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Both Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace will be having public fireworks shows on July 4.

Looking for something to do on July 4th?

You don’t have to look far as both Edmonds and Mountlake Terrace have plenty of activities for young and old.


From a fun run/walk, to parades, to a firefighters waterball competition, to a soccer game, to evening entertainment and fireworks, Thursday is definitely an Edmonds Kind of 4th. Here are all the details of one of the area’s signature events, sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the support of the Hazel Miller Foundation.

5K Fourth of July fun run/walk at 10 a.m. through historic downtown Edmonds (starts at Edmonds City Park, 3rd & Walnut).

Children’s Parade at 11:30 a.m. with 2,500-plus children in costumes, in wagons, on bicycles

Main Parade at noon with nearly 10,000 spectators lining the streets for a two-hour march through the heart of Edmonds. The parade features award-winning marching bands, local celenbrities, street performers, magnificent floats and even a few politicians waving from convertibles.

Annual Waterball Competition featuring local firefighters at 2:30 p.m. at City Park, 3rd Avenue South and Pine Street.

Northsound SeaWolves Soccer vs. U-23 Sounders, 4 p.m., Edmonds District Stadium, Edmonds-Woodway High School, 7600 212th St. S.W. Note that the SeaWolves players will be walking in the main parade and will be handing out free tickets to Thursday’s game.

Fireworks Display & Evening Concert at 7:30 p.m. Civic Field, 6th & Bell: As day turns to dusk, thousands of friends and family gather at Civic Field in Edmonds for evening of music, good food and entertainment. The night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display that illuminates the Fourth of July night sky.

For more information, visit www.edmondswa.com.

Mountlake Terrace

Celebrate Mountlake Terrace’s Family Fourth of July and Community Fireworks Show at 8 p.m., at the Evergreen Playfields, located at 22205 56th Ave. W. in Mountlake Terrace.

Guests are welcome to arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. to get a good spot and bring a picnic dinner to enjoy while waiting for the entertainment to begin. Please note that pets and personal fireworks are not allowed at this event.

Sly Mr. Y will perform at the MLT Family Fourth of July.

Chris Yates and his band Sly Mr. Y are the musical entertainment. Yates and his band have been popular performers at recent Tour de Terrace festivals in Mountlake Terrace, often performing on Friday nights following the conclusion of the festival’s parade. Sly Mr. Y is scheduled to take the stage at this year’s Tour de Terrace in late July.

Sly Mr. Y is described as “a high-energy classic rock dance band,” and plays a variety of covers from the ’60s, ’70s, ;80’s and more, with the occasionally original song thrown into the set.

You can find more information on Sly Mr. Y here.

The Mountlake Terrace Family Fourth of July is returning after a five-year hiatus. The city dropped the event after 2008 due to costs; the event is returning this year due funds raised in sponsorships from local businesses, groups and individuals, including Red Onion Burgers, Northwest Urology, Northwest Home Investments, HomeStreet Bank, Premera Blue Cross, Snohomish County Fire District 1 Firefighters IAFF Local 1828, Mountlake Terrace Police Guild, Robert Reed Newell and City Manager John Caulfield.


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