Here’s the scoop on fireworks displays scheduled around the Seattle area and Eastside. Have a fun and safe 4th of July. Wear your sunscreen and remember your waterbottle – we’re going to have record temps here in the Seattle area!
Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular, Auburn
Friday, July 3rd. The first race starts at 4:30 p.m. Following the day’s races there will be a country music concert by Seth Alley and fireworks show (start time approximately 10pm). Admission: $7, ages 17 and younger free. General Parking is free. This is a Premium Day event so preferred parking for this event is $10 and valet is $20. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive.
Bellevue Family Fourth
Saturday, July 4th. Family Fun Zone will be open 2-8:30 p.m. Bellevue Youth Symphony Independence Day performance starts at 9:30 p.m. with the fireworks show beginning at 10:05 p.m. Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St. Free parking at Bellevue City Hall visitor parking lot and after 6 p.m. at the Bellevue Collection.
“Fire In The Sky” Fireworks Over Des Moines
Saturday, July 4th. Food trucks, Des Moines Farmers Market and Kids Carnival 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Beer and Wine Garden, 5-9:30 p.m. Dusk (10:15pm) “Fire in the Sky” Fireworks over Des Moines Saturday. Location: Des Moines Marina, 22307 Dock Ave. S. No parking at the Marina. You will need to walk into the park. Please bring your chairs, sunscreen, smiles and family fun to this free event!
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
Saturday, July 4th. Events include Beat Brackett 5K at 10 am, children’s parade at 11:30 am, parade at 12pm, Edmonds Firefighters Waterball Competition at 2:30pm. Food vendors will be open at 6pm and live entertainment starts a 7:30 pm. Fireworks will start up 10 pm. Location: Civic Stadium at 6th and Bell.
Red, White and Blues Festival, Federal Way
Saturday, July 4th. Free on-site parking opens at 3pm, the park opens for the festival at 3:30pm, and the fun begins at 4pm. International cultural performances and demostrations run 4-6pm on the mainstage, followed by live music including the Blues, rock and disco hits by local bands. Food vendors and kids’ activities available 4-10 p.m. Fireworks display will begin promptly at 10:15 p.m. Location: Celebration Park, 1095 S. 324th Street.
Fourth of July Splash, Kent
Saturday, July 4th. Family entertainment 12-5pm, includes arts & crafts, pie eating contest, entertainment, inflatables. Live music performances, including local band Shaggy Sweet and San Francisco-based The Stone Foxes, will continue into the evening until the fireworks begins at 10pm. Location: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St. Parking at Lake Meridian by permit only. Shuttle parking locations: Kent Fire Station #75, 15635 SE 272nd St; Kentwood High School, 25800 164th SE; Meridian Elementary, 25621 140th Ave. SE.
Celebrate Kirkland 4th of July
Saturday, July 4th. Children’s parade, 11:30am, downtown parade, 12pm. Festival at Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, 1-10:30pm. Music in the park begins at 5pm. Fireworks will start at 10:15pm and are viewable from most downtown Kirkland parks.
Newcastle 4th at the Lake Celebration
Saturday, July 4th. 6 to 6pm, Music, Food and Fun. Music provided by Cherry, Cherry 8-10pm. Fireworks show begins at 10 pm. Location: Lake Boren Park, 13058 SE 84th Way.
Renton’s Fabulous 4th of July
Saturday, July 4th. Gene Coulon Park will open at 7am. Activities include Free Kid Zone and inflatables (12:00-8:00pm), stage entertainment (1:30-9:30pm), and beach volley ball tournament (9:00-5:00pm). Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Location: Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park, 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N. Click here for parking details.
Fourth on the Plateau, Sammamish
Saturday, July 4th. The fun begins at 6pm. Lower Commons (550 222nd Pl SE) will have kids ares with inflatables, activity booths, spray park, food vendors and preferred seating. Upper Commons (801 228th Ave SE) will have live music, activity booths, skate park open, small playground open, food vendors and limited seating. Trail will be closed between the Commons, but free shuttle available. Free parking and shuttles are also available from Mars Hill, 120 228th Ave NE.
Family Fourth of July, SeaTac
Saturday, July 4th. Children’s carnival, 11am-10:30pm, wristband $19/day. Free Spray park will be open 11 am-8pm. Live music entertainment will run 1-10pm, with the fireworks show starting at 10:15pm. Location: Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd. There will be no on-site parking, limited free parking available at the following locations: Alaska Airlines Headquarters, 19300 International Blvd.; IBEW Union Office, 19415 International Blvd.; Hughes Property, 19608 International Blvd.
On July 4th patrons with special needs may use the disabled parking spots at Alaska Airlines Headquarters on a first come, first serve basis.
Seafair Summer Fourth, Seattle
Saturday, July 4th. Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way (12-11pm) and South Lake Union, 860 Terry Ave. N. (3-11pm). The grandaddy of the Seattle area 4th of July fireworks show. Gas Works activities: Food vendors, beer and beverage garden, games, exhibits, Kids Zone, music and entertainment. Lake Union Park activities: Food vendors, entertainment, beverage garden. Fireworks show on Lake Union begins at 10:20pm. Alternative transportation (bus or biking) encouraged due to limited parking at both locations.
Family Fourth at the Fort, Tukwila
Saturday, July 4th. Park open 9 am and activites begin at 4pm. Bubbleman show is at 5pm. Enjoy live music 4:30-10pm. Activities include roving entertainment, food vendors, inflatables, face painting. The fireworks will start at 10pm. Location: Fort Dent Park, 14800 Starfire Way.