From parade to fireworks, make plans for an Edmonds Kind of Fourth

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    It’s one of the best Fourth of July celebrations around, and it’s right here in your hometown! Plan to enjoy an old-fashioned parade, firefighters competition, entertainment and fireworks presented by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and the Hazel Miller Foundation on Monday, July 4. There’s even a 5K fun run/walk for those who want to start the day off with a bit of exercise while enjoying Edmonds’ scenic views.

    Here’s the schedule:

    10 a.m. Start the day off with the Fourth of July 5 K Fun Run or Walk sponsored by Running in Motion. Strollers welcome, and kids under 12 are free. You can register here and pick up your race packet starting at 8:45 a.m. at City Park, Third and Walnut. Early registration deadline is June 28.

    11:30 a.m. Line the parade route (see map) to take in the children’s parade presented by Windermere Real Estate, followed by the main parade sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank at noon. Marching bands, clowns, floats, and more than a few sign-waving politicians will wind their way through Edmonds’ city streets.

    2:30 p.m. Return to City Park for the Edmonds Firefighters Waterball Competition.

    7:30  p.m. Find a place to lay down your blanket at the Civic Stadium grounds, 6th & Bell, and enjoy the evening entertainment featuring The Side Project until the fireworks show starts at 10 p.m. (Remember, no alcohol, pets or personal fireworks allowed.)

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    1. Chris: It depends on how early you get there but here are a few ideas: the Public Safety Complex parking lot, located at 5th and Bell; City Hall (underneath the building — access off the alley between Fourth Avenue and Fifth Avenue); along Sixth Avenue and streets east of Sixth (Glen, Daley, Bell). If you don’t mind walking a few blocks, there is the Edmonds Center for the Arts parking lot (see map above). And there is the Edmonds Library Parking lot at 7th and Main. Others may have suggestions too?

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