Archive for July, 2012

Wow! An amazing 2012 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th. Thank you!

Truly beautiful, spacious skies greeted the fireworks, festivities and a packed Bellevue Downtown Park for the 2012 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th. The video below, put together by Bellevue City Councilmember John Chelminiak, hits several highlights from this year’s hometown celebration.

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Celebrate at the 2012 Symetra Bellevue Family 4th!

ImageThe Symetra Bellevue Family 4th is the Eastside’s largest and longest standing Independence Day celebration. Make it a safe, fun and unforgettable experience for the whole family. Read on for the top 5 attractions and tips on attending this year’s Symetra Bellevue Family 4th

Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone

Join in the fun in the Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone with a free interactive play area including jugglers, mascots, and games. Or kick the fun up a notch with ticketed inflatable rides, a bungee trampoline, face art and much more. The Family Fun Zone will open at 2:00 p.m.

Fireworks

Don’t miss another magnificent fireworks show. Experience the colorful splendor and percussion of the fireworks as they’re launched in close proximity from the top of the Bellevue Square parking garage. Close, but not too close.

Live Entertainment

Top regional bands are set to perform on Republic Services Main Stage starting at 3:30 p.m.Enjoy the tunes of the Buckaroo Blues Band and top 40 dance hits performed by Idol Eyez. At 9:30 p.m., the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra with special guests from the community including BYSO alumni and former members of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra will take center stage under the direction of Dr. Teresa Metzger Howe to present a special Independence Day performance before and during the spectacular fireworks display.

C-17 Fly-Over

Hear the engines roar as a C-17 Globemaster lll from Joint Base Lewis-McChord soars over the Bellevue Downtown Park at 4:40 p.m.

Symetra Community Spotlight

Starting at 3 p.m., learn more about the nonprofit programs in our local community and all they have to offer. Representatives from Bellevue Schools Foundation, Bellevue Family YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue, Imagine Children’s Museum, Make-A-Wish, Pacific Science Center and The Sophia Way will showcase local programs and volunteer opportunities.

To make the most out of Symetra Bellevue Family 4th here are a few extra tips:

  • Arrive early to get the best viewing spot
  • Bring blankets to sit on and flashlights for safety when the show is over.
  • Remember this is a family friendly event so no alcohol is permitted in the park.
  • Complimentary event parking is available after 6 p.m.at the Bellevue Collection (Bellevue Square, LincolnSquare, and Bellevue Place). Free parking is also offered in the visitors’ lot at BellevueCity Hall(450 110th Avenue NE).

We hope to see you at the 21st annual Symetra Bellevue Family 4th. Celebrate safely, and happy 4th of July!



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