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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.


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 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!


Amazing 4th in Bellevue

Thank you from the Bellevue Downtown Association to the thousands upon thousands of visitors who joined in celebrating America’s birthday at the park.  The freedoms we enjoy and the community we love truly shine at this event.  We also thank our partner, the City of Bellevue, for its tremendous support on all levels, from the Park to volunteers to the men and women who keep us safe.

We are also fortunate to have a company like Symetra headquartered here in Bellevue, an organization that leads by example and gives back on so many fronts.  To the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as the many sponsors, partners and supporters who make the Symetra Bellevue Family 4th possible, we say thank you.

Hank Halle posted this great view of the fireworks finale.

View of the crowd and Downtown Bellevue skyline during the Bellevue Philharmonic’s pre-fireworks concert.


Great fireworks in a word

For me, any safe fireworks display is a good one. But what makes the Symetra Bellevue Family 4th especially worthwhile, other than the live performance of the Bellevue Phil and the massive number of shells exploding over the course 20 minutes?

Proximity. You feel this show.

Thanks to this patron for catching last year’s finale.

-Patrick Bannon

Leading up to fireworks: music, Kids Zone, games, picnics, and so much more…

The 18th annual Symetra Bellevue Family 4th invites to you make the most of the your time at Park leading up to the fireworks.   From picnics to games to music to naps under the warm summer sun, the fun, food and and festive relaxation starts in the early afternoon when the The Bellevue Parks Kids Zone opens at 2 pm.   Here’s the schedule, including the list of performances on the Overlake Hospital Main Stage.  Of course, more information about the event is here.

2009 Tentative Schedule

  • 2:00pm – Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone opens
  • 4:40 pm – C-17 Flyover from McChord AFB
  • 5:30 pm – Jonathan Harris (Country singer/songwriter)
  • 6:00 pm – Meet on-air radio personalities and win prizes at the 106.1 KISS FM and 94.1 KMPS FM tents
  • 7:30 pm – Lenny Epps Revue (Dance Hits)
  • 8:40 pm – Bellevue Fire and Police Department Honor Guard presentation and placement of the colors
  • 8:55 pm – The National Anthem performed by Newport High School students Sarah Espinoza and Bailey Seeker
  • 9:30 pm – The 60-piece Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra takes center stage to present a special Independence Day performance prior to and during the fireworks display
  • 10:05 pm – The Eastside’s largest and most spectacular fireworks display!

Symetra Bellevue Family 4th

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