As with every other state, every fourth of July, Washington State residents celebrate the nations’ independence. It was on June 1776 when representatives of the 13 colonies fighting in the revolution proposed a resolution that would declare their freedom from the hands of Great Britain. The Continental Congress voted in its favor and shortly after, its delegates adopted the document drafted by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration of Independence. Commemorating the sovereignty of the country since became an official federal holiday in 1941.
In Washington State, Independence Day is celebrated with grandiose activities such as parades, concerts, picnics, and majestic firework over our waterways, parades, concerts. For other fellow Washington residents looking for fun over Independence Day, in addition to fireworks in various locations starting around dusk, below are a few local activities to put on the calendar.
Seafair Summer Fourth, 12 noon to 11 pm
Happening in Gas Works Park & South Lake Union Park. There are games and picnics during the day and fireworks at night.
Bellevue Family 4th
This event involving good music, food, and many child-friendly activities during daytime and fireworks display at night will take place in Bellevue Downtown Park at 2:00 to 10:30 pm.
Auburn 4th of July festival
Kids can enjoy the zoo, watching and taking part in the parade and eating good food while listening to music.
Tacoma Freedom Fair
With air shows, car shows, various contests, food kiosks, music and fireworks at dusk, you will surely enjoy these weekend long events.
How will you be celebrating Independence Day in Washington this year?