FOURTH OF JULY
Events are listed by community
Arlington: The kiddies parade is 4:30 p.m. on Olympic Avenue, followed by the grand parade at 5. Festivities run noon to 4 at Legion Memorial Park, 114 N Olympic Ave., with fireworks at 9 at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE. Much more is happening that day. More info: facebook.com/arlingtonjuly4
Bothell: The Red, White & Bothell Parade starts at noon along Main Street and Bothell Way. A children’s parade precedes at 11:15 a.m. Come early for a pancake breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 at the fire station, 10726 Beardslee Blvd. More info: bothellwa.gov
Darrington: A parade is at noon followed by the Mansford Grange Community Fair until 3 p.m. at Old School Park with old-fashioned games and vendors. Fireworks will be set off at dusk. More info: discover darrington.com
Edmonds: An Edmonds Kind of Fourth includes the children’s parade at 11:30 a.m. with the main parade at noon. Evening activities start at 6 p.m. with food vendors, live music, a beard and mustache contest and fireworks. More info: edmondswa.com
Everett: The Colors of Freedom parade starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Everett. The Colors of Freedom Festival then continues at Legion Memorial Park, 1 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., with a Thunder on the Bay Fireworks show at 10 p.m. over Port Gardner. There is no parking at the park, but there is a shuttle. More info: everettwa.gov
Stanwood: The annual celebration starts at 11 a.m. with the parade and children’s costume contest, followed by a short program and awards at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. At noon there is a free ice cream social with fresh strawberries. More info: sahs-fncc.org
Fireworks at track
A USA Birthday Bash, including post-race fireworks, will be part of race day at the Evergreen Speedway, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. Gates open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $22, $15 seniors, $12 youth; ages 5 and younger as well as military are free.
More info: evergreen speedway.com
Holiday transit changes
Local buses will operate on Sunday schedules for the holiday. Commuter routes to Seattle, operated by Community Transit, will not run.
No fireworks are allowed on buses or transit property.
More info: community transit.org
Everett Transit will operate fare-free for July 4. Special shuttle services also will run from Everett Community College (Walt Price Fitness Center, 2206 Tower St.) and Everett Station (3201 Smith Ave., Bays D1 and D2) to the downtown parade and to the celebration being held at Legion Memorial Park.
More info: everetttransit.org