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Seafair Pirates at Bothell's Grand Parade
Seafair Pirates join in the fun during Bothell's 4th of July Grand Parade!

4th of July activities

Planning your Independence Day celebration?  For information about the 4th of July parades and activities in Bothell, please visit the City's website.

The theme for our 2019 Fourth of July Freedom Festival is "Nicest Place in Washington." It was selected to celebrate Reader's Digest choosing Bothell as one of their 2018 "Nicest Places in Amerca" finalists!

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July 4th pancake breakfast needs helpers

The Bothell Fire Department’s biggest event of the year is just around the corner, and we are in need of volunteers!

If you have a love for the community and a passion for pancakes, then email today and help us put on our July 4th Pancake Breakfast.

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Celebrate Safely this 4th of July

The City of Bothell encourages residents to enjoy a local commercial fireworks show here locally.

If you plan to purchase and discharge fireworks, please follow the rules and do so safely. Learn more at

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Share Your Thoughts on Parks & Recreation in Bothell!

As we update our Parks, Recreation & Open Space Plan (PROS), please help us with our first phase, which is learning what you think we are doing right and what amenities or programs you would like to see from your Parks & Recreation Department!

You can help us by taking an online survey at and clicking on the blue banner.  You may also receive a paper copy in the mail - a small group was randomly selected - and we ask that you only complete the survey once.  Maybe you prefer to tell us your thoughts in person -- come speak with us during various public events:  the Historical Society Lecture on June 20 at the Bothell Library, the Friday Market at Beardless Place on July 12 and August 9, Music in the Park on July 26 and a few more.  Please see the full schedule at  

The second phase, coming this autumn, will be setting project priorities from the survey outcomes including reviewing funding sources.  Look for more information in future e-News updates! 

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Celebrate Pollinator Week

June 17 – 23

Did you know that pollinators like bees, butterflies, and bats provide one out of every three bites of food we eat? Celebrate our local pollinators and say thanks by planting native plants, supporting local farmers, and educating others about the importance of pollinators. Learn more about supporting pollinators at

Map of the former Wayne Golf Course

Have you noticed improvements to the landscape and salmon habitat at the former Wayne Golf Course?

In the past few months there have been some big changes at Bothell’s newest park!  Take a look!

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BioBlitz Bothell!!

Friday, June 28
9 to 10:30 a.m.
Park at Bothell Landing

Join Parks & Recreation staff to create a snapshot of the variety of wildlife that can be found locally! Participants will use an app called iNaturalist to take pictures of plants, insects and animals to see what wildlife is present in the park on the day of the event and provide the community with more information about pollinators, which are essential to our ecosystem. Sign up today!

Free event, registration required at

Girl viewing storyboard

StoryWalk: “The Bear’s Song”
by Benjamin Chaud

June 28-July 15

PopUp StoryWalk is a local program promoting literacy, health, and art appreciation using deconstructed children’s storybooks installed in outdoor community spaces. Begin a children’s story at the start of a trail, read posted pages along the way, and end the trial as you end the book. PopUp StoryWalk rotates between book selections, inspiring families to follow the installations and experience a featured book in a new location. You can enjoy a new outdoor adventure with each PopUp Storywalk installation! Get Outdoors! Get Reading! Please see website for more information.                  

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