The Bellevue Police and Fire Departments would like to remind Bellevue residents and visitors that the sale, use and possession of fireworks is prohibited by city ordinance 6292. This ban has been in effect since 1994, and has significantly reduced the number of fires and injuries common with private fireworks use. Fireworks, which include anything that involves flames or sparks or which flies and/or explodes, are also prohibited in the following Eastside communities, which all receive fire protection from the Bellevue Fire Department:
- Beaux Arts Village
- Clyde Hill
- Hunts Point
- Yarrow Point
Bellevue Police and Fire officials will be conducting extra patrols this holiday to ensure compliance with the law. Individuals found in violation may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
Residents are encouraged to attend public displays of fireworks. Below is a partial list of public displays on the eastside.
- The Bellevue Family 4th event will be at Bellevue Downtown Park. Family events and food vendors start at 2 p.m. and the fireworks show begins shortly after 10 p.m. Parking is available at Bellevue Square after 6 p.m., but alternate transportation is encouraged.
- A Fourth of July public fireworks display is also planned for Lake Boren Park in Newcastle. Music and picnicking begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at 10 p.m.
- The Celebrate Kirkland fireworks display begins at 10:15 p.m. in the downtown Kirkland Marina.