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Fireworks photos from Wallingford

July 5th, 2011 by master

While thousands of people converged on Gas Works Park for the fireworks, many others gathered in the streets of Wallingford to catch a glimpse of the light show.

Cheryl Jones sent us this photo from her 45th Street studio.
Photo Credit: Northern Lights Photography

Marina snapped these two photos from Wallingford Ave.

There seemed to be a lot more people out watching the fireworks compared with last year. Of course we’re pretty sure the weather had something to do with that. Hope you had a great Fourth!

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Your guide to the 4th of July in Wallingford

July 1st, 2011 by master

Expect Monday to be extremely busy around Wallingford. It’s estimated that 50,000 people will be descending on Gas Works Park for the annual fireworks show.

The soggy 2010 Fourth of July festivities

  • The park opens at noon, with a playfield (Euro-Bungee and Climbing Walls, Face Painting, Kite Making, Wacky World: Inflatable Play Center and Kickball) and beer garden.
  • At 6 p.m.,streets from N. Northlake Way to N 40th Street will close to all but those needing local access.
  • At 8 p.m. The Dusty 45s perform
  • The 25-minute fireworks show starts at 10:10 p.m. followed by an encore performance by the Dusty 45s.
  • The park closes at 11 p.m.
  • If you are planning to go to Gas Works, do not bring:
    * Personal Barbecues
    * Alcohol
    * Fireworks
    * Pets
    * Weapons
    * Tent Stakes

    While the above items are prohibited, One Reel (the producer of the show) is asking people to bring nonperishable food items to donate to Northwest Harvest. The donations can be made at the entrance to the park.

    If you’d rather watch the fireworks from somewhere in the neighborhood, tune in to 97.3 KIRO FM at approximately 10 p.m. for the simulcast of the fireworks soundtrack.

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