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June 30, 2022

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Everett’s July 4th Festival & Fireworks – What You Need To Know (Sponsored Post)

While there won’t be a parade in downtown this year there are lots of other activities planned by the city for it’s July Fourth Festival. Here’s what you need to know to celebrate the 4th of July in Everett, Washington on Monday.

What time are the fireworks and where are the best viewing spots?

From last year’s July 4th show! This year the show begins at 10 PM and lasts about 22 minutes.

Shells range from 3″ up to 10″ and are fired from a barge off the north end of Jetty Island.

Everett’s Thunder on the Bay fireworks show is one of the biggest shows in the region.

It is scheduled to begin at 10:00 PM and last about 22 minutes. Folks from all over come to see massive colorful explosions light up the night sky.

The show’s so big, there are several great spots to watch from. Here’s our top recommendations:

Legion Memorial Park
Legion Memorial Park is Everett’s place to be on the Fourth of July. The park’s overlook offers outstanding views of the waterfront and the fireworks show. There’s a festival at the park with live music, food trucks and a beer garden so if crowds aren’t your thing, then this isn’t for you. Another detail to note is that there’s no parking at Legion Memorial Park on July 4. It’s no problem though, there’s a free shuttle that’ll get you there. Park at Everett Community College and catch the bus just outside of the Walt Price Fitness Center on Tower Street.

Grand Avenue Park
Everett’s Grand Avenue Park overlooks the waterfront and is another popular firework viewing location. The recent addition of the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge is a game changer; it connects the Grand Avenue Park to the Port of Everett and offers a whole new viewing angle for the fireworks. Expect this spot to be hoppin’. You’ll likely have to park and walk a bit, and there are no restroom facilities or entertainment.

Port of Everett
The Port of Everett (aka Everett’s waterfront) is the closest you can get to the fireworks and it is massive! There’s tons of fun things to do and places to eat. It can be a bit of a madhouse down there on the Fourth, but the Port’s new parking management company is all dialed in and ready to help guests get in and out with ease. Please note that there’s a $5 parking fee during special events, so carpool if you can.

If you don’t want to pay a parking fee, park near Grand Avenue Park and walk down via the brand new fancy-schmancy pedestrian bridge.

Harborview Park
Everett’s Harborview Park is kind of far from the fireworks, but still offers a good view of the show. Being that it’s further away than Grand or Legion parks, it’s a little less crowded and that might be just what you’re after. Parking is limited and there are no restroom facilities.

Tune into the soundtrack
Our media partners KXA/KRKO have helped put together a great soundtrack for the fireworks show. During the fireworks tune your radio to listen on KXA FM 101.1 or AM 1520.
 
Everett’s July 4th Festival at Legion Park in North Everett begins at 3:00 PM
Come celebrate Everett’s July Fourth at Legion Memorial Park and enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden and fun for the whole family. The festival starts at 3 p.m. and ends after the fireworks (about 10:30 p.m.).

Here’s everything you need to know:

Park for free at WSU Everett and EvCC and take the Shuttle.

You can drop off folks at 5th and Alverson for a short walk to Legion Park

First things first: There’s NO PARKING at Legion Memorial Park on the Fourth of July. Everett Transit provides free shuttle service to and from Legion Memorial Park. Uber, Lyft, and biking are other ways to get to the park to enjoy the celebrations.

Click here to view our “Getting here” page and learn about the free shuttle, parking and other modes.

Live music
Live music is back, baby. Here’s the lineup for this year’s Fourth of July

Massy Ferguson 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Lady “A” 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Eden 8 – 10 p.m.

Food trucks
Don’t fill up on hotdogs and potato salad before getting to the festival because you’re going to want to save room for food the trucks.

Here’s the list of food trucks scheduled to be at Legion Park on July 4th

1 Bliss Small Batch Creamery
2 Yummy Catch Food Truck
3 Yummy Box Food Truck
4 Delfino’s Chicago Style Pizza
5 Gip’s Downhome BBQ
6 El Mariachi Birria
7 Zaytoona
8 Wingz & Thingz
9 Pioneer Popcorn
10 Pararepas
11 Joe’s Concessions
12 Grandma Yummies

In addition to the dozen food trucks there’s going to be a beer garden sponsored by Everett Music Initiative with adult beverages for those age 21 and up located right next to the music stage. And you don’t have to spend the day filling up on soda and adult beverages. Be sure to bring water bottles. There will be a fountain to fill them with good ‘ol H2o so you can stay safe and hydrated.

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Fun for kids
Kids in tow? There’s fun for them, too. Imagine Children’s Museum will be at the festival with fun kid-friendly activities from 3 – 8 PM. You’ll find them at the south end of the park.

Legion Memorial Park also has a great playground and ball fields plus the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens.

Have a lawn game the kids love? Bring it! Just don’t ruin anyone’s picnic with a stray frisbee, okay?
 
Some final FAQs:

Q: Is it free to attend?

A: Yes! The event is free to attend.

Q: Are dogs allowed?

A: Yes; they must be on a leash per Everett Park rules. If you’re taking your puppers on the shuttle, they need to wear a muzzle unless they’re a service animal. For those with pooches that are afraid of fireworks, the fireworks start at 10ish.

Q: Can I bring chairs or sun shades to the park?

A: Yes. Be courteous of those behind you so you don’t block their view of the fireworks.

Q: Will there be drinking water?

A: Yes. We have a fountain for filling up water bottles.

Q: Is there shade at Legion Memorial Park?

A: Some. You should definitely bring sunscreen.



*The above is a sponsored post as part of an advertising agreement with the City of Everett Office of Economic Development. All editorial content is produced by MyEverettNews.com*

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July 1, 2022

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Port Of Everett And Historic Everett To Partner On Waterfront Tours This Summer

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If you’d like to know more about how Everett, Washington came to be there may be no better way than from the water. Today the Port of Everett announced it is partnering with Historic Everett for a series of tours based from the waterside view of things. Here’s more.

The Port of Everett is excited to partner up with Historic Everett to add a new community tour this summer that will take you back in time.

Our new “Flashback Friday” Historic Everett Waterfront Harbor Tours are now booking spots for five Friday evenings this summer, including July 8 and 22, Aug. 5 and 19, and Sept. 2.

The tour, aboard the 60-passenger Jetty Island Ferry, will be guided by local Everett historians and will cover information dating back to Everett’s former mill town days, when lumber and shingle mills lined the bay, and commercial fishing, boat building and maritime industries emerged at the Everett waterfront. The ferry will board at 6:45 p.m. for a one-hour tour from 7-8 p.m.

Interested in current-day activities at the waterfront? Consider booking a spot on one of five returning Port of Everett Working Waterfront Harbor Tours available on July 21 and 28, and Aug. 4, 11 and 18, aboard the foot ferry.

This guided tour explores the diverse roles the Port of Everett plays on the waterfront, from the operation of its international seaport, public marina facilities, real estate development, environmental stewardship, public access and more. Riders will have the opportunity to see cargo operations in action and hear about all the new mixed-use developments coming to the destination waterfront. The ferry will board at 5:45 p.m. for a one-hour tour from 6-7 p.m.

Reservations are required for each harbor tour. Cost is $3 per person; children 2 and under can ride for free but still need a reservation.

Visit www.portofeverett.com/PortTours to learn more and to be directed to the booking site. Be sure to scroll to choose the tour you’d like to take, Working Waterfront, Historic Everett Waterfront or Bus Tour (only offered during the Spring).



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June 30, 2022

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Great Day To Open A Dog Park In Everett, Washington

For safety there’s a double gate at the entrance.

This afternoon the newest dog park in Everett, Washington opened alongside the Lowell Riverfront Trail next to the Snohomish River. Owners brought dogs of every size, shape and breed and endjoyed a great afternoon in the sun. The Park is open daily from dawn to dusk. The address is 2901 Lowell-Snohomish Road. You can click here for more on all of Everett’s off-leash dog parks. Here’s a few photos of the dogs at the new park. Click photo to enlarge.
 

The dog park is next to the Snohomish River.

Mayor Franklin cut the ribbon to open the park.

There were some colorful attendees.

The dogs were anxious for the park to open.

The Lowell Riverfront trail goes right past the park.

Ready to play.

Keryn’s a professional dog walker and sitter and loved the new park.

Some dogs walked, some rode. Keryn is ready to help you with your pets.

There’s lots of room to run.

The poodle appears to be prancing.

Another happy customer.

There’s plenty of room to spread out.



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June 29, 2022

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Port Of Everett Showcases Upcoming Projects At Waterfront Place Open House

A steel drum player entertains at Pacific Rim Plaza.

The Splash Fountain at Pacific Rim Plaza.

Port staff and business owners coming to Waterfront Place were eager to share details with visitors.

With a steel drum player providing the perfect background music, the Port of Everett Wednesday afternoon showcased a myriad of upcoming projects involving current and new tenants at a series of displays surrounding Pacific Rim Plaza at the central hub of the area known as Fisherman’s Harbor.

Visitors got to see the progress being made as new buildings are going up that will house restaurants, bakeries, breweries, coffee shops and wine bars. Hotel Indigo was sharing details on their event space and the Waterfront Place Apartments were offering information on units in both buildings which are filling up quickly.

Yesterday the Port announced the new Anisoptera Spa will be coming to Waterfront Place, featuring a variety of spa and relaxation services from massage, facials and nails to float pods, saunas and more.

On Wednesday it was announced the Rustic Cork Wine Bar will also be coming to Waterfront Place as part of the Port’s Wine Walk.

The Port is a curating a mix of wineries, breweries and spirits tasting and tap rooms situated between Fisherman’s Harbor and Marina Village. Rustic Cork will be a tenant in a new two-story, 10,000 sf building overlooking the new Guest Dock 5 and Central Marina.

Click here to learn more about Waterfront Place, the 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development located on 65 acres at the waterfront in Everett, Washington. The development plans include 63,000 SF of retail and restaurant space, 447,500 SF of office, two hotels, 20,000 SF of marine retail and up to 660 waterfront homes including apartments, condominiums and/or town homes/lofts.

The Port says When fully realized, Waterfront Place is expected to support 2,075 family-wage jobs.



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June 29, 2022

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Work Now Underway On QFC Fuel Center At 50th And Evergreen Way

Two tanks are going in for the new QFC Fueling Center at 50th and Evergreen Way.

For those of you wondering what the construction is in front of the QFC at 50th and Evergreen Way, Work has started on a fuel center.

They first proposed it back in June of 2020 but the Pandemic pushed things back a bit.

The project is said to contain a 43- by 92foot fuel canopy (3,956 SF) with five (5) multi-product dispensers (MPDs), creating ten (10) vehicle fueling positions (VFPs) and an 8- by 23-foot (184 SF) cashier’s kiosk.

There are two underground storage tanks being installed that together will hole more than 36,000 gallons of fuel.



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June 29, 2022

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Great Breakfast And Sign At Totem Diner In Everett Today

Stopped by the Totem Diner at 44th and Rucker today. Great breakfast and sign…



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