It has been challenging for communities and marinas to make any advance plans to host 4th of July fireworks for 2021 due to the past on-going Covid restrictions for group gatherings, and the need to place advance orders with fireworks suppliers. Only recently did Governor Inslee of Washington State announce that he would lift Covid-19 restrictions on June 30, even if the 70% vaccination goal for ages 16 and older has not been met by that date. Venues that can accommodate 10,000 or more people will still be restricted to 75% capacity.

The late date announcement leaves many towns scrambling to put together a limited number of community events; many communities had already cancelled fireworks displays for 2021, while others went forward with their plans. Here is what we currently know regarding community fireworks.

  • Bainbridge Grand Old 4th of July – 2021 fireworks cancelled; other events planned
  • Bellevue Family 4th – pending decision; check Bellevue Downtown Assoc. website
  • Bellingham Blast Over the Bay – scheduled for July 4, 2021
  • Blaine Old Fashioned 4th – scheduled for July 4, 2021 over Semiahmoo Bay
  • Des Moines Fireworks – fireworks not currently planned for 2021
  • Edmonds – 2021 fireworks display in Civic Field (attendance to be determined)
  • Everett Thunder on the Bay – Scheduled for July 4th 2021 pending Gov. Inslee June 30 date
  • Friday Harbor July 4th Rock the Dock – fireworks scheduled on the 4th, 2021; barge in the bay
  • Kingston, Port of July 4th Mike Wallace Park – to be determined per Governor
  • Kenmore 4th of July Celebration – fireworks cancelled for 2021; scheduled for 2022
  • Kirkland Celebration – fireworks cancelled for 2021
  • Newcastle Fourth at the Lake – fireworks cancelled for 2021
  • Port Orchard – fireworks scheduled for July 10th 2021; barge in the bay
  • Renton 4th of July Celebration – no city fireworks for 2021
  • Roche Harbor Resort – fireworks scheduled on the 4th, 2021; barge in the bay
  • Seattle Seafair Summer Fourth – fireworks cancelled for 2021; scheduled for July 2nd 2022
  • Tacoma Commencement Bay Fireworks – cancelled for 2021