30-Day Reminder – 4th Of July In Everett, Washington Could Make A Great Staycation

June 4, 2023


Just a note for you who like to plan ahead. The 4th of July falls on a Tuesday this year. That could make for an awesome 4-day Staycation in Everett, Washington. From staying at a waterfront hotel to playing in the splashpad at the park there will be a lot to do that’s easy fun and family-friendly leading up to the 4th of July. As far as things happening on the 4th…

4th of July parade

Click to visit the Everett 4th of July Parade website.

The 4th of July Parade is back in downtown Everett. No longer sponsored by the City of Everett the parade is volunteer driven and supported by a non-profit group who formed a 4th of July Parade Committee.

The Parade is expected to have around 100 entries and last about an hour. It will start at 11:00 AM at 25th and Colby just south of Everett High School and go south on Colby to Wall street, east on Wall to Wetmore, north on Wetmore back to 25th street.

If you’d like to help there are opportunities for volunteers and sponsors still available. You can learn more here.

There’s no charge to watch the fireworks from Legion Park!

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

Eden Band

Savanna Woods and Eden will be playing Legion Park just before the fireworks.

The City of Everett is once again presenting Everett’s July 4th Festival at Legion Memorial Park in north Everett. There will be food trucks and a beverage garden, games for the family, live music and at 10:00 PM the annual “Thunder of the Bay” Fireworks. Here’s what you need to know from the City’s 4th of July Festival Webpage.

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:

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.

Stay tuned for the 2023 shuttle bus schedule!

2023 Live music

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

Small Paul 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

The Jaws of Brooklyn 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Eden 8:00 – 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.

This year’s food trucks are still being booked. Apply here.

Beer garden

Everett Music Initiative will host their annual beer garden with tasty local bevvies for anyone 21+. The beer garden is by the music stage so you can watch the music while you imbibe.

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. Legion Memorial Park also has a great playground and ball fields. Have a lawn game the kids love? Bring it! Just don’t ruin anyone’s picnic with a stray frisbee, okay?

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


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: Can I bring my giant propane barbecue on the shuttle bus? 

A: Um, no. Thanks for asking, though!

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.

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