Bellevue celebrates 150th June 8-11

Event Date: Thu, 2017-06-08 - Sun, 2017-06-11

The Borough of Bellevue will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a wide variety of activities and events.

The sesquicentennial festivities begin Thursday, June 8, 7 p.m., with the Fireman’s Parade on Lincoln Avenue. Members of the 150th Club have priority seating.

After the parade, the carnival at the Northgate football field opens at 8 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m.

Friday, June 9, 6-9 p.m., the Bellevue Art Show takes place at PJR Photography and Studio, 31 N. Balph Ave.

The carnival at Northgate Alumni Stadium is open 7-11 p.m. on Friday.

A huge assortment of events takes place on Saturday, June 10 Unless otherwise noted, events take place on Lincoln Avenue, which will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Individuals may “Enjoy Bellevue” by taking the Bellevue Sesquicentennial Self-guided Tour. Tour books will be available for purchase.

Bellevue police officers will be at the North Boroughs YMCA from 9 until 10 a.m. to meet local residents and share refreshments. A brass band will play at the YMCA at 10 a.m.

An arts and crafts show and sale will take place along Lincoln Avenue 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Henna and face painting will be available from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The Mariposa Children’s Theater will perform at The Center of Bellevue from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Also on Lincoln will be an inflatable bounce arena for joust battles (1-3 p.m.), a performance by the Johnny Angel All Star Jam at 1 p.m. banjo performance, visits by Bellevue’s various elected representatives 3-6 p.m. at 541 Lincoln Ave., and a performance by Cynthia’s School of Dance students at 5 p.m. at Bayne Park.

Bayne Library will host events from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a skate safety demonstration at the skate plaza at 3 p.m., and a karate demonstration in Bayne Park at 4 p.m.

There will be a street dance on North Balph Avenue beginning at 2 p.m.

A community dinner will be held in front of The Center of Bellevue, where people can bring their own food or purchase items from local churches and restaurants to eat with friends and neighbors at tables set up on Lincoln Avenue. A banjo club will perform there 6-7 p.m.

The resident who has lived in Bellevue the longest will be recognized at 6:15 p.m.

A dunk tank will run from 6 until 8 p.m.

Also from 6-8 p.m. the Bellevue Art Show continues at PJR Photography.

On Saturday, the carnival at the Northgate football field is open 6-11 p.m.

The final event of the celebration is a non-denominational worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday in Bayne Park.