By Lesley Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
Even though the City of Mill Creek does not have a celebration planned for July 4th and prohibits fireworks, there are other local Puget Sound cities with fireworks shows and events planned for this year although some events may look a little different than past celebrations.
Please be aware of the following:
- It's illegal to buy fireworks over the Internet in Washington State.
- Fireworks discharges are banned in southwest unincorporated Snohomish County and in many Snohomish County cities.
- The southwest unincorporated Snohomish County ban went into effect for the first time this year.
- Call the non-emergency line, 425-407-3999 for noise complaints and illegal fireworks use when there is no fire, no injury, and no immediate threat. Please do not call 911 unless there is an emergency.
Due to the pandemic, some cities have canceled their July 4th events. Other cities may cancel or make changes at the last minute, so be sure to check before you go.
- Timing: The fireworks will go off at approximately 10:05 pm from the Downtown area and last for 15-17 minutes.
- Viewing areas: Bellevue Downtown Park will be open as a viewing area for the fireworks. There will also be a livestream available to watch from home.
- Parking: Free parking will be available at The Bellevue Collection garages after 7:00 pm on July 4th.
- 8:00 am: Beat Brackett 5K race.
- 12:00 pm: Main Parade.
- 10:00 pm: Fireworks at Civic Field.
- Place: Port Gardener Bay.
- Time: 10:00 pm.
- Viewing Areas: Legion Memorial Park, Grand Avenue Park, Port of Everett, Harborview Park.
- Fireworks: Located on the south end of town near Ebey Waterfront.
- Time: dusk (approximately 10:00 pm).
- Food Trucks and Photo Opportunities.