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Celebrate Independence Day at the Seafair Fourth of July Celebration at South Lake Union

The Seafair Fourth of July, brought to you by Amazon, promises to be a highlight of your summer. This year, in addition to the traditional Gas Works Park viewing experience, Seafair is offering a new, premium experience at South Lake Union Park. Gates open at 6:00 pm, so arrive early to secure your spot and enjoy the festivities.

Fireworks illuminate the night sky above the water, creating a mesmerizing display of colors and patterns. The fireworks burst in colors of red, yellow, white, and blue. The colors reflect off the dark water.

Seafair Fourth of July fireworks display 2023 Dixin Yan

Located in the heart of South Lake Union right on the water, this event offers some of the best views of the most spectacular fireworks show in town. Once you arrive, you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you entertained as you wait for the main event. Enjoy the beats from a live DJ starting at 6:00 pm and unwind with a refreshing drink in the beer garden. The fireworks display is set to begin at 10:20 pm, lighting up the night sky in a dazzling array of colors and patterns that will leave you in awe.

South Lake Union Park is an ideal location to catch the fireworks show, combining the convenience of easy access with the comfort of a vibrant, well-organized event. For the best experience, secure reserved seats on seafair.org to ensure you have a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.

Scenic bridge crossing the calm shores of Lake Union, with a green lawn, trees, and blue sky in the background.

South Lake Union Park Rachael Jones

Getting to the event is convenient, with several transportation options available. There are both free and paid parking options in the surrounding South Lake Union and Westlake neighborhoods but finding spots can be challenging. Give yourself extra time and pack your patience. Consider rideshare, carpooling, or public transportation to make your journey smoother. For those who prefer an alternative mode of travel, there is a bike corral available. Additionally, ADA parking is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan accordingly.

Pro Tip: visit soundtransit.org and kingcounty.gov/en/dept/metro for trip planning.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in Seattle with a night of fun, music, and breathtaking fireworks.

See you at South Lake Union Park!

Other Seafair Summer Festival events to add to your calendar:

Alaska Airlines Torchlight Parade | Downtown Seattle, Saturday, July 27

A long-standing Seattle tradition celebrating the cultural diversity of the Pacific Northwest. Enjoy luminous floats, marching bands, and more.

Seafair Weekend | Genesee Park & Lake Washington, Friday-Sunday, August 2-4

A weekend filled with electrifying energy, live music, and good food. Watch as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, U.S. Army Golden Knights, and vintage aircraft take to the skies during the Boeing Seafair Air Show while the hydroplanes zip across the waters of Lake Washington.

Air show with six jets flying in formation over a lake, leaving smoke trails. Spectators on the grassy shore and people in boats watch the display under clear blue skies.

Boeing Seafair Air Show Jason Tanaka

PLUS, an abundance of community events happening throughout Seattle’s neighborhoods from June 29 – August 17. View the full calendar of events here.

About the Author

Lauren Carter

Lauren is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Seafair, an organization that strives to create memorable experiences in the Puget Sound region through fun, inclusive, and relevant events.

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