4th of July fireworks return to Bellevue

Fireworks once again will light up the sky over downtown Bellevue for Independence Day, at 10:05 p.m. on Sunday, July 4. 

This year’s show, the first public event in the city since March 2020, will look different than past Independence Day celebrations. The Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks (not the Family 4th) will not include entertainment, live music or other activities before or after the show. 

Downtown Park will be open as a viewing area for the fireworks, and nearby parking will be available at The Bellevue Collection after 7 p.m. A livestream of the fireworks will be available for viewing from BellevueDowntown.com/fireworks. The City of Bellevue and the Bellevue Downtown Association have co-produced a fireworks show for 28 years.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks this year, and I want to thank our partners – the BDA, The Bellevue Collection, Amazon, Microsoft, PACCAR and Puget Sound Energy – for making it happen,” said Mayor Lynne Robinson. “As a city, it is important that we find opportunities to safely celebrate the diversity and resiliency of our community. This year’s Independence Day event is a great example and I am really looking forward to it.” 

“We can do this because of the great progress people have made to get vaccinated,” BDA President Patrick Bannon said. “This Independence Day has added meaning, and we’re grateful to make it happen through partnership with the city and our members.”

The Bellevue Collection returns as presenting sponsor of the fireworks, with additional support coming from Amazon, Microsoft, PACCAR and Puget Sound Energy.

Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike, take the bus or carpool to Downtown Park. The nearby Bellevue Transit Center (at Northeast Sixth Street and 108th Avenue Northeast) serves bus routes to cities around Puget Sound. Comprehensive information about travel options can be found at ChooseYourWayBellevue.org.

To keep people safe and minimize delays, several downtown streets will be closed to vehicle traffic before, during and after the event. Please be patient, observe posted signs and obey police officers directing traffic. A full list of street closures before and after the event is available at BellevueWA.gov/traffic-advisories.  

The state Department of Health offers the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19. 

For updated general information on the Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks, go to BellevueDowntown.com/fireworks

Source: City News