June 24, 2002
Parades, family fun, fireworks planned for Northshore 4th of July
Woodinville celebrates Fourth of July
What do Tsunami Double Shoot, Twinkling Kamuro, Blue Crossette and Comets have in common? The first is an inflatable ride; the others are pyrotechnics. All will be at Woodinville's Family Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration which offers a night of family fun and fantastic fireworks. Gates open at 6 p.m., at J.B. Instant Lawn, NE 145th Street, located in the city's tourist district area.
Free music and interactive entertainment, old fashioned field games and children's arts and crafts will entertain event- goers from 6 p.m. up to the time that thousands of fireworks blast off at 10:30 p.m. Free shuttle service supplied by Metro is available to and from the event site.
The shuttle service is available from 6 p.m. to midnight. Pick up locations include the Woodinville Park & Ride at NE 179th Street and 140th Avenue NE; Northshore Jr. High School, 12101 NE 160th Street and Woodmoor Elementary School, 12225 NE 160th Street.
Other pickup locations include most Metro bus stops in downtown Woodinville. Limited parking is available near the event site at the Northshore Athletic Fields ($5 donation requested) and Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery (front lot only). Disabled parking is available at Redhook Brewery.
Music entertainment includes the Brian Waite Band (children/family tunes), Better Than Last (local teen talent) and the Hi-Fi Hippies (old and new hits).
Families will enjoy old-fashioned field games including egg toss, three-legged and sack races. With the purchase of a $5 wristband, children can enjoy unlimited rides on large inflatables: Tsunami Double Shoot, Submarine Adventure and Castle Bouncer. Free arts and crafts are available for children ages 5 and up.
Shortly before 10:30 p.m., Woodinville Mayor Scott Hageman will conduct the official countdown to the 20-minute pyrotechnic show, choreographed to music, including popular patriotic tunes, that will be broadcast over the 30-acre site.
The City has contracted with Entertainment Fireworks Inc. of Olympia to perform the pyrotechnic display. The company is licensed by the state's Fire Marshal Office and has performed eight Woodinville fireworks shows since 1993.
Event information can be found on the City's official web site at http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us, by calling the event line at (425) 398-9327, Ext. 2234 or by obtaining an event brochure at City Hall, 17301 - 133rd Avenue NE or the Community Center, 17401 - 133rd Avenue NE.