Where to celebrate Fourth of July
In Everett, the Colors of Freedom celebration has many free events, such as the downtown parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on Colby and Wetmore avenues, between Wall and 26th streets, and includes marching bands, clowns, and dance and drill teams.
The Colors of Freedom Festival runs from 1 to 11 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd.; there will be live music, a food fair and kids' activities. There is no parking at Legion Park, so ride free on Everett Transit shuttles and buses.
Other events in Everett:
Thunder on the Bay Fireworks: 10:20 p.m. Best viewing locations are Grand Avenue Park, 1800 Grand Ave., and Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd.
Everett, Fun in the Sun Street Fair: noon to 3 p.m, live music, car show, pony rides and other children's entertainment at First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave.; free; 425-259-9166; www.fbc-everett.org.
Everett AquaSox baseball: 7:05 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium, 3900 Broadway; opponent is the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes; post-game fireworks planned; tickets at www.aquasox.com.
Comcast Community Ice Rink, Fire on Ice: 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., 2000 Hewitt Ave.; $4 admission includes skate rental; barbecue outside arena; 425-322-2600; www.comcastarenaeverett.com.
Star-Spangled celebration: Imagine Children's Museum, 1502 Wall St., open noon to 4 p.m. Regular admission is $9 for everyone older than 1; free admission for active military families; patriotic hatmaking and other activities; 425-258-1006; www.imaginecm.org.
Yankee Doodle Dash: 1 mile, 5K and 10K races on July 4 at Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.; register at your local branch or online at www.ymca-snoco.org/ydd; day of registration opens at 7 a.m. July 4. YMCA members get a price break.
Race start times: 10K 8:30 a.m.; 5K, 8:45 a.m.; 1 mile, 8:55 a.m.
Naval Station Everett has cancelled events this year.
For more information on Everett events, call 425-257-8700 or go to www.ci.everett.wa.us.
Other July Fourth celebrations throughout the county:
Arlington: Frontier Days Fourth of July at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., unless noted below; 360-403-3448; www.arlingtonwa.gov.
7 to 10 a.m. pancake breakfast.
8 to 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start for Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathalon.
8:30 and 10 a.m. silent auctions, noon live auction.
Noon to 4:30 p.m., carnival games, Legion Park.
1 to 3 p.m., Lions Club apple pie social.
4:30 p.m. kid parade, registration at 3:30 p.m. at PUD, 210 Division St.
5 p.m. grand parade, Olympic Avenue.
7:30 p.m. Rotary Duck Dash.
9 p.m. fireworks, seating at Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.
Bothell: Grand parade starts at noon; routes proceed west on Main Street and then north on Bothell-Everett Highway to NE 188th Street.
Children's parade for up to age 12 starts at 11:15 a.m. Parents must accompany children or arrange to meet them at the end. Start area for children and grand parades is at 104th Avenue and Main Street.
Pancake breakfast: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Bothell Downtown Firehouse, 10726 Beardslee Blvd; 425-486-7430; www.ci.bothell.wa.us.
Camano Island: Terry's Corner, 3 p.m., at Sunrise Boulevard and Highway 532 (East Camano Drive); live music, Korean War remembrance by veterans; children's play area; free; 360-629-0132.
Darrington: Hometown Parade: noon lineup at the community center for 1 p.m. start. Proceed down Darrington Street toward Mountain Loop Highway and end at Old School Park on Alvord Street. Family activities and live entertainment to follow; fireworks at dusk; free; 360-436-1131, www.darringtonwatourism.com.
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth: All events free; www.edmondswa.com.
- Fun run 10 a.m.
- Children's parade 11:30 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and Walnut.
- Grand parade noon, starting at Sixth and Main streets.
- Edmonds firefighters waterball competition, 2:30 p.m., Third Avenue S. and Pine.
- Evening entertainment and food vendors at 7:30 p.m. at Civic Stadium, Sixth and Bell.
- Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Civic Stadium.
Mountlake Terrace: The city is hosting a Family Fourth of July event featuring a professional fireworks show thanks to the financial support of the community. The event begins with musical entertainment at 8 p.m. at Evergreen Playfield, followed by the fireworks show shortly after 10 p.m. Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. to get a good spot and bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while they wait for the entertainment to begin.
Evergreen Playfield No. 6 is located just south of 224th Street SW and 56th Ave. W. Parking is available on the street, at Evergreen Playfield, 22205 56th Ave. W and the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW; pets and personal fireworks are not allowed at this event. For more information, call recreation manager Jeff Betz at 425-640-3101.
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