bay Big Band. Also, the Bothell Historical Museum will be open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m.

   Dance in the Park with Cheryl Arnold & the Blue Mariah Band on Monday, July 3, from 7-10 p.m at the new amphitheater at Bothell Landing.

   Rise and shine for the Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Bothell Fire & Emergency Medical Services on Tuesday, July 4, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the downtown Firehouse (10726 Beardslee Blvd).

   The 4th of July Children's Parade is a chance for children to don those costumes, decorate the wagon, bike, or soapbox, and march in a parade. Parents may walk along or join up with their children later. Meet at Main & 103rd at 11 a.m. Parade route is the length of Main Street.

   The 4th of July Grand Parade, sponsored by ATL Ultrasound, will begin at noon. Parade route begins at Main & 104th, travels west to Bothell Way, turns right and heads north on Bothell Way to 188th, turns left and concludes at Pop Keeney Stadium.

   Re-enactment of the Battle of Concord will be at the Park at Bothell Landing following the Grand Parade at approximately 2 p.m.

   Other activities on the 4th of July in Bothell include a free concert by Pacific Brass Band, a visit from Elvis, and caricature drawings at the Park at Bothell Landing at 9919 NE 180th.

   Road closures resulting from the Bothell festivities are: Main St. to SR-527 (Bothell-Everett Hwy.) to 104th, Kaysner Way from SR-522 to Main St., Beardslee Blvd. to 104th to NE 195th will all be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SR-527 from SR-522 to NE 191st, and NE 188th St. from SR-527 up to 92nd Ave. NE will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

   For additional information on these activities, call Bothell Parks & Recreation Department at (425) 486-7430.

Fourth of July in Carnation

   CARNATION--From 7 a.m. until the fireworks explode at dusk (approximately 10:15 or 10:30 p.m.), there will be music and family fun all day in Carnation. The Great Inner Tube Race on the Tolt River is a time-honored classic, as is the Hot Rods & Harleys Show, the carnival, the Grand Parade, and the 5k Run/Walk. The carnival, next to the fire station on Tolt Ave., runs July 1-July 3 all day and from noon to dusk July 4.

   Monday, July 3, a spaghetti feed is planned at the Senior Center on Bird St. from 5 to 8 p.m.

   On Tuesday, July 4th, the day begins with the 7 a.m. flag raising; registration for the 5k run/walk is at 7:30 a.m. Registration for the Hot Rods and Harleys Show begins at 8 a.m., and a pancake breakfast at the Tolt Congregational Church on Tolt Avenue runs from 8-11 a.m.

   From 8 a.m. to noon, registration will be held on Tolt Ave. for the Great Tolt River Innertube Race. The Freedom Festival at Remlinger Farms is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

   At 10:30 a.m., children line up for the Kiddie Parade, which is followed by the Grand Parade along Tolt Avenue, with Grand Marshals Gary and Bonnie Remlinger. After the parade, the Sno-Valley Senior Center will be serving strawberry shortcake.

   Fourth of July T-shirts, designed by Cedarcrest student Emily Fletcher and made by Mr. Drake's Graphic Arts class, will be sold at Ixtapa, Simply Grand, Cedar Log Tavern, Steve's Collision, Tolt River Realty, or Remlinger Farms for $15.

   There will be a vender village, storytelling, and music going on all day, and a 2 p.m. inner tube race, and finally the bands and fireworks display at Tolt Field Stage.

   For a complete schedule, call (425) 333-4024. The events are sponsored by the Carnation Chamber of Commerce, Puget Sound Energy, Ixtapa Restaurant in Carnation, Remlinger Farms, Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet, Cooper/Johnson Enterprises, Nestlés, Wymans, Issaquah Evergreen Ford, City of Carnation, Steve's Collision, Darnell's Dozing, Tolt River Realty, and Eldorado Stone.

   SR-203 will be closed on the 4th from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. between West Morrison and Blanche streets.