Celebrate your freedom!

OlympianJune 27, 2014 

Thousands make the Lacey fireworks show an annual tradition each year on July 3.


Get a jump on planning your long Fourth of July weekend. Here are the local fireworks displays and other community celebrations where you can join your neighbors in the fun. Festivities begin as early as Thursday.


Lacey Fireworks Spectacular & Freedom Concert

6:30-10:30 p.m., William Bush Park, 4400 Chardonnay Drive SE, Lacey. Free. 360-491-3214, ci.lacey.wa.us/fireworks.


Red, White & Blue Bash

1 p.m., Lakewood Senior Activity Center, 9112 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood.


Tumwater’s 27th Annual Independence Day Parade

11 a.m., Tumwater City Hall, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater. Free. 360-754-4160, ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade.

Tumwater Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks

6-10:45 p.m., Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE. Free admission; $10 event parking. 360-754-4160, ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival.


JBLM Freedom Fest

11 a.m.-11 p.m. , Cowan Stadium, Bitar Avenue and South 12th Street, JBLM. Free. 253-967-5200, JBLMfreedomfest.com.


BBQ Fireworks Live Band

4 p.m., Shelton Elks Lodge, 741 SE Craig Road, Shelton. $9. 360-426-2322, sheltonelks2467.com.


Tacoma’s Freedom Fair 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Ruston Way Waterfront, Ruston Way, Tacoma. Free. 253-507-9357, freedomfair.com.


Seafair Summer Fourth

noon-midnight, Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle. 206-728-0123.


Four on the Fourth 4-mile

9 a.m., Steilacoom Town Hall, 1717 Lafayette St. $11 or less. 253-537-8712, databarevents.com/4onthe4th.


Steilacoom Grand Old Fourth of July

9 a.m.-11 p.m., Steilacoom Town Hall, 1717 Lafayette St. Free. 253-581-1161.

DuPont july 4th Celebration

10 a.m. parade, festival, duck race, dynamite dash and more, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Clocktower Park, 1408 Thompson Circle, DuPont.


Ocean Park Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

10 a.m., Sheldon Park, 256th Street and Vernon Avene, Ocean Park.

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