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8236 SE 24th St
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: 206.275.7841
Contact: Diane Mortenson
Email: diane.mortenson@me. . .
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Summer Celebration 2017 Fireworks Celebration

Luau on the Lake

The fireworks festivities at Luther Burbank Park will be a “Luau on the Lake” theme this year and takes place on Saturday, July 14th. The first 500 people to arrive will receive a flower lei, courtesy of the Roanoke Inn. A hula performance, magic show, and Caribbean steel drum music will provide entertainment for the evening. Food trucks will be on site to provide you an excellent selection of food and drinks. National Event Pros will have inflatables for the children and Uncle Stinky’s will be selling light up novelties. The fireworks, sponsored by the Roanoke Inn, will begin at approximately 10:15pm.

Fireworks Entertainment

6:30 - 7:30 pm
Rainbow of Hawaii
Rainbow of Hawaii, Fireworks Stage
Rainbow of Hawaii is part of the Halau Hula O Napualani (HHON) Hawaiian School of Dance Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1977 by Kumu Gloria (Napualani). HHON is the oldest Hawaiian dance school (Halau) in Seattle, Washington. Rainbow of Hawaii will be performing hula with live musicians as a part of Summer Celebration!


7:30 - 8:00 pm
Uncle Stinky
Uncle Stinky’s Magic Show, Fireworks Stage grassy area
Long time, favorite Summer Celebration magic vendor, Uncle Stinky (aka Jonathan Docter) is much more than just a magic shop. Uncle Stinky is a professional musician who performs for camps, fairs, private events and stage shows. This year, we are thrilled to have Uncle Stinky perform a magic show for us in addition to hosting his magic shop at both the main festival and fireworks celebration at Luther Burbank Park. Everyone has that “trickster uncle” who does gags, right? Uncle Stinky has a special ability to teach tricks to his audience after fooling them himself. He is always prepared, carrying tricks for all ages at prices that beat a typical magic shop. Visit his booth to learn hands on tricks and then watch his show to see how it is done by a professional magician!

8:00 - 10:15 pm
Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo
Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo, Fireworks Stage
Ian Dobson's Steel Drum Party show takes the audience on a tropical vacation.  These musicians are world music experts bringing the tropics to frozen communities like Mercer Island for over twenty years.  Ian sings, dances and plays steel drums, ukulele, marimba, and percussion while answering the question of how a Seattle grunge kid ends up playing tropical music for a living. As he recounts his quirky musical journey taking the audience on an interactive musical tour of the Islands and putting them into an island state of mind.   From Hawaiian to calypso to salsa and reggae; jazz and rock to classical. They bring more than just music, come enjoy a complete tropical party experience!
Fireworks Food Trucks
Big Dog
Other Good Stuff

Fireworks Shuttle
Kitchen Plus is sponsoring a Fireworks Shuttle that will be offering shuttle rides in a continuous loop from Mercer Island City Hall to Luther Burbank Park from 6:30pm to 9:45pm. At the end of the festival, several busses will be lined up to return riders to City Hall and will loop back until all riders have been transported. AVOID the parking and after festival congestion by taking advantage of the hassle free shuttle rides sponsored by Kitchen Plus. The address to Mercer Island City Hall is: 9611 SE 36th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040.

Viewing the Fireworks
The fireworks will be launched off of a barge on Lake Washington. Prime viewing will be in the grassy area in front of the administration building in Luther Burbank Park. The docks will be closed and this will be enforced by the Mercer Island Police Department.

Fireworks Parking:
The South Luther Burbank Parking lot, Mercer Island Community & Event Center parking lot, and limited off-street parking is available for parking during the Fireworks festivities at Luther Burbank Park. NOTE: Expect long delays exiting the parking lots. These lots will be limited to one exit lane for hundreds of cars and must be alternated with walkers leaving the festival controlled by the Mercer Island Police Department. THERE WILL BE DELAYS. For a hassle-free experience, consider using the Fireworks Shuttle.

Bus Transit:
Mercerdale Park (main festival) is 0.7 miles, or a 15 minute walk from the Mercer Island Park & Ride. Luther Burbank Park(Fireworks-Luau on the Lake) is 0.3 miles, or a 7-minute walk from the Mercer Island Park & Ride. Sound Transit Buses 550 and 554 serve this location.
Glow Novelties & Light Up Toys
Uncle Stinky’s, Summer Celebration’s long-time magician & novelty seller, will be on site selling a variety of products that glow and light up….perfect for the dark skies during and after the fireworks!

Children's Inflatables
National Event Pros will have three inflatable attractions from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Wristbands on sale at the event for $8 or $2 per ticket. 

First Aid/Lost Child
King County Search & Rescue and the Mercer Island Fire Department will be providing first aid and lost children search services during the Luau on the Lake festivities. They will be located near the entrance of the park near the entertainment stage.

Lost & Found/Information
The Mercer Island Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting an information booth with festival information near the entertainment stage. This will also serve as the Lost & Found if you lose any items.

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