Seattle Summer Fourth

The Fourth of July in Seattle can only mean one thing, Seattle Summer Fourth! And this year, the celebration will be twice as big with celebrations at both Gasworks Park and South Lake Union Park.

Both locations will feature tons of classic summer activities like egg and spoons races, tug-o-war, sack races, and a hula hoop contest, not to mention other kid friendly activities including a bounce house and the Gravitron Gyroscope. You are welcome to bring your own food, but there will also be a huge variety of food vendors, including Pinky’s Kitchen featuring their special Seafair BBQ Sauce

There is plenty to do at during the day of course, but the real fun happens after it gets dark. The Seafair Summer Fourth will conclude with a fantastic fireworks show! At 10:15 p.m. Total Experience Gospel Choir will perform America the Beautiful and the National Anthem. Following, three Howitzer cannons will fire to start the much-anticicpated fireworks show. The fireworks will start at 10:20 p.m. and will last about 20 minutes. WARM 106.9 FM will broadcast the synchronized fireworks show soundtrack featuring many Seattle artists including Pearl Jam, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Heart, Jimi Hendrix and more! This year you can purchase priority seating for the show if you want to make sure and get the best view. 

Gas Works Park Schedule

Gas Works Map

12 p.m.
Gates Open
DoubleDown Interactive Stage: Time Sawyer
1 p.m.
All-American Games at DoubleDown Interactive Stage
2 p.m.
DoubleDown Interactive Stage: 133rd Army Washington National Guard Band
Miss Seafair 2013 Rio Barber Appearance
2:30 p.m.
Seafair Pirates Appearance
3 p.m.
All-American Games at DoubleDown Interactive Stage
Pinky’s Challenge Platter Eating Contest
Beer Garden Buskers/Street Performers: Zami De Wet, Daniel Butman
4 p.m.
DoubleDown Interactive Stage: Daniel Butman
5 p.m.
All-American Games at DoubleDown Interactive Stage
Reserved Seating Area Opens
6 p.m.
DoubleDown Interactive Stage: Local Strangers
7:30 p.m.
ParaTactics Skydiving Performance
7:45 p.m.
DoubleDown Interactive Stage: King of Hawaii
10:10 p.m.
Seafair Summer Fourth Grand Finale
Comet Skydiving Performance
Total Experience Gospel Choir
Washington National Guard CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Flyover with the American Flag provided by the 66th Theatre Aviation Command
Washington National Guard Howitzer Cannons
Fireworks Show
11 p.m.
Gates Close

Lake Union Park Schedule

SLU Map
10 a.m.
Seafair Summer Fourth Opens
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival Begins
4 p.m.
Washington National Guard Entertainment Stage: The W-Lovers
5 p.m.
Washington National Guard Entertainment Stage: 133rd Army Band Washington National Guard
Reserved Seating Area Opens
6 p.m.
Washington National Guard Entertainment Stage: The Moon Spinners
Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival Closes
7:30 p.m.
Skydiving Performance Over Lake Union
7:45 p.m.
Washington National Guard Entertainment Stage: Nolan Garrett
10:10 p.m.
Seafair Summer Fourth Grand Finale
Comet Skydiving Performance
Total Experience Gospel Choir
Washington National Guard CH-47 Chinook Helicopter Flyover with the American Flag provided by the 66th Theatre Aviation Command
Washington National Guard Howitzer Cannons
Fireworks Show
11 p.m.
Event Ends

Photo by mr.bmonroe / CC BY 2.0 / Contrast and Saturation

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