Fourth of July Guide for the Eastside

By Teaghan Skulszki | June 24, 2019

Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash

Photo by Jingda Chen on Unsplash

The Fourth of July is almost like Christmas in the summer. It is a time where our family and friends come together during the busy season to rejoice and celebrate our home, hot dogs, and of course, fireworks. Let the fourth festivities begin with this ultimate guide to every celebration the fourth has to offer.

Bellevue Downtown

Located in the Bellevue Downtown Park, this celebration includes, live music with a coordinated fireworks show. Spend the day listening to live music (plus entertainment for the kids) while snacking plenty of food options. At 9:30 p.m. the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra will take center stage before the firework show.

Kenmore Fireworks Show

Kenmore is ringing in the fourth with a variety of food and fireworks. Starting at 7:30 p.m. in Log Boom Park, Kenmore will celebrate the Fourth with a variety of activities. Dogs are permitted, as long as they are on a leash and well behaved. They’ll be offering your favorite fourth delicacies with food prepared by Spot Hot Dogs & Brats, 314 Pie, and Fun Times Ice Cream. The fireworks show starts at 10:00 p.m.

Lake Sammamish

Give back to the community, while also enjoying the Fourth of July. This show is dedicated to the Summer Lunch Program at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. You’ll be able to catch the 10:15 p.m. show from South Lake Sammamish. Looking for the best viewing area? Check out Vasa Park.

Newcastle Fourth on the Lake

This annual celebration commences at Lake Boren Park. There be various food vendors and even a behind-the-scenes look at how the fireworks show is put together at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks start around 10 p.m.

An Edmonds Kind of 4th

This all-day celebration kicks off with a Beat Bracket 5k and Baby Bracket 1k. Next, there will be a parade starting at Sixth Avenue and Bells Street. Enjoy festivities around town and head to the civic center round 6 p.m. for even more celebrations. Want to show off your beard and mustache? Register for the competition at the civic field at 8:30 p.m. And of course, there will be a fireworks that begins at 10 p.m.

Renton’s 4th of July

Head to the beach for this celebration at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park starting at 8 a.m. with a volleyball tournament. There will be two Kids Activity Zone, a Bubble Up show, Steel drum party, and even more live music. Firework’s start at 10 p.m.

Bothell’s Freedom Festival

Bothell will start the fourth with a pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Downtown Fire Station. After that, burn off breakfast by enjoying the children’s parade at 11:15 a.m., which starts at Main Street and 104th Avenue North East. The grand parade will also start on Main Street and 104th at noon. Afterward, enjoy food trucks at the North Shore senior center from 2 to 4 p.m.

Fourth of July Splash in Kent

Kent will be celebrating the fourth at Lake Meridian Park from noon to 11 p.m. There will be a free shuttle bus taking people to the park — you can learn more about that here. Once you arrive, a variety of activities, including bouncy houses, T-bird Puck and shoot, and more, will keep you busy until sunset. There will be live music with a fireworks finale at 10 p.m.

SeaTac’s Family Fourth of July

This celebration will be held at Angle Lake Park. The celebration will feature a water spray park that is open from 11 a.m. to 8p.m. at no cost. Let the kiddos burn off their energy in the bounce houses while you enjoy live music. The firework show will begin at 10 p.m.