Street fairs, parades and fireworks are planned around Snohomish County to celebrate the Fourth of July. Most events are free, though there might be charges for food, parade or 5K entries, or sports and show tickets.
Here’s where to find the festivities Wednesday.
Arlington’s Fourth of July: July 4, primarily along Olympic Avenue and at Haller Park, 1100 West Ave. Call for details 360-403-3448; www.arlingtonwa.gov. Events: pancake breakfast; Pedal-Paddle-Puff Triathlon; noon to 4 p.m. Old Fashioned Fourth at Legion Memorial Park, 114 N. Olympic Ave.; kids parade at 4:30 p.m. and grand parade at 5 p.m. along Olympic Avenue; the Rotary Duck Dash at Haller Park at 7:30 p.m and fireworks at 9 p.m. at Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave NE.
Bothell’s Fourth of July Freedom Festival: Grand parade starts at noon July 4 on Main Street; www.ci.bothell.wa.us.
Darrington’s Old Fashioned 4th of July: Parade starts at noon July 4 on Darrington Street, followed by the Mansford Grange community fair at Old School Park, 1026 Alvord St. Games include tug of war, water balloon toss and racing turtles. Fireworks at dusk at Darrington High School’s football field, 1085 Fir St.; www.discoverdarrington.com.
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth: All events on July 4; free; www.edmondsfourth.com or edmondswa.chambermaster.com. Events: 10 a.m. Beat Brackett 5K & Baby Bracket 1K; 11:30 a.m. Children’s Parade from Fifth and Walnut; noon grand parade from Sixth and Main; 2:30 p.m. firefighters waterball competition at City Park, Third and Pine; 6 p.m. entertainment and food vendors followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. at Civic Field, Sixth and Bell.
Everett’s Colors of Freedom celebration: Free events July 4; 425-257-7117; everettwa.gov/790. Colors of Freedom Parade, 11 a.m. on Colby and Wetmore avenues, between Wall and 26th streets with marching bands, drill teams, stilt walkers and clowns. Festival is 1 to 11 p.m., Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. Live music, food fair, beer garden, kids’ activities, fireworks. No parking at Legion Park, so ride free Everett Transit shuttles from Everett Station. Thunder on the Bay Fireworks, 10:20 p.m. Other good viewing locations are Grand Avenue Park, 1800 Grand Ave., and the Everett Marina, 1205 Craftsman Way.
Everett YMCA Yankee Doodle Dash: 1 mile, 5K, 10K and kids races on July 4 at Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave. Races start at 8:30 a.m.
Imagine Children’s Museum celebration: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4 at 1502 Wall St. Admission is $5 for everyone older than 1; free admission for military families with military ID; patriotic hat-making, trivia wheel and floor puzzles; 425-258-1006; www.imaginecm.org.
Everett Public Safety Open House: Noon to 4 p.m. July 4, 3200 Wetmore Ave. Meet Everett police officers and see the equipment they use to solve crime; kids’ activities and Colby the Crime Dog; www.everettwa.org/1500.
Everett Community Ice Rink’s Fire on Ice: 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. July 4, 2000 Hewitt Ave.; $4 admission includes skate rental; 425-322-2653; www.angelofthewindsarena.com.
Everett First Baptist’s Fun in the Sun Street Fair: Noon to 3 p.m. July 4 at Pacific and Wetmore avenues; www.fbc-everett.org. Activities for kids, antique car show, free cotton candy and more.
Everett AquaSox baseball: 7:05 p.m. July 4, Everett Memorial Stadium, 3900 Broadway; opponent is Eugene Emeralds; post-game fireworks and patriotic hat auction. Tickets at www.aquasox.com.
Stanwood Fourth of July Parade and Ice Cream Social: 11 a.m. July 4, from Josephine Sunset Home parking lot, 9901 272nd Place NW to the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27112 102nd Ave. NW, for ice cream. More at www.sahs-fncc.org.