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 pop open a cold drink — the Fourth of July is quickly approaching.

If you’re looking to get out to celebrate the occasion, we’ve rounded up a few local parties that you can join to get in on 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 | Gas Works Park + Lake Union Park | 3-11 p.m. | 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 throughout the day.

38th Annual Naturalization Ceremony | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center | Hundreds of individuals from different countries will become American citizens in one of the nation’s largest naturalization events.

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

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

Fourth of July Splash | Lake Meridian Park, 14800 SE 272nd St., Kent. | 5-10 p.m. | Spend the afternoon playing games and enjoying family activities, art projects + live performances. Free shuttles will run between Fire Station 75 and Kentwood High School from 5 p.m. until after the fireworks.