Not sure where to watch the July Fourth fireworks this year? We rounded up the best spots in and around Seattle to view an incredible show!
One of the best ways of celebrating America’s Independence Day is heading to a 4th of July firework show, spreading a blanket under the stars, and being mesmerized by the colorful show!
Fortunately this year, clear skies are being forecast for the Seattle area and plans for fireworks in multiple locations are in full swing. Here are some of the best places to watch the fireworks.
1. Seafair Summer Fourth
When: Monday, July 4; 3:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Where: Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park
Seafair Summer Fourth is arguably the most iconic Seattle Fourth of July event. You can view the fireworks from Gas Works Park or from Lake Union Park (or, of course, from Lake Union itself if you have a boat). In addition to the fireworks show, there will also be music, food trucks, and beer gardens at both locations.
2. Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks
When: Monday, July 4 (fireworks start at 10:05 p.m.)
Where: Downtown Bellevue
Downtown Bellevue will light up once again for Independence Day at 10:05 pm on Monday, July 4. Make sure to check out Bellevue’s 4th of July Fireworks page for updated information on the show and the other fun events they have planned.
2. Everett’s July Fourth
When: Monday, July 4; from 3:00 to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Legion Memorial Park
Legion Memorial Park is the place to be on the Fourth of July if you’re in Everett. The park’s overlook offers outstanding views of the waterfront and the fireworks show. This year a festival will be offered at the park with live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Keep in mind there is no parking available at the park for this event; you can take a shuttle, your bike, or Uber/Lyft. Other locations for viewing the show include Grand Avenue Park (overlooking the waterfront), Port of Everett (which has a $5 parking fee during special events), and Harborview Park (a bit far from the show and no restrooms, but still offers a good viewing point). You can tune into the soundtrack for the fireworks show by turning your radio to KXA FM 101.1 or AM 1520 during the fireworks.
4. Renton’s Fourth of July
When: Monday, July 4 (fireworks start at 10 p.m.)
Where: Gene Coulon Park
There will be DJ sets starting at 6:30 p.m. and leading up to the fireworks display. Get more details at their website.
5. Lake Sammamish Fireworks Show
When: Saturday, July 2 at 10 p.m.
Where: Vasa Park
Enjoy fireworks for a good cause at the annual Lake Sammamish Fireworks Show. The proceeds will go towards the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank for children facing food insecurity. There is $15 parking on-site or an entrance fee for walk-ins. Donations encouraged.
6. Red, White & Boom Fireworks
When: Monday, July 4 at 7:00 p.m. (fireworks start at 9:45)
Where: Snoqualmie Community Park
Snoqualmie’s annual community fireworks show is back, and this year will be a night your family won’t forget. Each year they add more and more to the show, bringing something spectacular to the community each time. This show will have something for everyone, including vendors, food trucks, games, and attractions. Red, White & Boom promises a fun experience for all visitors.
Happy Fourth of July, Seattle!