Edmonds Chamber announces plans for Fourth of July activities

Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July parade. (Photo courtesy Edmonds Chamber of Commerce)

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced the activities planned in conjunction with the annual An Edmonds Kind of Fourth celebration.

Since 1907, the chamber has produced the parade and each year, rain or shine, thousands of residents and visitors of all ages and walks of life line the sidewalks to enjoy the parade, holiday and community.

Parade registrations are open, and that the chamber team is working to curate some new entertainment for the parade this year. “In addition to the crowd favorite, Latin Dancing Horses Foundation, we’re going to bring some new surprises in this year to liven up things,” said Ryan Crowther, chamber president and CEO. “We’re not only reaching out for some paid entertainment, we’re trying to really spread the word about this parade as an opportunity for creative businesses and community groups to pull together something fun for their team and the crowd at the parade, as a way to build awareness for their business or cause.”

For any businesses or individuals looking to sponsor the Fourth of July Parade, contact Alicia Moreno at alicia@edmondschamber.com. Anyone interested in entering the parade can click here.

The Beat Brackett 5K and Baby Brackett 1K will return bright and early on July 4. Join hundreds of runners as they gather to run the scenic route through the Town of Woodway. Those interested in registering for the 5K or 1K can click here.

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is not planning to produce a fireworks show this year. According to the chamber, locating the event has been a challenge and the increasing cost of pyrotechnics and production and infrastructure for the single Fourth of July fireworks event now nearly equals the expense of five of the Chamber’s free community events throughout the year.

The chamber said it has and will continue to look for locations, partnerships and funding that could permit a future firework show for the community. If you’re a potential partner or funder for fireworks or similar entertainment for the Fourth, please contact Ryan Crowther at ryan@edmondschamber.com.

  1. Please bring back the 4th of July fireworks show !
    It’s always so much fun, conveniant and laid back.
    You know, without the show, folks are going to put on their own neighborhood shows. And a lot of others folks don’t like that so much…
    Is it not possible to have the show at Civic Field , like we can’t have The Taste of Edmonds event there ???
    It’s a real disappointment and I hope you can bring back the show at some point.
    Thank you.

  2. With the exception of the rotten bleachers, we had a perfectly good Civic Field Park that met our needs for the Taste and the Fireworks display perfectly. Now not so much; for various reasons. Doing away with the fireworks display might not be such a bad thing in some respects. Google “fireworks as a form of pollution” for example. Fireworks displays and fixing climate change are not compatible things in terms of the logic of doing them. I’m pretty ambivalent when it comes to the fireworks display. It probably does keep home fireworks down and contains noise pollution somewhat, but over all, I question if they are a good thing.

    1. Clinton they are a good thing….one time a year we are all celebrating our freedom in this exceptional country..we are all on the same page. Let freedom ring. God bless America.

  3. Anything that celebrates and commemorates the founding and Declaration of Independence of our incredible country is worth every penny. Doesn’t the city have any budget surplus to kick in? If not, I’m sure the town would be in favor of re-distribution of funds to ensure that this family-friendly and unifying Edmonds tradition doesn’t get cancelled .
    This is truly disappointing news to me.

  4. While I’m looking forward to the other 4th of July events, I’m so disappointed we won’t have a fireworks show in Edmonds yet again. I still don’t understand why the Chamber of Commerce put last year’s funds towards the 3rd of July Mountlake Terrace show and why they weren’t able to pull off sponsorship/budget for this year considering Civic Park will be open (unless it’s delayed further) and it’s such a popular event for the community. Please bring them back next year at Civic Park!

  5. “According to the chamber, locating the event has been a challenge..”.
    I can help out there.
    Civic Park.
    Don’t let us down.

  6. We are so sad. We planned our summer around being home for the best Fourth of July. People will be happy to donate and get this going.

  7. Although the new Civic park looks nice, I wish they hadn’t done it if it meant canceling the events there. The fireworks were so awesome at the park and the Taste of Edmonds is not the same at the smaller park. The city wrecked the fun events Edmonds has always loved. I say bring back the fireworks and Tast of Edmonds to the civic park. We were also led to believe these events would resume there just like the Sonics were going to stay in Seattle even if they were sold lol!

  8. I agree with the folks above, that we will feel like we were sold a bill of goods by our city leaders if the Fireworks display and Taste of Edmonds do not return to their rightful home at the Civic Park.

  9. I’m delighted that there will not be public fireworks this year. It’s an expense of funds that can be put to much better use. People are homeless and hungry all around us! If we want to show our patriotism, let’s use that money to take care of our fellow citizens.

    The noise scares pets (and people), and fireworks pollute the air.

    Good for Edmonds for being forward-thinking in this area!

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