The 4th of July is next week, and I thought for fun I’d round up some fun free events you can attend in the greater Puget Sound, Washington area!
Here are the events I was able to find. If you know of others that are open to the public, please leave a comment below so I can add them.
Freedom Fair (Tacoma, WA)
Located at the 2 miles on Ruston Way on the Tacoma Waterfront, this Festival has tons of food vendors, an air show, fireworks, vendors and entertainment. For more information, see this Facebook event. Come early, as parking can fill up!
Lakewood 4th of July Parade (Lakewood, WA)
Kids’ parade starts at 10am with prizes for floats, costumes, and more. See the website for more information and contact information.
Red, White & Blues Event (Federal Way, WA)
This free festival is held at Celebration Park and starts at 4. There are lots of events for the family including food vendors, inflatables for the kids, entertainment, and more. Free fireworks show starts at 10:30pm. See the website for more information.
Seafair Summer 4th (Seattle, WA)
Enjoy a free fireworks show from iconic Gas Works park in Seattle. Premium seats available for purchase. Show starts at 10:20pm. Additional information may be found at their website.
Bellevue Family 4th (Bellevue, WA)
Free family event that runs from 2 – 10:30pm at Bellevue Downtown Park. Largest 4th of July celebration on Seattle’s Eastside and includes performances from the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. For more information, see their website.
Celebrate Kirkland (Kirkland, WA)
This event includes a parade earlier in the day as well as a children’s parade. Then, there will be vendors and entertainment down at Marina Park with fireworks starting at 10:15pm. Lots of happening in Kirkland! Check out the schedule over at Celebrate Kirkland.
Independence Day Parade (Burien, WA)
Parade runs from 3-5pm and includes the Seafair Pirates, marching bands, floats and more! See their website for more information.
Family 4th at the Fort (Tukwila, WA)
Free, family-friendly event includes vendors, kids’ activities, entertainment, and more. The event runs from 4-10pm at Fort Dent in Tukwila, with fireworks starting at 10pm sharp. See their website for more information.
Fireworks Over Des Moines (Des Moines, WA)
This event starts at noon with food trucks, an obstacle course for the kids, mini golf, climbing wall, and more. Then at 5 the Beer Garden opens. Fireworks show starts at 10:20pm. See their website for more information.
Renton’s Fabulous 4th of July (Renton, WA)
All day events including volleyball, kids’ zone, stage entertainment, and more. Food vendors include Ivar’s and Kidd Valley. Fireworks show starts at 10pm. See their website for more information.
Steilacoom’s 4th of July Parade & Celebration (Steilacoom, WA)
Kids’ bike parade, street fair, live music, beer garden, and more. Ends with a fireworks show. See their website for more information.
Are you aware of any additional festivals we should add to our list? If so, leave a comment below!