West Seattle 4th of July page, first edition, just published

Our annual West Seattle 4th of July info page is now up with the local holiday basics, including special events and transportation changes. We expect additions and updates in the days ahead, especially from local food/beverage establishments that plan to be open – just e-mail us the basics, editor@westseattleblog.com. The page is here, and you’ll see it on the navigation tabs beneath the sunset-photo header on every WSB page through next Friday night.

6 Replies to "West Seattle 4th of July page, first edition, just published"

  • snowball June 28, 2014 (8:45 pm)

    My neighbors have already started setting off fireworks in their yards. I’m writing this as a plea to people to be considerate. When you set off fireworks, and you hear several dogs around your house barking and crying, yet you continue to do it, please know that you are causing a lot of distress and anxiety to these pets and their owners. They aren’t barking just because it’s noise – they are barking and crying because it causes them a lot of anxiety and fear. A couple of seconds of fun for you can cause an entire sleepless night of anxiety for your neighbors and their dogs. Please consider that when you decide to shoot off fireworks for the week prior to and the week after the Fourth. Aside from the fact that it is illegal and a safety hazard, it has turned this into a very stressful holiday for a lot of us dog owners.

  • Kevin June 28, 2014 (10:50 pm)

    Let’s not forget cat owners and homeowners as well. All it would take is just one illegal firework to land on a roof and cause a house fire!

  • Marianne June 29, 2014 (9:56 am)

    Hate it!

    • WSB June 29, 2014 (10:23 am)

      The page points out that personal fireworks are illegal in Seattle and its goal is to show the wide range of ways to celebrate, starting in the morning with the awesome 4th of July Kids’ Parade (if you won’t be in it, perhaps you can answer the call for volunteers we published recently), continuing on through Highland Park’s outdoor Corner Bar with music and a bouncy house. We also feature the “official” shows – Lake Union and Three Tree Point are the closest, but there’s also a link to the state-provided list of every community in Washington with one. Happy & safe Independence Day to all – TR

  • sam-c June 29, 2014 (11:34 am)

    a couple years ago I asked this question, and did not seem to hear any answers so I’ll give it another go. where do ‘people’ usually go to watch fireworks at three tree point? I guess in looking at a map, seahurst park ‘might’ have a view of them but don’t public parks like that close at dusk? (before they ended 4th of july-vars, I thought that jack block park would be great for watching fireworks, but of course that closes at dusk too). 3 tree point seems to be a private neighborhood with not a lot of place to stand around and watch fireworks.

  • snowball June 29, 2014 (11:44 am)

    I appreciate that WSB – along with all the hard work you do throughout the rest of the year – thanks for always providing the best information!

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