Edmonds 4th of July Celebration

Edmonds Kind of 4th of July Celebration


My family has been attending parts of this event for decades.  My girlfriends family has a long standing tradition of getting downtown early and placing their chairs and blankets in the same spot each year.

Last year we brought all the kids down for the Main Parade.  We had heard that Edmonds was not allowing you to bring chairs to hold your spot until after 5pm on July 3rd.  I was not able to get down to the parade route until about 9pm.  That was a little late as all the good locations were already taken.  I was still able to find a spot and placed out 6 folding chairs along the parade route.

The next day the kids had a blast.  They got a ton of candy and were asked to participate and dance with the parade.

I have not participated in the Beat Brackett 5K… maybe next year :)

The firework show is not quite at the level of Gasworks park, but it is a well done show with music and a grand finale.

You will find us there again this year.  See you there and happy 4th of July.


8:00am Beat Brackett 5k Race starts (registrations online only)

12:00pm Main Parade starts

10:00pm Fireworks at Civic Field start

Main Parade: 

In the sincerest hopes that the Main Parade will happen, the Chamber has opened registration for parade participants. We understand that participating groups need time to plan and build floats.

For more information about marching / driving in the parade and to register, visit:

Beat Brackett 5K: 


Get your “An Edmonds kind of 4th” off and running with the “Beat Brackett 5K”! Join other runners, walkers, kids of all ages and parents with strollers and chase ol’ man George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds, through the downtown streets to the finish line. For even more fun, decorate one of the ol’ man Brackett beards that will be distributed, and wear it during the race!



  • Choice of LIVE or VIRTUAL participation
  • Electronic timing with RFID chips for LIVE runners
  • LIVE runners choice of start times beginning at 8:00am
  • ol’ man Brackett joining!
  • Medals for top finishers of LIVE race. *Awarded week of July 7
  • Costume contest for best “4th themed” runner
  • Register before May 31, 2021 to guarantee getting a shirt.

Not a runner but want to get involved? Volunteer! View and sign up for available shifts here: VOLUNTEER 4th of July

Thank you to the police officers, City of Edmonds and Town of Woodway for their efforts and work to make this run possible and safe for everyone.


We are having the fireworks show on Sunday, July 4th at 10:00 pm. The sky above Civic Field will light up like never before.  To thank the community and bring back this tradition we are going BIG….  What does that mean?  The show in 2019 consisted of 500 shells, this year we are shooting 900 SHELLS!!!!!!!  Our biggest fireworks show ever.

**As a public safety measure, the Beat Brackett 1K and the Children’s Parade will not happen this year. As there is not yet a vaccine for children younger than 12 and those two events bring thousands of young children together, the Chamber felt it is the safest choice to wait until 2022 when there will hopefully be a vaccine for young children.

Edmonds Main Parade Map


Q: How can I find out more about VOLUNTEERING?

A: It takes the whole community to help make these great events happen and we’re so grateful for our volunteers. CLICK HERE TO VIEW AND SIGN UP FOR VOLUNTEER SHIFTS

Q: Will there be Covid-19 safety measures at these events?

A: The 2021 4th of July events are planned pending the approval by Edmonds City Council AND the June 30th complete re-opening of the state, as the Governor has proclaimed. If the events are approved and that date holds true there will be NO restrictions on crowd size, mask-wearing or vaccination confirmation for events like these. The Chamber does not have the capacity to manage mass crowds, mask-wearing or vaccination confirmation. Please only attend these events if you are comfortable with these conditions. 

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2 Comments on “Edmonds 4th of July Celebration”

  1. Thanks so much for the all the information. I love the Edmonds 4th of July fireworks. I didn’t know they have so much more though! You guys are great!

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