Local fireworks for Independence Day

For those who do not want to set off their own fireworks on July 4 but would still like to see them as well as participate in other festivities, the Bellevue Downtown Association is presenting its 21st annual Symetra Bellevue Family 4th at Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. 4th St., Bellevue, 98004. The event officially begins at 2 p.m. and continues until 10:30 p.m., with performances by local bands and entertainment groups. Pre-fireworks music begins at 9:30 p.m. with the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Teresa Metzger-Howe, and the fireworks begin at 10:05 p.m.

Free parking will be available at the Bellevue Collection. For more information, visit

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