Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 4 FABULOUS Local Fireworks Displays

June 20, 2017

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and there are a TON of gorgeous fireworks displays all around the Puget Sound region celebrating our nation's independence. It's time to plan something NEW and find adventure at one of these 4 phenomenal events:


1. For 40 years, the Tacoma Freedom Fair has been dazzling locals and visitors along the 2-mile Ruston Way waterfront, featuring 7 entertainment stages, an air show, several car shows, recognition of our military heroes, delicious food and more! On July 4th, you'll want to catch their incredible fireworks display!


2. Located in Skagit County, the Big Lake Fireworks Show always takes place on July 3rd in Mt. Vernon and it's a long-standing community tradition. Families and friends have been gathering around the lake at dusk since 1963 for the gorgeous display from the middle of the water. 

3rd of July Fireworks over Big Lake in Mt. Vernon, WA. #julyfourth #fourthofjuly #lakelife #fireworks #independenceday #freedom #igers_seattle #natura #nature #northwestisbest #pnw #upperleft #upperleftusa #seattle #mtvernon #biglake #king5 #lake #instagood #instalike #instalove #instadaily #instahappy #july4th #rainbow_wall #seattlemet #kiro7 #pnwcollective #pnwlife #pnwcollective

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3. The San Juan Islands are a beautiful place to visit any time of year, but the Lopez Island Community Fireworks Show is extra special and all community-funded. Earlier in the day you can enjoy the old-fashioned community parade through beautiful Fisherman's Bay, and after the fireworks display you can retire to your charming room at the Lopez Islander Resort.  


4. If you're thinking of heading into the city, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Seafair Summer 4th is pretty legendary. You can spend the day at Gas Works Park or Lake Union Park where there will be a TON of events and activities before watching the sprawling display over Lake Union at night. 

Check it out! Seafair's Summer 4th made a top 7 list of places to watch Independence Day fireworks! Thank you @sunsetmag (link in bio) #Seattle #SeafairIsSummer #Summer4th #SeattleLove #VisitSeattle #SeeSeattle

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Where do YOU go to watch fireworks on Independence Day? Send me an email with the details - I'd love to check out your favorite show! 


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly