Celebrate your freedom at local festivals, events

The OlympianJuly 4, 2014 

The Tumwater Fourth of July parade will move south on Capitol Boulevard and begins at 11 a.m. Expect lots of community groups with Tumwater ties, such as Black Hills High’s dance team joined by junior dancers during last year’s parade.


Here are the local fireworks displays and other community celebrations where you can join your neighbors in the fun.


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 FreedomFest

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 Avenue, Ocean Park.

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