Fireworks, food and fun for the 4th
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm. Family Fourth at Lake Union Seattle Family activities and entertainment, beer...
Dates and times are subject to change. Call ahead to confirm.
Family Fourth at Lake Union
Seattle Family activities and entertainment, beer garden, fireworks over the lake at dusk. Picnic food and coolers (subject to search) allowed into park; no personal barbecues or alcoholic beverages may be brought in. Beer and wine may be purchased and consumed in beer garden, noon-9:30 p.m. Food vendors open noon-10 p.m. Playfield with games, face painting, kite flying, etc., noon-8 p.m. July 4, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle (206-684-4075 or familyfourth.org).
Museum of Flight's 27 Flags Show
Seattle A salute to the American flag with all 27 versions that have officially represented the United States, 11 a.m. July 4, Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $7.50-$13 (206-764-5720).
Seattle Ethnic Heritage Council hosts annual ceremony as more than 500 petitioners from more than 80 countries are sworn in as United States citizens, 11:30 a.m. July 4, Center House, Seattle Center (206-684-7200 or www.ethnicheritagecouncil.org).
Elliott Bay fireworks
Seattle Fireworks show to synchronized music over Elliott Bay, 10 p.m. July 4, Myrtle Edwards Park, 3130 Alaskan Way W., Seattle (206-684-4075 or www.ivars.net).
Bellevue Family 4th
Bellevue Fireworks display set to the 60-piece Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, a C-17 flyover from McChord Air Force Base, live music throughout the evening, activities for kids; 6 p.m. July 4, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (425-453-1223 or www.bellevuedowntown.com).
Kirkland 4th of July Festivities
Kirkland Children's parade, old-fashioned parade, picnic, fireworks display, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (425-828-1217 or www.ci.kirkland.wa.us).
Fourth on the Plateau
Sammamish Music, food vendors, children's playground, fireworks display, noon-10:30 p.m. July 4, Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (425-295-0500 or www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/4thjuly.aspx).
JULY 4 Craft vendors, children's parade 10:30 a.m., grand parade 11 a.m., Hot Rods and Harleys noon-4 p.m., music, fireworks display at dusk. July 4, downtown Carnation (www.carnation4th.org/).
Burien Family Days and Parade
Burien Community parade with marching bands, floats, clowns and antique cars, 3 p.m. July 4, downtown Burien (discoverburien.com).
Fireworks Over Des Moines
Des Moines Music and a fireworks display at dusk, 6 p.m. July 4, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines.
Family 4th at the Fort
Tukwila Fireworks display to celebrate Tukwila's Centennial and Independence Day with food vendors and entertainment, 2-10:30 p.m. July 4, Fort Dent Park, 6800 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila (206-296-2959 or seattlesouthside.com).
4th of July in Renton
Renton Children's activities, entertainment and fireworks display over Lake Washington, noon-10:30 p.m. July 4, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton (425-430-6700 or rentonwa.gov).
4th of July Festival
Auburn Entertainment, children's parade, petting zoo, crafts, games, car show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov).
Red, White and Blues Festival
Federal Way Entertainment, children's activities, food vendors, dance, fireworks display, 4-10:30 p.m. July 4, Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way (www.cityoffederalway.com).
Stars and Stripes 4th of July Celebration
Enumclaw Music, children's activities, food vendors, fireworks display at dusk, 1 p.m. July 4, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw (206-296-8892 or www.ci.enumclaw.wa.us).
Tacoma Freedom Fair and Air Show
Tacoma Music, games, family activities, air show, fireworks display, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Waterfront Park, Tacoma (www.freedomfair.com/).
Fourth of July Splash
Kent Classic-car show, old-fashioned games, fireworks display at dusk, noon July 4, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (253-856-5100).
Family 4th of July
Mountlake Terrace Live music, DJs, children's activities, carnival games, food and craft vendors, fireworks show at dusk, 7 p.m. July 4, Evergreen Playfields, 22400 56th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace (425-776-1161 or mltrec.com).
Lynnwood Star-Spangled Celebration
Lynnwood Kids' activities, music, food vendors, fireworks show, 7-10:30 p.m. July 4, Lynnwood Athletic Complex, 3003 184th St. S.W., Lynnwood (425-771-4030 or www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us).
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
Edmonds Parades, picnic, kids' contests and activities, fireworks show, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Edmonds Civic Stadium and Playfield, Sixth Avenue North and Bell Street, Edmonds (www.edmondswa.com).
Bothell Freedom Festival
Bothell A re-enactment of the battle of Concord, parade, music and dance, noon July 4, Bothell Landing, Woodinville Drive and 100th Avenue Northeast, Bothell (www.explorebothell.com).
Colors of Freedom: A Celebration of American Diversity
Everett Parade with dancers, drill teams and musicians who represent world cultures; all-day festival with food, children's activities and music, fireworks show over Port Gardner Bay, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. at Marine View Drive, Everett (425-257-7101 or www.everettwa.org).
Monroe Auto racing and demolition derby, fireworks at dusk, 3:30 p.m. July 4, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $5.50-$25 (360-805-6700 or www.evergreenspeedway.net).
Arlington Days Festival
Arlington Pancake breakfast 7-10 a.m., parade 5 p.m., rubber-duck race, fireworks display at dusk, July 4, Arlington (360-435-3708 or www.ci.arlington.wa.us).
Around the Sound
Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth
JULY 4 5K run, street fair, entertainment, classic-car show and parade, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4, Bainbridge Island (www.bichamberevents.com).
Oak Harbor Old Fashioned 4th of July
JULY 4 Carnival, parade, Navy flyover and fireworks display, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Windjammer Park, 1600 S.E. Beeksma Drive, Oak Harbor (or www.oakharborchamber.com).
Anacortes Independence Day
Anacortes Parade, old-time games, patriotic program, food, fireworks display, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 4, Causland Park, Eighth Street and N Avenue, Anacortes (www.anacobayinn.com).
Around the state
4th of July Celebration
Port Angeles Music, parade, food booths and fireworks display, 3-10:30 p.m. July 4, Port Angeles City Pier, Railroad and Lincoln Streets, Port Angeles (www.portangeles.org).
Aberdeen Arts and crafts, food vendors, carnival, games and fireworks display over the Chehalis River, noon-10:30 p.m. July 4, Morrison Riverfront Park, Aberdeen (800-621-9625 or www.tourismgraysharbor.com).
Fireworks on the Beach
Long Beach Fireworks show, 10 p.m. July 4, Long Beach (800-451-2542 or www.funbeach.com/events/independence/index.html).
Booming Bay Fireworks Display
Westport Fireworks, 10 p.m. July 4, Westport Marina, Westport (800-345-6223 or www.westportwa.com).
Grand Coulee Dam
Grand Coulee Kids' games, food, arts and crafts, laser show and fireworks display. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. July 3-4, Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Coulee, Okanogan County (800-268-3552 or www.grandcouleedam.org/).
Kinderfest & Fourth of July Celebration
Leavenworth Inflatable games and other kids' activities, July 4, downtown Leavenworth (509-548-5807 or www.leavenworth.org).
— Compiled by Jeff Albertson
Copyright © 2008 The Seattle Times Company
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