CommunityBaby you’re a firework! Here are the BEST Seattle spots to see fireworks this 4th of July
July 4, 2019
The biggest and brightest firework show here in Seattle happens right on Lake Union, and lucky for Seattleites, there are SO MANY places you can catch the view from! (Featured image via Tanya on Flickr.)
Since it’s officially summer here in Seattle (although the weather sure isn’t acting like it right now…), that means it doesn’t get dark until pretty late. So, just keep in mind that most shows will start around 10pm—be prepared to be out late!
If you’ve got a boat or a friend with a boat (or hey, a friend of a friend with a boat) this is pretty much the ultimate 4th of July experience. There are also lots of boating experiences + party cruises you can buy tickets to, as well—let someone else take the wheel and you can sit back and relax!
Exercise *extra* caution with this one of course, but the Aurora bridge overlooks Lake Union and Gas Works, giving you a prime overhead view of all of the festivities below. (And, you can also take in a view from the Burke-Gilman Trail that rests just below the bridge and runs along the north side of Lake Union).
Beach Parks in East Seattle
If you’d like a different view, you can head to one of the many scenic beach parks nestled on the shores of Lake Washington on the east side of Seattle. Denny Blaine Park, Madison Park Beach, Magnusson Park, etc. are all great options, and there are really too many parks + “secret” little beaches along the shoreline to name. Depending where you choose, you’ll be able to catch one (or a few) of the shows happening on the Eastside. Both Bellevue and Kirkland each put on their own spectacular shows.