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