Priya May-Folden and Audrey Klingsheim, 10, lock eyes as they compete in a pie-eating contest at the Mountlake Terrace 3rd of July event at Ballinger Park on Monday. George Leonard III (left) won the event. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Priya May-Folden and Audrey Klingsheim, 10, lock eyes as they compete in a pie-eating contest at the Mountlake Terrace 3rd of July event at Ballinger Park on Monday. George Leonard III (left) won the event. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace gets a jump on Fourth of July

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — This city just couldn’t wait to start celebrating the Fourth of July.

For the second straight year, Mountlake Terrace got a jump on celebrating the nation’s birthday Monday, with live music, a pie-eating contest, gunny sack races and, of course, a fireworks show.

But there’s still plenty of ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, with street fairs, parades and fireworks planned around Snohomish County.

Most events are free, though there might be charges for food, parade or 5k race entries, or sports and show tickets.

Fireworks rules

More Snohomish County cities are outlawing personal use of fireworks, and new bans in Brier and Marysville are in effect this year.

Other cities where discharging fireworks are banned are Edmonds, Everett, Gold Bar, Lynnwood, Mill Creek, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Woodway.

Fireworks are allowed between 9 a.m. and midnight July 4 in Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Index, Lake Stevens, Monroe, and unincorporated Snohomish County. Snohomish’s hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bothell’s are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fireworks complaints should be phoned to non-emergency dispatch numbers if there’s no threat to people or property. In southwest Snohomish County the number is 425-775- 3000 and the number is 425-407-3999 for the remainder of the county.

Where to celebrate

Arlington Frontier Days Fourth of July:

Pancake breakfast 7 to 11 a.m. at Haller Park.

Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon 9 a.m. and Foam Run 5k 10 a.m. at Haller Park.

Kiwanis auctions 9 and 10:30 a.m. at Haller Park.

Hometown Fourth festival noon to 4 p.m. at Legion Park.

Kiddies parade 4:30 p.m. and grand parade 5 on Olympic Avenue.

Rotary Duck Dash 7:30 p.m. at Haller Park.

Fireworks 9 p.m. at Arlington Boys & Girls Club.

Bothell Freedom Festival:

Pancake breakfast 8:30 a.m. at downtown firehouse.

Children’s parade 11:15 a.m. and grand parade noon. Parade starts at Main Street and 104th Avenue NE, goes west on 183rd to Bothell-Everett Highway, ends at Pop Keeney Stadium.

Darrington Old Fashioned Fourth of July:

Parade at noon downtown.

Mansford Grange Community Fair after parade until 3 p.m. at Old School Park.

Fireworks at dusk at Darrington High School field.

An Edmonds Kind of Fourth:

Beat Brackett 5K and Baby Brackett 1K races 10 a.m. at Edmonds City Park (3rd Avenue and Pine).

Children’s parade 11:30 a.m. and main parade noon starting near 6th Avenue and Main Street.

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

Food and entertainment 6 p.m. at Civic Stadium (6th Avenue and Bell Street).

Fireworks 10 p.m. at Civic Stadium.

Everett Colors of Freedom and Thunder on the Bay:

Parade 11 a.m. on Colby and Wetmore Avenues between Wall and 26th streets.

Colors of Freedom Festival 1 to 11 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park on Alverson Boulevard.

Thunder on the Bay Fireworks 10:20 p.m., viewing at Legion Memorial, Grand Avenue Park and Everett Marina.

Other Everett events:

Yankee Doodle Dash 8:30 a.m. at Everett Family YMCA.

Imagine Children’s Museum half-price admission and patriotic crafts 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fun in the Sun Street Fair noon to 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Pacific and Wetmore avenues.

Aquasox baseball game and post-game fireworks, 7 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium.

Stanwood Fourth of July Parade and Ice Cream Social:

Parade 11 a.m. starting at Josephine Caring Community.

Awards 11:30 a.m. and ice cream social noon at Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center.

Evergreen Speedway USA Birthday Bash & Fireworks Show:

Gates open 3 p.m., main races start 6 p.m. at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe. Fireworks follow.

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