The Fourth of July comes on a Monday this year. Here are some local weekend-and day-of events worth checking out.
Xfinity Fireworks Spectacular
See fireworks at the horse races with Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn. On the afternoon of July 3, there will be movies playing on the big screen for entertainment until the races begin at 5 p.m., followed by a fireworks display. Tickets are going fast. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Bellevue Family Fourth
Head to Bellevue Downtown Park for free live music, children’s activities, food trucks, and more fun. The fireworks that night will synchronize with a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony. Get more info here.
The Fourth at Semiahmoo Resort
Semiahmoo Resort has family-inclusive activities throughout Fourth of July weekend. Celebrate on the coast of the Salish Sea at this casual resort with a beach bonfire and extended pool hours for a late-night swim. Embrace the stars and stripes with an outdoor screening of Captain America and a firework show. Learn more here.
Rock the Fourth
Celebrate the Fourth of July with music and food at the annual Everett Rock the Fourth at Boxcar Park. See local '80s cover band Nite Wave, enjoy a beer garden, tacos, and more. All lead up to a fireworks show. Find out more here.
Everett’s Thunder on the Bay
Everett’s Thunder on the Bay can be viewed at 10 p.m. July 4 from several vantage points, including Legion Memorial Park, Grand Avenue Park the Port of Everett, and Harborview Park. The Fourth of July Festival will start at 3 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park, and feature a family fun event and a beer garden for adults.
Edmonds Fourth of July
Fourth of July fun runs, a children’s parade, a main parade, and more — plus fireworks July 3 over Lake Ballinger — are all part of Edmonds' Independence Day plans. Find out more here.
Red, White, and Blues Fest
After a two-year hiatus, Federal Way’s Fourth of July festival is back. Enjoy live bands, family-friendly activities, food, and drink at this free event at Celebration Park. The event begins at 4 p.m. on the Fourth, with the fireworks display beginning at 10:15 p.m. More information here.
Down Home Fourth of July in Issaquah
Fourth of July fun starts at 11 a.m. on Front Street, where residents will gather for the Kids ‘n Pets Parade. Get more details here.
Fourth of July Splash
Following a two-year hiatus, Kent’s free Fourth of July celebration is back. Enjoy live music, food, and family-friendly activities. The event will be from 12-5 p.m. at Lake Meridian Park. Learn more here.
Celebrate Kirkland's Fourth of July
If you love parades, then Kirkland will be the place to be July 4. Kids will get ready at Marina Park Pavilion at 10:30 a.m. for their own parade kicking off an hour later. The main parade starts at noon in the downtown business district.
The Third of July in Lacey
Celebrate Independence Day early at Rainier Vista Park, which is about a 15-minute drive from downtown Olympia. Enjoy live music from bands Beat Frequency and Good Vibrations as well as family activities and food trucks until the firework show begins at 10 p.m. Learn more here.
The Big Show
Go big or go home with the largest fireworks display in Eastern Washington at Manson Bay Park. Local musical duo the Lakeboys will kick off the night with some live rock music at 7 p.m. The fireworks begin at 10:15 p.m. Learn more about this community-funded event here.
Patriotic Scavenger Hunt
Join the Poulsbo Historical Society Maritime Museum this Saturday for a free, family-friendly scavenger hunt with a patriotic theme for the Fourth. Complete the self-guided scavenger hunt for a prize. Learn more here.
Red, White, and Varoom
Celebrate Independence Day with a classic car show at Pioneer Park Pavilion. There also will be live music, a beer garden for the adults, and activities for the kids from 12-6 p.m. on the Fourth. Learn more here.
Retro Rainier Independence Day
Kick off Fourth of July weekend with this outdoor celebration at Wilkowski Park. This is a free, family-friendly event with scheduled activities for all ages and a classic car show. There also will be a vendors selling a variety of food, drink, and crafts. The event takes place on the afternoon of July 2, from 1-8:30 p.m. Get more information here.
Renton’s Fourth of July
There will be a volleyball tournament, a DJ later that evening and fireworks at night at Gene Coulon Park in Renton. Get more information here.
The Fourth at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
Celebrate Independence Day with family-friendly activities and special giveaways at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Enjoy appetizers and cocktails at the edge of lake Washington at the Dock & Drink Restaurant and catch the firework display from Gene Coulon Park. There also will be a private firework viewing party on the Lake Washington Terrace from 8:30-10:30 for $25 per person. Learn more here.
Annual Lake Sammamish Fireworks Show
Watch a fireworks show on Lake Sammamish July 2 at 10 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraising event will benefit the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Kritsonis & Lindor will match donations of $100 or more up to $25,000.
Seafair Fourth of July Fireworks
Voted one of the nation’s best fireworks shows by USA Today, the Seafair Summer Fourth is guaranteed to take your breath away. Fireworks can be viewed from Lake Union Park, Gas Works Park, or elsewhere. Admission is free but there are also options to reserve seats. More information here.
Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
View the Space Needle fireworks from a boat on Lake Union with Emerald City Party Boats. This is a 21+ bopping party with a fully stocked bar and live DJ. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Tacoma Summer Blast
Dune Peninsula in Tacoma will feature a free family-fun event with music, food, crafts, and fireworks on the Fourth of July. Find out more here.
Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks
The annual Independence Day Parade in Tumwater kicks off this year at 11 a.m. on July 4. End the holiday with a bang and view the fireworks display from the Tumwater Valley Golf Course at 10:15 p.m. More information about the event and parade route can be found here.