The Fourth of July is almost here, and, aside from barbecues and sunshine, fireworks are the first thing on many people's minds when it comes to planning how to celebrate our nation's independence.
The City of Redmond issued a news release this week reminding residents that fireworks are illegal within city limits. Violators are subject to a maximum fine of $5,000, or by jail time up to one year, or both.
Fireworks are legal to set off in unincorporated King County from 9 a.m. to midnight on July 4.
There will be several public fireworks displays near Redmond next Wednesday, including:
- Bellevue Family Fourth, fireworks at 10:05 p.m. (events start at 2 p.m.), Bellevue Downtown Park
- The Great Carnation Fourth of July Celebration, fireworks at dusk (events 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.), Tolt-McDonald Park
- Kenmore Fourth of July Fireworks Show, 10 p.m., Log Boom Park
- Celebrate Kirkland, 10:15 p.m. (events start at 10 a.m.), Marina Park
- Newcastle 4th at the Lake Celebration, fireworks at 10 p.m. (live music starts at 8 p.m.), Lake Boren Park
- Renton's Fabulous 4th of July, 10 p.m. (events begin at noon), Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
- , fireworks at 10 p.m. (events start at 6 p.m.), Upper Commons
If you're able to wait a week and a half, the city will be pulling out all the stops for its fireworks display on July 14 at .