Editor's Note: The above video is of the 2019 Fourth of July fireworks show over Lake Union.
The following is a list of Fourth of July events with fireworks shows scheduled to take place this year in the Puget Sound Region:
- Edmonds is hosting its popular "An Edmonds Kind of 4th" with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. over Civic Field. As a special thanks to participants and the community, the chamber has nearly doubled the number of fireworks with more than 900 shells expected to explode for Fourth of July.
- The "Thunder on the Bay" fireworks show in Everett is returning for 2021 and going bigger than ever, too. Visit Everett announced that this year's celebration will feature a new 22-minute display set to explode above Port Gardner Bay. The show is set to begin around 10 p.m. with the culmination of Everett's "July Fourth" festival.
- Monroe will also host its "USA Birthday Bash" at the Evergreen Speedway. Admission isn't free as this fireworks show is preceded by boat races, bus races and stunts. Ticket prices for the event run from $12 to $22 and children five years old and under are free. The action runs from 4:30-10 p.m. with the grand finale fireworks show scheduled to end the event.
- Bellevue is bringing back its first public event since March 2020 with its July 4 fireworks show over downtown. Residents will have free parking after 7 p.m. at The Bellevue Collection. They'll be able to watch the 15- to 17-minute show from the Bellevue Downtown Park, which will open as a viewing area. The first firework is slated to take off around 10:05 p.m.
- "The Great Carnation 4th of July Celebration" will be back with a grand finale fireworks show. Slated to begin at 10:10 p.m., Carnation's fireworks will cap off a parade, the annual 5K featuring a new course at Remlinger Farms and a live concert at Tolt Commons with music from The Marshall Law Band & Garrett Hendricks.
- Emerald Downs in Auburn will host horse races and a fireworks show on July 3. Admission will cost $10 for adults and $5 for anyone four to 17 years old with upgraded seats available. Gates will open at 1 p.m. and the fireworks show will close the night.
- Seafair's Fourth of July event in Seattle will once again be virtual this year. That means no fireworks lighting up Lake Union like in years past. However, the virtual celebration will feature an hour-long TV special featuring past fireworks shows over Lake Union. The show will air on KING 5 at 10 p.m.
- Joint Base Lewis-McChord is hosting its own Fourth of July celebration with food trucks and fireworks at Cowan and Memorial Stadiums. The event will begin in the midway at 7 p.m. with food trucks with the fireworks show taking place around 10:15 p.m.
- Tumwater in Thurston County will host the "Thunder Valley Fireworks Show" at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. It is expected to begin at 10:15 p.m.