Bellevue Patriotic Concert Sun Bellevue Community Band's annual Independence Day concert, with free flags and song sheets, 3:30-5:30 p.m p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600...

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Patriotic Concert

Sun Bellevue Community Band’s annual Independence Day concert, with free flags and song sheets, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 N.E. Eighth St. Information: 425-644-1111 or

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Mon Live music, food and children’s activities, 6-11 p.m., with fireworks and Bellevue Philharmonic performance at 10:05 p.m., Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St. Parking available at Bellevue Square, Northeast Eighth Street and Bellevue Way Northeast. Information: 425-452-4106 or


Oregon Trail Encampment

Sat-Mon Re-creation of an 1800s pioneer encampment, with demonstrations of crafts and trades typical of the era, 8 a.m.-dusk, Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E. 180th St. Information: 425-486-7430, Ext. 4422, or

Patriot Dance

Sun Live music by Blue Mariah, 7-10 p.m., Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E.180th St. Information: 425-486-7430, Ext. 4422, or

Bothell Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Mon Free community breakfast served by emergency personnel, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Downtown Firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd. Information: 425-486-1678 or

Freedom Festival 2005

Mon Children’s and grand parades, 11:15 a.m. from 104th Avenue Northeast and Main Street; Battle of Concord re-enactment, museum tours, live music and children’s activities, 1-4 p.m., Park at Bothell Landing, 9919 N.E.180th St. Information: 425-486-7430, Ext. 4422, or


Independence Day Dinner

Sun Spaghetti dinner, 5-7 p.m., Sno-Valley Senior Activity Center, 4610 Stephens Ave. Cost: $4-$8. Information: 425-333-4152

Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast

Mon Scrambled eggs, ham and all-you-can-eat pancakes; proceeds benefit the Good Neighbor Fund, 8-11 a.m., Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ, 4851 Tolt Ave. Cost: $4-$6. Information: 425-333-4254

Great Carnation Celebration

Mon 5K Run for the Pies, 7:30 a.m. registration at Hopelink, 31957 E. Commercial St.; children’s and grand parades, 10:30 a.m. along Tolt Avenue; Hot Rod & Harley show, children’s activities and music until 4 p.m. downtown. Live music, 7:30-10:15 p.m., with fireworks at dusk, MacDonald Memorial Park, 31020 N.E. 40th St. Information: 425-333-4152


Down Home Fourth of July

Mon Pets ‘n’ Pride parade, music, pony rides, games and contests, arts and crafts, rummage sale and food, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Memorial Field, 180 E. Sunset Way. . Parade registration, 10 a.m., Front Street North and Northwest Dogwood St. Information: 425-392-0661

Heritage Festival

Mon Try old-time household tasks such as churning butter, splitting cedar shingles, scrubbing clothes with homemade soap and operating a pump car, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Issaquah Depot, 50 Rainier Blvd. Information: 425-392-3500 or


Celebrate Kirkland!

Mon “Decorate to Celebrate” activities and parade staging, 9 a.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza; children’s parade at 11:30 a.m., followed by Centennial Parade with Air Force fly-over downtown. Fireworks at dusk at Marina Park. Information: 425-822-0284 or

Olde Fashioned Community Picnic

Mon Family games, rubber-ducky race, pie-eating contest, volleyball tournament and music, starting at 1 p.m., with fireworks at dusk, Juanita Beach Park, 9703 N.E. Juanita Drive. Information: 425-739-9274 or


Fabulous Fourth of July

Mon Car show, children’s activities, entertainment and food, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., with fireworks at 10:15 p.m., Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Parking and shuttles from the Boeing parking lot, Park Avenue North and North Eighth St., and Fry’s parking lot, 800 Garden Ave. N. Information: 425-430-6500 or


Sammamish Valley Fourth of July Celebration

Mon Live entertainment, children’s activities and food, 6-10:15 p.m., with fireworks at 10:30 p.m., JB Instant Lawn, 14300 N.E. 145th St. Parking and shuttles available from many locations, including Northshore Athletic Fields, 14600 N.E. 145th St., $5; Woodinville Park & Ride; Brickyard Road Park & Ride, Bothell; Overlake Christian Church, Redmond. Information: 425-556-2299 or

Compiled by Nyssa Rogers