Don’t miss these incredible 4th of July fireworks in Seattle and the surrounding region!
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!
Fingers crossed that clear skies are in the forecast for the Seattle area this year. Plans for 2023 fireworks in multiple locations are in full swing. Our favorite Fourth of July fireworks show in Seattle is the Seafair Summer Fourth over Lake Union, but we rounded up a few other options as well.
Here are some of the best places to watch the fireworks in Seattle and the surrounding areas.
1. Seafair Summer Fourth
When: Tuesday, July 4 (fireworks start at 10:15 p.m.)
Where: Gas Works Park and South 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 South Lake Union Park (or, of course, from Lake Union itself if you have access to a boat). In addition to the fireworks show, there will also be music, food trucks, and beer gardens at both locations.
2. Bellevue Family 4th
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (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 Tuesday, July 4 with a fireworks show synchronized with a live performance by Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. Make sure to check out Bellevue’s 4th of July Fireworks page for updated information on the show and the other fun, family-friendly events they have planned.
3. SeaTac Family Fourth of July Celebration
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (fireworks start at 10:00 p.m.)
Where: Angle Lake Park, SeaTac
The annual Family Fourth of July Celebration at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac will have a free fireworks show starting at 10:00 p.m. There will also be a children’s area with free activities that opens at noon, live entertainment from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., a water spray park, and a swimming area with lifeguards. Get all the info on the SeaTac website.
4. 3rd of July Family Celebration in Ballinger Park
When: Monday, July 3, 2023 (fireworks start at 10 p.m.)
Where: Ballinger Park, Mountlake Terrace
Looking for the annual 4th of July fireworks in Edmonds? Those have been cancelled this year, although Edmonds is still hosting their An Edmonds Kind of 4th celebration with a parade on July 4. If you want to see fireworks in the area, Edmonds is sponsoring a 3rd of July fireworks show over Lake Ballinger. The festivities start at 6:00 p.m. on July 3rd in Ballinger Park, with fireworks starting at 10:00 p.m.
5. Renton’s Fourth of July
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 (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. There will also be two family zones with fun activities for kids. A 25-minute fireworks show will start at 10:00 p.m.
6. Lake Sammamish Fireworks Show
When: Saturday, July 1, 2023 (fireworks start at 10 p.m.)
Where: Vasa Park
Enjoy fireworks for a good cause at the annual Lake Sammamish Fireworks Show & Fundraiser. The proceeds will go towards the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank for children facing food insecurity. Donations of any amount are warmly accepted prior to the fireworks display.
7. Everett’s Thunder on the Bay Fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023; 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. There will be live music, food trucks, kid-friendly activities, and more in addition to fireworks. The park’s overlook offers outstanding views of the fireworks over Port Gardner Bay. Get a list of additional viewing spots and more info on the Visit Everett website.
8. Red, White & Boom Fireworks
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023 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.
9. Tacoma Summer Blast
When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Where: Ruston Way Waterfront
The largest free community event in the South Sound, the Tacoma Summer Blast will have two stages, over 150 vendors, and a 20-minute 4th of July fireworks show. Get more info on the Metro Parks Tacoma website.
Happy Fourth of July, Seattle!