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Enjoy the [Fireworks] Show!

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Kenmore - 4th of July Fireworks Show
Watch the night sky light up and have a fun-filled Fourth of July! The Kenmore Fireworks Show presented by Frank Lumber blasts off at 10:00 p.m. from the Log Boom Park pier. Prior to the fireworks show, join in the festivities with fun activities and food vendors starting at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair!   Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Avenue NE, Kenmore
 
Carnation - 4th of July Celebration
The day begins with the 5K Run “Run for the Pies” followed by the Grand Parade, Vendor Village, Car Show and Bouncey Toys plus entertainment all downtown. Over at Tolt MacDonald Park we have the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament “Just Moo it,” live music, more vendors and a beer garden.   Our day ends with the FABULOUS FIREWORKS!!!!  Visit https://www.carnation4th.org/ for more information.
 
Kirkland - Celebrate Kirkland, United We Stand!
Fireworks Display off Marina Park begins at approximately 10:15 p.m. on July 4. For more information visit http://celebratekirkland.org/fireworks.htm
 
Seattle - SCCA Seafair Summer 4th
Celebrate our nation’s independence with Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seafair Family 4th! Enjoy a day full of fun at Gas Works Park which boasts the best views of the cities best 4th of July fireworks show over Lake Union. For more information visit https://www.seafair.com/events/2018/scca-seattle-summer-4th
 
Are they allowed in your town?
 
Bothell:  Does allow the sale and discharge of fireworks.  Sales dates are July 1st through July 4th. Discharge times are July 4th only, from 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
 
Duvall:  Does allow the discharge of fireworks between 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. on July 4th only.
 
Kenmore:  Does NOT allow possessing or discharging of fireworks of any kind, within city limits.
 
Woodinville:  Does NOT allow the use of fireworks, including sparklers, within the city limits.
 
Unincorporated King County: Fireworks may be discharged only on July 4 from 9 a.m. to midnight. Fireworks sales: legally start noon June 28 until 11 p.m.; then, daily 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. through July 4.
 
No sales after July 4.  You must be at least 16-years-old with picture identification to purchase fireworks.
 
Protect your home from an errant bottle rocket
 
If yours is a town that allows fireworks,  here are some practical ways you can protect your home from the rockets’ red glare.
 
Turn on sprinklers to thoroughly soak your landscape.  That includes not just the lawn but also shrubbery near your home.
 
Make sure gutters are free of dry leaves and other flammable debris.
 
Consider spraying down your roof and decks.  Oh sure, you risk looking like the Independence Day Grinch standing there with your garden hose, but it might give neighbors a not-so-subtle hint to ... ahem ... shoot their flaming projectiles somewhere else.
 
Pull vehicles inside so paint can›t be marred by hot debris landing on them.
 
Cover firewood stacks with a fire-resistant tarp so they won’t provide fuel for a still-smoldering firework that lands there.
 
Bring upholstered patio furniture inside or cover it with a fire-resistant tarp to prevent scorch marks.
 
Lock up pets, and make sure they›re microchipped and licensed in case they panic and slip out. The Humane Society offers great tips on making the Fourth of July less traumatic for nervous pets.
 
Practice fireworks safety with your family.  July 4 is the busiest day of the year for emergency rooms and firefighters. Safety experts recommend you opt for professional fireworks rather than backyard displays (those innocent-looking sparklers literally get hot enough to cook an egg).
 
Make sure your kids understand fireworks responsibility.  In February, a 15-year-old boy who was playing with fireworks pleaded guilty to starting Oregon›s massive Eagle Creek Fire. It scorched over 48,000 acres in the Columbia Gorge last summer, destroying homes, forcing hundreds of evacuations, and shutting down Interstate 84 between Troutdale and Hood River. Fireworks fun can turn dangerous in seconds, risking injury and property damage to others that not only can lead to heartache, but expose you to the possibility of significant civil liability or even criminal penalties. Courtesy of PEMCO  

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