Independence Day is today, July 4; here are several suggestions to celebrate the United States’ birthday.
Today, July 4
• The annual Independence Day Parade will begin at 11 a.m., starting at the corner of Third Street and Commercial Avenue and ending at the Depot on R Avenue. The evening concludes with fireworks at dusk over Fidalgo Bay. Free admission. Prior to the parade, a town photo will be taken at 10 a.m. at Fifth Street and Commercial Avenue. Anacortes residents are encouraged to participate
• Rock the Dock 2019 presents a free community concert featuring The Walrus and Johnny Bulldog starting at 5 p.m. at Seafarers’ Memorial Park, 601 Seafarers Way, Anacortes.
• The Port of Bellingham, Haggen Food and Pharmacy and the Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry present the Haggen Family Fourth of July Festival at Zuanich Point Park. Festivities run from 1 to 10 p.m., culminating with evening fireworks over Bellingham Bay around 10:30 p.m. Activities include art and photo displays, arts and crafts, beer garden, kid zone, live music and more. haggen.com
• The Chris Eger Band is playing from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Hotel Bellwether, 1 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, to celebrate the holiday. The venue will be serving barbecue and boasts an excellent view of the fireworks display above the bay at 10:30 p.m. $10.
• Dinner cruises on the Schooner Zodiac and San Juan Cruises are available for up-close viewing of the fireworks. San Juan Cruises includes a crab dinner and is from 7:30-11 p.m. ($89), reserve at whales.com. Zodiac includes a roast pork rib dinner and sets sail from 6:45 to 11 p.m. ($95) reserve at schoonerzodiac.com.
• Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen is hosting a BBQ on its patio from 5 to 10 p.m. Menu includes burgers, brats, ribs, veggie burgers and more.
• Celebrate Independence Day with daylong activities starting at 8 a.m. including a pancake breakfast, parade at noon, an arts and crafts fair, entertainment and more in downtown Blaine.
• A community barbecue will be held at the Bow Farmers Market from 3 to 6 p.m. at 15115 Bow Hill Road, Bow. The market is from 1 to 6 p.m.
• The annual Fourth of July parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Main Street. After the parade there will be a community picnic and a by-donation barbecue at Veterans Memorial Park with music by Wishbone Alley.
• Beginning at 9:30 a.m., Concrete Theatre will hold a Poker Walk. Entry is free and you can start at any time. Participants have 75 minutes to complete the course, stopping at five stations to get a poker card. 360-853-8784 or concrete-wa.com.
• Imagine Children’s Museum, 1502 Wall St., is offering half price admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and military families receive free admission with ID.
• Classic Rock Fourth of July Waterfront Concert and Firework Show will be from 4 to 11 p.m. at Boxcar Park, 615 13th S. St., Everett.
• Colors of Freedom Parade will begin at 11 a.m. between Wall and 26th streets. From 1 to 11 p.m. enjoy the Colors of Freedom Festival at Legion Park Bluff, 145 Alverson Blvd., which will include food, a beer garden, live music, fireworks and more. everettwa.gov.
• A parade will march through downtown Ferndale from noon to 1 p.m.
• Join an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. at the La Conner Marina, 613 N. Second St., featuring live music, beer and fireworks. Free.
• Festivities start at 8:30 a.m. with the Lion’s Club Fun Run/Walk, followed by a library used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lopez Center for Community & Arts, a parade at 11 a.m. through town and finishing with a fireworks show at 10:30 p.m. at the Spit on Fisherman Bay. visitsanjuans.com.
• Kid-friendly car show will be on Front Street and Overflow Taps is hosting an all-day BBQ and Truck Meet from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Enjoy food and music from 7 to 10 p.m. at Edgewater Park, 600 Behrens Road, Mount Vernon. Fireworks begin at dusk. mountvernonwa.gov.
• The Marlin James Band will play from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bay View State Park, 10901 Bayview Edison Road, Mount Vernon.
• The carnival is in town through Sunday, July 7, at Bayshore Drive.
• Independence Day in Oak Harbor starts with a Rotary pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, then a street fair from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Bayshore Drive and fireworks at dusk.
• Fireworks will begin at about 10 p.m. The Community Band will perform at Waterfront Park beginning at 9 p.m. 360-376-2273 or orcasislandchamber.com.
• The Funhouse Fun Run 5K and Kids’ 1K will start at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively, at the Village Green, North Beach Road. $10-$40. funhousecommons.org/5k.
• 9 a.m., fun run at Yellow Brick Road; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., kids’ games at pool lawn; 12:30-2:30 p.m., doughnut eating at west lawn; 3:30 p.m., blindfolded dinghy race; 4 p.m., log rolling at wharf building; 10:30 p.m., fireworks in the harbor. rocheharbor.com.
• The annual Loggerodeo Grand Parade will start at 11 a.m. on Third Street by Sedro-Woolley High School. Fireworks at dusk at Riverfront Park. Other Loggerodeo activites will run through today, July 4, including a carnival, logging show, two-day rodeo, classic car show, barbecue, music and more. loggerodeo.org or 360-770-8452.
• Join the 42nd annual Great Sedro-Woolley Footrace at 9:30 a.m. sharp today, July 4, and race a 5.17 mile race or enjoy a two mile fun run. Register in advance at sedrowoolleyfootrace.com or day-of at the Sedro-Woolley High School gym from 7:30 to 9:20 a.m. for $25. Shirts available day-of for $10 while supplies last. Participants under 14 or over 70 race free. Cash awards for top performers.
• Join the celebration at Semiahmoo Resort, 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Complete with family-friendly beachside activities including lawn games, face painting, plus live music and our Seaside BBQ Series. At nightfall, enjoy the fireworks put on by the City of Blaine.