Where you can celebrate Independence Day 2016, from pancake breakfasts to art fairs.. and no, we couldn't leave out fireworks!
Fourth of July events
Independence Day Celebration, Mountlake Terrace
SUN Music, food vendors, fireworks show, bring chairs or blankets for seating, 7-11 p.m. Sunday, Ballinger Park, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace; parking limited, free parking and shuttle service from Mountlake Terrace Transit Center, 6001 236th St. S.W., Mountlake Terrace (425-218-5996).
MON Food vendors, exhibits, entertainment, beer and beverage garden, games, fireworks show at dusk, noon-11 p.m. Monday, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; free; limited reserved seating available, $30 by reservation (206-728-0123 or seafair.com/p/about/241).
MON People from many nations sworn in as new U.S. citizens, noon, Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle; free (seattlecenter.com/naturalization/).
MON Celebration with food, games, live music, fireworks show, 2-10:30 p.m. Monday, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (bellevuedowntown.com/events/family-4th/overview).
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MON “Decorate to celebrate” event for kids, parade, music, picnic, fireworks display, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (celebratekirkland.org/).
Down Home 4th of July/Heritage Day, Issaquah
MON Kids ’n Pets Parade, 11 a.m., registration 10 a.m., Front Street North and Dogwood Street; inflatables, games, entertainment, craft activities, food vendors, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Veterans Memorial Field, 120 Second Ave. N.E., Issaquah (downhome4th.org/); Heritage Day activities, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Issaquah Depot Museum, 78 First Ave. N.E. (issaquahhistory.org/).
Fourth on the Plateau
MON Fireworks show, live music, skatepark, playground, vendors, kids bounce zone, spray park, 6-10:30 p.m. Monday, Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (sammamish.us/events/Default.aspx?ID=3802).
Carnation 4th of July Celebration
MON Parade, 5K run/walk, pancake breakfast, live music, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, car show, food and arts & crafts booths, beer garden and fireworks display, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Tolt MacDonald Park, Northeast 40th Street and Tolt Avenue, Carnation (carnation4th.org/).
Bainbridge Grand Old 4th of July
MON Pancake breakfast, 7-11 a.m.; street fair arts, crafts and food vendors, music, kids’ zone games, pony rides, bouncy houses, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; family fun run, 1 mile, 9 a.m., 5K, 9:15 a.m., Kids Dash, 10:30 a.m.; classic car show, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; beer and wine garden, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; fireworks over Eagle Harbor at dusk Monday, downtown Bainbridge (grandold4th.com).
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
MON Beat Brackett 5K, 10 a.m.; children’s parade, 11:30 a.m.; main parade, noon, downtown Edmonds; food vendors and entertainment, 6 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Civic Stadium, Sixth Avenue and Bell Street, Edmonds (edmondswa.com/events/fourth-of-july.html).
Bothell Freedom Festival
MON Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Downtown Fire House, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; children’s parade, 11:15 a.m., grand parade, noon, Main Street, Bothell (wa-bothell.civicplus.com/269/4th-of-July-Event).
Renton Fabulous 4th of July
MON Volleyball tournament, KidZone activities, inflatables, face-painting, entertainment stage, food vendors and fireworks, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N., Renton; free (rentonwa.gov/4thofJuly/).
Burien Independence Day Parade
MON Marching bands, floats, clowns, Seafair Pirates, 3-5 p.m., on Southwest 152nd Street from Eighth Avenue to Second Avenue, on Southwest 153rd to Ambaum Boulevard, Burien (206-433-2882 or discoverburien.org).
Family 4th at the Fort
MON Inflatable bouncers, slides, entertainment stage, food vendors and fireworks display, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Fort Dent Park, 6800 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila (tukwilawa.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/community-events/family-4th-at-the-fort/).
Family Fourth of July, SeaTac
MON Water spray park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; children’s bouncers, noon-8 p.m. ($5/all day); entertainment, 1-10 p.m.; carnival rides, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; fireworks show, 10 p.m. Monday, Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac; no parking at the park; limited free parking nearby at Alaska Airlines headquarters, 19300 International Blvd. and IBEW union office, 19415 International Blvd., SeaTac (206-973-4680 or seatacblog.com/2015/06/04/seatacs-family-4th-of-july-event-will-run-from-july-2-5-at-angle-lake-park/).
Fireworks Over Des Moines
MON Fireworks display over Puget Sound, 10 p.m. Monday, Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines; free, donations accepted (desmoineswa.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=103).
Kent Fourth of July Splash
MON Bouncy houses, T-Bird puck and shoot, food vendors, community showcase highlighting local talent, games, pie-eating contest, fireworks, noon-10:30 p.m. Monday, Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent (kentwa.gov/content.aspx?id=1408).
Auburn 4th of July Festival
MON Kids’ bike parade, entertainment on two stages, inflatable rides, climbing wall and trampolines, petting zoo and pony carousel, bingo, bocce, car show, craft vendors, book sale, food concessions, spray park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov/things_to_do/special_events.htm).
Federal Way Red, White & Blues Festival
MON Recreation and sports games, inflatables, entertainment/music on main stage, fireworks show, 4-10:15 p.m. Monday, Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way (itallhappenshere.org/).
Tacoma Freedom Fair 4th of July
MON Airshows, food, vendors, exhibits, rides, and fireworks show over Puget Sound, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday, Marine Park, 3931 Ruston Way, Tacoma; free, admission by suggested donations of $2-$15 (freedomfair.com).
Everett’s Colors of Freedom 4th of July Festival
MON Parade, 11 a.m. along Colby and Wetmore Avenues, between Wall and 26th Street; kids’ activities, food fair, live music and fireworks display, 11 a.m.-10:40 p.m. Monday, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett (425-257-8700 or everettwa.gov/790/Fourth-of-July).
4th of July Celebration, DuPont
MON Entertainment, kids’ activities, food vendors, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Clocktower Park, 1400 Palisade Blvd., DuPont; free (253-964-8121).
Enumclaw Stars and Stripes
MON Parade, fireworks, 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Monday, Enumclaw Soccer Fields, 3299 McDougall Ave., Enumclaw (enumclawchamber.com/stars-and-stripes-4th-of-july-parade).
Arlington Frontier Days/Fourth of July
MON Triathlon, 8 a.m., Haller Park; kiddies parade, 4:30 p.m., grand parade, 5 p.m., Olympic Avenue; fireworks (9 p.m., Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave., Arlington (arlingtonwa.gov).
Fourth of July, Fort Worden
MON Live music, food vendors, beer garden, car show, hot air balloons, field games, free root beer floats, fireworks show, 4-10:10 p.m. Monday, Fort Worden State Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend (jeffcountychamber.org/4th).
Suncadia Fourth of July
MON Cle Elum Pioneer Days Parade, 10 a.m. Monday; arts and crafts vendors, games, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., music, 6-9 p.m. Saturday-Monday; City of Cle Elum fireworks display, 10 p.m. Monday, Suncadia Resort, 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum (866-904-6300 or suncadia.com).
Aberdeen Splash Festival
MON Vendors, food, fireworks display, inflatable rides, family entertainment, noon-5 p.m. Morrison Riverfront Park, 1401 Sargent Blvd., Aberdeen; vendors, music, entertainment, 5-10 p.m. Monday, Harbor Historical Seaport, Aberdeen (splash.aberdeenwa.gov).