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Best Independence Day Parades Around the Sound

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A grand parade sets the tone for America’s Birthday, followed by fun and fireworks, of course! Head out on Independence Day to catch one of these community parades!

Burien Independence Day Parade
Wednesday, July 4
3:00pm
Downtown Burien
http://www.swkcc.org

A long standing Burien tradition, the 4th of July Parade runs about 2 hours long and runs through the streets of downtown Burien.

Bainbridge Grand Old Fourth of July
Wednesday, July 4
1:00pm
Downtown Bainbridge
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
http://www.bainbridgechamber.com

See the “Best Small Town Parade in America.” Thousands of people line the one-mile parade route to watch this wonderful small-town event unfold. Plus, a street fair, kids’ shows, pony rides, bouncy house, Big Purple Slide, miniature golf, the Kitsap Mounted Posse, and more.

Celebrate Kirkland
Wednesday, July 4
11:30am
Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland, WA 98033
http://www.celebratekirkland.org

It’s the 13th Anniversary of Kirkland’s Community Parade. Kids’ Walking Parade starts at 11:30am, followed by the community parade at 12:00pm. The grandstand is located at the intersection of Lake and Central. Decorating of Kid’s bikes, hat making and face painting begins at 10:00am at the Marina Park Pavilion. Pets are welcome and encouraged. Children will start and finish at Marina Park.

Everett’s Colors of Freedom Parade
Wednesday, July 4
11:00am
Colby and Wetmore Avenues, between Wall and 26th streets
Everett, WA 98201
http://www.everettwa.org

Bring a lawn chair and grab a front row seat for the best show in town! Watch world class marching bands, dance & drill teams, giant puppets, stilt walkers, clowns and more! Free Everett Transit shuttles from Everett Station.

An Edmonds Kind of Fourth
Wednesday, July 4
11:30am
Edmonds, WA 98020
http://www.edmondswa.com

Come for the kiddie parade followed by the main parade through downtown Edmonds!

Carnation 4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4
Main Street
Carnation, WA 98014
http://www.carnation4th.org

At 10:30am, it’s the Kiddie Parade down Main Street! Followed by the Grand Parade on Main at 11:00am! Come to Carnation for a good old fashioned day of fun, followed by amazing fireworks at dusk!

Auburn 4th of July Festival
Wednesday, July 4
12:00pm
Les Gove Park
910 9th ST SE
Auburn, WA 98002
http://www.auburnwa.gov

Kids! Decorate your bikes and come to the noon bike parade! Plus, stay for the kids craft tent, an arts & craft grove with over 50 artists, a car show, 8 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungy trampolines and other fun activities just for kids!

4th of July Parade
Wednesday, July 4
12:00pm
Eatonville, WA 98328
http://www.eatonvillechamber.com

This is a fun event for the whole family. The 4th of July Parade starts at noon with a Salmon Bake follow at Mill Pond Park.

‘Four-Legged Fourth’ 4th of July Parade
11:00am
Capitol Boulevard
Tumwater, WA 98501
http://www.ci.tumwater.wa.us

Attend the parade in the morning and then come on out for the 4th of July Artesian Family Festival and Fireworks Show, “Four-Legged Fourth”! There will be FREE youth activities, entertainment, prizes and music! Fireworks start at 10:15pm.

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