4th of July in Seattle


I can’t believe fourth of July is this coming Monday! The one holiday that indicates summer, although our summer weather is not really cooperating with us this year…

Let’s see what is available around Seattle this year to celebrate with your family and friends with the fourth coming into town.

The main event around this area is the Family 4th at Lake Union hosted by donations from huge corporations such as Starbucks and Microsoft as well as huge private donors. There will be a huge show great form families at Gas Works Park provided with food and entertainment from local radio stations and food vendors. They will start at noon and have the fireworks show at 10 PM.

There will also be a clean-up hosted by Starbucks for the fifth of July in order to help the parks stay clean after the big event. So if you are able to come by and help volunteer your hours, the clean up starts at 9 AM!

If you are willing to spend a little more money into your fourth of July experience there are water cruises, dinner included, that will take you around the lake and experience the firework show off the boat. How nice is that?!

Another fireworks event that is a little closer to home is the Bellevue Family 4th. Just like the Family 4th at Lake Union, they will have family events, food and entertainment for all to enjoy. They will start at 2 PM and will go till 10:30 PM. If you can find a spot on the ground, enjoy the fireworks on the towel with your family and friends!

If you wanted to do something outside of the firework events, there are some such as Naturalization Ceremony which is a concert by Air National Guard Band of the Northwest, Total Gospel Choir and other performers or The Twenty-Seven Flags of the U.S.

The Naturalization Ceremony starts at 11 AM. This ceremony is to swear in more than 500 people from more than 75 countries as new citizens of the United States at Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center, Seattle.

The Twenty-Seven Flags of the U.S. is the Skyway Post 9430 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars honoring the nation’s 232nd birthday with a salute to all 27 versions of the American flag that have officially represented the United States over its history. This event starts at 10 AM and goes to 5 PM at the Museum of Flight.

Every city has their own festivals and fun festivities so you are not out of luck if you can’t make it to the heart of Seattle! For other information with other festivals check your local listings!