Dust off your BBQ tools, set up your picnic tables, and scope out your fireworks spot – it’s July 4th in Seattle! Team Troy has compiled a list of July 4th events going on around the Puget Sound region. Enjoy your holiday with friends and family, and get ready for summer time in Seattle!
3rd of July Fireworks Show & Festival
Food and arts vendors, noon; entertainment begins, 3 p.m. Wednesday, opening ceremony, 6:30 p.m.; fireworks show, 10 p.m. Wednesday, Poulsbo (www.thirdofjuly.org ).
Lake Union 4th of July
Gates open, food vendors, exhibits, inflatables for kids, noon; entertainment, 2-7 p.m.; games and contests, 3, 5 and 7 p.m.; fireworks show, 10:15 p.m.; Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle; parking limited, food and coolers permitted subject to search, no outside alcohol, no pets, no glass bottles (www.seafair.com).
Independence Day Celebration, Museum of Flight
Skyway Post Veterans of Foreign Wars honor the nation’s birthday with program on the 27 versions of the flag of the United States through history, for all ages, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $10-$18 (206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org ).
4th of July on the Arthur Foss
View of the 4th of July fireworks over Lake Union from the historic tugboat Arthur Foss, adults only, 8:30 p.m., 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle; $55, preregister (206-447-9800 or nwseaport.org/event/4th-of-july-on-arthur-foss-2013/).
Bellevue Family 4th
Family Fun Zone play area, games, inflatable rides opens 2 p.m.; entertainment by local bands begins 3:45 p.m.; presentation of the colors, 9 p.m.; Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, 9:30 p.m. before and during fireworks display, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue (www.bellevuedowntown.org ).
Celebrate Kirkland 4th of July Celebration
Children’s decorating event, 10 a.m.; children’s parade, 11:30 a.m.; parade, noon; food vendors, 1-10:30 p.m.; music, 5-10 p.m.; fireworks display, 10:15 p.m., Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland (www.celebratekirkland.org/eventschedule.htm ).
Red, White, Blue and Wine – Woodinville
Classic rock band, NW Art Alliance showcase by 25 artists, wine by the glass and lunch available, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville; may be canceled in case of inclement weather (www.ste-michelle.com/events/).
Fourth on the Plateau – Sammamish
Music, kids’ activities, food vendors, 6 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Sammamish Commons Park, 801 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish (www.sammamish.us/events/FourthOnThePlateau.aspx).
An Edmonds Kind of 4th – Edmonds
5K run, 10 a.m., City Park; Children’s Parade, 11:30 a.m., Fifth Avenue South and Howell Street; main parade, noon; entertainment, food vendors, 7:30 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Civic Playfield, Edmonds (425-670-1496 or www.edmondswa.com/events/fourth-of-july.html ).
Bothell 4th of July – Bothell
Pancake breakfast, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Downtown Firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.; children’s parade, 11:15 a.m.; grand parade, noon, Main Street, Bothell (www.ci.bothell.wa.us).
Celebrate Woodinville — July 4 Concert in the Park
Music for all ages, wine garden, beer, food, vendors, noon, Wilmot Gateway Park, 1730 N.E. 131st Ave., Woodinville; free (425-481-8300 or www.celebratewoodinville.com).
Kenmore Fourth of July Fireworks
Food vendors, activities, 8 p.m., fireworks, 10 p.m., Tracy Owen Station/Log Boom Park, Northeast 175th Street and 61st Avenue Northeast, Kenmore (www.kenmorewa.gov/events ).
Renton Fabulous 4th of July
Children’s activities, noon-8 p.m.; free canoe rides, 1-5 p.m.; entertainment, 1:30-9:30 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m., Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd., Renton; parking extremely limited (rentonwa.gov/living/default.aspx?id=5920).
Burien Independence Parade
Bands, cars, drill teams, community groups, 3 p.m., Ambaum Boulevard from Southwest 149th Street, east on Southwest 153rd Street, north on Second Avenue South, west on Southwest 152nd Street, Burien (www.discoverburien.com ).
Family Fourth at the Fort – Tukwila
Park opens, 9 a.m.; entertainment, food vendors, bouncy rides, 4 p.m.; fireworks show, 10 p.m., Fort Dent Park, 6800 Fort Dent Way, Tukwila (206-768-2822 orwww.tukwilawa.gov/recreation/recevent.html ).
Fireworks over Des Moines
Festivities begin 5 p.m., fireworks at dusk, Des Moines Marina and Beach Park, 22307 Dock St., Des Moines (seafair.com ).
Auburn 4th of July Festival
Entertainment, kids’ crafts, arts and crafts vendors, car show, inflatable rides ($5/unlimited rides), food vendors, book sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., bike parade at noon, Les Gove Park, 11th Street and Auburn Way South, Auburn (253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/events ).
Federal Way Red, White and Blues Festival
Arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment, 6 p.m., fireworks, 10:15 p.m., Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th St., Federal Way (253-835-6900 or www.cityoffederalway.com ).
Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth of July Parade and Fair
Parade, 1 p.m., street fair kids’ activities, entertainment, vendors, classic car show, beer garden, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Waterfront Park and surrounding area, Bainbridge (206-842-3700 orwww.bainbridgechamber.com).
Carnation 4th of July Celebration
5K Run for the Pies, 8:30 a.m., registration 7 a.m.; pancake breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Tolt Congregational Church; Kiddie Parade, 10:30 a.m., Grand Parade, 11 a.m., Main Street; 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hot Rods & Harleys, noon-4 p.m.; vendors, bouncy toys, entertainment, all day; beer garden, 4-10 p.m., fireworks at dusk, downtown Carnation (carnation4th.org).
Tacoma Freedom Fair
Airshows, food vendors, rides, exhibits, fireworks, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Ruston Way waterfront, Tacoma; suggested minimum donation $2 (www.freedomfair.com ).
Holiday Parade, Picnic & Fireworks, La Conner
Parade on First Street, 11:30 a.m.; picnic, Pioneer Park; fireworks at dusk, La Conner, Skagit County. (360-466-4778 or www.lovelaconner.com).
Suncadia 4th of July Weekend
Carnival, 3-7 p.m. July 4; fireworks in Cle Elum, 10 p.m. July 4; carnival, games, barbecue, 10 a.m. 9 p.m. July 5; 5K, 10K walk/run, Kids Race, 7:30 a.m. July 7, $10-$30; carnival, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 7, Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum, Kittitas County (866-904-6301 or www.suncadia.com).