This is an old post. Most 2020 events were cancelled due to Covid.
Go here for the 2018 edition of this list. I promise it’s worth the click. Thanks!
Here’s my list of South Sound 4th of July events, fireworks displays, and other family 4th fun. Looking for fireworks in Federal Way, the parade in Enumclaw, or Independence day fun in Puyallup? I’ve got you covered. I also have the links for 2012 4th of July fun in Steilacoom, Lacey, and Kent, plus what to do for Independence Day in Tumwater, Renton, Auburn, and Kent. And, of course, fun ideas for Tacoma and where to see fireworks in Kitsap.
If you’re new here, Welcome! My name is Maegen, and I write just about family events and activities in the South Sound. I have new ideas every day, so come back again and celebrate your South Sound family all year ’round.
Lacey does their fireworks show on the 3rd. I don’t know why.
Renton Family 4th Kids’ activities and face painting at Coulon Beach beginning at 12. Professional fireworks display over Lake Washington at 10.
City of Kent 4th of July Splash at Lake Meridian Activities and fun beginning at noon. Fireworks over Lake Meridian at 10PM. You’re encouraged to park at one of the off-site locations and take a shuttle bus.
Auburn 4th of July festival Les Gove Park 11AM-4PM Bike parade, kids’ activities, crafts, and more 5.00 for a wristband gives you unlimited access to activities
Federal Way Red, White, and Blue Festival 4th of July celebration in Federal Way at Celebration Park. Entertainment, games, and more beginning at 6PM. Fireworks at 10:15
Enumclaw 4th of July parade from 12-1; Downtown/Cole St.
Puyallup-City Blast 2012 This year’s event will have no fireworks or 3 on 3 basketball. Just a fun run event in the morning. Want to see fireworks in Puyallup? SFM has discovered you can pretty much just look up anywhere in the city! 🙂 If you have a fav viewing spot let me know.
There are also 4th of July events in Puyallup at Meeker Mansion. 2-5PM Free games and entertainment. Strawberry shortcake, hot dogs, and lemonade available for small cost.
Orting Sadly, Orting’s popular fireworks and 4th of July festival hosted by the Lions has been canceled for 2012 due to finances. If you’re saddened by this, think about participating in some fundraising to bring it back for 2013!
Tacoma- Freedom Fair Full day of events ending with the big fireworks show. Note that the event is in financial straits. Donate when you have a chance, or the show may not go on next year.
Dupont 4th of July Full day of activities beginning with a pancake breakfast and parade. Kids’ activities follow at Clocktower park; fireworks at dusk at Patriot’s Landing. Link opens a pdf flyer.
Independence Day in Steilacoom Full day of events-fun run, ice cream social, trike parade, flag raising ceremony and more. Fireworks at 10:30
Freedom Fest at JBLM Full day of activities and entertainment; car show; fireworks Open to the public, but read info. on how to enter and be sure to have photo i.d.
Tumwater-City of Tumwater hosts an afternoon parade, followed by fun and activities at the golf course, with a fireworks finale at 10:15. Admission is free; parking is 10.00/car.
4th of July show over Sinclair Inlet views from Port Orchard and Bremerton Part of the Fathoms of Fun Festival in Port Orchard. 10:30
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