No Parade, But Still Lots Of July 4th Events Sunday In Everett

July 2, 2021

Events in Everett


2019 Thunder On The Bay Fireworks in Everett, Washington. Photo credit: Mike Weisenfeld

While the City of Everett will not have a parade this 4th of July there are a host of other events happening. Here is a partial list.

YMCA Yankee Doodle Dash
The 22nd Annual Yankee Doodle Dash starts the July 4th festivities with a 5k and 1 mile fun run. It begins at the new Everett YMCA at 4730 Colby Avenue. The 5 k will kick off at 8 am (rolling waves will be assigned). Once all the 5k runners have headed out they will begin our Family 1 Mile fun run. There is a cost to participate. Click here for more information.

Delta Neighborhood Car Parade and Picnic
The Delta Neighborhood has been building a tradition with an annual car parade around the north Everett area followed by a community picnic at Jackson Park. Vehicle decorating begins at 10 AM with the car parade starting at 11 AM. From 12 Noon – 3 PM there will be live music, a picnic and food truck at Jackson Park. You can learn more here.

Everett’s July 4th Festival
Starting at 3 PM and going through the Fireworks set for approximately 10 PM this event is based at Legion Park at 145 Alverson Blvd. The event is free and family oriented. There will be events for the kids, food trucks, live music and a beer garden. There is no parking right in the park and folks are encouraged to take the shuttle from the Walt Price Fitness Center at Everett Community College. The shuttle starts at 3 PM and return trips continue after the fireworks display ends. One important note, everyone riding the shuttle has to wear a face covering. (This is a Federal regulation so don’t give grief to Everett Transit staff, they have no option but will have a limited number of masks available). You can get more details on the festival here.

Rock the Fourth at Port of Everett
The Everett Music Initiative is hosting an outdoor concert featuring three different bands at Boxcar Park at the Port of Everett. Gates open at 5 PM with beer garden and two food trucks. Advance tickets are $30 and day of event cost is $40. There is also a $5.00 charge for parking. Get more information here.

Thunder on the Bay Fireworks
Starting about 10:00 PM or a bit after, this display is shot from a barge in the water off the north end of Jetty Island. The show will be simulcast to music which can be heard on local radio station KXA 101.1 FM or 1520 AM. Heather Gobe of Western Display Fireworks tells us the show features shells up to ten inches in diameter going up about 1000 feet. New this year many of those shells are made in America. The show lasts about 15 – 20 minutes. Best viewing points are Legion Park, the Everett Waterfront, Grand Avenue Park and though a bit distant, Harborview Park on Mukilteo Boulevard.

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