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Best July 4th Events in Seattle

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There’s no place like Seattle on Independence Day! Put on your best red, white and blue, don your stars and stripes and head out to one of these Seattle celebrations!

Firecracker 5000
Tuesday, July 3
11:55pm
Memorial Stadium
4th Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.facebook.com/Firecracker5000?ref=ts

Be one of the first to celebrate the Fourth of July by participating in Seattle’s only midnight 5K. Taking place on the streets of Seattle and finishing in Memorial Stadium, this late night 5K footrace starts just before midnight on Tuesday, July 3rd and continues into the Fourth of July. Put on your red, white and blue and join in the fun! Register online HERE.

The Family 4th at Lake Union
Wednesday, July 4
12:00pm – 10:30pm
Gas Works Park
2101 North Northlake Way
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.family4th.org

Come for lots of fun family activities at Gas Works Park in the afternoon, and stay for the awe-inspiring fireworks that begin at 10:00pm over Seattle’s Lake Union. This year’s event includes several exciting new features encouraging revelers to enjoy attractions around the entirety of Lake Union on Independence Day. One Reel, the non-profit producer of the Family 4th, has collaborated with The Center for Wooden Boats and future South Lake Union resident Museum Of History & Industry (MOHAI) to link their event with another favorite summer tradition, the Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival. With live music in both Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park, and a broadcast of the National Anthem and synchronized fireworks soundtrack in both Gas Works and Lake Union Parks, the lake becomes THE place to be on the 4th of July! Bring a blanket to mark your spot and for hanging out, and some walking shoes to take the 6-mile, 15-question Cheshiahud Challenge, a walking history trivia game designed by MOHAI.

Fourth of July at the Needle
400 Broad Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.spaceneedle.com

Make sure to be at the best vantage point in Seattle for the Lake Union fireworks! Purchase a ticket to the Space Needle’s Observation Deck for viewing or a package that includes a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass before the festivities. Celebration on the Observation Deck Doors officially open at 9:15pm. Regular Admission: $40; Youth Admission: $20. Or you can choose to visit the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition before heading to the Observation Deck for fireworks. Regular Admission: $50; Youth Admission: $30. Purchase tickets HERE. For Fourth of July reservations at SkyCity, the Space Needle’s revolving restaurant, call 206.905.2100.

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise
Wednesday, July 4
7:00pm
Argosy Cruises
Pier 55, Seattle Waterfront
1101 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
888.623.1445
http://www.argosycruises.com

Choose one of Argosy Cruises’ 4th of July events! Whether it’s through the Ballard Locks, with a Dixieland Band or just sightseeing the fireworks display, there’s something for everyone on America’s birthday! The most popular 4th of July cruise starts in Elliott Bay and brings guests through the Locks with a fully narrated tour. All the cruises will allow you to see the perfectly synchronized pyrotechnics of the fireworks, right on the water! Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Go online to find cruise details, prices and to make reservations.

For more Puget Sound area Fourth of July celebrations, click HERE.

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