Independence Day celebrations are back and various cities are holding parades and festivals.
WASHINGTON, USA — The past two years have made it difficult to get out with family and friends and celebrate major holidays, but with the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions, 4th of July traditions are back.
Here are 10 of the best Independence Day events happening in western Washington.
Seafair Summer Four in Seattle
Perhaps Washington’s most famous event, Seafair has been voted one of the top fireworks shows in the country. The event also includes live music, food vendors and field games.
Location: Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, and Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle.
July 4th on Bainbridge Island
If you fancy a sea breeze, come to Bainbridge Island for the traditional 4th of July Grand Old. The event starts at 7am with a pancake breakfast and ends at 5pm with live music. Don’t forget to check out their car show.
Location: Downtown Bainbridge.
Bellevue family 4
With a tradition of more than 30 years, this event not only offers fireworks, but also activities for children and entertainment for the whole family. The fireworks shows are also synchronized with a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Location: Bellevue Downtown Park, 10201 NE 4th Street, Bellevue.
Burien Independence Day Parade
Burien has a long tradition and hosts its 98th annual Independence Day parade. The event is completely free and starts at 3 p.m
Location: Downtown Burien.
Splash on July 4th in Kent
The event at Lake Meridian Park takes place in the afternoon and includes children’s activities, music and food. The city provides free shuttles from 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. from Fire Station 75 (15635 SE 272nd Street) and Kentwood High School (25800 164th Avenue SE).
Location: Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd Street, Kent.
Tacoma Summer Blast
After two years without Tacoma Summer Blast, don’t miss this year’s fireworks, live music and craft fair. The event will have two stages, each with different acts.
Location: Cummings Park, 3939 Ruston Way, and the Cambia Legacy Lawn on the Dune Peninsula, 5361 Yacht Club Road, Tacoma.
Arlington’s 4th of July
If one day or even the whole afternoon is not enough for you, you should visit Arlington this year. The celebrations begin on July 2nd with a marathon and half marathon (followed by a beer garden) and end on July 10th with the Arlington Street Fair. On July 4th, the city hosts a children’s parade, carnival, and fireworks to name a few.
Location: Different places
Longview Go Fourth Festival
This weekend-long, family-friendly festival features sports activities, vendors, music, and various church activities. The festival begins on July 1st with a 5K run and ends on the night of July 4th with a laser light show.
Location: 3223 NE Nichols Boulevard, Longview.
AppleJam at the Fourth of July Celebration at State Fair Park
For music lovers, Yakima AppleJam is the perfect opportunity to meet your new favorite band. In this “Battle of the Bands” 12 music acts compete against each other. All ages and musical styles are welcome.
Location: 1301 S Fair Ave., Yakima.
Say hello to new Americans at the Seattle Center
For a different kind of patriotic celebration, but no less important, attend the 37th Annual Naturalization Ceremony to see hundreds of people originally from different countries become naturalized American citizens. The ceremony begins at 12 p.m. and is open to the public.
Location: Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison Street, Seattle.
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