INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Includes: Family and children’s activities, live music, food and fireworks When: Activities begin at 5 p.m. , followed by fireworks at 10:15 p.m. Where: South Sound Center, 651 Sleater-Kinney Road, Lacey Information: www.visitthurstoncounty.com/flyer/ssc.htm
SOUTH SOUND SPEEDWAY RACING AND FIREWORKS
Includes: Racing and fireworks When: 1 p.m. Saturday Where: South Sound Speedway, 3730 183rd Ave. S.W., Rochester Information: southsoundspeedway.com.
SHELTON ELKS LODGE PICNIC AND FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Includes: Potluck, hamburgers, hot dogs and a beverage. A dance will follow the picnic with a $7 cover charge. When: 3 p.m. Where: Shelton Elks Lodge, 741 S.E. Craig Road, Shelton sunday
TUMWATER’S FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & FIREWORKS
Includes: Youth activities, food, live entertainment, a parade and fireworks When and where: Parade starts at 11 a.m. at Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street, then heads south on Capitol and turns west on Israel. Fireworks follow at dusk at Tumwater Valley Municipal Golf Course, 4611 Tumwater Valley Dr. S.E., Olympia Cost: $5 for parking at the golf course More information: 360-754-4160 or www.visitthurstoncounty.com/flyer/Ttown_Fireworks.htm
Includes: Live entertainment, carnival rides, a classic car show, children’s stage, food and fireworks Where: Joint Base Lewis-McChord; public must enter from exit 119 off of Interstate 5 When: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Where: Cowan Stadium, North Division Street More information: 253-967-4294; www.jblmmwr.com/freedomfest .
SUMMERFEST – DEMOLITION DERBY & FIREWORKS SHOW
Includes: Fishing derby, family and children’s activities, food and live entertainment When: Most activities will be available from 5-11:30 p.m. Where: Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Ave., Chehalis; additional activities will be at Borst Park and in downtown Chehalis. More information: http://southwestwashingtonfair.net/year-events/summerfest-demolition-derby-fireworks-show .
DUPONT INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Includes: Fun run, pancake breakfast, parade and carnival When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Clocktower Park, 1408 Palisade Blvd., Dupont More information: www.dupontwa.com .
STEILACOOM’S GRAND OLD FOURTH OF JULY
Includes: Fun run, street fair, beer garden, entertainment, ice cream social, parade, tribal museum tour, street dance, fireworks and parade When: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Where: Town Hall of Steilacoom, 1717 Lafayette St., Steilacoom More information: www.steilacoom. org/4july.pdf .
TACOMA FREEDOM FAIR
Includes: Vendors, live entertainment, family and children’s activities, air show, classic car show and fireworks When: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Where: Ruston Way Waterfront, Tacoma More information: www.freedomfair . com.
WET ’N’ WILD 4TH OF JULY
Includes: Animals will get “special, patriotic treats to enjoy” When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma Cost: $5.50-$13.50 More information: www.pdza.org
FAMILY FOURTH AT LAKE UNION
Includes: All-ages games, food vendors and beer garden When: Noon-9:30 p.m.; special viewing area for people with disabilities opens 6 p.m.; fireworks show is at dusk; Where: Gas Works Park, 2101 N. Northlake Way, Seattle More information: www.chasefamily4th .org