Top Spots to Celebrate the Fourth

Celebrate Independence Day by the sea with parades, fresh fare, contests, and activities that will keep you entertained from morning to fireworks.

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Seattle, Washington
Photographer Andrea Maldonado

Seattle, Washington

Get ready to party at Seafair Summer Fourth! From 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Gas Works Park will be filled with live performances, activities for kids and adults alike, and, of course, a fireworks show.

Celebrate all day: At Gas Works Park, Seattle's annual Lake Union 4th of July celebration will have food vendors, live entertainment, a beer garden, and games.

Showtime: The show starts at 10:15 p.m.

Best view: Boat owners have a perfect spot on Lake Union. Or, bring a blanket to Gas Works Park—every spot here is great;

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