Wednesday, June 29, 2011

weekly fun (june 30-july 6)

*FULL LIST* Annual Public Fireworks Displays and Events around WA

Click for ongoing events: *call ahead for holiday hours!

(FRI) Ice Cream Social & Bluegrass Concert
Celebrate the 4th of July (a little early) with a concert featuring The Weavils, a hot dog barbecue and plenty of ice cream! Barbecue meal includes a hot dog, chips and pop for $3.
Magnuson Park Amphitheater
6344 NE 74th Street Seattle
When: Jul 1, 2011
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

(FRI) Family Fun 4th Pool Party
This family fun night and open swim offers something for everyone including pool games, arts and crafts, and music. So grab your friends and family and catch a wave. Space is limited to the first 250 people.
Peter Kirk Pool
340 Kirkland Avenue
When: Jul 1, 2011
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $4/person

(FRI)Jetty Island Opening Sandblast
Flag raising ceremony (11:30 a.m.), buried pirate treasure hunt and more. FREE, donations accepted. Free ferry to the island at 10th Street boat launch off W. Marine View Drive, Everett
Jetty Island
W. Marine View Drive
Everett WA 98201
All ages; FREE

(FRI) Free Bellevue Arts Museum
Bellevue Arts Museum is free 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. first Fridays.
Friday, July 1, 2011, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(FRI)Free Hands On Children’s Museum
Hands On Children’s Museum is free 5 to 9 p.m. first Fridays.
Friday, July 1, 2011, 5 – 9 p.m.
Hands On Children’s Museum
106 11th Ave. S.W.
Olympia WA 98501
All ages; FREE

(FRI) First Friday Family Music Circle
Family Music Circle ~ Join our band! We'll make music together with drums and percussion instruments as we follow a conductors' instructions. Just Play a Beat you Can Repeat! No experience required. Drums and instruments provided. $5, $10 per family (first time is FREE).
Friday, July 1, 2011, 7 – 8 p.m.
12729 Lake City Way N.E.
Seattle WA 98125
All ages

(SAT/SUN/MON) Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
35th annual festival includes visiting wooden boats, free boat rides, activities for kids, demonstrations, boatbuilding race, music, food and more. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 2-4. Little sailors build toy vessels (betcha it becomes his favorite new bath toy). FREE, donations accepted.
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Center for Wooden Boats and Lake Union Park
1010 Valley St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(SAT) Volunteer Opportunity: Operation Sack Lunch
We prepare and serve up to 17000 meals per month. We do breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week. Depending on the shift, there are perp, serving, and clean up opportunities.
Comfortable clothing, no open-toed shoes, no tank tops. No perfumes or deoderants or lotions with perfumes.
7/2/2011 3:00:00 PM
210 Alaskan Way S., Seattle, WA
Event Outside: No
Hours Required: 3
Krista Grimm; 206-922-2015
Group Size: 4-12
Age Range: 6 and older
Is the Event Full? Spots still available

(SAT) Independence Day Community Picnic
Live bands (including The Not-Its!), free root beer garden, pie eating contest, children’s wading pool, pet/human look-alike contest and more. Family-friendly.
Saturday, July 2, 2011, 12 – 5 p.m.
Cal Anderson Park
1635 11th Ave.
Seattle WA 98122
All ages; FREE

Cupcake Royale Sprinkle Party
What: Kiddos load treats with decorations and decadent icing.
Why: She’s Top Chef-bound.
When: Sat., noon-2 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Market Proctor, 2420 N. Proctor St., Tacoma (253-761-3663). Participation is free.

(MON) Frontier Days
Pancake breakfast (7 to 10 a.m., Haller Park), Pedal, Paddle Puff Triathlon (8 a.m., Haller Park), Kiddie parade (4:30 p.m., Olympic Avenue) followed by grand parade (5 p.m.), Stilly Duck Dash (7:30 p.m., Haller Park) and fireworks (dark, Quake Park, 18501 59th Ave.).
Monday, July 4, 2011, 7 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Various locations Arlington WA
All ages; FREE

(MON) Colors of Freedom
Yankee Doodle Dash: 5K, 10K, 1-mile or free kids’ dash (8:30 a.m., $13 to $40. Everett Family YMCA, 2720 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. 425-258-9211. Fire on Ice: discounted public skate at Comcast Community Ice Rink (10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., $4 includes skates. 2000 Hewitt Ave., Everett. 425-322-2650. Imagine Children’s Museum: Two-for-one admission (noon to 4 p.m., military families free all day, free for all 11 a.m. to noon. 1502 Wall St., Everett. 425-258-1006. Downtown Parade: (11 a.m., Colby and Wetmore Avenues, between Wall and 26th Streets, Everett). Everett Police Department Open House: Meet detectives, crime scene investigators, robots, K-9 handlers, Colby the Crime Prevention Dog and others (noon to 4 p.m. 3002 Wetmore Ave., Everett). Fun in the Sun Street Fair: family activities and entertainment (1 to 3 p.m., FREE. First Baptist Church of Everett, 1616 Pacific Ave., Everett. 425-259-9166. Colors of Freedom Festival: music, kid’s activities and food fair (1 to 11 p.m. FREE. Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett). Thunder on the Bay Fireworks can be viewed from several spots on and near the Everett waterfront (10:20 p.m. )
Monday, July 4, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Various locations Everett WA
All ages; FREE

(MON) West Seattle Coleman Pool 70TH Anniversary
Celebrate at the outdoor pool in Lincoln Park, 1:45-4:45 pm

This is the holiday’s only parade in West Seattle. All kids welcome to participate, with their families – walk, ride your bike, be pulled in a wagon, pushed in a stroller! 10 am, starts at 44th and Sunset (map), picnic and games at Hamilton Viewpoint afterward (free, but refreshments cost $ as a fundraiser – this year’s event preview is here).

(MON) Freedom Festival
Pancake breakfast (8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Downtown Fire House, 10726 Beardslee Blvd.), children's parade (11:15 a.m., Main Street and 103rd), grand parade (noon, Main Street and SR 527).
Monday, July 4, 2011, 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Downtown Bothell WA
All ages; FREE

(MON) The Great Carnation Fourth of July Celebration
Kiddie parade (10:30 a.m.) followed by grand parade, 5K run/walk, pancake breakfast, pony rides and bouncy toys, live music, food, arts and crafts, Strawberry Shortcake Feast (10 a.m. to 2 p.m., $5) and fireworks (10 p.m.). FREE, parking $5.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tolt-MacDonald Park
31020 N.E. 40th St.
Carnation WA 98014
All ages; FREE

(MON) It’s an Edmonds Kind of 4th
Fun run (10 a.m.), children’s parade (11:30 a.m.), main parade (noon), firefighters waterball competition (3 p.m.), entertainment (7:30 p.m.) and fireworks (10 p.m.). No pets, no alcohol, no personal fireworks.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 10:40 p.m.
Downtown Edmonds WA
All ages; FREE

(MON) Freedom Fair
Arts and crafts, food, family activities, seven music areas, pole-vaulting, stand up paddle board races, car show, Tacoma Freedom Air Show (1:30 to 3:30 p.m.) and fireworks (10:10 p.m., synchronized to music on 106.9 FM and 1180 AM). No pets. Suggested donation $5, $1 kids, $10 families. Ruston Way promenade bordering Commencement Bay, downtown Tacoma. Limited parking, directions online.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Downtown Tacoma WA
All ages

(MON) Stars & Stripes Celebration
Bike decorating for kids in parade (10 a.m.), parade (noon), fireworks (9:45 p.m.).
Monday, July 4, 2011, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Various locations, Enumclaw WA
All ages; FREE

(MON) Naturalization Ceremony
Witness more than 500 citizenship applicants from more than 75 countries being sworn in as new U.S. citizens. 11 a.m. concert, noon to 1 p.m. ceremony.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion
305 Harrison St.
Seattle WA 98109
All ages; FREE

(MON) Issaquah's Downhome Fourth & Heritage Day
Kids, Pets ‘n Pride Parade (11 a.m.), old-fashioned music, games, races, activities and prizes.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Downtown Issaquah and Memorial Park
105 Second Ave. N.E.
Issaquah WA 98027
All ages; FREE

(MON) 4th of July on Three Tree Point
Burien’s down-home, neighborhood party kicks off with a pancake breakfast and continues with a parade, games, book swap, and much more. Activities start at 9:oo am on Monday, July 4, and continue all day.

(MON) Celebrate Kirkland!
Children's parade (11:30 a.m.) followed by Community Parade, food and music (1 to 5 p.m.), Rotary Duck Dash (4 p.m.) and fireworks (10:15 p.m.). Bring a flashlight, no dogs.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Marina Park
25 Lakeshore Plaza Drive
Kirkland WA 98033
All ages; FREE

(MON) Fabulous Fourth of July
Inflatables, face painting, family entertainment, food and fireworks. No pets or alcohol. Noon, fireworks 10 p.m. (park opens 7 a.m.). Limited parking.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 12 – 10:30 p.m.
Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park
1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N.
Renton WA 98056
All ages; FREE

(MON) Fourth of July Splash
Entertainment, pie eating contests, wooden toy boat building, bounce houses, official opening of new Lake Meridian Playground, food booths, old-fashioned games and fireworks. Noon, fireworks 10 p.m. Free shuttles from Kentwood High School, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Kent Fire Station #75, 15635 S.E. 272nd, and Meridian Elementary, 25621 140th Ave. S.E.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 12 – 10:30 p.m.
Lake Meridian Park
14800 S.E. 272nd St.
Kent WA 98042
All ages; FREE

(MON) Family Fourth at Lake Union
Food, playfield for all ages (hands-on activities, bungee trampolines, climbing walls, inflatables, kickball and more), entertainment and fireworks choreographed to music broadcast on KING 5 TV and 97.3 FM. Noon, fireworks 10 p.m. No pets. FREE, nonperishable food donations accepted. Very limited parking.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 12 – 10:30 p.m.
Gasworks Park
2101 N. Northlake Way
Seattle WA 98103
All ages; FREE

(MON) Bellevue Family Fourth
Live music, food, Family Fun Zone (2 to 8:30 p.m., interactive games, roving entertainers, storytellers, inflatables, climbing wall and more), old-fashioned picnic games (3 to 4:30 p.m.) and fireworks (10:05 p.m.) synchronized to music from Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, broadcast on 106.1 FM and 94.1 FM. FREE, rides and climbing wall $2 to $5, free Bellevue Square parking after 6 p.m. No pets, bring a flashlight for safety.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 2 – 10:30 p.m.
Bellevue Downtown Park
10201 N.E. Fourth St.
Bellevue WA 98004
All ages; FREE

(MON) Family Fourth at Fort Dent Park
Kids' activities include bouncers, a performance at 6:30 p.m. by The Not-Its! and a game truck. Bring a picnic or buy from from on-site vendors. The park opens at 9 a.m. The fireworks begin at 10 p.m. sharp. Fort Dent Park, Tukwila.
14800 Interurban Ave., Tukwila, WA 98188
206-768-2822 | website
Date: 07/04/2011
Time: 6-10 p.m.
All ages; Free

(MON) Woodinville 4th of July Community Picnic
Bring a picnic and enjoy music all afternoon long banks of the Sammamish River. Wilmot Gateway Park, 17301 131st Ave. N.E., Woodinville.
Date: 07/04/2011
Time: 1-5 p.m.
All ages; Free

(MON) Grand Old Fourth of July
Over 20,000 people descend on downtown Bainbridge Island for a Fourth of July bash that is closing in on its 44th year. The Grand Old Fourth celebrates Independence with a mile-long street parade, antique car show, music, a street fair, music, beer garden and other fun.
Date: 07/04/2011
Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages; Free

(MON) Fort Lewis Freedom Fest
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Cowan Stadium) with music and roving entertainers, carnival rides, a kids' stage and kids' rides, food and the Classy Chassis Car Show!
Date: 07/04/2011
Time: Noon-11:30 p.m.
All ages; Free

(MON) Fourth on the Plateau
Music, food, Kids Zone and fireworks. 6 p.m., fireworks 10 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 6 – 10 p.m.
Commons Park
801 228th Ave. S.E.
Sammamish WA 98075
All ages; FREE

(MON) Red, White & Blues Luau
Music and entertainment, family games, hands-on art, hot dog-eating contest and fireworks. Bring blankets and chairs. 6 p.m. (on-site parking opens 5 p.m.), fireworks 10:15 p.m.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
Celebration Park
1095 S. 324th St.
Federal Way WA 98003
All ages; FREE…

(MON) Fourth of July Fireworks Show
Fireworks show over Lake Washington, launched from the Log Boom Park pier. Includes food and glow-in-the-dark toys. Bring a blanket or chair.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 10 p.m.
Log Boom Park
6000 N.E. 175th St.
Kenmore WA 98028
All ages; FREE

(MON) Des Moines Fireworks
Fireworks over the historic Des Moines waterfront. Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chairs. $1 suggested donation.
Monday, July 4, 2011, 10 p.m.
Des Moines Marina
22307 Dock St.
Des Moines WA 98198
All ages

(MON) Auburn's Fourth of July Festival
Come out for the bike parade at noon, followed by arts and crafts and bouncies for the kids, a car show, entertainment, and more. Bring a suit and towel for the kids so they can play in the splash pad.
Date: 07/04/2011
Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free admission; some activities require purchase of a wristband ($5)
Les Gove Park, 11th and Auburn Way South, Auburn.

(MON) Admiral 4th of July Kids’ Parade
The start time is 10:00 am, at the intersection of 44th and Sunset (in front of 1137 Sunset Ave. SW). Kids’ games and treats afterward at Hamilton Viewpoint Park (games are cancelled if it rains). For those who haven’t done this before, it is an easy 1/2-mile walk through the neighborhood, ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Bring your scooters and strollers, and wear your best 4th of July colors! Many thanks to the Admiral Neighborhood Association for providing concessions this year, to Dave Weitzel at Weitzel Construction for providing our port-a-potties, and to Holy Rosary Parish for underwriting our liability insurance, and making our permits possible.

(TUES) After the 4th Clean-up
While thousands of participants attend Kent’s annual 4th of July Splash and evening fireworks celebration at Lake Meridian Park, other parks get heavy use over the holiday weekend, too, with debris from unauthorized fireworks littering the parking lot and grounds. Help clean up one of four Kent parks. Wear sturdy shoes or boots. FREE, pre-register by July 1.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011, 9 – 11 a.m.
Four park locations
Kent WA
All ages; FREE
Pre-register Yes
Phone 253-856-5110

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