By: Rebecca Darley, AMS Inspection: Home Inspections in Seattle and surrounding areas.
Seattle: Family Fourth at Lake Union
July 4: Gas Works Park. Games 12-8 p.m. Food vendors, beer garden, personal picnics OK, no BBQ or alcohol allowed. Fireworks at dusk. (www.family4th.org).
Bellevue Family 4th
July 4: Celebration with live music, kids activities and food 4-10:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10:05 p.m. Bellevue Downtown Park (www.bellevuedowntown.org/events/familyfourth).
Kirkland: Celebrate Kirkland
July 4: Kid parade, hat making and face painting at 10 a.m. Main parade at 12 p.m. Food vendors 1-5 p.m.. Bouncy Toys 2 p.m. Heritage Park live music in the evening. Fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Marina Park (www.celebratekirkland.org).
Sammamish: 4th on the Plateau
July 4: Live music, food, playground. Fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Sammamish Commons Park (www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/events/4thJuly.aspx).
Carnation: Fourth of July
July 4: Craft vendors, Hot Rods and Harleys, 5K Run/Walk, music, food, pony rides and bouncy toys. Kid Parade at 10:30 a.m. Grand parade 11 a.m. Fireworks at dusk.. Tolt Commons Park (www.carnation4th.org).
Renton: Fabulous 4th of July
July 4: Free kids activities, food vendors, face painting, 12-8 p.m. Stage entertainment 1:30-9:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park (rentonwa.gov).
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
July 4: Fun run at 10 a.m. Children’s parade at 11:30 a.m. and main parade at 12 p.m. Firefighter waterball competition at 3 p.m. Entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 10 p.m. Civic Stadium (www.edmondswa.com/events/fourth-of-july.html).
Bothell Freedom Festival
July 4: Free pancake breakfast at 8:30-10:30 a.m. Kids parade at 11:15 a.m. Main parade at 12 p.m. (www.ci.bothell.wa.us).
Everett’s Colors of Freedom
July 4: Parade at 11 a.m. Kids activities, food fair, live music and fireworks over Port Gardner Bay, 1-11 p.m.. Legion Memorial Park (www.enjoyeverett.org).
For a more complete list Puget Sound July 4th Celebrations read the Seattle Times article that was sourced.