Fireworks, parades and festivities! Fourth of July events are back on for Seattle families. So grab your best red, white and blue gear and get to a nearby Independence Day parade or wow-worth Seattle fireworks display with your little patriots. Read on to find a celebration near you.

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Let Freedom Ring Celebration

The Puyallup Chamber of Commerce is bringing the 4th to families… on July 3rd, with a spectacular celebration. Bring the kids to the Washington State Fairgrounds between 3 and 9 p.m. to enjoy food trucks, vendor markets and a classic car show. Admission here is free. Then it’s on to the Red, White & Kaboom fireworks drive-in display. Enjoy it from your car and make it extra special for the kids with funky add-ons like special effects glasses ($2.50 each) or a star-spangled swag bag ($10). You’ll need tickets for the fireworks show.

Date: Jul. 3, 2021
Time: 3-10:15 p.m.
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Red, White & Bike Parade

Add a dash of patriotic flair to your bike, scooter or non-motorized ride, then join Renton’s Red, White and Bike parade. If you don’t have special decorations, not to worry, star-spangled embellishments will be provided to registered riders who need them. To keep everyone cool, this community celebration includes water activities and a tasty summertime treat at the end of the line. Remember to register in advance for this one.

Date: Jul. 3, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
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Seafair Summer 4th TV Special

While we won’t be able to gather and watch the fireworks over Lake Union together this year, families can still watch a stellar show at home. Tune in to King 5 to relive some of the city’s favorite fireworks displays from the past, plus get a sneak peek at what’s to come in 2022. The bright side? If the kids fall asleep, you can cart them off to bed with ease. Psst... they can also color their own fireworks display with a Seafair coloring page while you watch.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 10-11 p.m.
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Bellevue Family 4th

Bellevue's much-loved Bellevue Family 4th Presented by the Bellevue Collection will—you guessed it—look different this year. And while there won't be entertainment, concerts or other activities planned, there will be fireworks! Families can view them from Downtown Bellevue Park; there will be a livestream for families who prefer to stay home as well. Free parking will be available at The Bellevue Collection garages after 7 p.m. for the event.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 10:05-10:25 p.m.
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Celebrate Independence Day in Carnation

If your crew is ready to Run for the Pies, line the streets of downtown Carnation for a parade and watch fireworks light up the skies over Tolt Commons at night, this is the celebration for you. Whether you drive over for a few events or plan to spend the day, you’ll find so many festivities here. Psst… maybe bring the bikes and take in a few miles on the Snoqualmie Valley Trail while you’re there.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
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Red, White & Boom 5K

Start your Independence Day with a family-friendly run at Magnuson Park. It’s a chance for families to test their mettle on this classic Magnuson loop in a 5K or just let the kids run their own race during the quick kids dash. Registration is required for this one.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 9:30 a.m.
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4th of July Run Day

All aboard! It's a special public run day for the Kitsap Steamers run club. Bring your little train lover for a sweet ride on a miniature choo-choo around the park. It's sure to be a star-spangled event. Families should also plan to follow COVID procedures while you both wait and ride the train.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Everett’s 4th of July Celebration

Everett’s 4th of July festivities are going to be a blast this year! It all starts with the Yankee Doodle Dash, hosted by the YMCA. Families can register for a 5K or one-mile dash to get their patriotic hearts pumping first thing in the morning. Then it's off to Jackson park for a community car parade, followed by a picnic. Legion Memorial Park is the next stop on this celebratory odyssey. It’s where families will find live music, food trucks and can't-miss kid’s activities, hosted by the Imagine Children's Museum. Don't forget the lawn games (bring your own if you've got 'em)! The day ends with the Thunder on the Bay fireworks display. Find your perfect watch spot here.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
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Red, White & Boom Fireworks

For a night your family won't soon forget, head to Snoqualmie for their annual fireworks display. Red, White & Boom will knock your socks off because each year the organizers add more and more to this spectacular display. Plan to arrive around 7 p.m. (the fireworks start at 9:45 p.m.) so you can enjoy the vendors, food trucks, attractions and more before the dazzling display starts.

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 7-10:30 p.m.
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An Edmonds Kind of 4th

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is excited to be moving forward with their 4th of July plans for 2021. Although a few things will be different this year, there are still plenty of family-friendly activities to enjoy. It starts with runners, joggers and parents pushing strollers down the streets of downtown Edmonds as they chase after town founder, George Brackett, in a 5K. Then it's off to the town's Main Street Parade at noon. The day's events end with fireworks at Civic Field. Stay for the day or just come for the fireworks. It's worth the drive!

Date: Jul. 4, 2021
Time: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
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—Allison Sutcliffe & Kristina Moy

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