The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Seafair announced Seattle’s annual Lake Union 4th of July fireworks celebration is on in 2013 with a new funding strategy, producer and great business and community support. The Seattle Metro Chamber and Seafair collaborated with leading businesses to develop a long-term and sustainable funding plan to ensure the 4th of July fireworks show remains an iconic community event for years to come.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to produce a fireworks celebration as part of our festival. We’ve been celebrating summer in Seattle for over 60 years and our goal is to bring people together to connect and celebrate the community spirit of our city. It feels natural to include this event in our line-up,”said Beth Knox, President and CEO of Seafair.
Enjoy a day in the park with cold air inflatables for the kids, the Gravitron Gyroscope, special entertainment, egg and spoons races, tug-o-war, sack races, a hula hoop contest, food vendors and a beer garden. Musical performances will be performed on the DoubleDown Interactive Music and Entertainment Stage. There will be interactive booths and exhibitors along with appearances by the:
-Seafair Princesses: 2-3:30 p.m.
-Seafair Pirates: 3:30-5 p.m.
-Seafair Clowns: 5-5:30 p.m.
Food & Beverage
You are welcome to bring your own food and beverages into Gas Works Park on the 4th of July. Coolers are allowed into the park (subject to search). However, please remember that personal barbecues and alcoholic beverages are not permitted during the Seafair Summer Fourth. A beer garden will be set up for those who are 21 and up (don’t forget your ID).
If you choose not to bring your own, a variety of food and beverage vendors will be open for business from noon to 10 p.m. featuring time-honored holiday menu choices of hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream and more.
This July 4th watch Seattle’s best fireworks show LIVE on KIRO 7! Join KIRO 7 Eyewitness News anchors Steve Raible and Angela Russell beginning at 9pm, where we’ll take you behind the scenes to see how this amazing fireworks show comes together. When the fireworks start, KIRO 7 has every angle covered, on land, water, and in the air with Chopper 7, so you won’t miss a moment of the action. This July 4th the Fireworks Celebration is on KIRO 7, KIRO.com and KIRO Mobile with LIVE Coverage beginning at 9pm.
Warm 106.9, Today’s Soft Favorites will be broadcasting from Gas Works Park starting at 2 p.m and ending at 10 p.m. In addition to this broadcast if you are unable to hear the firework soundtrack in person or on television, tune into Warm 106.9, where a perfectly synchronized soundtrack will be broadcasted for the complete Seafair Summer Fourth experience.
There are several transportation options that patrons can utilize. Parking will be limited due to street closure. Patrons with disabilities will get parking on a first come, first serve basis. Event attendees are encouraged to use other forms of transportation. Cyclists are welcomed to use the express entrance, however there are a limited amount of bike racks inside of the park. Buses will be running on a reduced holiday schedule, limiting the number of buses operating, scheduled stops and amount of guests they can accommodate after the fireworks.
Seafair Summer Fourth sponsor, Uber, will be available to all guests at a discounted price for the event. Uber is an on-demand private driver accessible through iPhone and Android app. Uber will have a designated drop off area 1-2 blocks away from Gas Works Park. If you are new to Uber you can receive a free Uber ride up to $50 by clicking on this link UBER PROMO CODE. If you are already an Uber member you can receive 50% off to and from Gas Works Park by using the promo code SEAFAIR4TH50.
The following items are not allowed on the premises: Personal barbecues, marijuana, alcohol, fireworks, pets, weapons, tent stakes, glass bottles, and knives with blades over 3″ in length.
Notice to Boaters
The south end of Lake Union will be open for the public to anchor in (South of the fireworks barge safety zone). The channels on each side will remain open until 9pm. Boats will not be allowed to anchor on the north end of the box in front of Gas Works Park.