West Seattle 4th of July

UPDATED JULY 4, 2015: Want to know what’s happening in West Seattle on the 4th of July? That’s what this page is all about. If you have a Fourth event or infobit (such as restaurant/bar/coffee shop hours) that belongs here – please e-mail us ASAP – thank you!

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FIREWORKS INFO
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(2013 photo by Mike Scharer)
SEATTLE’S BIGGEST FIREWORKS SHOW: Not in West Seattle, but you can get a decent view from certain north-facing spots including Hamilton Viewpoint, Belvedere Park/Viewpoint and much of Harbor Avenue: This year’s Lake Union fireworks scheduled for 10:20 pm – here’s the info for that show, officially known as Seafair Summer Fourth.

THREE TREE POINT FIREWORKS: Just south of West Seattle, this waterfront community presents a display fired from an offshore barge (info here), funded by community/business donations – if you’re interested in watching, consider donating (you can do it online). Where’s Three Tree Point, you ask? Here’s a map.

IF YOU’RE GOING SOMEWHERE ELSE … Here’s the list of official fireworks displays around the state (July 4th AND other days too – Poulsbo, for example, has a July 3rd show).

REMINDER ABOUT ‘PERSONAL FIREWORKS’: Illegal in Seattle. Illegal in Burien. Legal in White Center (and the rest of the unincorporated area) but ONLY between 9 am and midnight on the 4th, even though the fireworks stands started selling them last Sunday; read the county rules here.

A NOTE FROM SEATTLE PARKS: Seattle Parks is again planning to keep the lights on at synthetic-turf fields to discourage fireworks, and says security will monitor for extended hours, too. This time, it’s planned for both Friday and Saturday (July 3-4). Four West Seattle fields are on the list for security monitoring 9 pm-4 am and lights 8:45-11 pm: Delridge, Hiawatha, West Seattle Stadium, and Walt Hundley.

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4TH OF JULY PARADE
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(WSB photo from 2012 4th of July Parade)

21ST ANNUAL WEST SEATTLE 4TH OF JULY KIDS’ PARADE: This community parade in North Admiral is West Seattle’s one and only 4th of July parade. All kids welcome to participate, with their families – walk, ride your bike or scooter, be pulled in a wagon, pushed in a stroller … Starts at 10 am at 44th and Sunset (map), games and treats (parade’s free but bring $ for concessions) at Hamilton Viewpoint Park afterward – our most recent event preview is here. Again this year, the Admiral Neighborhood Association provides concessions (bring $ for that). Bring diapers to the parade – they’re being collected for WestSide Baby again this year!

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OTHER EVENTS
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SOUTHWEST SEATTLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL PICNIC: Noon-3 pm, the Log House Museum has its annual membership and friend-making picnic – and you can become a new member AT the picnic. This year, the plan includes a chance to walk over to the Alki Homestead / Fir Lodge for a photo at 1 pm. In honor of the Homestead’s new ownership/refurbishing, SWSHS will provide chicken for the picnic (and “chik’n” for vegetarian participants) – you bring a side dish to share. 61st/Stevens, one block inland from Alki Beach.

ALKI POINT LIGHTHOUSE TOURS: Yes, you can tour the lighthouse on the 4th of July! (3rd and 5th of July, too.) 1-4 pm, 3201 Alki SW.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL: The Alki Volleyball Association‘s Firecracker Open hits the sand on Independence Day – details on the AVA website.

ART GLASS ‘SECONDS SALE’: Avalon Glassworks’ 4th of July tradition, 9 am-3 pm. “Parking lot sale of art glass samples, seconds, and oddball stuff.” 2914 SW Avalon Way

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FOOD AND DRINK
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WHAT WE HAVE SO FARHotwire Online Coffeehouse (WSB sponsor), 7 am-4 pm …C & P Coffee Company (WSB sponsor), open 7 am-5 pm … Freshy’s Coffee, open 7 am-7 pm … The Bridge is open regular hours … Quadrato in The Junction and Pizzeria 22 in Admiral will be open regular hours … Ma’Ono is open in The Junction for brunch and dinner as is usual on Saturdays … Still compiling more info – if your restaurant/bar/coffee shop/bakery/etc. will be open, please send us info ASAP! editor@westseattleblog.com

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HOLIDAY TRANSIT CHANGES
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Metro and Water Taxi info is here; Washington State Ferries info is here; Sound Transit info is here

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Again, if you know of any special West Seattle activities/events open to the public on the 4th of July that aren’t listed here, please let us know! We’ll continue to update this page as info comes in.

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