Fourth of July Guide for the South Sound

Show your red, white, and blue spirit and take your pick of these Fourth of July festivities in the South Sound. We have compiled a list of Independence Day celebrations that include live music, festivals, and of course, firework displays.

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Lacey Fourth of July celebration. Photo courtesy of City of Lacey Staff.


Third of July Fireworks Spectacular and Freedom Concert 

If you want to get the celebration started early, head to Rainier Vista Community Park in Lacey from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. for the 52nd annual Fireworks Spectacular. This event features live music and entertainment, activities for the kids, food vendors, and, of course, a spectacular fireworks display set to music. Free onsite parking is limited, so Intercity Transit is offering free rides to and from Rainier Vista Community Park the day of the event when you let the driver know you are going to the Fireworks Spectacular.


Fourth of July Concert in Pioneer Park 

If you are looking for something to do with the entire family on the fourth, spend it in Puyallup at a free concert in the park. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Rotary stage in Pioneer Park will feature a lineup including Leah Justine, Girls Love Rockets, The Chris Jones Band and local Limberlost. The park will also have vendors, a car show, a beer garden, and activities for the kids. To finish off the festivities, you can catch a fireworks show starting at 10:15 p.m.


Tacoma Freedom Fair

With a long-standing history, The Tacoma Freedom Fair is a tradition for many. A two-mile stretch of Ruston Way turns into a celebration with stages, local vendors, a car show, and much more. Plus, the fireworks and air show are something you don’t want to miss.

Federal Way

Red, White and Blues Festival

Federal Way’s 25th annual Red, White and Blues Festival will be a scene of fireworks, food, and live music. The fun will begin at 4 p.m. at Celebration Park, and will close with a 22-minute choreographed firework show at 10:15 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to kick back and enjoy the celebrations.

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Auburn Fourth of July celebration in Les Grove Park. Photo courtesy of City of Auburn.


Fourth of July Festival

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 4th, check out Les Grove Park in Auburn for Independence Day fun for the entire family. Kristy Pachciarz, Special Events Coordinator for the City of Auburn said, “I think our event is unique in the fact that we’re an extremely accessible daytime festival that offers something for everyone.” The event is free but attendees can purchase a wristband for $5 to gain access to even more activities. If the 17 inflatable rides, rock wall, trackless train rides, mini golf, balloon art, laser tag, bungee trampolines, and pony rides aren’t enough to keep you entertained, there will also be live entertainment on two different stages.

Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular

Enjoy a day of racing, movies, and live music at Emerald Downs Racetrack and Casino. Plan to stay for the 10 p.m. Fireworks Spectacular — it’s a must-see summer tradition.

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