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Bellevue Family 4th Celebrates 30 Years of Patriotic Summer Fun and Fireworks

June 9, 2022 - by BDA & City of Bellevue Staff

Bellevue Family 4th Celebrates 30 Years of Patriotic Summer Fun and Fireworks

2021 fireworks show

Celebrate our nation's birthday in Bellevue Downtown Park at Bellevue Family 4th presented by The Bellevue Collection, the Eastside's largest 4th of July event. The evening leads up to a spectacular fireworks show set to live music by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.

2019 Color Guard presentation

The Bellevue Downtown Association and the City of Bellevue are thrilled to bring back live music and entertainment this year, including a Family Fun area with face painting, ring toss, food trucks, roving jugglers and more.

The Amazon Entertainment Plaza will feature country-rock band The Lowdown Drifters at 5:00 p.m. and party pop tunes from The Nines! at 7:00 p.m. 

To set the stage for the fireworks at 10:05 p.m., Bellevue Fire Department’s Honor Guard will present the colors followed by a performance of the National Anthem by the Highland Middle School Choir.

Getting there: 

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. at The Bellevue Collection properties (Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square North, Lincoln Square South and Bellevue Place). Parking for people with disabilities is located in Downtown Park’s “Red Lot” off 100th Ave NE. For the most efficient post-event exit, park at Lincoln Square or use the Bellevue Place garage and exit via Northeast 10th Street.

New this year, a passenger and food delivery drop-off area will be located on the west side of the park on 100th Ave NE.

Visitors encouraged to walk, bike, take the bus or carpool to the event. Transit service to the Bellevue Transit Center (located at Northeast Sixth Street and 108th Avenue Northeast) from Seattle and many surrounding areas is also available. Comprehensive information about travel options can be found at 

Street parking in nearby residential streets is prohibited; violators may be impounded. Several streets will be closed near the park to for safety and minimize delays. Please be patient, observe posted signs and obey police officers directing traffic.

Full list of street closures before and after the event at the City of Bellevue's traffic advisory page

Staying Safe: 

Masks are not required at the event, but participants are welcome to wear one based on their comfort level. For more information on COVID-19 prevention, safety and reduction resources, including where to get vaccinated, visit King County's COVID-19 information and resource page.

Crowd at the 2019 Bellevue Family 4th

Bellevue Fire Department reminds residents and visitors that the sale, use and possession of fireworks are prohibited within the City of Bellevue.  Personal fireworks, alcohol and drugs are not allowed at Bellevue Downtown Park. In addition, grills, barbecues, camp stoves and other cooking devices are prohibited. Well-behaved dogs are allowed in the park but must be on 6 ft leash. Small tents or canopies are allowed outside of the Amazon Entertainment Plaza seating area until 8 p.m., when all tents must come down.

The 2022 Bellevue Family 4th is supported by The Bellevue Collection, Amazon, Microsoft, Paccar and Puget Sound Energy.

The City of Bellevue and Bellevue Downtown Association have co-produced the Bellevue Family 4th for the past 30 years.

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Bellevue Downtown Park Plaza
10201 NE 4th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

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