No 4th of July show in Lynnwood could mean bigger crowds in Edmonds

Lynnwood’s annual 4th of July fireworks show was cut for the second year in a row due to the budget crunch. If last year is any indication, that will mean more residents will head to Edmonds to catch the fireworks.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the show, estimates there were up to 10,000 people there last year, an increase of about seven percent. And that’s with cloudy weather.

“Everyone had a truly great experience with innumerable  positive comments,” said Ron Clyborne, chamber president. “The numbers include the stadium and the adjoining streets to the stadium and all streets within a 3/4 mile radius
of the stadium. If we included all homes within that area and all streets within a 1 1/2 mile radius, the numbers would top 10,000.”

Lynnwood’s fireworks show has cost roughly $15,000 in past years and been held at the former Lynnwood High School, which is being redeveloped for Costco.

Edmonds Kind of 4th” begins at 10 a.m. with a fun run and lasts all day until the fireworks show at 10 p.m. The 4th of July falls on a Monday this year.

  1. Considering the large number of new Americans Lynnwood welcomes every year, one would think we would uphold the traditions of one of our most important holidays.  What kind of example does that set for people just arriving here, that we cannot, or feel we should not, celebrate our country’s birth?  I think it’s shameful and it should be changed next year.  We seem to pay ever higher taxes and they seem to be squandered on things we really do not need.  Did we really need a twenty-eight million dollar recreation center when we can’t even afford even a token Fourth of July Celebration?  I do not think it’s fair that we depend on other cities for something we should cheerfully provided for our own citizens.  Even if it is merely a gathering in a city park without fireworks, that would be better than nothing.   We should all be ashamed of this failure to uphold a tradition for ourselves and the children of the community.

    1. This is just a bunch of play-acting by the parasites in Lynnwood government. Now that they’ve sucked businesses, residents, employers and even passers-through dry with new taxes, fines and tickets, they have to show how they’re “tightening their belts” and being “fiscally responsible.”

    2. You might recall they made a big show of not putting up the Christmas Lights or “Seasons Greetings” decorations in Wilcox Park, either. Because they’re so “fiscally responsible.” ::LOL::

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