The Symetra Bellevue Family 4th celebration will begin at 2 p.m. at Bellevue Downtown Park, and continue until 10:30 p.m., ending with the fireworks display that begins at 10:05. After 6 p.m. there is free event parking in Bellevue Square, and easy walk from the park. The lowdown on events can be found at Bellevue Downtown’s website
In Bellevue, residents and visitors also have a rare opportunity to visit the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall, on display through 5 p.m. today at the Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue.
Carnation's annual Independence Day celebration is expected to draw thousands of people into town for live music, strawberry shortcake, arts and crafts vendors and more. Fireworks begin at dusk. Check the event website or this Seattle Times article for more information on the festivities.
Check out an Edmonds Kind of 4th, with at fireworks display at 10 p.m at Civic Stadium, at 6th and Bell.
Kenmore will hold a fireworks show over Lake Washington at Log Boom Park. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and visit the city’s website for a parking map.
Kirkland is a popular nearby place to celebrate; city officials are expecting about 10,000 merrymakers at its events this year, which culminate today with Kirkland’s big summertime bash on the Fourth of July. Sponsored by Celebrate Kirkland and based at Marina Park, activities include a kids parade (11:30 a.m.), the 12th annual old-fashioned patriotic parade (noon), the Rotary Club of Kirkland’s “Duck Dash” (3 p.m.), and the spectacular fireworks show (10:15 p.m.).Read more about it in this story on Kirkland Patch or visit the Celebrate Kirkland website for more details.
Lake Boren Townhomes sponsors a public fireworks display with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at Lake Boren Park. Get more information here.
At Renton’s Fabulous Fourth of July and Fireworks, enjoy free children's activities and face-painting from noon to 8 p.m., (sponsored by Coal Creek Family YMCA & Matt Griffin YMCA) stage entertainment from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. (sponsored by Sanctuary & The Reserve Apartments) and a professional fireworks display from a barge on Lake Washington at 10 p.m. Get more information here.
Sammamish will hold its Fourth on the Plateau celebration, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sammamish Commons. The fireworks show begins at 10 p.m. Find out all about the events at and the city’s website.
Gasworks Park at Lake Union is once again the site of Seattle’s fireworks show. The festivities begin at noon, with food vendors and a beer garden, and the fireworks beginning at dusk. Check out the event rundown here.
The Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce once opens Lafayette Street to the public for the day-long July 4th Celebration. The event will feature a street fair, beer garden, Steilacoom Tribal Museum, family street fair, and finally, a fireworks show over Puget Sound that starts at 10 p.m. For info, visit the Steilacoom website.