Parking for the Festival Free Shuttle Service from Highland Middle School (150th & Bel-Red Road) and Sherwood Forest Elementary School (164th Ave & NE 24th) parking lots to Crossroads Park (next to Crossroads Community Center) every 15-20 minutes.
Please enter HIGHLAND from the Bel-Red Rd. entrance (15027 NE Bel-Red Rd). You will not have access to any of the school's other parking lots. BOTH parking lots at Sherwood Forest are available for your convenience.
There is ABSOLUTELY NO PARKING AT CROSSROADS SHOPPING CENTER!
First parking lot pick-up is 9:45 am
Last Festival pick-up is 9:00 pm
First parking lot pick-up is 9:45am
Last Festival pick-up is 7:00pm
For those parking near the bus stop or at the Festival:
Please obey all city laws, parking signs, and be respectful of people's private property. The Strawberry Festival is not responsible for any parking infractions, or loss/damage of property.
Public Transit is also encouraged:
Metro Bus Routes #226, #221, #245 and the Rapid B Line all serve the Crossroads area.
A MINI-MUSEUM (Next to the Info Booth)
Eastside Heritage Center brings history to you! Step back in time and explore the Eastside’s rich agricultural history; discover the origins of Bellevue’s first Strawberry Festivals in the 1920s-30s; and learn about what life was like on the Eastside during the waning years of the Great War.
HANDS-ON HISTORY Grind corn the way early Eastsiders did and try your hand at pumping water. Create a personal time capsule by using a traditional canning machine to seal a can of your memories and "artifacts" for years to come. Bring items from home or find something special at the Festival. There will also be "my favorite things" forms available for you to fill out and include in your time capsule. Children can also have a dairy farm experience, trying their hand at milking a cow, and to try their hand at pressing cider with our Cider Press.
WHAT'S YOUR STORY?
When did you or your ancestors move to the Eastside? From where did you come? Leave your mark on a giant world map and share your story.
HISTORIC AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT & DEMONSTRATIONS
Ever wonder what kind of equipment was used on Eastside farms and in Eastside households in the 1920s and 1930s? Now is your chance to find out! Logging was one of the Eastside's first major industries. Early loggers cleared the forests, leaving lots of open land which was perfect for homesteading. Learn more about some of the tools used to perform this difficult and demanding work.
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL PASSPORT Filled with fun FREE activities around the Strawberry Festival! Activities include hands-on history, games, and more. Pick up a Passport at the Information Booth or at one of the Passport Stations. Complete the passport for a chance to win a Mariners prize pack from BECU that includes four tickets to the July 20th Mariners home game (vs. the White Sox), as well as a player's jersey! Completed passports must be turned into the BECU booth at the Strawberry Festival. Thank you to BECU for sponsoring the Passport.
The Strawberry Festival features non-stop entertainment all weekend long! The BECU Main Stage will be rockin' with a variety of performances, ranging from big band music, to Bollywood Dance, children's entertainment, classic rock and more. There are also roaming performers interacting with visitors, especially in the Family Fun Area.
Family Fun Area
• Carnival Games and Prizes!
• Inflatable Bouncers Games and Bouncers provided by Fun Rent
• Children’s Entertainment: clowns, music, balloons and more!
• Face Painting and Airbrush Tattoos
• Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
• Big Purple Slide
• Mini-Mountain Rock Climbing
• Pony Rides
• Power Jump
• Train Ride
• PedalHeads Bicycle Course
• Sports Skills Down Obstacle Course
Game participation tickets are sold on-site ($1), with charges for each game ranging from one to five tickets. There is no charge for the contests.
PSE Electric Car Ride & Drive
Saturday, June 23rd
Choose from several makes and models to test drive. Learn how fun electric cars are to drive and easy to own. Whether you want to learn about the cost savings or reduce your carbon footprint, we’re here to help. There’s no sales pressure, so take a drive and find the reliable, safe and fun electric car that’s right for you!
STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL VENDORS Meet the participants you can visit while attending the vendor booths at this year's Strawberry Festival! Our vendors include homemade crafts, toys, home improvement, produce, jewelry and clothing.
What would a Strawberry Festival be without Strawberry Shortcake? Come enjoy our fresh, DELICIOUS strawberry treat!
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS The Bellevue Lions Club invites visitors for a free health screening to check for diabetes, blood pressure, glaucoma, vision, and hearing at the Northwest Lions Foundation Health Screening Van!
There is no charge to enter the festival, or for viewing the auto show,
entrance to the Festival grounds, viewing or participating in any of the heritage events,
viewing entertainment, or browsing any of the booths.