Bellevue Summer Guide 2018


We are so ready for summer in Bellevue. After a cold, gray winter and gray, wet spring, we in Bellevue are looking forward to summer more than ever. You know, longer days and more sunshine than we know what to what to do with.


Mark your calendars, folks, because Bellevue is jam-packed with summer events galore. Enjoy Bellevue's many summer festivals and fairs (Strawberry Festival, U-pick Blueberry Farms and Arts Festival Weekend, free fireworks (Bellevue July 4th Fireworks), free movies (Outdoor Movies in the Park), free music (Bellevue Live at Lunch) and free viewing of the Blue Angels. Get on your wild side with the Bellevue Zip Tour. And it's just not summer in Bellevue without al fresco dining, food trucks and events (Bellevue Chow Downtown), farmers market and soaking in the sunshine and surf at Bellevue beach parks (like Enatai Beach Park). Cap off the summer fun and get ready for fall with Bellevue Fashion Week.


Our 2018 Bellevue Summer Guide offers plenty to do, see and hear this season. Read on for descriptions of these and other warm-weather events.

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Bellevue Attractions

Bellevue Zip Tour
April - October
Be wild in Bellevue! Soar through the forest on seven zip lines and two bridges high above Bellevue. The perfect outdoor activity for thrill seekers, families and groups. more

Eastside & Bellevue Farmers Markets
May - October
Eat fresh every day! We've put together a complete guide to farmers markets to help you find the freshest farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and produce whether you are in Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Mercer Island. more | Photo Gallery

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Bellevue
June - September
Enatai Beach Park is a great place to get out on the water and take in the wildlife on a canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard trip through nearby Mercer Slough. more | Photo Gallery

Bellevue Fireworks Celebration
July 4
Now in its 27th year, the annual Bellevue fireworks event attracts some 60,000 people, features live performances including the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, and ranks among the most spectacular fireworks shows in the Pacific Northwest. more

Bellevue Outdoor Movies in the Park
July - August
Bellevue outdoor movie nights are back! And they are free and support local charities. So grab your picnics, blankets and low-back chairs, and head to the park to enjoy free outdoor movies under the stars this summer. Each week will be dedicated to a special non-profit. more

Bellevue Summer Lunch Concerts
July - September
Take your lunch outside this summer and enjoy free live performances by many of the Northwest's hottest musicians and bands playing country, jazz, rock and roll, hip hop, blues, samba and more. more

2018 Round the Rock
September 15
The largest SUP event in Pacific Northwest featuring a main event 13-mile race with more than $10,000 in prize money and a shorter 3.5-mile race and a kids race. more

U-pick Bellevue Blueberry Farms
June - October
Blueberry lovers rejoice! Blueberries are ripe for picking at Bellevue blueberry farms. The farms, open to the public for U-pick during hours of operation, offer blueberries for $1.50 per pound. more

Bellevue Festivals & Fairs

Bellevue Strawberry Festival
June 23 - 24
It's the festival that heralds the start of summer in Bellevue. The family-oriented and historic festival features family-fun activities and entertainment for audiences of all ages. more

Bellevue Arts Festival Weekend
July 27- 29
Arts and crafts take center stage in Downtown Bellevue the last full weekend in July as the the city welcomes artists from around the region and country to its premier annual arts extravaganza. more | Photo Gallery

7th Annual Arts in the Garden
August 25 - 26
Sculptures and garden art by thirty outstanding NW artists will grace the Bellevue Botanical Garden, turning it into a treasure wonderland. more | Photo Gallery

More Guides

Outdoor Patio Dining Guide
Bellevue abounds with eateries and restaurants that offer patios, decks and other "al fresco" dining areas to satisfy your spring and summer needs. There is no excuse for staying indoors on these Bellevue-ful summer days. more
Best Bellevue Happy Hour
Bellevue's happy hour scene is booming, but do you know who has the earliest happy hour at 2pm or the longest happy hour or offers late-night happy hour? more
Bellevue Food Truck Guide
Hungry for that food truck grub? Find your favorite bites any day of the week from our growing list of food trucks in Bellevue. more

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Updated: April 27, 2018

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