Bellevue rockets into party gear for Independence Day

July 2, 2012 by  

Bellevue residents will surely already have noticed the posters and banners festooned throughout the city, as Independence Day 2012 approaches this Wednesday, July 4.

In typical fashion, the city will be lighting up the night sky with the 21st year of fireworks, with around 60,000 folks likely to be in attendance to the Pacific Northwest’s most famed annual display.

Taking place at the Bellevue Downtown Park, there will be a whole bunch of fun activities in which to take part throughout the whole day.

Poster printing has already highlighted the event, which will see the Bellevue Philharmonic take to the main stage to give its special Independence Day performance at 9:30 pm. With rousing music, the stunning fireworks display will bring this year’s event to a fantastic close.

Things get underway a good deal earlier though, with the Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone opening from 2:00 pm. Activities for all the kids and the whole family to enjoy will include jugglers, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and face painting, as well as interactive games. More traditional fun will be on offer too, with inflatable rides and a climbing wall, with prices starting at just $1.

Live entertainment, which still needs to be confirmed in full, will get underway from 3.30 pm. Another highlight will see a C-17 flyover. Coming in from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the evocative display is sure to have eyes cast skyward.

With the local Fire and Police Departments taking care of the placing of the colors before the fireworks too, it is sure to be an event not to be missed.