Fireworks, parades and more: Your guide to Fourth of July festivities

  • Written by Briana Gerdeman

Have some fun this Fourth of July at the following free local celebrations: Bothell’s Freedom Festival, including a pancake breakfast and parade, followed by Kenmore’s Fireworks Show in the evening.

Bothell Freedom Festival
Pancake Breakfast
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Downtown Fire Station
10726 Beardslee Blvd., Bothell

Children’s Parade
11:15 a.m.
Line up on Beardslee Blvd., near the Post Office. The Children’s Parade is for children up to 12 years and no motorized vehicles are permitted.

Grand Parade
12 p.m.
Main Street and Bothell Way (SR 527), Bothell
The theme of this year’s parade is “We Are Victorious.”

Kenmore Fireworks Show
8 p.m. (fireworks start at 10 p.m.)
Log Boom Park
NE 175th Street and 61st Ave NE, Kenmore
Fireworks will be set off from the Log Boom Park pier. Before the fireworks show, enjoy music and other activities. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chair.

Depending where you live, it may or may not be legal to buy and use fireworks. Check the guidelines below:

All fireworks, including sparklers, are illegal in the Woodinville city limits. Woodinville Police and Woodinville Fire & Rescue urge people to call 911 if they see someone using fireworks in the city.

Bothell allows the sale and discharge of state-approved Class C fireworks on certain dates and times. Sale dates are July 1 through 4, and discharge is allowed only on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
You must be at least 16 to purchase fireworks and at least 18 to set them off. Fireworks cannot be discharged at city or public parks. For a list of legal fireworks, visit or call the Washington State Patrol at 1-888-295-8594.

Personal fireworks are prohibited in the city limits, and anyone possessing or discharging fireworks of any kind will be arrested and the fireworks confiscated. Fireworks offenses are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and/or a $1,000 fine.

Unincorporated King County
In unincorporated King County, fireworks can only be discharged on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight.
Fireworks sales are legal beginning at noon on June 28 until 11 p.m., then daily between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. through July 4. To purchase fireworks you must be at least 16 years of age with picture identification.

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