4th of July Celebrations

They say summer doesn’t start in Seattle until after 4th of July – well then let’s bring on summer! Nothing beats a summer in Seattle as many locals would agree. Once that sun comes out there is nothing better than laying on the beach and admiring the beautiful blue sky, towering mountains in the Pacific Northwest and enjoying the extended daylight hours.

Like an American city, 4th of July is a big celebration full of parades, maybe a 5k race but the most coveted is the fireworks at night. So we have compiled a list of all the fun things to do in the PNW to help you make the most of your holiday.

Firework Shows

Bellevue – Downtown Park 10:05pm
Bainbridge Island – 10:20pm
Edmonds – Civic Stadium 10pm
Federal Way – Celebration Park 10:15pm
Kent – Lake Meridian Park 10pm
Kirkland – Marine Park 10:15pm
Lakewood – Joint Base Lewis McChord 10pm
Newcastle – Lake Boren Park 10pm
Renton – Coulon Park 10pm
SeaTac – Angle Lake Park 10:15pm
Seattle – Gas Works Park 10:20pm
Tacoma – Ruston Way 10:10pm

Things to Do

Seafair Summer Fourth – 12pm Gas Works park, 3pm South Lake Union with family activities, entertainment, food vendors, and a beverage garden. Free event.

Children’s Parade & Main Parade – Edmonds, near the water 11:30am for children’s, 12pm for main parade

Patriotic Dog Walk – Near Bellevue Library, dress in your Red, White and Blue, a non competitive 4k. Discount tickets $12

Grand Old Fourth of July – Bainbridge Island, pancake breakfast, car show, foot race, street fair, beer/wine garden, kid activities, parade at 1pm and fireworks at 10:20pm

Tacoma Freedom Fair and Airshow – 6 music stages, food booths, beer gardens, an air show, and a big firework show at 10:10pm. Donations requested.

4th of July Fun Run – Bainbridge Island

Run for the Pies – Carnation 8:30am

Edmonds 4th of July 5k – Edmonds 10am


What do you like to do with your family and friends on the 4th? Do you have a fun tradition? They are so many events in the state that it is hard to list them all, but feel free to leave a comment with more fun and exciting activities to do in your community! We hope everyone has a safe and Happy 4th of July. Please remember to be responsible.

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