Everyone’s favorite summer holiday is quickly approaching! Nothing says July 4th like BBQs, pool days, parades, and fireworks! But with the country beginning to emerge from the worst of it, some celebrations are returning in the area. Read on to see what’s happening around Seattle this Independence Day and gather up some ideas for your Fourth of July weekend.
Go to a Baseball Game
As the ultimate American pastime, baseball pairs perfectly with Independence Day! And the Seattle Mariners just happen to be playing the Texas Rangers this year at home on July 4th. The afternoon game starts at 1:10 pm and there will be sections for fully vaccinated fans. Ticket information will be announced as more local regulations for outdoor venues evolve this summer, so check back here closer to the date. And with its great views of the Seattle skyline and sunsets over the Puget Sound, T-Mobile Park is a picturesque place to spend your holiday.
4th of July Parade
The Seattle suburb Burien has one of the oldest and best-attended local parades, and it will hopefully be back this year on Sunday from 3 to 5 pm. This event is still tentative, pending government regulations surrounding COVID, but organizers are hopeful that it can happen. The event is free and located at Burien Square Park. The parade will feature floats, bands, and the Seafair Pirates – plus many local restaurants and businesses will be offering specials.
Golden Gardens Park
A laid-back day barbequing with family and friends is one of the best ways to spend the Fourth of July, and if you’re looking for a public park to host a BBQ, check out Golden Gardens Park. If you have a large group, you can reserve one of the picnic shelters for $120, otherwise, there are plenty of places to lay out some picnic blankets. The park has grills and fire pits, and you’re also allowed to bring your own grill as long as you place the grill on a hard surface and don’t dispose of the charcoal in a park trash can. There’s plenty for the whole family to do here with space to toss a frisbee, hiking trails, playgrounds, volleyball nets, epic views, and public restrooms. If Fido wants to come, too, there are areas of the park where off-leash dogs are allowed to play.
Alki Beach Park
Cooling off at the beach is the perfect way to spend a sweltering Fourth of July, and you can have a perfect beach day in Seattle at Alki Beach Park. While the water is a bit chilly, the beach is fairly protected so it’s a safe place for kids to swim. And to make a long day of it, the beach has tide pools, firepits, and beach volleyball courts. If you get bored of the sand, the park itself is huge with a running path, picnic tables, grills, and nearby restaurants.
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