Parades, Festivals, and Fireworks 2024!

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JBLM Freedom Fest 2024

Freedom Fest is returning to JBLM! On Saturday, June 29, 2024 revel in a full day of pre-Fourth of July festivities at Memorial Stadium and surrounding areas, featuring a car show and culminating in fireworks! Expect roving entertainers such as juggling clowns and balloon artists, carnival rides, food trucks, vendor booths, a kids’ stage, free bounce houses and on-stage entertainment, including  headliner Switchfoot!


Lacey Fireworks Spectacular 2024

The Lacey Fireworks Spectacular is Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 at Rainier Vista Park! This FREE festival will include exciting live entertainment from disco band Brickhouse at 5pm, a lively dance party with Mr. Pink at 8pm, and a dazzling fireworks display at 10pm! Throughout the event you can indulge in a variety of foods and delicious treats. Plus, be mesmerized by the thrilling and enchanting variety circus Vuelta La Luna, adding an extra touch of excitement to the evening. Head to the Kid Zone where you’ll find activities including FREE rides, face painting and more!


Puyallup’s 2-Day 4th of July 2024

Puyallup’s 4th of July Celebration is so big, it takes two days! Buy your pass now to see the “Red, White & Kaboom” fireworks Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024 5:30-10:30pm at the Washington State Fairgrounds. There will be live music, food trucks, beer garden, a kids’ corner, and a professional fireworks display at the Gold & Teal lots. The free “Red, White & Varoom: 4th of July Celebration & Car Show” is Thursday, July 4th, 2024 noon-6:30pm in Puyallup’s Pioneer Park. Enjoy the car show, live music, a beer garden, food trucks, & a kids’ zone.

Tumwater 4th of July 2024

Celebrate the 4th of July in Tumwater! Watch the Independence Day Parade at 11am Thursday, July 4th, 2024 as it proceeds along Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road SW. Then, starting at 6pm it’s the Tumwater Family Festival at Tumwater Valley Golf Course, a free family event ($10 onsite parking) with games, music, and a lot more followed by the Nisqually Red Wind Casino Fireworks Show.


Summer Blast, Tacoma’s free 4th of July celebration, is Thursday, July 4th, 2024! Head to the Ruston Way Waterfront where you’ll enjoy a full day of live music, food, entertainment, and craft vendors. The fun begins at noon and ends with spectacular fireworks over Puget Sound.


DuPont 4th of July Hometown Celebration 2024

Start your Fourth of  July festivities with the DuPont parade, part of their Hometown Celebration on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. The route begins at 10am at the DuPont Historical Museum and ends at Clocktower Park at about 10:30am, at which point the Bike & Buggy Parade starts! Family activities continue at Clocktower Park’s North Event Field 11am-2pm and that night there will be fireworks.


Steilacoom 4th of July 2024

Celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation! Steilacoom holds their free “Grand Old 4th of July Celebration” on Thursday, July 4, 2024 with a street fair 9am-5pm, the parade at 1pm, and fireworks at dusk.


Centralia 4th of July Summerfest 2024

Experience the charm of Centralia’s Summerfest on Thursday, July 4th, 2024. Join the City of Centralia and the Centralia Downtown Association at four locations for a full day of family friendly fun to celebrate Independence Day. Highlights include a run, breakfast, and field activities at Centralia College until noon; family fun at George Washington Park noon-3pm; the parade at 4pm; the demolition derby at 6:30pm and free fireworks afterwards (approximately 10:30pm) at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds.


Orting 4th of July Festival in the Park 2024

Celebrate America’s birthday, Thursday, July 4th, 2024 11am-5pm, in Orting’s Main City Park! Enjoy shopping from 70+ vendors, tasty food, music by Good Co., a special performance by Alex Zerbe “The “Zaniac,” and more! This fun family event is FREE and open to all!


Oakville Independence Festival and Parade 2024

The Oakville community celebrates Independence Day 2024 – Saturday, July 6th, 2024 – with a parade down Highway 12 at 11am and a festival 10am-4pm! Enjoy the car show, food and craft vendors, kids zone, and Talking Cedar beer garden along Highway 12 between Center and Allen Streets. The Junior Rodeo at Oakville Regional Event Center goes on throughout the day.


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