County celebrates Independence Day

July 3

Freeland, South Whidbey Island.

Celebrate America is an annual festival that celebrates the Fourth of July a day early. Admission is free. Freeland Park, 2 to 10:20 p.m. Inflatables and games for kids open at 2 p.m. Food vendors open at 4 p.m. Stage entertainment begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dark around 10:20 p.m.

July 4

Arlington

Frontier Days Fourth of July Celebration. Events and locations listed below; visit www.arlingtonwa.gov for more info.

Pancake Breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Haller Park.

Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triatholon, register at 8 a.m. at Haller Park. For more information call 360-403-3472.

Kids Carnival, noon to 4 p.m., Legion Park on Olympic Avenue.

Kiddies Parade, 4:30 p.m., Olympic Avenue.

Grand Parade, 5 p.m., Olympic Avenue.

25th annual Stilly Duck Dash, 7:30 p.m., Haller Park.

New fireworks display at dark. Seating on the lawn at Quake Park or stadium seating at the Arlington Boys &Girls Club.

Bothell

2013 Bothell 4th of July, events and info at: www.ci.bothell.wa.us.

Pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., downtown firehouse at 10726 Beardslee Blvd.

Children’s Parade, 11:15 a.m. at 104th Avenue and Main Street.

Grand Parade, noon, starts at 104th Avenue and Main Street.

Camano Island

Utsalady Ladies Aid Bake Sale at 10 a.m. at the corner of Stanwood Street and Utsalady Road.

4th of July Patriotic Walk and Flag Ceremony at 11 a.m. at the corner of Stanwood Street and Utsalady Road.

Terry’s Corner, live music, veterans remembrance and children’s play area all free, 3 p.m. at Sunrise Boulevard and Highway 532.

Darrington

The Grand Ol’ 4th of July festivities. For more details, go to www.darringtonwatourism.com.

The 4th of July Parade, noon lineup at the community center, 1 p.m. start. Grand marshals are Alice Anderson and Ella McClure, both 100, who will be riding in Model A cars.

Mansford Grange 4th of July Fair at Old School Park, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Fireworks to follow at dark.

Edmonds

An Edmonds Kind of 4th Celebration. For more information, go to www.edmondswa.com.

5K Fun Run/Walk, 10 a.m. Register at www.edmondswa.com.

Children’s parade, 11:30 a.m. at Fifth Avenue and Walnut Street.

Main parade, noon at Sixth and Main streets.

Edmonds firefighters waterball competition, 2:30 p.m. at City Park.

SeaWolves Soccer, at 4 p.m., Edmonds-Woodway High School Stadium.

Civic Playfield entertainment and food vendors, 7:30 p.m., at the corner of Sixth and Bell streets.

Fireworks at 10 p.m. at Civic Playfield.

Everett

Yankee Doodle Dash, 8:30 a.m., Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave. Sign up for Kiddy Doodle Dash, 1-mile family fun run, 5k or 10k races at 7 a.m.

Colors of Freedom Parade, 11 a.m., Colby and Wetmore avenues, between Wall and 26th streets. For more info visit: www.everettwa.org.

Fun in the Sun Street Fair, noon to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church on Pacific and Wetmore Avenues. Family friendly fair with free children’s activities, live music and an antique car show.

Colors of Freedom Festival, 1 to 11 p.m., Legion Memorial Park. Come enjoy a food fair, free kids’ activities, live music and fireworks over Port Gardner Bay. No parking available at Legion Memorial Park, but Everett Transit is operating free of charge July 4th.

Thunder on the Bay Fireworks, 10:20 p.m. Viewing areas at Legion Park on 145 Alverson Blvd. or Grand Avenue Park at 1800 Grand Ave.

Everett Aquasox Game vs. Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, Independence Day celebration and post-game fireworks. Game starts at 7:05 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium.

Comcast Community Ice Rink, Fire on Ice, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at 2000 Hewitt Ave. $4 admission includes skate rental, barbecue outside arena. For more info visit: comcastarenaeverett.com.

Imagine Children’s Museum, noon to 4 p.m., children’s crafts and activities to celebrate the Fourth of July. General admission, $9. For more info visit: www.ImagineCM.org.

Everett Police Department open house, noon to 4 p.m., 3002 Wetmore Avenue. Meet detectives, police dog handlers and go through the department maze.

Mountlake Terrace

Family Fourth of July event with musical entertainment starting at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m. at the Evergreen Playfield No. 6. People can arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. to get a good spot and picnic before the show starts.

Oak Harbor

The 4th Oh July! Activities include a parade, pie bake-off and live music. For full schedule of events, go to oakharborchamber.com.

Grand Parade, 11 a.m. at Regatta Street.

Family carnival including apple pie bake-off, family fun games, live music and fireworks at dark. 10:00 a.m until dark, Windjammer Park.

Activities and fun events from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Pioneer Way, including a pet parade at 2 p.m.

Robe

Robe’s 3rd annual Fourth of July Parade featuring old cars, hillbilly hot tubs — water in the bed of pickups — and a good old time for the Fourth.

Parade starts at noon in front of the Mountain Loop General Store in downtown Robe on Mountain Loop Highway.

Seattle

Seafair Summer Fourth will be an all day festival at Gas Works Park with performances, activities and food vendors. Gates will open at noon, and the fireworks show will begin at 10:15 p.m. This event is free to the public, but parking will be limited. For more info, visit www.seafair.com.

37th annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival will kick off on July 4 and run for the entire weekend at 1010 Valley St. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Boat tours, food vendors, live music and many more activities celebrate Seattle’s maritime heritage.

Stanwood

4th of July Parade &Ice Cream Social, entrants meet in the Josephine Sunset Home parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Parade starts at 11 a.m. with ice cream social to follow at noon. No pre-registration necessary. For more information call the Stanwood Area Historical Society at (360) 629-6110.

Hours for using fireworks

Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Woodway: not allowed

Arlington, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Sultan and unincorporated Snohomish County: allowed on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight.

Brier, Darrington, Granite Falls, Index: allowed on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Bothell, Granite Falls, Lynnwood and Marysville: allowed on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Stanwood: allowed June 28-July 5 from noon to 11 p.m.

Safety Tips

Keep fireworks away from children at all times.

Be aware of your whereabouts when discharging fireworks as dry grass and brush are flammable.

Aim fireworks away from people and buildings.

Do not throw fireworks or hold them in your hands.

Never relight a “dud” firework and soak in water immediately. Do not put your face near dud fireworks.

Keep pets safe indoors and away from fireworks.

Clean up debris and soak used fireworks in water.

Transportation

Community Transit will not offer service Thursday. Everett Transit will operate Thursday on its Sunday schedule.

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