What You Need To Know About 4th Of July In Everett

July 2, 2017

Events in Everett

Here is our annual run down of things to know for the 4th of July in Everett…

First: All consumer fireworks are illegal within the Everett City limits. You can click here for a great chart on when to call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number (425-407-3999) with 4th of July issues. There are extra police and fire department patrols on duty through the 4th of July. You may get a warning, you may get a ticket, you may have all of your fireworks impounded.

parade

Thousands are expected in downtown Everett Tuesday for the 4th of July parade!

The Parade: The annual 4th of July parade will take place in downtown Everett. The Parade starts at 11 AM on Colby Avenue just south of Everett High School and runs down Colby Avenue to Wall Street. It turns east on Wall Street and then back north on Wetmore to Everett Avenue. You can bring chairs to watch the parade. There is no parking on any of the parade route or the side streets between Hoyt and Rockefeller between 25th and Wall street and cars will be towed starting at 5 AM if in the posted no parking zones. There is limited free parking at the EverPark Garage in the 2800 block of Hoyt. Your best bet may be to take one of the free shuttles from Everett Station at 3201 Smith Avenue. The shuttles will run out of Bay D1/D2 every 5 minutes between 9:30 – 11:00 AM before the parade and Noon – 2:00 PM after the parade. The parade runs about an hour and 15 minutes in length.

fireworks

The fireworks are shot off a barge located in Port Gardner Bay near the north end of the Jetty.

Thunder on the Bay Fireworks: The annual fireworks show begins at 10:20 PM over the north Everett waterfront. Best viewing is at Legion Park. Other good viewing spots include Grand Avenue Park and the 10th street marina. The streets around Legion Park are closed all day for a festival so the city is offering a free shuttle to the Fireworks Festival from both Everett Station 3201 Smith Street Bay D1/D2 or from Everett Community College at the Walt Price Fitness Center on Tower Street. The shuttles run during the day from 12:30 PM until 9:30 PM. (the last shuttle to the Fireworks Festival leaves at 9:30 PM) Return shuttles begin running after the end of the fireworks. If you like music with your fireworks, Everett radio station KXA will provide a musical simulcast starting at 10:20 PM. They can be found at 1520 AM and 101.1 FM. Be very aware of no parking areas around the waterfront, especially next to the railroad tracks, your car will be towed!

Other events on the 4th of July in Everett:

Colors of Freedom Festival

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

1 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Legion Park Bluff, 145 Alverson Blvd.
Join us on the grassy green bluff overlooking the lovely Puget Sound. Free kids’ activities, food fair, beer garden, live music & fireworks. Bring a blanket and a picnic! There is no parking at the festival, catch the free Everett Transit shuttle at the Everett Community College Broadway lot or at Everett Station. Reasonably sized and small coolers are permitted on shuttle buses. Return trips to parking offered throughout the day, and after the Fireworks show. Wheelchair service from bus drop-off into the park is provided by NJROTC students. Small propane & charcoal barbecues are allowed. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

YANKEE DOODLE DASH

8:30 a.m.

Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Avenue
1 mile family fun run, 5k and 10k races
www.ymca-snoco.org/ydd

IMAGINE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

1502 Wall Street
Create a patriotic hat and play at the Museum!
General admission: 1/2 price admission (Regular admission $10.00)
Military: Free Admission with Military ID
www.ImagineCM.org

FIRE ON ICE

8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

XFINITY Community Ice Rink, 2000 Hewitt Avenue
$4 Open Skate (includes skate rental)
www.comcastarenaevererett.com

PUBLIC SAFETY OPEN HOUSE

Noon – 4 p.m.

Everett Police Station, 3002 Wetmore Avenue
Meet officers and see the equipment they use to solve crime. Join the fun with kids’ activities, say hello to Colby the Crime Dog, and earn a prize! Police and Fire vehicles will be on display along Wetmore Ave!
www.everettwa.gov/Police

FUN IN THE SUN STREET FAIR

Noon – 3 p.m.

First Baptist Church, Pacific & Wetmore Avenues
Enjoy inflatables, pony rides, live music and antique car show. Free cotton candy, snow cones, prizes and more!
www.fbc-everett.org

EVERETT AQUASOX BASEBALL

7:05 p.m.

Everett Memorial Stadium, 3900 Broadway Avenue
Fun, baseball, Patriot Hat auction and post-game fireworks. Aquasox vs. Eugene Emeralds.
www.aquasox.com

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