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Where to celebrate Fourth of July in Seattle

Fireworks, hot dogs, beer gardens, and good friends


Ooooohh, aaaahhhhh.

Photo by @siglivetoeat

Fire up the grills and crack open a cold one — the Fourth of July is just around the corner.

If you’re looking to get out to celebrate the occasion, we’ve rounded up a few local parties that you can join to take part in some good ol’ fashioned American fun.

*Note: Personal firework usage is prohibited in Seattle and King County, but permits can be submitted for smaller ceremonial celebrations in Seattle.

Seafair Summer Fourth | 3-11 p.m. | Gas Works Park + Lake Union Park | This is the big one — rated as one of the best Fourth of July shows in the PNW, this fully choreographed fireworks presentation is accompanied by a musical score and activities.

39th Annual Naturalization Ceremony | 12-1 p.m. | Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center | Hundreds of individuals from around the world will become American citizens in one of the nation’s largest naturalization events.

Grand Old Fourth of July | 7 a.m.-5 p.m. | Downtown Winslow + Waterfront Park, Bainbridge Island | In keeping the tradition alive, Bainbridge Island will host its annual pancake breakfast, Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run, a beer + wine garden, live music, and the Hometown Parade.

Bellevue Family Fourth | 5-10:30 p.m. | Bellevue Downtown Park | This fireworks presentation is synchronized with a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Fourth of July Splash | 5-10 p.m. | Lake Meridian Park, Kent | Spend the afternoon playing games + enjoying family activities, art projects, and live performances. Free shuttles will run between Fire Station 75 and Kentwood High School from 5 p.m. until after the fireworks.

Auburn Fourth of July Festival | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Les Gove Park, Auburn | Bring the kiddos along for train rides, rock climbing, inflatables, craft artists, a car show, and more.

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