Adults and kids: Get set to march in the Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July parade

Will and Sam Adams with rocket hats perform wheelies on their scooters during the 2017 Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July children’s parade.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce extends an invitation to one and all to march in the Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July parade. Families, groups and businesses are welcome to march in the parade to the delight of 18,000-plus of spectators.

There are six different awards categories, from Most Patriotic to Best Decorated. To march in the main parade,  fill out a registration form, along with a fee of $25 per group and $25 per vehicle, and be ready to march at noon July 4.

There is no fee for the children’s parade, which begins at 11:30 a.m. Just show up to register in the IGA parking lot — 5th Ave South and Howell Street — from 10:15-11:10 a.m. The children’s parade welcomes local kids and families in their best red, white and blue holiday costumes, along with decorated bikes, scooters, strollers and wagons! Awards for “Best Bike/Scooter,” “Best Wagon/ Stroller,” “Most Patriotic,” and “Most Original.”

For registration forms and more information, go to

Want to get off to a fast start on the 4thof July? Then come chase ol’ man Brackett through the streets of Edmonds during the Beat Brackett 5K. The run begins at 10 a.m. in City Park, and finishes along the parade route. This run includes performance shirts, electronic timing, costume contest, beards to those who so desire, and awards to top finishers and those who actually beat Brackett.

Not up to a full 5K race?  Then walk in the “Baby Brackett 1K”, perfect for families with small children. Have the thrill of a race at 1/5ththe distance.

For registration forms and more information, go to

Finally, a reminder that the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce produces the entire 4th of July celebration for the community, and has done so for 111 years.

Event information at  or the Edmonds Chamber office at 425-670-1496.


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