Celebrate the 4th of July at one of the family-friendly events in Seattle in 2018. Independence Day will be fun kids and adults at the special events being held for America’s birthday.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seafair Summer 4th
July 4 @ 12 p.m.
Gas Works Park & Lake Union Park, Seattle, WA 98109
SCCA Seafair Summer 4th will offer a day of family-friendly fun, including live music, games, Pie-eating contests, sack races, food court and more. The music lineup will include Exapos, Caspian Coberly Band, Tekla Waterfield, SassyBlack, and Freddy Pink. Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park will both offer free general admission, but for the best views of the spectacular fireworks show over Lake Union purchase reserved seating ($40-$60). The fireworks show has been voted as one of the best in the nation by USA Today and Business Insider.
Burien 4th of July Parade
July 4 @ 3 p.m.
Burien Town Square Park, 5th & SW 152nd St., Burien, WA 98166
The Burien 4th of July Parade, now in its 97th year, is one of the oldest and best-attended parades in King County. Thousands of spectators will line the streets to delight in the free two-hour parade, which will include marching bands, decorated floats, the Seafair pirates, and more.
27th Annual Bellevue Family 4th
July 4 @ 2 p.m.
Downtown Park, Bellevue, WA 98004
Celebrate America’s birthday at the 27th annual Bellevue Family 4th, which will feature the Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone and Family Plaza. The day of family fun will include live music on the PACCA Main Stage, the Placement of Colors Presentation by the Bellevue Fire Honor Guard, and the National Anthem by the Sammamish High School Jazz Choir – Totem Voices. More than 60,000 people will join in the fun at the festive 20-acre park. The fireworks show will be set to a performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. Admission will be free.
Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk
July 4 @ 7:30 a.m.
Ashwood Park, 10820 NE 10th St., Bellevue, WA 98004
The 6th annual Bellevue Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk will be a non-competitive 4K that will be fun for the family, as well as the family dog. The event will benefit the Seattle Humane in Bellevue. The day’s activities will include a dog costume contest, kids bouncy zone, and more. The registration fee to participate in the walk is $20/individual or $30/pair.
Tacoma Freedom Fair
July 4 @ 10 a.m.
4109 E-7 Bridgeport Way, University Place, WA 98466
The Tacoma Freedom Fair is the largest 4th of July celebration in Washington with music on five stages, International Marketplace, kids’ activities, the Grand Finale Fireworks, live entertainment, and more.
Colors of Freedom 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks
July 4 @ 11 a.m.
Downtown Everett & Legion Memorial Park, Colby & Wetmore Avenues, Everett, WA
The patriotic holiday will be celebrated with Colors of Freedom Parade, which will step off at 11 a.m. The Colors of Freedom Festival at Legion Park Bluff overlooking Puget Sound will be an afternoon and evening of kid-friendly activities, live music, a food fair, and a beer garden. New this year will be a performance stage to encourage storytellers, poets, singers, dancers and other people interested in performing. The Thunder on the Bay Fireworks will be at Legion Memorial Park, illuminating Port Gardner Bay at 10 p.m.
Edmonds Kind of Fourth
July 4 @ 10 a.m.
City Park, 3rd Ave. South and Pine, Edmonds, WA 98020
Downtown Edmonds will present a patriotic and old-fashioned Fourth of July, which will include the Beat Brackett 5K, the Children’s Parade, Main Parade, entertainment, music, the Beard and Mustache Contest, and food vendors. The fireworks show at Civic Stadium will illuminate the skies at 10 p.m.
Family Fourth of July
July 4th @ 11 am
Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188
The Family Fourth of July will be a day of fun for kids and adults. Family-friendly entertainment will begin at 1 p.m. and continue through about 10 p.m. when the fireworks show will fill the sky with sparkling lights and colors.
The Grand Old 4th of July
July 4 @ 7 a.m.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
The 51st Grand Old 4th of July will be Bainbridge Island’s biggest party. The day of family-oriented fun will include a pancake breakfast, an all-day street fair, classic car show, foot races, live entertainment, food, and a beer and wine garden. The “Best Small Town Parade in America” will step off at 1 p.m. The spectacular fireworks show will light up the skies at dusk.
July 4 @ 10 a.m.
Kirkland Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland, WA 98033
Celebrate Independence Day in Kirkland, with a day of family fun. The Children’s Parade at 11:30 p.m. will be followed by the “Celebrate Kirkland, United We Stand” parade, which will step off at Market & Central at noon. The Kenworth Kirkland Fireworks Show will fire off at Marina Park and will be visible from most downtown waterfront parks.