Our 2018 Guide To 4th Of July In Everett

July 3, 2018

Events in Everett

totem

Grab breakfast before the parade…

1). Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and the Totem Family Diner opens at 7 AM with a fantastic breakfast menu. We’re talking big portions and a cinnamon roll the size of which you may hardly believe.

2). The Colors of Freedom Parade in downtown Everett starts at 11 AM. It begins just south of Everett High School and runs south on Colby to Wall street. Then east on Wall to Wetmore and north on Wetmore to 26th. The reviewing stand is at the intersection of Hewitt and Wetmore if you’re looking for the best performances of the route. The parade usually runs about an hour and a half. Bring chairs and get comfy but watch out for no parking barricades along the parade route. Every year it seems a few cars get towed prior to the parade.

Rays

Stop by Ray’s before you go to Legion Park.

3). Lunch is the most important meal of the day and Ray’s Drive In is open from 10 AM until 8 PM so after the parade and before you head to Legion Park for music and merriment grab yourself a bunch of great burgers or fish and chips to get you through the day.

4). Immediately following the parade the Everett Police Department is holding its open house. There are tours, kids can get prizes, check out the SWAT equipment, motorcycles, marine unit and much, much more at the corner of Wall and Wetmore.

5). The Colors of Freedom Festival is at Legion Park on Alverson Blvd. starting at 1 PM with kids activities, food trucks, live music, a beer garden, booths and some of the best people watching around until the fireworks start at 10:00 PM. Stop by and say hello to MyEverettNews.com sponsors McClain Insurance and also E.S.C. Mattress Centers who are sponsors of the festival.

Important note: There is NO parking at Legion Park. While you can park in the neighborhood south of the Park spots are few and far between and it can be quite a walk. The best suggestion is to take FREE shuttle bus from Everett Community College on Broadway or at Everett Station. Round trips between the park and the two parking areas are running all day. Here’s the link to more information on the shuttle.

Lombardis

Dine on the deck at Lombardi’s for a pre-fireworks meal.

6). Dinner is the most important meal of the day and Lombardi’s Italian is open on the Everett Waterfront from 11:30 AM until 9:30 PM. A great place to grab dinner on the deck before finding the perfect spot to watch the fireworks. They have a brand new summer menu available to check out.

7). Thunder on the Bay Fireworks. The show is scheduled to start at 10 PM according to the official website. It is fired from a barge near the north end of Jetty Island. The best viewing spots are the bluff at Legion Park, Grand Avenue Park in the 1800 block of Grand Avenue and around the Marina District at the Port of Everett. Another word of caution. There are tons of places where you cannot park. That includes Grand Avenue, Alverson Boulevard, West Marine View Drive and other streets and parks around the waterfront. Plan to park away from the area and walk or again those transit shuttles will run until 11 PM.

These are just some of our favorites but there are also many other activities in Everett for the 4th. Scroll around the official City of Everett 4th of July website. There are additional activities linked at the bottom of the page.



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