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Guide to Puget Sound Fourth of July Celebrations

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Seattle’s not the only city celebrating America’s Birthday on July 4th! Here are some of the other local communities with entertainment, parades, family fun and fireworks!

Symetra Bellevue Family 4th
Thursday, July 4
2:00pm – 10:30pm
Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 NE Fourth Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
http://www.bellevuedowntown.org

It’s the Eastside’s largest 4th of July Event! Enjoy an all-star lineup of entertainment including live music by Aaron Crawford and Idol Eyez. and free kids’ activities. The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra accompanies the spectacular fireworks show. Plus, stop by the 94.1 KMPS booth beginning at 6:00 pm for giveaways and to meet on-air personalities. And tune in to 94.1 FM for the live on-site broadcast from the event!

2013 Fourth of July Splash
Thursday, July 4
12:00pm – 11:00pm
Lake Meridian Park
14800 SE 272nd St.
Kent, WA 98042
http://www.kentwa.gov

A fun filled day at Lake Meridian Park on the shore of Lake Meridian. The Splash features family activities including old fashioned games, hands-on art projects, demonstrations, a wide variety of food vendors and continuous stage entertainement. The Splash is highlighed by one of the largest fireworks displays in South King County. Free shuttle buses will run from parking areas to Lake Meridian.

Renton’s Fabulous 4th of July
Thursday, July 4
12:00pm – 10:30pm
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N.
Renton, WA 98056
http://www.rentonwa.gov

The City of Renton invites you to celebrate Independence Day in Renton. Enjoy free children’s activities and face-painting, live music, and new this year are free rides in Voyageur canoes. The fireworks display is set off from the shores of Lake Washington at 10:00pm.

Red, White and Blues Festival
Thursday, July 4
4:00pm
Celebration Park
1095 South 324th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
http://www.cityoffederalway.com

Fireworks will light up the sky over Celebration Park for Federal Way’s annual Red, White and Blues Festival. The family fun begins at 6 p.m. July 4th with live music, crafts and activities for all ages. Admission is free. Live music kicks off at 6:00 p.m. with local artists Michelle Taylor & The Blues Junkies, Randy Hansen, and Dance Factory. World renowned performer and Federal Way resident, Roberto the Magnificent will resume duties as the main stage Master of Ceremonies. Activities for children and families will include patriotic arts and crafts, three-legged races, a tug-of-war, a hot dog eating contest, and an open volleyball court. The evening will finish with a 20-minute choreographed fireworks show at 10:15 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for watching the fireworks.

The Great Carnation 4th of July Celebration
Thursday, July 4
7:00am – 10:00pm
Carnation, WA 98014
http://www.carnation4th.org

Come celebrate America’s birthday with a parade, Hot Rods & Harleys, a 5K Run/Walk, pancake breakfast, live music, Cowpie eating contest, raffles, food, arts & crafts, Mom’s Room, Sno-Valley Senior’s famous ‘Strawberry Shortcake Feast’ and of course a night time fireworks display at dusk.

Auburn’s 4th of July Festival
Thursday, July 4
11:00am – 4:00pm
Les Gove Park
910 9th ST SE
Auburn, WA 98002
http://www.auburnwa.gov

Celebrate America’s birthday at Les Gove Park. This event includes a noon bike parade, various entertainment on two stages, a kids craft tent, an arts & crafts grove with over 50 artists, a car show, 8 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungy trampolines and other fun activities for children. The event also offers bingo, mini golf, bocce, food concessions, and so much more. Come see for yourself, this naturally shaded park and spray park will keep you cool during the afternoon. Wristbands for unlimited activities are sold for $5 but there is a selection of free activities too.

 

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