The Annual Fire Festival Fires Up The Fun

Kids of all ages, even those who fit comfortably in the “baby boomer” category, enjoy fire trucks…that’s simply a fact.

There’s no better day for the fire truck enthusiast than July 7, 2012.  The reason, you ask?  It’s the 2012 Fire Festival in Occidental Park.  The festival pays homage to the rebirth of Pioneer Square in the aftermath of the Great Seattle Fire of 1889 (which wasn’t so “great” afterall) that leveled most of Downtown Seattle.

We mentioned that there will be fire trucks…but they’re not just any fire trucks…these are of the antique variety, courtesy of theLast Resort Fire Department Museum.  The historic elements continue with police cruisers of eras gone by, as well as exhibits from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.

Plenty for the kids to do at the Fire Festival – color a picture while sitting in the back of a 1940 fire engine, try on some firefighter turnout gear, learn about fire safety, and say hi (and get their picture taken?) to Smokey Bear and Pluggie the fire hydrant.

This is a ton of fun every year, and the 2012 edition will certainly carry on the tradition.  Oh, by the way, this is a FREE day of family fun.  For more information, please visit the event’s website.  We’ll see you at the Fire Festival.

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