Music + Culture
7:32 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Independence Day Celebrations Across The Northwest

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There are many July 4th celebrations across the northwest: everything from parades and classic car shows to beer and fireworks. Here are a few you can find on the NWPR Events Calendar.

27th Annual Independence Day Parade in Tumwater - Starting at 11 a.m. in front of city hall, you can enjoy the parade in the morning and still see the fireworks at the Thunder Valley Fireworks show.

Ruston Freedom Fair - Fireworks, festivities, and an air show on the Ruston Way waterfront in Tacoma. A perfect chance to watch the fireworks reflected in the water.

July 4th in Ellensburg - Ellensburg marks July 4 not just as Independence Day, but as the 125th anniversary of the great fire of 1889, which destroyed 200 homes.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord Freedom Fest - Carnival rides, games, military displays, and of course the fireworks. Aerial demonstrations starting at 11 a.m. And what's more patriotic than live country music?

Yakima 4th of July Celebration - Celebrate Independence Day at State Fair Park in Yakima. A pie-eating contest, a carnival, and July 4th fireworks - 20 minutes worth!

4th of July Festival of America  - A two-day festival beginning the 4th and finishing up on Saturday at the Grand Coulee Dam. Not only is there a fireworks show, but there's a laser-light show too.

Stars and Stripes 4th of July Celebration  - Hermiston celebrates July 4th with a full day of live music, games, fireworks, and even a pool party.

4th of July at George, WA (57th Annual) - What's more American than a town called George, Washington? Maybe their July 4th celebration featuring the cherry bomb run, a classic car show, and lots of fireworks.