Updated: Nov 17, 2020
The greater Seattle area is full of fun events for the fourth of July! From parades, food trucks, dog walks, and fireworks, there is something for everyone in the family.
Seafair Summer Fourth:
Seattle’s big celebration, located at Gas Works Park. Admission to the event is free, with some reserved seating to view the fireworks. Events for all ages, including music, food trucks, and games. Parking is limited.
Another traditional Independence Day event, the Naturalization Ceremony welcoming all new U.S. citizens, noon July 4, with music starting at 11 a.m., at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion. More than 500 people from countries around the world will be sworn in as U.S. citizens at a festive event with the Washington State Color Guard, patriotic music, local children leading the Pledge of Allegiance, and welcoming addresses to the new citizens.
Fourth of July Freedom Festival (Bothell):
Enjoy a parade through downtown Bothell, this year's theme? "Nicest Place in Washington" highlighting Reader's Digest's choice of Bothell as a finalist for one of the "Nicest Places in America". Enjoy first the Children's parade, then the Grand Parade, and then end the afternoon with a food truck festival!
Bellevue Family Fourth:
The food court, kids entertainment area (with inflatable rides) and other activities open at 2 p.m., with musical performances starting at 3:45 p.m., including a dance party with The Nines. The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra takes center stage to play music before and after the fireworks show, along with a performance synchronized to the fireworks show at 10:05 p.m. 2-10:30 p.m. July 4, Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue.
4th of July Kirkland:
Children’s decorating event, 10 a.m., Marina Park; children’s walking parade, 11:30 a.m., downtown parade noon, Market Street and Central Avenue; community picnic and food vendors, 1-10 p.m., music 3 p.m., fireworks display 10:30 p.m. July 4, Marina Park, 25 Lake Shore Plaza, Kirkland.
Bellevue Four on the Fourth:
This non-competitive 4K jog and walk brings dog lovers together to kick-start 4th of July festivities. Grab your furry 4-legged friend and explore the streets of Downtown Bellevue. The post-race "After Paw-ty" includes a dog costume contest, Seattle Humane’s MaxMobile, bouncy houses, a photo booth, participant goodie bags and more! This family fun event benefits Seattle Humane in Bellevue. Dress to impress! We encourage everyone (including dogs!) to wear their most patriotic attire.
Other Eastside shows and parades:
Tacoma Freedom Fair:
Whether this will be your first year at Freedom Fair or your 40th, we hope you will be a part of the 3rd Largest July 4th Event in the USA…with 80,000+ in attendance. This “destination” event has it ALL…Multiple Stages with National & Regional Music Acts, Amazing Air Show, Huge Fireworks Presentation, Camp Patriot with Military Displays to Honor Our Armed Forces & Veterans, Classic Car Show, Funtastic Kids Park!
Burien Independence Day Parade and Criterium Bike Race
Bike races, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; parade, 3 p.m. July 4, Southwest 152nd Street and Sixth Avenue Southwest, Burien.
Other South Sound shows and parades:
DES MOINES: destinationdesmoines.org
EVERETT AND NORTH OF SEATTLE:
Stars and Stripes for Everett:
The Seattle Cossacks Stunt motorcycle team provide thrilling pre-parade entertainment, starting at 10:45! Bring a lawn chair and grab a front row seat for the best show in town! Enjoy the thrill of marching bands, dance & drill teams, giant puppets, stilt walkers and more!