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We He(art) Local Art

Help Downtown Issaquah celebrate its status as a Creative Arts District by enjoying local visual and musical art starting this Saturday, July 3. The ArtWalk and Music Stroll will feature local music favorites like the Kaleidoscope School of Music and Ollella along with visual art highlighted throughout downtown. The event will become a downtown fixture with pop-ups every first Saturday of the month from 4-8 p.m. through September. Visit the Downtown Issaquah Association’s Facebook to learn more about the Independence Day activities and artists featured this Saturday.

Bring Your Binoculars Along

What better way to celebrate America than in the wild? Coast & Forest’s Renton River Walk invites all to spend the Fourth of July celebrating the country’s wildlife by strolling along Renton’s Cedar River. The hour-long event, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., is designed for teens and adults, but the whole family is welcome to enjoy the great outdoors. To learn more about the event, ticket prices, and the program’s commitment to providing outdoor experiences to everyone, visit Coast & Forest.

4th of July Fireworks Show

Watch in awe as fireworks light up Downtown Bellevue on Sunday, July 4. The celebration is the first public event in Bellevue since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Unlike previous years, the firework show will take center stage while live music holds off until next year. After watching the sunset, stick around for the light show starting at 10:05 p.m. or watch online. For more information visit the Bellevue Downtown Association.