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4th of July on the Arthur Foss
July 4 View of fireworks, drinks, dessert; proceeds benefit Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center, 8:30 p.m., aboard Tugboat Arthur Foss, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $75 (nwseaport.org).
Seafair Summer Fourth
July 4 Food vendors, exhibits, entertainment, beer and beverage garden; games, sky divers, fireworks show at dusk, noon-11 p.m., Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free (206-728-0123 or seafair.com/p/about/241).
July 4 People from many nations will be sworn in as new U.S. citizens, noon, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com/naturalization).
Bellevue Family 4th
July 4 Food, games, music, fireworks show, 2-10:30 p.m., Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue; free (bellevuedowntown.com/events/family-4th/overview).
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July 4 A kid-oriented “decorate to celebrate” event, followed by parade, music, picnic, fireworks display, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland; free (celebratekirkland.org).
Fourth on the Plateau
July 4 Fireworks show, live music, skatepark, playground, vendors, activities, kids bounce zone, spray park, 6-10:30 p.m., Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish; free (sammamish.us/events/Default.aspx?ID=3802).
Carnation 4th of July Celebration
July 4 Parade, 5K run/walk, pancake breakfast, music, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food and arts and crafts vendors, beer garden, fireworks display, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Tolt MacDonald Park, Northeast 40th Street and Tolt Avenue, Carnation; free (carnation4th.org).
Auburn 4th of July Festival
July 4 Kids bike parade, entertainment on two stages, inflatable rides, climbing wall, trampolines, petting zoo, pony carousel, bingo, bocce, car show, gaming, craft vendors, book sale, food concessions, spray park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn; free, $5/wristband for unlimited activities (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/special_events.htm).
Burien Independence Day Parade
July 4 Marching bands, floats, clowns, 3-5 p.m., Burien Town Square Park, 152nd Street Southwest and Fifth Avenue Southwest, Burien (206-728-0123 or seafair.com/events/2016/burien-independence-day-parade).
Family 4th at the Fort
July 4 Inflatable bouncers, slides, entertainment stage, food vendors, fireworks display, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Fort Dent Park, 6800 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila (bit.ly/1SEslbj).
Fireworks Over Des Moines
July 4 Fireworks display over Puget Sound, 10 p.m., Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines; free, donations accepted (bit.ly/1ralUCb).
Kent Fourth of July Splash
July 4 Bouncy houses, T-Bird puck and shoot, food vendors, community showcase highlighting local talent, old fashioned games, pie eating contest, fireworks, noon-10:30 p.m., Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent; free (kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=1408).
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July 4 Volleyball tournament, KidZone activities, inflatables, entertainment, food vendors, fireworks, 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free (rentonwa.gov/4thofJuly).
Federal Way Red, White & Blues Festival
July 4 Recreation and sports games, inflatables, music on main stage, fireworks show, 4-10:15 p.m., Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way; free (253-835-6900 or itallhappenshere.org).
Enumclaw Stars and Stripes
July 4 Parade and fireworks, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m., Enumclaw Soccer Fields, 3299 McDougall Ave., Enumclaw; free (enumclawchamber.com).
Tacoma Freedom Fair 4th of July
July 4 Airshows, food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and fireworks show over Puget Sound, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Marine Park, 3931 Ruston Way, Tacoma; admission by suggested donations of $2-$15 (freedomfair.com).
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
July 4 Beat Brackett 5K (10 a.m.), children’s parade (11:30 a.m.), main parade (noon), Edmonds Firefighters Waterball Competition (2:30 p.m., City Park, Third Avenue South and Pine Street), food vendors and entertainment (6 p.m. Civic Stadium, Sixth & Bell), fireworks (10 p.m., Civic Stadium, Sixth Ave. N. and Bell St.), downtown Edmonds (edmondswa.com/events/fourth-of-july.html).
Bothell Freedom Festival
July 4 Pancake breakfast (8:30-10:30 a.m.), Downtown Fire House, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; children’s parade (11:15 a.m.) from Main Street at 103rd Avenue and grand parade (noon) from Main Street at 104th Avenue, downtown Bothell (425-806-6760 or ci.bothell.wa.us).
Everett’s Colors of Freedom 4th of July Festival
July 4 Parade (11 a.m. along Colby and Wetmore Avenues, between Wall and 26th), kids activities, food fair, music, fireworks display, 11 a.m.-10:40 p.m., Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. at West Marine View Drive, Everett; free (425-257-8700 or everettwa.gov/790/Fourth-of-July).
Evergreen Speedway Fourth of July
July 4 Car demo, outlaw figure 8, stinger 8, hornets, V8 extremes, boat races, bus races, fireworks, 3-10 p.m., Evergreen Speedway, 14505 179th Ave. S.E., Monroe; $10-$25 (bit.ly/1rLe9DU).
Arlington Frontier Days/Fourth of July
July 4 Triathlon (8 a.m., Haller Park), Kiwanis auctions (8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., Haller Park), carnival games, kiddies parade (4:30 p.m., Legion Park), grand parade (5 p.m., both parades on Olympic Avenue), Duck Dash (7:30 p.m., Haller Park) and fireworks (9 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave.), Arlington (360-403-3448 or arlingtonwa.gov).