Local Fireworks Shows for 4th of July 2013

Mercer Island's Downtown Neighborhood is Decorated with Flags for 4th of July!
Mercer Island’s Downtown Neighborhood is Decorated with Flags for 4th of July!

It looks like we’re going to have a sunny, warm 4th of July celebration this year! Awesome!! If you are looking for a 4th of July fireworks show to enjoy tomorrow evening, there are several scheduled around the Puget Sound Region.

Bellevue
Downtown Bellevue’s 4th of July Fireworks is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year. The fireworks show is set to commence at 10:05pm, set to the live performance of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. The Bellevue Parks Family Fun Zone will run from 2pm to 8:30pm, and live music will feature a variety of music styles throughout the afternoon.

Kirkland
Kirkland’s Marina Park will be a hub of 4th of July activities throughout the day! The Kirkland Fireworks Show is set for 10:15pm, at Marina Park. Viewing should be spectacular from the downtown Kirkland parks which dot the waterfront. The Children’s Parade (11:30am) and Old Fashioned Downtown Parade (12pm) will start at Market and Central. Click here to view the parade route.

Newcastle
Lake Boren Park will be the center of 4th of July festivities in Newcastle. Plan to have dinner at the park – various food vendors will be on hand starting at 6pm. The band Big Dog Revue will play from 8-10 p.m, and the fireworks show will start a little after 10pm. Patriotic glow necklaces and paper flags will be handed out to attendees as souvenirs.

Renton
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is going to be bustling tomorrow. There are a bunch of fun 4th of July activities set at Gene Coulon park, in addition to the fireworks show scheduled at 10pm. From 12pm to 8pm there will be free children’s activities sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA, including Inflatables and Face-painting. From 1pm-5pm, Cascade Canoe & Kayak will be organizing and sponsoring free Voyageur Canoe Rides from the boat launch area. Live entertainment will be on hand 1:30pm to 9:30pm.

Sammamish
The Fourth On The Plateau will be at the Sammamish Commons. Fireworks are scheduled for 10pm, but the fun kicks off at 6pm in the Kids Area. There will be 6 Bounce Houses (unlimited ride bracelets will be available for $5), along with other kid-friendly activities. Live entertainment will be on hand from 6pm to 10pm.

Seattle
Seafair Summer Fourth, Seattle’s annual 4th of July celebration held at Gas Works Park, will kick into gear at 12 pm. Activities include contests (Pie Eating, Races, Hula Hooping, Tug-O-War), live music, Inflatables for the kids and a Gravitron Gyroscope. The spectacular fireworks show over Lake Union, which will also be broadcast on KIRO 7, will commence at 10:15pm. Radio station Warm 106.9 will play the fireworks’ soundtrack synchronized with the display.

Tacoma
The 4th of July Freedom Fair is located along Tacoma’s Ruston Way Waterfront. The day will be filled with a wide variety of festive activities. Between 1:30pm and 3:30pm there will be an air show over Commencement Bay. Starting at 11am, until the fireworks show starts at 10:10pm, live music will be occurring on stages running the length of the Ruston Way Waterfront. There will be also be an international market place— which includes arts, crafts and food vendors– a rod and custom car show, a BMX bike show, kids’ activities including a remote controlled car race track and a beach pole vault competition!

MH900410083The city of Mercer Island will hold their annual fireworks display during Summer Celebration. The fireworks display will be on Saturday, July 13th,at 10:30 pm, over at Luther Burbank Park. There is also available, through Argosy, a Sunset Fireworks Cruise. The cost is $60 per person, and includes a 4 hour boat ride on Argosy’s “Celebrations”, appetizers, desserts, a chance to win a fabulous raffle basket and a prime spot to view the Summer Celebrations firework show.

Have a fun and safe 4th of July!

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