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

June 30, 2022

Events in Everett

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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