From Arlington to Tacoma, here’s what to do for Fourth of July 2018.
Seafair Summer 4th
Food vendors, entertainment, exhibits, beer and beverage gardens, All-American Games featuring pie-eating contests, sack races and more, noon, huge fireworks show set to music, 10 p.m.; Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free; reserved seating available, $40-$60 (seafair.com/events/2018/scca-seattle-summer-4th).
Bellevue Family Fourth
Music, family entertainment, Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone, food vendors, fireworks, performance by Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, 2-11 p.m., Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (425-453-1223 or bellevuedowntown.com/events/family-fourth).
Newcastle 4th at the Lake Celebration
Food vendors, live music, fireworks, 6-10:30 p.m., Lake Boren Park, Southeast 84th Avenue and Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle (425-649-4444 or newcastlewa.gov).
Children’s decorating for parade, 10 a.m., children’s walking parade, 10 a.m., Old Fashioned Downtown Parade, noon, Market and Central Streets; food vendors 1-10:30 p.m.; music in the park 5 p.m.; fireworks display 10:15 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (celebratekirkland.org).
Sammamish Fourth on the Plateau
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Entertainment, 6 p.m., fireworks show, 10 p.m., Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/event?id=48557).
Carnation 4th of July
Kids Parade, 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade, 11 a.m.; music, vendor village, beer garden, strawberry shortcake feast and other food vendors, fireworks display at dusk, Carnation (carnation4th.org/).
South Tukwila Family 4th at the Fort
Entertainment stage, food vendors, park opens 9 a.m., activities begin 4 p.m., fireworks display 10 p.m., Fort Dent Park, 6800 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila (tukwilawa.gov).
Burien Independence Day Parade
Marching bands, floats, Seafair pirates, 3 p.m., Southwest 152nd Street, Burien (discoverburien.org).
Fireworks Over Des Moines
Food trucks, kids’ carnival, open at noon; beer/wine garden with two bands, 5 p.m., $10/entry includes one drink; fireworks show, 10:20 p.m., Des Moines Beach Park, 22030 Cliff Avenue S., Des Moines (destinationdesmoines.org/fireworks-over-des-moines).
Renton Fabulous Fourth of July
Kids’ activity zone, 1-4 p.m.; entertainment, 4-9:30 p.m.; official welcome and national anthem, 7:15 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m., Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton (rentonwa.gov/cms/one.aspx?pageId=12288788).
Family Fourth of July, SeaTac
Water spray park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (swimming beach and dock closed); children’s bouncers, noon-8 p.m., $5/wristband; entertainment, 1-10 p.m.; fireworks show, 10 p.m., Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac (ci.seatac.wa.us/government/city-departments/parks-community-programs-services/special-events/family-fourth-of-july).
Kent Fourth of July Splash
Stage performances, games, bouncy houses, food vendors, games, pie eating contest, noon, Fireworks Finale 10 p.m., Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (253-856-5050 or www.kentwa.gov/residents/parks-recreation-and-community-services/events/fourth-of-july-splash).
Auburn Fourth of July Festival
Entertainment, arts and crafts, inflatable rides, rock wall, trampolines, train rides, book sale, mini golf, food vendors, car show, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., bike parade, noon, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; $5/unlimited rides (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov).
Federal Way Red, White and Blues Festival
Entertainment, games, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks show, 3-11 p.m., Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way (visitfw.org).
Tacoma Freedom Festival
Entertainment, vendors, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Air Show, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Camp Patriot honoring the military with Main Stage entertainment, Kids Park attractions, arts, crafts and food vendors, beer garden, car show, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m., Ruston Way waterfront/Dickman Park, Tacoma (freedomfair.com/schedule/).
An Edmonds Kind of 4th
Beat Brackett 5K run ($25-$30, $5/ages 12 and younger) and Baby Brackett 1K all-ages run and walk ($15/family up to four people), 10 a.m., Edmonds City Park; Children’s Parade, 11:30 a.m.; community parade with patriotic costumes, music, floats, classic cars, bands, police, fire and military groups, Star Wars characters, noon; entertainment, food trucks and vendors, 6 p.m.; Brackett’s Beard & Mustache Contest, 9:15 p.m., Civic Field stage; fireworks show, 10 p.m., Civic Playfield, Edmonds (425-776-6711 or edmondswa.com/events/fourth-of-july.html).
Fourth of July Freedom Festival, Bothell
Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Downtown Fire Station; children’s parade, no registration required, 11:15 a.m., Grand Parade with “Red, White and Bothell” theme, noon, Main Street from 104th Avenue Northeast, Bothell (bothellwa.gov/269/Fourth-of-July-Freedom-Festival).
Stars and Stripes for Everett
Colors of Freedom Parade with marching bands, drill teams, giant puppets, clowns, 11 a.m., Colby and Wetmore Avenues between Wall Street and 26th Street, Everett; Colors of Freedom Festival with performance stage, food fair, kids’ activities, beer garden, fireworks, 1-11 p.m., Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett (everettwa.gov/790/Fourth-of-July).
Arlington 4th of July Parade
A local tradition since 1965, marching bands, floats, community groups, 9 a.m., Arlington (arlington4th.org).
Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth of July
Pancake breakfast, Street Fair arts, crafts and food vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., beer and wine garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterfront Park; Classic Car Show; Mile-Long Hometown Parade with floats, marching bands, horses, military units, dogs, 1 p.m., downtown Bainbridge (grandold4th.com/).