The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and I hope you have a plan that involves some hot dogs, safe-and-sane fireworks, and a family read-aloud of the Declaration of Independence.
In our family, we love tracking down a good old-timey parade (we have gone in recent years to Bothell, Edmonds, and Everett events.
Don’t forget the fireworks after dark, too!
We put together a little list of where you can find some community firework displays (if you can stay up that late!)
Seafair Summer Fourth
Seafair Summer Fourth is arguably the most iconic Seattle Fourth of July event. You can view the fireworks from Gas Works Park or from South Lake Union Park (or, of course, from Lake Union itself if you have access to a boat). In addition to the fireworks show, there will also be music, food trucks, and beer gardens at both locations.
When: Tuesday, July 4 ( start at 10:15 p.m.)
Where: Gas Works Park & South Lake Union Park
Bellevue Family 4th
Downtown Bellevue will light up once again for Independence Day at 10:05 pm on Tuesday, July 4 with a fireworks show synchronized with a live performance by Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. Make sure to check out Bellevue’s 4th of July Fireworks page for updated information on the show and the other fun, family-friendly events they have planned.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 ( start at 10:05 p.m.)
Where: Downtown Bellevue
Everett’s Thunder on the Bay Fireworks
Legion Memorial Park is the place to be on the Fourth of July if you’re in Everett. There will be live music, food trucks, kid-friendly activities, and more in addition to fireworks. The park’s overlook offers outstanding views of the fireworks over Port Gardner Bay. Get a list of additional viewing spots and more info on the Visit Everett website.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 3:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Legion Memorial Park
Bothell’s Fourth of July Parade & Pancake Breakfast
This event brings together thousands of people of all ages to celebrate and gather in the heart of our community, downtown Bothell. Bothell’s Hometown Celebration will kick off with a Pancake Breakfast hosted by your Bothell Fire Department, followed by the Children’s Parade, Grand Parade, and surrounding community activities.
When: Tuesday, July 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m Where: Start at Main St. & 104th Ave NE
Kenmore’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
Watch the night sky light up and have a fun-filled Fourth of July! The Kenmore Fireworks Show blasts off at 10:00 p.m. from the Log Boom Park pier. Prior to the fireworks show, join in the festivities with fun activities and food vendors starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair!
When: Tuesday, July 4, 7:30pm – 10:30pm Where: Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Avenue NE