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9 Best Places in Seattle to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks

By | Last Updated: 17th August 2020

It’s commendable to pop up in Seattle on the 4th of July – when the skyline is ablaze with dazzling fireworks set off to vivaciously celebrate Independence Day; the Declaration of American Independence was adopted on this very day, way back in 1776. So, for an entire night of unlimited revelry, head off to any of the following locations in and around Seattle, and be a part of the momentous jubilation.

Seattle 4th of July Fireworks

1. Seafair Summer Fourth (Lake Union), Gas Works Park

Lake Union Fireworks Seattle Seafair Summer Fourth

Come to this downtown adjacent lake to witness the city’s biggest fireworks. While gaping in wonder at the magnificent presentations, feast upon varied delicacies that are temptingly sold by local food vendors or whoop up with live entertainment. And if you are up for something more adventurous, avail an Argosy Cruise that starts from Elliot Bay and allows you to relish the fireworks right from the water. Pay a visit to the Space Needle’s Observation Deck if you have enough time.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10.20 pm onwards

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2. Bhy Kracke Park

Fireworks Show Seattle Bhy Kracke Park

If the maddening crowd of Gas Works Park is not your cup of tea, check into this residential park in Queen Anne, where there are sufficient benches and bike racks for you to conveniently gaze at the amazing fireworks. There is enough open space for kids to play around too. The greatest plus point is that it’s absolutely free. Only, get here fast.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10 pm onwards

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3. Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

Seattle Fireworks Show Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop

Avail this popular loop around the Lake Union, or relax at any of the three dozen parks that exist along the way, to leisurely watch the fireworks display.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10 pm onwards

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4. Fremont Bridge, Fremont Avenue North

Fourth of July Fireworks Seattle Fremont Bridge

Plan an early visit if you desire a convenient spot to watch the fireworks of Lake Union from here, for heavy traffic can spoil all your premeditated plans.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10 pm onwards

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5. MacLean Park, Taylor Avenue North and Newton Street

Fireworks Display Seattle MacLean Park

To look at the fireworks from a massive height, turn up at this park that promises a crowning viewpoint.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10.30 pm onwards

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6. Bellevue Downtown Park

Fireworks Near Seattle Bellevue Downtown Park

The marvelous firework show of Bellevue Celebration in East Seattle is a popular tourist hotspot. Gear up for additional surprises, such as live performances by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra, games, food and much more.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10.05 pm onwards

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7. Marina Park, Kirkland

Seattle Fireworks Show Marina Park

While watching the amazing fireworks, here you may also get your kids involved in amusing parades and other exciting events like festival decoration competitions. The show can be enjoyed from Heritage Park as well.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10.15 pm onwards

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8. Civic Stadium, Edmonds

Fireworks Seattle Civic Stadium

Downtown Edmonds promises an eventful day for you; what with patriotic parades, joyous walks, and delicious food along with an unforgettable firework display – you would scarcely wish the night to end.

Fireworks Starting Time: 10 pm onwards

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9. Eagle Harbour, Bainbridge

Fireworks in Seattle Eagle Harbour

There are numerous joints to enjoy the fireworks that are set off from a barge, situated at the end of Eagle Harbour. You may either reserve seats in the numerous waterfront restaurants like the Bainbridge Thai Cuisine or book a table at the Harbour Public House. Tables are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Fireworks Starting Time: 11 pm onwards

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The spirit of oneness experienced while celebrating the auspicious day amidst teeming millions, the magical charm sweeping over each and every heart in ecstatically ogling the bewitching fireworks under one sky, the feeling of harmony that binds all and sundry, is inexplicably ethereal. Come and be a part of this euphoria.

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