The 4th of July is always a big event in north Seattle, with thousands descending on Gas Works Park for the annual fireworks display over Lake Union.
Seafair’s all-day Summer Fourth festival at Gas Works will start at noon with lawn games, live music, food trucks, and a beer garden. Fireworks start at 10:15pm.
The festivities are free, but there is reserved seating for the best fireworks-viewing areas — click here if you want to reserve a seat.
Remember that traffic and parking will be a bit messy in the evening hours — walk, bike, or bus if you want to avoid sitting in traffic.