Haggen Family 4th of July
Jul. 4th, 2014, 11:00 am
Zuanich Point Park & Squalicum Boathouse
Join us for the 14th 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 fun starts at 11am at Zuanich Point Park with olde time games like sack races, a scavenger hunt, a leg-legged race and more! For art and music lovers, we’ll have an art and photo gallery will be in the Squalicum Boathouse and performances from some of Bellingham’s best bands throughout the day at the Main Stage (check the schedule below for set times) with a beer garden near the stage. 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, we encourage everyone to use the free passenger shuttles that will begin pick-ups at 1pm from the Port of Bellingham’s Technology Development Center parking lot (located at the corner of Roeder and F Streets) and drop off at the TD Curran parking lot inside Squalicum Harbor. The last shuttle leaves Zuanich Park/Squalicum Harbor at 11:30pm. Event-goers will then use the promenade pedestrian path to reach the event site. Alternative transportation, such as bicycling and walking, is also highly encouraged.
There will also be designated handicap parking on site. Caregivers will also be able to drop off and pick up handicap and elderly visitors in front of the Squalicum Boathouse.
Olde Time Games 11am-5pm
Art & Photo Gallery (in the Squalicum Boathouse) 2-6:30pm
Fireworks Show 10:30pm (or dusk)
Live Music Performances By
Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 2:15-3pm
Margaret Wilder Band 4-5:30pm
7 Second Window 6:30-8pm
Yogoman Burning Band 9-10:30pm
Bellingham Youth Jazz Band
Under the direction of Mark Kelly, The Jazz Project’s Bellingham Youth Jazz Band begins its thirteenth year. The BYJB provides middle and high school students the opportunity to learn America’s original art form from the masters.
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.
7 Second Window
7 Second Window covers songs from 3 Doors Down, Presidents of the USA, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bush, Default, Black Crowes, Lit, Jimmy Eat World, Gin Blossoms, Counting Crows, and more—guaranteed for a rocking good time.
Yogoman Burning Band
Formed in 2006, Yogoman Burning Band fires up the often subdued and dark corner of the USA, lighting up crowds of all-ages and taking to the streets with their infectious and engaging ska/soul brass band style. They have toured and shared the stage with likes of Iron and Wine, Geologic of the Blue Scholars, RJD2, The Cave Singers and Helio Sequence.
Photos from past Family 4th of July Celebrations