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Downtown Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks Celebration - and How to Get There

Posted on June 25, 2021

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. However, it will include a “can’t miss” fireworks show at the Downtown Park. To help everyone get to and from the event more easily, Choose Your Way Bellevue encourages you to take a transportation mode other than driving alone to the festivities.


Transit

We recommend taking transit to the Bellevue Transit Center. It is a transit hub and just a short walk down the pedestrian corridor to the Downtown Park for the fireworks at the 4th of July Fireworks Show.


Cycling

There are stations to park and lock bikes at Bellevue Downtown Park! Take a look at the Bellevue Bike Map as well as Google Maps (click the cycling icon with the directions function) to plan your route.


Carpool/Driving

Complimentary event parking is provided courtesy of The Bellevue Collection and offered after 7 p.m. at Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square North, Lincoln Square South, and Bellevue Place. Disabled parking is located in the Red Lot off 100th Avenue Northeast. For an efficient post-event exit, park at the Bellevue Place garage and exit via Northeast 10th Street.

  • Westbound Northeast First Street will be closed between 100th and 102nd Avenues Northeast from 6 p.m. to midnight.
  • Eastbound Northeast Fourth Street will be closed at 100th Avenue Northeast 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • Before the fireworks, starting about 9 p.m., streets closed to vehicle traffic will include: Northeast Fourth Street from 100th Avenue Northeast to Bellevue Way Northeast; Northeast First Street from 100th Avenue Northeast to 103rd Avenue Northeast; and 100th Avenue Northeast from Northeast First Street to Northeast Fifth Street.
  • After the fireworks, restrictions will include the prohibition of right turns from northbound 100th Avenue Northeast to Northeast Eighth Street, and from eastbound Northeast 10th Street to all side streets between 100th Avenue Northeast and Interstate 405.
  • Drivers on Northeast 10th Street heading to Interstate 405 should continue east, turn right on 116th Avenue Northeast, then right on Northeast Eighth Street and follow the signs for I-405 ramps.


Whether you get to event festivities via bus, carpool, bike or another form of non-drive-alone travel, have a fun and safe Independence Day 2021!


-Choose Your Way staffer Travis
 

Sources

City of Bellevue News Release - https://bellevuewa.gov/city-news/4th-july-fireworks-return

City of Bellevue Road Closures - https://bellevuewa.gov/city-government/departments/transportation/traffic-conditions/traffic-advisories

 

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