Ultimate Fourth of July Guide

Celebrations Galore in the Greater Puget Sound

The Fourth of July in Monday! Here are some events to eat, play and watch fireworks. Have fun!

Bellevue Family 4th: Gather your friends and family at Bellevue Park in the heart of downtown for free Fourth of July festivities. There will be live music, food and activities starting at 2 p.m. And fireworks at night.

Tacoma Freedom Fair: The granddaddy of Tacoma’s Fourth of July celebrations is back at the Ruston Way waterfront. Sound Sound’s biggest event of year contains their usual brilliant airshow, great food, multiple exhibits, and events all along the waterfront. The fireworks promptly begin at 10:10 p.m.

Seafair Summer Fourth: Gas Works Park and South Lake Union’s fireworks extravaganza is large! With the Space Needle nearby, this show is one of the most recognized fireworks displays in the state. The event features food vendors from around the Seattle area as well as an insane pyrotechnic team providing an incredible fireworks show. Festivities begin at noon and end at 11 p.m.

The Great Carnation Fourth of July: Pancakes. A parade. Cars. Beer. And fireworks? What more could you ask for? The city of Carnation also will be holding a 5K run throughout the city as well as a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. The festivities begin at 7 a.m. with the run (and then pancakes).

Kenmore Fourth of July: From the pier of Log Boom Park in Kenmore comes the 4th of July fireworks show from Lake Washington. The festivities begin at 8 p.m. with food trucks, music, and other fun park activities before the fireworks begin.

Issaquah’s Down Home 4th of July: From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday enjoy a multitude of daytime activities for the whole family in Issaquah. The event starts out with a Kids ’n Pets Parade followed by live entertainment, arts and crafts, old-fashioned games and races, and even a beauty pageant. And there will be a celebratory pie-eating contest! #Yum.

Kirkland Fourth of July: This year’s spectacular all-day spectacle at Marina Park at Kirkland’s includes the theme, “It’s a Small World.” The day kicks off at 10 a.m. and will include parades, live music, great food from local vendors, and more. View the fireworks at night from the scenic angles of Kirkland’s waterfront.

Fireworks Over Lake Sammamish: Don’t miss 6th Annual Lake Sammamish Fireworks show sponsored by John Kritsonis and Karl Lindor of Windermere Real Estate. Prime viewing by boat is north of the sunken forest area of South Lake Sammamish. Vasa Park and Lake Sammamish State Park will also be open to the public after 9 p.m. for viewing the show from the shore. All proceeds from the fireworks show benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

4th of July in Renton: The Landing in Renton will be hosting their fourth of July activities at Gene Coulon Memorial Park where the day will begin with a sand beach volleyball tournament that will last throughout the day. The rest of the time will be filled with free KidsZone activities and live stage entertainment. At 10 p.m., the fireworks will light up the night.

Bothell’s Freedom Festival: Starting in the morning with a hearty pancake breakfast at the Bothell Downtown Firehouse, the Freedom Festival parade will begin at noon. The children’s parade will begin at 11:15.

Bellevue 4 on the Fourth: If you want to get a workout in, Bellevue’s 4 on the Fourth offers the chance to jog or walk your dog on a 4K path through downtown Bellevue starting at Ashwood Park. There will be a post event celebration and a costume contest. The jog and walk begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration.

Kent Fourth of July Splash: On the shores of Lake Meridian is Kent’s fun-filled, all-day festival experience. There will be a variety of games for children to play as well live entertainment from music to juggling along with great, local food to ease the anticipation until the fireworks finale at 10 p.m.

Auburn 4th of July Festival: From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Auburn Fourth of July Festival contains a bike parade, two live entertainment stages, a car show, inflatable rides, and much more family-friendly fun. The festival takes place at Les Gove Park.

Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular: With horse racing, a concert from rising country star Rae Solomon, and fireworks, Emerald Downs is going to be a premier destination on the fourth. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. followed by races. Rae Solomon will also perform a concert that will lead into the fireworks display at around 10 p.m.

Tumwater Artesian Festival: With over 10,000 people that attended last year, the Tumwater Artesian Festival is the main venue for the Thurston County Fourth of July celebration. With the Independence Day Parade, music, food, and games, the spectacle is sure to put on a fantastic show. The festival begins at 6 p.m. and with the fireworks show at 10:15 p.m.

4th of July Sinclair Inlet: The all-encompassing fireworks display can be seen from all around the Port Orchard and the Bremerton area. The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:30 p.m. over the Sinclair Inlet for all to see. More events are going on during the day.

Old Fashioned 4th of July in Westport: The Westport Maritime Museum is having its weekend-long patriotic celebration concluding on July 4 with music, arts and crafts, and celebration.

Aberdeen’s 4th of July Splash Festival: The annual celebration that brings in people from across the county is here with non-stop fun from dawn to dusk along the Chehalis River in Aberdeen. Throughout the day, there will food from local vendors, live entertainment and music and activities, which conclude with a fireworks display over the river. The day begins at noon at Morrison Park. 

Lacey Fireworks Spectacular & Freedom Concert: OK. This is July 3 – Sunday. Enjoy live music, entertainment, food, games and more during the day at Rainier Vista Park, fireworks at 10 p.m. and dancing until 11 p.m.

SeaTac’s Family Fourth of July: With a spray park, bouncers, live music, and, of course, fireworks, this event hosted by the City of SeaTac at Angle Lake Park is full of fun. Fireworks show begins at 10 p.m.; music and entertainment begins at 1 p.m.

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