Fourth of July activities in Everett
EVERETT - Come out and watch the fireworks show and maybe get a morning run in this Fourth of July in Everett.
Everett’s annual Colors of Freedom mile-long parade starts downtown at 11 a.m. More than 80 entries are expected, including the Seattle Cossacks motorcycle stunt team, marching bands and many floats. The parade goes down Colby and Wetmore avenues between Pacific Avenue and 25th Street.
The Everpark garage at 2815 Hoyt Ave. (between Hewitt and California) is free and open on July. 4. Everett Transit is free all day and will be running shuttles to the parade.
After the parade, the city’s Colors of Freedom festival kicks off at 1 p.m. and runs through 11 p.m. at Legion Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. Bands will be playing all day.
Everett’s Thunder on the Bay fireworks show starts at 10:20 p.m. with some of the best views from Legion Park.
No parking will be available at Legion Park on July 4. The city recommends people take Everett Transit, which will run shuttles to the show. The last shuttle to Legion Park leaves the Everett Station and north Broadway parking lots at 9:25 p.m.
That morning, get your running shoes on for the YMCA’s Yankee Doodle Dash at the Everett Y, 2720 Rockefeller Ave. A 10K dash starts at 8:30 a.m., a 5K dash starts at 8:45 a.m. and a one-mile run starts at 8:50 a.m. A free Kiddy Doodle Dash starts at 10 a.m.
Adult registration is $10 for the one-mile run, $25 for the 10K and $25 for the 5K. Youth registration is $20 for the 10K. People can register at the Everett Y or online at the YMCA Snohomish County website. Registration closes at 7 a.m. July 4. People registering that morning should add $5 to the registration cost.
Last year, 770 runners participated and this year the YMCA is anticipating 900 runners, said Gael Thomson, the membership and wellness coordinator at the Everett Y.
dinator at the Everett Y.
From noon to 4 p.m., the public is invited to tour the Police Department headquarters at 3002 Wetmore Ave. Learn about police operations and the rich history of the department, which recently was re-accredited by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs.
Kids will receive a passport to get stamped and will get a prize if all the stamps are collected.
Detectives, crime scene investigators, K-9 handlers and officers from other police functions will talk about their work. Colby the Crime Prevention Dog will be there too.
After the parade, families can enjoy a free street fair called Fun in the Sun hosted by First Baptist Church at the corner of Wetmore and Pacific avenues. The festival runs from noon to 3 p.m. The street fair includes free children’s inflatables, pony rides, live music and an antique car show.
Military families get in free to the Imagine Children’s Museum with their military ID. The museum is at 1502 Wall St. and will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on July 4.
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