Parking for the Festival

Free Shuttle Service from Highland Middle School and Interlake High School parking lots to Crossroads Park every 15 minutes.

Please enter HIGHLAND from the Bel-Red Rd. entrance (15027 NE Bel-Red Rd); please enter INTERLAKE from the 164th Ave. entrance (164th Ave NE @ NE 21st Pl.). In both cases you will not have access to any of the school's other parking lots.

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.

What is a STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL without an opportunity to get FRESH WASHINGTON-GROWN STRAWBERRIES? Thanks to the generous Support of Sukuma Brothers Farms, the quarts and flats of luscious strawberries we sell are a fundraiser for the Eastside Heritage Center!

Create your personal time capsule

Visit the Eastside Heritage Center's Mini Museum and use a traditional canning machine to seal a can of your personal 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.

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 some of Bellevue’s early immigrant families, paving the way for the diverse community we have today.

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! See first-hand the art of spinning wool as was done by the Eastside’s early settlers, demonstrated by members of the Northwest Regional Spinners Association. Other artifact demonstrations by Eastside Heritage Center will include a Cider Press, Grinding Stone, a Washing Machine, and a Clothes Ringer.

Grind corn the way early Eastsiders did and try your hand at pumping water. Make a cedar shake, as used for log cabin roofs, by splitting wood from a cedar shake bolt with a fro and mallet. Children can try their hand at weaving, making a craft to take home, and a Milking Cow will give participants a dairy farm experience reflecting the Eastside’s agricultural past.

Each year we feature vintage & exceptional cars on display as part of the Festival. Learn more about our BECU-sponsored Sunday AUTO SHOW on this page.

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.


The Strawberry Festival features a wide variety of entertainment. Our Puget Sound Energy Main Stage features a wide variety of music, interrupted with the occasional strawberry shortcake eating contest! We also have roving performers who interact with kids, especially in the Family Fun area.

Republic Services Family Family Fun Area

• Carnival Games and Prizes!
• Castle and Carousel Bouncers
   Games and Bouncers provided by Fun Rent
• Children’s Entertainment: clowns, music, balloons and more!
• Face Painting
• Strawberry Shortcake Eating Contest
• Dizzy's Tumble Bus
• Pony Rides
• Train
• Power Jump
• Our Large, Purple Family Slide
• Rock Climbing Wall
• Miniature Golf

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.

Sponsored by:

Meet the participants you can visit while attending the vendor booths at this year's Strawberry Festival!

What would a Strawberry Festival be without Strawberry Shortcake? Come enjoy our fresh, DELICIOUS strawberry treat!

2nd Annual Jeep Show at the Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10am-6pm

Presented by Around the Sound Jeep Club
Complete details, including vehicle registration, are available at THIS LINK.


We thank our 2014 Sponsors:

  Eastside Heritage Center
City of Bellevue Seafair Visit Bellevue Washington
B E C U Puget Sound Energy Republic Services
4Culture Crossroads Bellevue Fun Rent
Sakuma Brothers STAR 101.5 Twelve Baskets Catering
  Vander Hoek Coporation
Vander Hoek Coporation
Agility AVL Bellevue Reporter
Cascade Water Alliance Chess4Life Gateway Printing
Kitchen Plus Microsoft Rankin Design for Marketing
  Sterling Realty Organization
Sterling Realty Organization
ABC by CORT Alaska USA Credit Union Back and Neck Pain Centers
Bath Planet Beach Camp at Sunset Bay Bellevue Pediatric Dentistry
CenturyLink Dynamic Chiropractic Clinic<br>of Bellevue Eastside Family Karate
Eric Dawes FastSigns Bellevue Finally Fit
Geico ING Financial Partners Hollywood Lights
Gutter Solutions NW Lehmbecker Law Firm Leafguard Northwest
Matvey Construction Renewal by Andersen Sears Home Services
Swedish Medical Center System Pavers Wellness One
  Smith Brothers Farms
  Emerald State Roofing

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