This year’s grand parade was sponsored by The Everett Clinic. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

This year’s grand parade was sponsored by The Everett Clinic. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

‘Red, White and Bothell’: City celebrates Fourth of July

The traditional Freedom Festival Parade ran down a revitalized Main Street.

  • Monday, July 9, 2018 2:19pm
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The city of Bothell celebrated its Fourth of July Freedom Festival on Wednesday, with a theme of “Red, White and Bothell.” The 2018 Parade headed down the new-and-improved Main Street for the first time, with community music, sports and volunteer groups participating.

See a video of the festivities on the city’s Facebook page.

A young spectator waits for Bothell’s 4th of July parade to begin. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A young spectator waits for Bothell’s 4th of July parade to begin. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Patriotic parade participants march down Main Street. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell

Patriotic parade participants march down Main Street. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell

Fire trucks line up in downtown Bothell for the July 4 parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Fire trucks line up in downtown Bothell for the July 4 parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Bothell police keep the community safe during the Freedom Festival. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell

Bothell police keep the community safe during the Freedom Festival. Photo courtesy of the city of Bothell

Boy Scouts carry a banner presenting this year’s parade theme: “Red, White and Bothell.” Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Boy Scouts carry a banner presenting this year’s parade theme: “Red, White and Bothell.” Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Students at a local studio perform on July 4 in Bothell. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Students at a local studio perform on July 4 in Bothell. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A friendly dinosaur from a birthday party planning company marches in the parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A friendly dinosaur from a birthday party planning company marches in the parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Members of Sikh Centre of Seattle march in Bothell’s Freedom Festival Parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Members of Sikh Centre of Seattle march in Bothell’s Freedom Festival Parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Patriotic pups from Guide Dogs for the Blind, serving Northeast King County, walk in the parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Patriotic pups from Guide Dogs for the Blind, serving Northeast King County, walk in the parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

81-year-old Bothell resident Barbara Mendoza Petersen dresses as a clown, “Barbo,” for Bothell’s Freedom Festival Parade. She has participated for the past 19 years. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

81-year-old Bothell resident Barbara Mendoza Petersen dresses as a clown, “Barbo,” for Bothell’s Freedom Festival Parade. She has participated for the past 19 years. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Parade goers receive candy and other treats during the event on July 4. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Parade goers receive candy and other treats during the event on July 4. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Residents encourage the community of Bothell to “love thy neighbor” on July 4. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Residents encourage the community of Bothell to “love thy neighbor” on July 4. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Student from Northshore Summer Music School play on July 4 in Bothell. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

Student from Northshore Summer Music School play on July 4 in Bothell. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A local gymnast performs in the Freedom Festival Parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A local gymnast performs in the Freedom Festival Parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A girl waves an American flag during Bothell’s Freedom Festival Parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

A girl waves an American flag during Bothell’s Freedom Festival Parade. Photo courtesy of Greg Nelson

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