Haggen Family 4th of July
Jul. 4th, 2015, 8:30 am
Zuanich Point Park & Squalicum Boathouse
The annual Independence Day celebration features Whatcom County’s biggest fireworks display, plus live music, family games, a beer garden and a national qualifying Hoop it Up basketball tournament.
Join us for the 15th year tradition of good old patriotic pride in the heart of Bellingham. This 4th of July we are partnering with The Port of Bellingham and the Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce & Industry again to bring you a spectacular display of fireworks.
The festivities kick off at 10am with the Hoop it Up 3 on 3 basketball tournament, open to 4-person teams of all ages. Teams should register in advance at the Hoop it Up website. Starting at 11am, enjoy a family-friendly assortment of old-fashioned fun and games like sack races, watermelon rolling and a water balloon toss. The main fireworks event is set to go off at sunset (approximately 10:30pm) so bring your family, gather your friends and we’ll see you at the best fireworks show in town.
Parking & Shuttle
While limited parking will be available at Squalicum Harbor, celebrants are encouraged to walk, bike or use the free passenger shuttles that will run from 1pm through 11pm and pick up passengers at Bellingham Technical College located at 3028 Lindbergh Avenue. The drop-off point will be the TD Curran parking lot inside Squalicum Harbor. Event-goers will then use the promenade pedestrian path to reach the event site.
There will also be designated handicap parking on site. Caregivers will also be able to drop off and pick up disabled and elderly visitors in front of the Squalicum Boathouse.
10am-6pm – Hoop it Up Basketball Tournament
11am-5pm – Olde Time Games
11am-10pm – Vendor Booths
2pm-10pm – Beer Garden in Squalicum Boathouse
Noon-10pm – Live Music (full schedule below)
10:30pm (or dusk) – Fireworks Show
Live Music Performances
Noon-1:30 pm – Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
Under the direction of Mark Kelly, The Jazz Project’s Bellingham Youth Jazz Band begins its 14th year. The BYJB provides middle and high school students the opportunity to learn America’s original art form from the masters.
2:30-4 pm – Margaret Wilder Band
From headlining festivals and playing premier clubs to opening for heavy hitters like John Lee Hooker, this top-shelf rhythm and blues band from Northwest Washington fuses blues, rock and funk to create an infectious and unforgettable collection.
6-7:30 pm – Motown Cruisers
This Bellingham band is known for their lively presentation and upbeat blend of classic and contemporary Motown dance music of songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s that reflect the Motown tradition, from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, The Four Tops and The Temptations.
8:30 pm – Full Metal Racket
The 133rd Army Band’s “Full Metal Racket” Rock Band is comprised of nine citizen soldiers from around the State of Washington who represent the dedicated men and women of the Washington National Guard.
Photos from past Family 4th of July Celebrations