Mercer Island Summer Celebration, July 12th & 13th 2014: Get The Scoop On This Weekend’s Activities and Road Closures

summer celebration 2014Summer Celebration Weekend arrives on Mercer Island Saturday July 12th! All of us at Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island are excited about the fun activities planned for Summer Celebration. The weekend will kick off with a fun run (9:30 am) and parade (10 am) through downtown Mercer Island.

This year’s theme is Celebrating the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the weekend, the Paul Buynan Lumberjack Show will be performing next to the Mercerdale Skate Park. The action packed show includes log rolling, hot saw racking, dragster chain sawing, 2-man underhand chopping and crosscut sawing. The fireworks show scheduled for the evening of Saturday, July 12th, is promised to be AMAZING. The Roanoke Inn is sponsoring this year’s firework display, in honor of their Centennial. The Kitchen Plus Shuttle will be on hand between 6:45 pm and 9:45 to provide rides from Mercer Island City Hall to Luther Burbank Park for the fireworks show. After the show, shuttle buses will be lined up to provide all riders transport back to City Hall. Wooden O’s special Summer Celebration performance of Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona will start at 2pm over at Luther Burbank Park’s amphitheater. Click here to get the full scoop on all the fun Summer Celebration activities planned throughout the weekend.

Windermere Real Estate/Mercer Island is hosting two fabulous Summer Celebration events scheduled for Sunday, July 13th. First is the Garden Talk, 1pm—- beloved Northwest garden expert, Ciscoe Morris will entertain you with a humorous, yet informative presentation on summer blooming plants. He will include all kinds of garden tips and may even perform the hummingbird mating dance. Oh la la! And of course he will set aside time to answer all of your garden questions. Second is the children’s event My First Garden, scheduled for 2pm. Friendly Windemere Mercer Island brokers will be on hand to help the kids plant dahlia flowers to take home and enjoy. And we do all the clean up! We’ll also have a booth at Summer Celebration, which will be open all weekend. Stop by so the kids can enter our annual coloring contest and you can chat with our brokers.

Road Closures
To accommodate the weekend festivities, there will be some road closures in the downtown area. Below is the complete list:

Festival Closures, 7am Friday, July 11th through 9pm Sunday, July 13th
SE 32nd St from 78th SE to 77 AVE SE (for food booths)
77 AVE SE from SE 29th St to SE 32nd St (for vendor booths)

Parade Route, 9:15 am to 11am on Saturday, July 12th
78th AVE SE (from SE 27th St to SE 32nd St)
78th AVE SE, Sunset & 78th, and Sunset & 77th
Intersections of SE 27th, SE 28th, SE 29th, SE 30th and SE 32nd along 78th AVE SE

Mercer Mile Fun Run, 9:15 am on Saturday, July 12th
78th AVE SE & SE 34th St / runs is along 78th

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