Where to enjoy your Fourth of July

Fourth of July events throughout Snohomish County on Friday will celebrate America’s independence with pomp, sparks and pageantry.

Everett

Colors of Freedom Parade: Begins at 11 a.m. at Colby and Wetmore avenues.

Colors of Freedom Festival: At Legion Memorial Park from 1 to 11 p.m. Free kids’ activities, food, live music and a fireworks show over Port Gardner. There will be a free Everett Transit shuttle from Everett Community College’s Broadway lot and Everett Station.

Yankee Doodle Dash: 1-mile, 5K and 10K races at the Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave.. Register at your local Y or online at www.ymca-snoco.org/ydd. Registration the day of the dash opens at 7 a.m. Race start times: 10K at 8:45 a.m.; 5K at 8:30 a.m.; 1 mile at 8:50 a.m.

Star Spangled Celebration: Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., from noon to 4 p.m. More info: www.imaginecm.org.

Thunder on the Bay Fireworks: 10:20 p.m. Port Gardner viewing areas: Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., and Grand Avenue Park, 1800 Grand Ave. More info: www.everettwa.org.

Made in America Gift Show: Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way, Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More info: www.elegantcraftshows.com.

Everett AquaSox baseball: 7:05 p.m., Everett Memorial Stadium, 3900 Broadway, vs. the Tri-City Valley Cats. Post-game fireworks and a food drive for the Everett Food Bank. Tickets at www.aquasox.com.

Everett Police Open House: 3002 Wetmore Ave., noon to 4 p.m. More info: www.ci.everett.wa.us/default.aspx?ID=1956.

Fun in the Sun Street Fair: First Baptist Church, 1616 Pacific Ave., noon to 3 p.m. More info: www.fbc-everett.org.

Fire on Ice: Comcast Community Ice Rink, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., 2000 Hewitt Ave. Public skating all day for $4. More info: www.comcastarenaeverett.com.

Arlington

Frontier Days Fourth of July: At Haller Park, 1100 West Ave., unless noted below. More info: 360-403-3448 or www.arlingtonwa.gov.

  • 7 a.m. to 10 a.m: Pancake breakfast.
  • 8:00 a.m.: Pedal Paddle Puff Triathlon.
  • 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.: Silent auctions hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Live auction hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Arlington.
  • 4:30 p.m. Kiddies Parade will lead the Grand Parade.
  • 5 p.m.: 119th annual Grand Parade.
  • 7:30 p.m.: Stilly Duck Dash.
  • 9 p.m.: Fireworks display at Quake Park.

Edmonds

5K Fun Run/Walk: Sponsored by Swedish/Edmonds and Sound Women’s Care. Begins at 10 a.m.

Children’s parade: At 11:30 a.m.

Main parade: Noon.

Edmonds Firefighters Waterball competition: At City Park at 2:30 p.m.

Food vendors and evening entertainment: At Civic Stadium.

Fireworks: At 10 p.m. at Civic Stadium.

Darrington

Fourth of July Parade: Sponsored by the city. Starts at noon and follows a two-block route from the school grounds to Old School Park.

Fourth of July Fair: At Old School Park following the parade. Sponsored by Mansford Grange. The New Old Time Chautauqua Circus will participate in the parade and perform at the fair.

Fireworks: Sponsored by the city. At dusk at Darrington schools.

Camano Island

Ladies Aid Bake Sale: Begins 10 a.m. at Stanwood Street and Utsalady Road.

Patriotic Walk and Flag Ceremony: At 11 a.m. at Stanwood Street and Utsalady Road.

Play area, veteran’s remembrance and music Sponsored by Terry’s Corner starting at 3 p.m. at Sunrise Boulevard and Highway 532.

Fireworks: 10:30 p.m. at Windjammer Park, also known as City Beach.

Bothell

Freedom Festival: Starts with a pancake breakfast at the downtown firehouse at 8:30 a.m. A parade for children 12 and under begins at 11:15 a.m. along Main Street and Bothell Way. No motorized vehicles are permitted. The Grand Parade follows, on the same route.

Stanwood

Fourth of July parade: Participants meet at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot between Josephine Sunset Home and Our Savior Lutheran Church. The parade will end in the Historic West End of Stanwood at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. The parade will be followed by a strawberry and ice cream social, free popsicles and games for children.

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