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Happy (almost) Fourth! Here's what's going on for Independence Day

Snap, crackle, pop! It's fireworks time, baby. Got no plans for the Fourth? Here's what is cookin' around the area!

Cloud Nine Creamery. Looking for something sweet? Head to Cloud Nine Creamery at Westfield Southcenter Mall in your best patriotic digs to receive 15% off your ice cream order!

Suncadia Resort. Just 80 miles outside of Seattle, Suncadia Resort is celebrating the Fourth with events all week. The opening party will feature a community parade and fireworks but all week long there will be events like family guided hikes, painting classes, a battle of the bands concert series, and a WWII car show. But they are saving the best for last at Suncadia's annual Americana games with a watermelon eating contest, a scavenger hunt, hot dog eating contest, tug-of-war, egg toss, sack races and more!

Star-Spangled Spectacular. Join the Seattle Wind Symphony for its sixth annual Star-Spangled Spectacular. The annual concert at Benaroya Hall with feature patriotic tunes, marches, and other popular pieces. This happens on the evening of July 3rd at 7:30 p.m.,but they are asking to be seated by 7:15 p.m. Tickets are free, but Benaroya would appreciate donations.

Seafair Summer Fourth. Head on over to Gas Works Park for Seafair Summer Fourth which will have tons of activities for the family, food, beverages, entertainment, and fireworks that will start at 10:20 p.m. Do not bring your own fireworks, glass bottles, alcohol, or pets! General admission is free but if you'd like to reserve seats, that will cost $40-$60.

Fourth of July Fireworks Party Cruise. Get on a yacht at North Lake Union! A $139 ticket will include an "expansive array of gourmet appetizers and desserts," music from a DJ and a bar! Please plan for traffic and be on board at 8:30 p.m. The cruise will go from 9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Bellevue Four on the 4th Dog Jog & Walk. For all you fitness babies out there, sport your best red, white and blue and hit the pavement for this 4k Dog Jog and Walk! This 4k will be at Ashwood Park at 10820 NE 10th St., and is $20 to enter as an individual, or $30 for pair entry.

Grand Old Fourth of July. Looking to get on Island time? Bainbridge Island is hosting their 51st Annual Grand Old Fourth of July! There will be a pancake breakfast, car show, foot race, street fair, beer and wine garden, activities for the kiddos and a parade at 1 p.m.!

Bellevue Family 4th. The Bellevue Collection is putting on this 4th celebration with live music, kid's activities, a variety of food options, and entertainment for the family! The fireworks show will be set to a performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. Festivities will kick off early afternoon on Wednesday. All events will be located at Bellevue Downtown Park which is located immediately south of Bellevue Square at 10201 NE 4th Street.

Tacoma Freedom Fair. Head down South at 10 p.m. for the Stan Naccarato Memorial Fireworks Extravaganza fireworks show at Commencement Bay.

Emerald Down Firework Spectacular. Who doesn't like some good ole' fashioned horse racing? Head south to Auburn for some horse races at 5 p.m. followed by a fireworks show at 10 p.m.! Admission is $9.

Splash. This all day event in Kent will have food and entertainment all day followed with a bangin' fireworks show at Lake Meridian Park. Highlights include, bouncy houses for kids, giant Jenga, pie eating contests and food vendors. Doors open at noon and will wrap up at 10:30.

What did we miss?! Shoot us an email for events to include.

Happy Independence Day from our family to yours!