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Get ready for the Freedom Festival 

Are you set for the traditional Freedom Festival parade? There are a few minor changes this year due to construction, so be sure you know the new temporary parade route and where to put your chairs! 

You can set your chairs out as early as Saturday, July 1. Check out all the details.

Fireworks safety reminders

The City of Bothell allows the sale of state-approved Class C fireworks from July 1 through July 4. Fireworks are only allowed to be discharged on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Check out the details on fireworks regulations.

Consider attending a professional fireworks display to enjoy the holiday. 

Learn how to use the Multiway Blvd

Crews are working hard to finish construction this summer on the Multiway Boulevard, a new type of roadway modeled after European streets. Drivers can expect daily lane closures through July as the contractor finishes up.

Before the roadway fully reopens, check out this video to learn more about how to use the Multiway Boulevard. It will take a little getting used to, so get a sneak peak today. Thanks for your patience during construction.

Summer fun   

There's plenty to do this summer in Bothell! In addition to Freedom Festival, the Parks & Recreation Department kicks off its summer Music in the Park on July 7, and a new children's concert series launches in mid-July. Check it all out in the recent edition of the Bothell Buzz

Smaller is better!

Fire safety reminders

Nothings says summer more than grilling outside and roasting marshmallows over the fire! Before any outdoor burning check to see if there's a burn ban

Here are a few tips to keep you safer:

  • Smaller is better: fires must not exceed 3’ in diameter or 2’ in height. Make sure your fire is contained and cannot spread.
  • Fuel it right: only charcoal, dried firewood or manufactured logs may be used. It is illegal to burn yard debris or trash.
  • Stay clear of combustibles: fires must be 25’ from structures and combustible materials.
  • Stand guard: as long as the fire is burning, someone must be present who is capable of putting it out. Keep a garden hose or extinguisher close by. 

Main Street Block Party

Mark your calendar now for the July 22 Main Street Block Party, a one-year commemoration of the Main Street Fire. Hosted by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City, the event will include live music, food trucks, a multimedia documentary, and kids activities. Come check it out! 

Summer camps still open! 

New online registration system launches

It's not too late to find a spot for your child in a great summer camp through Bothell Parks & Recreation. Check out some of the options and register today using the City's new and improved online registration system.

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