UPDATE: If you (were) hearing fireworks…


… the White Center Jubilee Days show has just started, right before 10 pm.

10:22 PM UPDATE: Just ended.

P.S. Jubilee Days is a five-day festival, with a carnival continuing at Steve Cox Park through Sunday, street fair in WC on Saturday and Sunday, and more.

21 Replies to "UPDATE: If you (were) hearing fireworks..."

  • Mizliss July 13, 2016 (10:16 pm)

    Seriously? Cuz we haven’t had enough of them lately. And a work night is a great time for them.

    Honestly, we’ve had too many *&%$ing fireworks! They’ve been going off for 9 days now. My dog is done. I’m done. I’d really, really like to have a quiet peaceful night. I’m glad it’s a cool summer and we don’t have a fire danger, but one blessing of elevated fire danger is fewer explodey things. 

  • Roxy July 13, 2016 (10:21 pm)

    SUCKS… enough already. Some of us have to work in the a.m.

  • Amanda July 13, 2016 (11:34 pm)

    Drove down from my house in Arbor Heights to watch it. Awesome show for the community! Yes, yes we all have to work tomorrow, but it’s once a year. Thank you White Center! My husband and I enjoyed our Wednesday evening.

  • Katie July 14, 2016 (2:43 am)

    Well it’s 2:45AM and someone is shooting fireworks. I’m so glad I’m going to be going to work in a few hours. 

    • WSB July 14, 2016 (6:52 am)

      No relation to this show, which was over at 10:21 pm.

  • Buttercup July 14, 2016 (3:56 am)

    Wonderful display. Thanks White Center for providing  positive family time. Yes it’s a week night , wasn’t late though. Everyone should ignore the naysayers, summer is about celebrations,fairs and good times.

    • B July 14, 2016 (7:05 am)

      Or they could shoot them off on the 4th like the rest of America. 

  • Coffee_Needed July 14, 2016 (7:10 am)

    Katie, I was jolted out of bed by the assholes at 2:39 a.m., scared the **** out of me! M-80’s and who knows what else. By the time I called 911, they had several calls in reporting them. Looked to be coming from Southwest Pool parking lot vicinity. 

  • West Seattle Hipster July 14, 2016 (7:12 am)

    Also heard the fireworks at 2:45 am in Westwood.  Wish the city would ban the damn things already.

  • Roxy July 14, 2016 (7:45 am)

    They are illegal now. And it sounds like someone is pitching the out of a moving vehicle.

  • Roxy July 14, 2016 (7:47 am)

    I wonder if all those bomb sounds have a negative impact on vets & refugees. I would think so.

    • Jay Koster July 14, 2016 (9:36 am)

      The big ones don’t bother me so much. It’s the ones that sound like gunshots closeby that send me diving for cover in my own apartment.  

  • nemobeansmom July 14, 2016 (8:39 am)

    WOW most of us are just getting old I guess…something that keeps us awake beyond our bedtime makes us cranky doesn’t it!

    Remember the good old days when 3 or 4 hours of sleep or none at all and we could function just fine…


    Smile, be happy that we have a home and a job and sleepless nights are just something that will pass. 

  • Jeannie July 14, 2016 (2:28 pm)

    Roxy, you raise an important question re fireworks and our real heroes, our veterans – specifically, those with PTSD.


  • 935 July 14, 2016 (5:06 pm)

    Those fireworks…..someone should have provided the community notice that this assault on ears (and eyes) would transpire!!

  • Suzanne July 14, 2016 (5:10 pm)

    The Jubilee days fireworks display is also an opportunity for those that work in the service industry to take their families to a show. Not everybody works days, Monday to Friday, with holidays off.

  • West Seattle Hipster July 14, 2016 (5:54 pm)

    The Jubilee Days show put on by professionals, good.  The amateurs lighting explosives at 2:45, not so good. 


    Anybody who thinks that intoxicated amateurs sending aerial explosives over other people’s homes is acceptable should reexamine their values.  I find it terribly ironic that it’s illegal in this state to use your car horn (other than for emergencies) but detonating illegal explosives in a residential area is not enforced.

    • chemist July 14, 2016 (8:56 pm)

      If it makes you feel better, I think plenty of people honk their horns without that law being enforced against them.

  • 935 July 14, 2016 (7:57 pm)

    Sorry WSB-couldn’t resist temptation ;-)

  • Carole July 14, 2016 (9:58 pm)

    In addition to fireworks, loud booms in the middle of the night, etc., those of us near the Rally project woke to jack hammering promptly at 7 am Thursday.  Lovely way to start the day.  Who needs to sleep in more than two hour increments?

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