Here’s our list of free Seattle and Washington area 4th of July 2013 fireworks, parades, and celebrations, from Aberdeen to Westport. Know of an event that isn’t listed here? If it’s free (or cheap), tell us about it in the comments box at the bottom of the page.
Seattle July 4th Events
Aberdeen 4th of July Splash Festival: July 4, 2013, 12pm at the Morrison Riverfront Park in Aberdeen, WA. Event features live music, family entertainers, free inflatable rides and games, and lots of food and craft vendors. Fireworks at dark.
Anacortes July 4th Celebration: July 4, 2013, 10am-11pm in Anacortes, WA. Town photo at 10:00 am, 5th & Commercial. Parade at 11am starting at 3rd & Commercial. “Rock the Dock” 4th of July free community concert and faire at Seafarers’ Memorial Park, 5-10:30pm, featuring arts and crafts, vendors, food, beverages, children’s activities, and live music. Fireworks at dark.
Arlington Frontier Days July 4th Celebration: July 4, 2013, 7am-9pm in Arlington, WA. Pancake Breakfast at Haller Park 7-10am, Pedal-Paddle-Puff Triathlon at Haller Park 8am, Kiwanis Auctions at Haller Park 8:30am, 9:30am, 10:30am, Old Fashioned 4th at noon at Legion Park, Kiddies Parade 4:30pm and Grand Parade 5pm on Olympic Ave, Duck Dash at Haller Park 7:30pm, Fireworks at Quake Park at dark.
Auburn 4th of July Festival: July 4, 2013, 11am-4pm at Les Gove Park in Auburn, WA. Event includes a noon bike parade, various entertainment on two stages, a kids craft tent, an arts & craft grove with over 50 artists, a car show, 8 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungy trampolines and other fun activities for children. $5 wristband for unlimited rides. The event also offers bingo, mini golf, bocce, food concessions, and more.
Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth of July: July 4, 2013 in Bainbridge, WA. Street fair in the Town & Country parking lot 9am-5pm. Parade begins at 1pm. The Parade begins at 1 p.m. The most humorous entry will win $1,000. Street Fair. Classic Car Show. Music and entertainment at the Town & Country parking lot stage and Watefront Park. Fireworks at approximately 10:15pm.
Bellevue Family Fourth: July 4, 2013 at Downtown Park in Bellevue, WA. Acura of Bellevue dog jog and walk begins at 9am. Family Fun Zone is open from 2-8:30pm and features jugglers, mascot characters, face painting, free interactive games, inflatables, and a power jump bungee trampoline. Fees are from $2 to $8 for some activities. Live entertainment from 3:45-10pm featuring Longstride Reggae, Rock and Groove Band, Idol Eyez, Bellevue Honor Guard, and the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. Fireworks at 10:05pm.
Carnation 4th of July Celebration: July 3-4, 2013 in Carnation WA. Various events and locations. July 3 – Sno-Valley Sr’s Spaghetti Dinner 5-7pm at the Senior Center Downtown on Stephens Ave. July 4 – Pancake breakfast, 8-11am, Tolt Congregational Church; 5k Run for the Pies, 8:30am, start/finish at corner of Tolt and Commercial St; Sno-Valley’s Strawberry Shortcake, 10am-2pm, Sr Center Downtown on Stephens Ave; Kiddie Parade, 10:30am, Main St; Grand Parade, 11am, Main St; Just Moo It! 3 on 3 basketball after the parade, West Bird St behind City Hall; Hot Rods and Harleys, 12-4pm, Carnation Elementary Parking Lot; Vendor Village all day at Tolt Commons Park; Bouncy toys all day at Bank of America Parking Lot; Cascade Community Theater presents “The Tempest”, 2:45-3:45pm at Tolt McDonald Park; Beer Garden 4-10pm, Music by the Brooks Band at 5pm, the Ben Parish Band at 6pm, the Jack Ballard Band at 8pm; Fireworks at 10pm.
Chelan HDCA’s Rockin’ Fireworks Display: July 6, 2013 in Chelan, WA. Fireworks at dark over Lake Chelan’s lower basin. Visible from downtown Chelan, Lakeside Park, and throughout Chelan’s lower basin.
Coulee Dam Festival of America: July 4-6, 2013 at Grand Coulee Dam in Coulee Dam, WA. 11am-10pm Vendors in the Park with entertainment, arts and crafts, and food; live performance 8-10pm; laser light show at 10:35pm.
Des Moines WA Fireworks: July 4, 2013, 5-10pm at Des Moines Marina Floor and Beach Park. Food vendors, beer garden, root beer garden for kids Fireworks start at 10pm. $1 donation is suggested.
Edmonds WA – An Edmonds Kind of Fourth: July 4, 2013 in Edmonds, WA. 5K Fun Run at 10am. Children’s Parade at 11:30am. Main Parade at 12pm. Firefighters Waterball Competition at City Park, 2:30pm. SeaWolves Soccer at Edmonds-Woodway High School, 4pm. Food vendors and evening entertainment at Civic Stadium, 7:30pm. Fireworks at 10pm.
Enumclaw Stars and Stripes Celebration: July 4, 2013 in Enumclaw, WA. Rotary’s Star Spangled breakfast 8-10am at the Senior Activity Center. Parade 12-1pm in Downtown Enumclaw on Cole St. Downtown Entertainment 1-4pm, featuring a beer garden, live music, and a car show. Fireworks start at 9:45pm at Southwood Soccer Fields.
Everett 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2013 in Everett, WA. Yankee Doodle Dash at 8:30am at Everett Family YMCA. Colors of Freedom Parade at 11am on Colby Ave and Wetmore Ave. Fun in the Sun Street Fair on Pacific Ave and Wetmore Ave noon to 3pm. Colors of Freedom Festival with free kids’ activities, food fair, and live music 1-11pm at Legion Memorial Park. Fireworks at 10:20pm at Legion Park.
Kent Fourth of July Splash: July 4, 2013, 12-11pm at Lake Meridian Park in Kent, WA. Activities from 12-5pm include wooden toy boat building, bouncy houses, T-bird puck and shoot, Allied Waste recycling activity, food booths, community showcase highlighting local talent, old fashioned games, pie eating contest, live entertainment, and more. Fireworks at 10pm.
Kingston 2013 4th of July Celebration: Tiny Town at Kola Kole Park in Kingston, WA, July 3-4, 2013 features daily activities from 10am-5pm, Parade on July 4th 12:15pm. 2013 Musical Festival and Fireworks at Mike Wallace Park on July 4, 2013 from 4pm until fireworks. Live stage entertainment. Fireworks start at dusk, approximately 10:30pm, over Apple Tree Cove.
Kirkland 4th of July Parade and Celebration: July 4, 2013 in Kirkland, WA. Children’s Parade at 11:30am in Marina Park. Bike decorating, hat making, and face painting begins at 10am at the Marina Park Pavilion. Old Fashioned Downtown Parade at noon at Market and Central Way. 1pm-10:30pm festivities in Marina Park. Music in the Park from 5-10pm. Fireworks start at 10:15pm.
Long Beach Independence Day Fireworks on the Beach: July 4, 2013 in front of the Long Beach Boardwalk in Long Beach, WA. Fireworks at dusk, approximately 9:30.
Newcastle Fourth at the Lake Celebration: July 4, 2013 at 6pm at Lake Boren Park in Newcastle, WA. Fun and food start at 6pm, live music by Big Dog Revue at 8pm, free flags and glow necklaces are offered. Fireworks start at dark.
Oak Harbor Fourth Oh July: July 4, 2013 all day. Celebration and fireworks at Windjammer Park and Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, WA. 10am-6pm Marketplace; 11am Grand Parade; 10am-6pm Pioneer Way activities and events; 1pm apple Pie Bakc-Off; 2pm Pet Parade on Pioneer; 3pm-50m Famly Fun Games at Windjammer Park; 60m Lie Music at the Gazebo; Fireworks when it’s dark.
Port Angeles Fourth of July Celebration: July 4, 2013 in Port Angeles, WA. Parade at 6pm starts down Lincoln St, turns on First St and ends at Valley St. There will also be a Coast Guard Helicopter flyover. Live music at the City Pier at 7pm. Fireworks launch from the Francis Street Park at 10pm. Best viewing areas are from City Pier or the waterfront trail.
Renton’s Fabulous Fourth of July: July 4, 2013, 12-10pm at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park in Renton, WA. Event includes free children’s activities and face-painting from 12-8pm, stage entertainment from 1:30-9:30pm, including Renton City Concert Band, Parrot Ambassadors, Convergence Zone Bluegrass Band, African All Stars, and Oncore – R&B Dance Hits. Fireworks start at 10pm.
Rock Creek Park 4th of July Celebration: July 4, 2013, 7pm in Stevenson, WA. Old fashioned 4th of July in Rock Creek Park with fireworks at dusk. Celebration on the midway at the Skamania County Fairgrounds (650 SW Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Washington). Live music from “Mystic Mojo” at 7pm. Festival food (corn dogs, popcorn and cotton candy, Nellie’s Pies) available for purchase along with homemade goodies from. Fireworks at around 10pm. the night sky will light up with a spectacular fireworks display. Admission is free.
Sammamish Fourth on the Plateau: July 4, 2013, 6pm-10pm at the Sammamish Commons in Sammamish, WA. This event features a kids’ activity area and live music by @Five at 6pm and The Beatniks at 8pm. Fireworks start at 10pm.
Tukwila Family Fourth at the Fort: July 4, 2013, 4-10pm at Fort Dent Park in Tukwila, WA. Event includes inflatable bouncers and slides, an entertainment stage, and vendors. Fireworks start at 10pm.
Westport Fourth of July Booming Bay Fireworks: July 4, 2013. Fireworks start at dusk at the Marina in Westport (326 Lamb St Westport, WA 98595).