FAQs

(Note: Event details listed here below are subject to change without notice.)
Viewing Areas
The best viewing areas are located on the upper and lower soccer fields in Snoqualmie’s Community Park located at 35016 SE Ridge St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065An alternative viewing area includes the baseball field adjacent to Cascade Elementary School at 34816 SE Ridge St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065(Map coming soon)
Parking
Limited street parking is available on Ridge Street, Douglas Avenue, Center Blvd, and Fairway Avenue. If you have friends who live nearby ask if you can park in their driveway for the event.
Live near Community Park? 
We encourage that if you live within a ½ mile of the Park you walk to the event.  We also ask you to park your cars in your driveway or garage to free up street parking for those who need to drive in. 
What to Expect
Social interaction and family fun! We will be playing the top 40 Hits over our professional sound system at 7:00 PM, and patriotic music during the outstanding professional firework show.
Schedule

Arrival Time: 7:00 PM is a perfect time to arrive and claim your family’s “spot” in the viewing areas. Hang with friends and neighbors (physically distanced six (6) feet apart) until the Firework show.

 

Fireworks: The 20-minute professional Fireworks show is estimated to start at 9:45 PM.

What to Bring
Coolers: Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.
Chairs/blanket: Bring your own blankets and chairs to sit on while you watch the firework show.
What to Leave at Home

Pets: It is appreciated if you leave your pets at home.

Weapons: Please leave all types of weapons at home. They are prohibited on festival grounds.

Personal Fireworks: Do not bring any fireworks or firework-like products (including sparklers). They are prohibited on festival grounds.

 

Event Amenities

First Aid Tent: On-site and provided by Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

Bathrooms: Park bathrooms and “porta-potties” available on site.   

 

Security

Personal Belongings: Purses and bags will be subject to a thorough search at the discretion of the Snoqualmie Police Department.

Security: Red, White, and Boom security, the Snoqualmie Police Department, and the Snoqualmie Fire Department will be on site.

ATM Services

Below are a list of the nearest ATMs

  • Bank of America: 7713 Center Blvd SE
  • Key Bank: 7917 Center Blvd SE
  • Sno Falls Credit Union: 7726 Center Blvd SE
DRONES

Ordinance 1225 Adopted: 3/9/2020
Page 1 of 6 Published: 3/12/2020
Effective: 3/18/2020
ORDINANCE NO. 1225
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SNOQUALMIE , WASINGTON ADDING CHAPTER 17.79 TO THE SNOQUALMIE MUNUUCPAL CODE – RELATING TO THE OPERATION AND USE OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS; PROVIDING FOR THE SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, EXEMPTIONS AND REQUIREMENTS THEREOF; AND DECLARING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
WHEREAS, the rapid implementation of and evolution in the technology of unmanned aircraft, also known as “drones,” have created a growing community of drone-flying hobbyists and commercial applications for the use of drones that can positively stimulate growth and increase economic efficiency for an array of business; and
WHEREAS, the City wishes to regulate the use of property within the City of Snoqualmie for the operation of unmanned aircraft within the City of Snoqualmie, while also protecting the safety and privacy of residents and visitors to the City and avoiding trespasses and nuisances caused by hobbyists and/or commercial drone users; and
WHEREAS, technological developments now make it possible for unmanned aircraft to travel at speeds over 100 miles per hour, carry payloads, and fly more than a mile away from the operator at heights over 3000 feet, all of which has increased the potential for unmanned aircraft to endanger the safety and well-being of the residents, visitors, and property; and
WHEREAS, while the proliferation and continued reduction in size of unmanned aircraft has made them more available and adaptable, it has also made them capable of being flown into stadiums, schools, and over larger gatherings, potentially bypassing security checkpoints and other public safety measures designed to protect the residents and visitors; and WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Snoqualmie wishes to regulate hobbyist and commercial use of unmanned aircraft while balancing the paramount need to protect the well-
being, quality of life, and privacy of its citizens;
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Effective: 3/18/2020
NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SNOQUALMIE DOES HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Chapter 17.79 Added. A new Chapter 17.79 of the Snoqualmie Municipal
Code has been added to read as follows:
CHAPTER 17.79 UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS
Sections:
17.79.010 Definitions.
17.79.020 14 CFR Part 107 – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
17.79.030 49 U.S.C. §44809 – Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft
17.79.040 Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in an Unsafe Manner; Duty to Give Information and Render Aid.
17.79.050 Harassment and Voyeurism
17.79.060 Affirmative Defense and Exemptions.
17.79.070 Enforcement.
17.79.010. Definitions.
When used in this Chapter, the following words shall have the meanings set forth below:
a. Aircraft: any contrivance invented, used, or designed to navigate, or fly in the air.
b. Assist: to substantially aid in the operation of an unmanned aircraft, including acting as a visual observer as described in this section.
c. Operate: to use, cause to use, or authorize to use, with or without the right to legal control.
d. Operator: any person who manipulates the flight controls of, is a pilot-in-command of, or otherwise operates an unmanned aircraft system; provided, however, the term “operator” does not include a representative of the Snoqualmie Police Department or the Snoqualmie Fire Department acting in his or her official capacity.
e. Small unmanned aircraft: an unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds on takeoff, including everything that is on board or otherwise attached to the aircraft.
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f. Unmanned Aircraft: an aircraft operated without the possibility of direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft.
g. Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS): an unmanned aircraft and its associated elements (including communication links and the components that control the unmanned aircraft)
that are required for the safe and efficient operation of the small unmanned aircraft in the national airspace system.
h. Visual Observer: the term “visual observer” means a person who assists the unmanned aircraft operator to see and avoid other air traffic or objects aloft or on the ground.
17.79.020. 14 CFR part 107 – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
1. Any person who operates or assists in the operation of an unmanned aircraft system for business or commercial purposes must comply with all the provisions of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 14, Part 107 – Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (14 CFR Part 107).
2. 14 CFR Part 107 and any future changes to it are hereby incorporated by reference as Section 17.79.020(2) of the Snoqualmie City Code. The full text of 14 CFR Part 107 is available at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/CFR-2019-title14-vol2/xml/CFR-2019- title14-vol2-part107.xml.
17.79.030. 49 U.S.C. §44809 – Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft
1. Any person who operates or assists in the operation of an unmanned aircraft system for recreational purposes only must comply either with 14 CFR Part 107, as codified in Chapter 17.79.020 SMC or with 49 U.S.C. §44809 – Exception for Limited Recreational Operations of Unmanned Aircraft.
2. 49 U.S.C. §44809 and any future changes to it are hereby incorporated by reference as Section 17.79.030(2) of the Snoqualmie City Code. The full text of 49 U.S.C. §44809 is available at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-05-17/pdf/2019-10169.pdf.
17.79.040. Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in an Unsafe Manner; Duty to Give Information and Render Aid.
1. It is unlawful for any person to operate or assist in the operation of an unmanned aircraft system while under the influence of alcohol or chemical substance.
2. It is unlawful to operate any unmanned aircraft system that has been equipped with any firearm, tear gas gun or chemical device, explosive, destructive devise, shotgun, slingshot, dirk, billie, knife, electronic weapon device, dart firing stun gun, common
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pocket knife, or any other item designed or redesigned to be used as a weapon.
3. It is unlawful for any person to operate or assist in the operation of an unmanned aircraft system in a careless or reckless manner, so as to endanger the human or animal life, or property of another.
4. The operator and any assistant operator of an unmanned aircraft system that is involved in a crash resulting in injury to, or the death of another person must remain at the scene of the crash until such person has provided to the injured person his or her name, address,
and contact information, unmanned aircraft system registration number from the FAA, and remote pilot certification, if such certification was previously obtained, and must render to any person injured in the crash reasonable assistance including carrying or making arrangements for the carrying of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical treatment if necessary, or if such carrying is requested by the injured person.
5. The operator and any assistant operator of an unmanned aircraft system that is involved in a crash resulting in damage to the attended property of another must remain at the scene of the crash until such operator or any assistant operator has provided his or her name, address, and contact information, unmanned aircraft system registration number from the FAA, and remote pilot certification, if such certification was previously obtained.
6. The operator and any assistant operator of an unmanned aircraft system that is involved in a crash resulting in damage to the unattended property of another must remain at the scene of the crash until such operator or assistant operator has attached securely in a conspicuous place in or on the property a written notice giving his or her name, address, and contact information, unmanned aircraft system registration number from the FAA, and remote pilot certification, if such certification was previously obtained.
7. Failure to comply with any of the requirements of this section is unlawful.
8. Penalties.
a. Any person who violates the provision of subsections (1), (2), (3), and/or (6) of this paragraph shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
b. Any person who violates subsections (4) or (5) of this paragraph shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
17.79.050 Harassment and Voyeurism
1. Use of unmanned aircraft for harassment or voyeurism prohibited.
a. It is unlawful to operate or assist in the operation of an UAS to secretly observe, videotape, film, photograph or record another person, without the knowledge or consent of that person, under circumstances where the person being observed,
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videotaped, filmed, photographed or recorded has a reasonable expectation of privacy.
b. It is unlawful to operate or assist in the operation of an UAS on another person’s private property or in the airspace above that person’s private property in order to observe, capture, or attempt to capture visual images or other physical impression of that person engaging in a private, personal or familial activity, without the permission of that person, if in the absence of the use of an UAS, such observation or visual image could not have been conducted or achieved without a trespass. For the purposes of this section, a person is presumed to have a reasonable expectation of privacy on his or her privately owned real property if he or she is not observable by persons located at ground level in a place where they have a legal right to be, regardless of whether he or she is observable from the air with the use of an UAS.
c. It is unlawful to operate or assist in the operation of an UAS to look into a dwelling, structure or conveyance where a person has reasonable expectation of privacy, regardless of whether it is part of a public accommodation.
d. It is unlawful to operate or assist in the operation of an UAS with the intent to offend, annoy, abuse, follow, stalk, threaten or harass a person, whether the person is located within or without a structure, and whether they are on public or private property.
2. Penalty. Any person who violates any provision of 17.79.050 shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
Section 17.79.060. Affirmative Defenses.
1. Proof that the unmanned aircraft system was operated at the direction of a governmental agency, such that it should be considered a public aircraft constitutes an affirmative defense to any civil or criminal action brought under the provisions of Sections 17.79.040(5) or (6) or 17.79.050 above.
Section 17.79.070. Enforcement
1. The Snoqualmie Police Chief or designee, or the Snoqualmie Code Enforcement Officer is authorized to enforce or seek enforcement of the provisions of this chapter.
2. Contraband: Any UAS operated in violation of this ordinance shall be subject to seizure and retention as evidence in any civil or criminal proceeding.
3. Notice: Any person who operates or assists in the operation of an UAS is responsible to ensure that he or she is in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. Nothing in this section shall be construed as granting any person permission to operate or assist in the operation of an unmanned aircraft in violation of any other federal, state,
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or local law.
Effective Date. This ordinance will take effect five (5) days from and after its passage and publication, as provided by law.
Corrections by City Clerk. Upon approval of the City Attorney, the City Clerk and the code reviser are authorized to make necessary corrections to this ordinance, including the correction of clerical errors; references to other local, state or federal laws, codes, rules, or regulations; or ordinance numbering and section/subsection numbering.
Severability. If any one or more section, subsection, or sentence of this ordinance is held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of this ordinance and the same shall remain in full force and effect.
PASSED by the City Council of the City of Snoqualmie, Washington, this 9th day of
March, 2020.
Matthew R. Larson, Mayor
Attest:
Jodi Warren, MMC, City Clerk

The Event Producer reserves the right to exclude or remove anyone from the Red, White & Boom festival who does not comply with these rules.