People gather to watch the Thunder on the Bay Fireworks from Legion Memorial Park on July 4, 2018 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

People gather to watch the Thunder on the Bay Fireworks from Legion Memorial Park on July 4, 2018 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Festivities abound in Snohomish County this Fourth of July

Here’s where to find local parades, street fairs and fireworks shows.

After two years where we got familiar with “social distancing,” Fourth of July festivities are back in full swing. Fairs, parades and fireworks are planned in cities throughout Snohomish County on Monday, as well as over the weekend.

Snohomish County firefighters would prefer for you to attend large events with a professional fireworks show, rather than setting off your own. But if you do choose to light fireworks in legal areas, make sure you can see where it will land.

Where is it not legal to light fireworks: Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Lynnwood, Marysville, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo, Woodway and much of southwest Snohomish County.

Generally, authorities ask people to not call 911 unless there is a fire or an injury, said Kurt Mills, executive director of Snohomish County 911.

Here’s where to be in Everett on July 4:

Everett’s Fourth of July Festival: Free. Music, food trucks, beer garden and a fireworks display. Legion Memorial Park 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. 3 to 10:30 p.m. There’s no parking at the park, but Everett Transit will provide a shuttle service every five minutes from Everett Community College.

Places to view fireworks in Everett: The Thunder on the Bay fireworks show at Port Gardner Bay is visible from Grand Avenue Park, the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge and Everett’s waterfront.

AquaSox Baseball and Fireworks Show: The Everett AquaSox will face off against the Vancouver Canadians at Funko Field, 3900 Broadway, Everett. Festivities include a player-worn hat auction, a free patriotic-themed baseball for the first 1,000 fans, and a fireworks show after the game. Tickets can be purchased at 7:05 p.m. July 4. Tickets $15.

Rock the Fourth: Music, a beer garden, food trucks with a view of the fireworks show at Boxcar Park on the Everett waterfront at 13th Street, 4 to 10 p.m. July 4. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Ages 21 and up. More info at

Fourth of July Waterfront Party: Beer, wine, lawn games and food. Hotel Indigo is throwing a beachfront party for $25 per person: Tickets can be purchased at 4 to 10 p.m at Hotel Indigo, 1028 13th Street, Everett.

In other parts of Snohomish County:

Arlington Fourth of July Celebration: Carnival and food noon to 4 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park. Kiddies Parade at 4:30 p.m. and Grand Parade at 5 p.m. on Olympic Avenue, as well as a 10 p.m. fireworks display at Quake Park.

Darrington Parade and Fireworks Show: Parade at 1 p.m. downtown and street fair at Old School Park 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fireworks at the Darrington High School football field (1085 Fir Street, Darrington) starting at dusk. Free.

Edmonds: The city will host its annual An Edmonds Kind of 4th celebration in downtown Edmonds. Children’s parade at 11:30 a.m., main parade at noon. The city’s yearly fireworks show at Civic Field will not be happening this year because the park is under construction. Instead, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Mountlake Terrace fireworks show on July 3 over Lake Ballinger.

Lake Stevens: Music, games, and contests at Old Fashioned 4th at the Lake 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at North Cove Park. Free.

Marysville/Tulalip Fourth of July: Food and a firework show, free, at Ebey Waterfront Park, 1404 First Street, Marysville, 7 to 10 p.m., along with a fireworks show at Boom City in Tulalip.

Bothell: The City of Bothell’s 4th of July parade — an over 100-year-old tradition for the city — is back for the first time since 2019. Children’s Parade at 11:15 a.m. Grand Parade at noon.

Monroe: Evergreen Speedway is hosting a Fourth of July bash 4:30 to 10 p.m. with racing and fireworks.

Music: During your firework viewing, consider tuning into the KXA/KRKO radio for a Fourth of July specialized soundtrack.

Other events for the Fourth of July weekend:

Mountlake Terrace: The yearly July 3 fireworks show will consist of a celebration at Ballinger Park starting at 6 p.m. with a DJ and food trucks. The fireworks display will begin around 10 p.m., and can be viewed from the park.

5 Rights Brewing Company anniversary celebration: Special releases and a collaboration with Skookum Brewery. 5 Rights will release this year’s version of its Boom City FAB IPA and 2021 Tax Man Pauper Maker Bourbon Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, for the entire weekend.

(Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

(Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)

Are fireworks banned in your area?

Find out via this interactive map from Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue.

Previous Herald coverage of the holiday

How do we bridge the gap between the two days of independence: The Fourth of July and Juneteenth?

H’Bion Buonto, resident of Marysville becomes a U.S. citizen on Independence Day: After 24 years here, plus hours of studying and a test, Buonto is an American.

The World War II sailor from Lynnwood who turned 100 on the Fourth.

Where to camp this Fourth of July weekend?

How an Edmonds Fourth of July inspired a romance novel.

The annual war for chairs for the Fourth of July festivities.

Party and project ideas for the Fourth of July.

Two years ago, Chance Larreau lost his life in a firework accident.

Natalie Kahn: 425-339-3430;; Twitter: @nataliefkahn.

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