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It’s time for Summer Celebration!

Kids take flight on one of the carnival rides during the 2012 Summer Celebration! festival on Mercer Island. This year’s theme is “It’s Magic,” featuring a wide variety of magic shows and entertainers. - File Photo
Kids take flight on one of the carnival rides during the 2012 Summer Celebration! festival on Mercer Island. This year’s theme is “It’s Magic,” featuring a wide variety of magic shows and entertainers.
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Whether it is a parade, visiting with Uncle Stinky’s, flying down a giant inflatable slide, enjoying a fresh scone or fireworks at Luther Burbank Park, there will be lots and lots to do this weekend in the Town Center.

The Mercer Island Reporter will have a booth at Summer Celebration; stop by and grab a schedule and enter our drawing for a free framed color print.

Don’t forget to check out the arts and crafts of the street fair, the great food and the Mercer Island Visual Arts League’s Junior Arts Show in the Wells Fargo parking lot.

And, of course, there will be magic everywhere — from the Windermere stage and the Veteran’s Pergola at Mercerdale Park to Luther Burbank on Saturday evening before the fireworks begin.

The fireworks show at Luther Burbank Park is sponsored by Mercer Island’s True Value Hardware. Beginning at 7:15, there will be more magic, entertainment and food at the park. The fireworks will begin at sundown at around 10:15 p.m.

Avoid the crush of traffic and parking hassles by taking the free Fireworks Shuttle. The shuttle will be offering rides in a continuous loop from Mercer Island City Hall to Luther Burbank Park from 6:30 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. At the end of the festival, several buses will be lined up to return riders to City Hall and will loop back until all riders have been transported.

Check the City of Mercer Island website for more details about Summer Celebration! activities or go to the 98040 magazine in our Green Edition section.

Street closures this weekend, July 12-14

Mercer Island’s annual Summer Celebration! activities will close streets, 77th and 78th Avenues S.E. and S.E. 32nd Street, from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Watch for the signs.

 

 

 

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