Join us in celebrating the annual Seattle Fire Festival on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bell Street Park (located between 4th and 5th on Bell St. in downtown Seattle). This free, annual festival commemorates the re-birth of Seattle’s business district following the Great Seattle Fire of June 6, 1889.
The Seattle Fire Festival includes a display of antique fire items (including fire trucks), as well as live music and family-friendly activities. Come cheer on the area Fire Cadets and Explorers as they compete against each other; you can also pan for gold, check out the City Service Ladder on display, or color a picture while sitting in the back of a 1940s fire engine! Author and firefighter TJ Spencer will read from his Nozzlehead Adventure Series children’s books at 11:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 2 p.m.
The Fire Festival gives attendees of all ages a glimpse into Seattle’s past with antique and classic displays by Last Resort Fire Department and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park-Seattle. Seattle Fire Department will showcase a variety of fire equipment and provide tours of Station 2, and the Seattle Fire Department’s Medic II program will have a display in the Belltown Community Center.
Sponsors and partners of the Festival include Friends of Bell Street Park, Last Resort Fire Department, Seattle Fire Department, and Seattle Parks and Recreation.
For more information, visit the Seattle Fire Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SeattleFireFestival/?fref=ts.