With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, it’s time to set your plans and decide on the best firework shows and activities for the long weekend. Whether you are traveling or are a local, this guide will show you the best Fourth of July fun in Skagit County in 2021. With only a few weeks left before this exciting holiday, this guide has all of the biggest firework shows, weekend activities, and firework regulations if you are going to set off your own fireworks at home.
Fourth of July fun: Logger rodeo July 1-4
Ready to entertain the entire weekend, the Loggerodeo in Sedro Woolley is the longest-running 4th of July Celebrations in Washington State.
The Loggerodeo is a rodeo for loggers to demonstrate tasks that they perform in their work each day. This includes a pole climbing and chainsaw carving contest. There is also a regular rodeo where you can watch barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, and bull riding.
The Loggerodeo is a four-day event with chainsaw carving every day, the Pro-West Rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, a Beard Contest at 9 am on July 4th, and a wood carving Auction 3 pm on July 4th, and a Firework show beginning at 10 pm. Suppose you are looking for a weekend full of fun and excitement, head to Sedro-Woolley for a full-filled Fourth of July in Skagit County. There would also be a parade and fun run during a normal year, but due to COVID, those activities have been canceled for 2021.
Big Lake Fireworks July 3rd
Put a chair anywhere around Big Lake on July 3rd to see the firework show. An Estimated 40,000 people view this huge display every year. The Big Lake fire Department puts on the show every year and launches the fireworks from a barge in the middle of the lake. July 3rd in Skagit Valley is arguably as popular as the 4th of July due to this huge show. There is often a party happening at every house and on every boat on the lake during the day leading up to the firework show starting at 10pm. Big lake is also an excellent place to go swimming, boating, or kayaking during the summer, making it one of the most fun locations to spend part of your 4th of July weekend.
Anacortes Fireworks July 4th
Almost all of the major cities in Skagit County put on a firework show for the 4th of July. In Anacortes, you can enjoy both a firework show as well as a parade. The Patriotic Parade will begin at 11 am at 3rd street and Commercial Avenue. If you are a local and would like to be a part of the parade, you can either drive a float or walk with a marching group. Use this link to sign up for a slot. The fireworks will start at dusk over Fidalgo bay.
Mt. Vernon Fireworks July 4th
Mt. Vernon Washington also holds a firework show on the 4th of July. This show is located at Edgewater Park at 600 Behrens-Millet Road, just over the West Side Bridge in Mt. Vernon across the Skagit River from downtown. To enjoy this firework show, make sure to bring a lawn chair and a flashlight!
La Conner Fireworks July 4th
The tiny town of La Conner will also be celebrating big this July 4th. The Community parade will start in La Conner at 12 noon, followed by a concert in Gilkey Square. The concert will feature the C.C.
Adams Band at 2:30 pm. Fireworks will be launched over the Swinomish Channel starting at dark and can be viewed best from the La Conner Walkway that goes along the water on the west side of the businesses on Main Street.
Skagit Speedway fireworks July 10th
If you are still looking for fireworks in the week after the 4th of July, check out the Skagit Speedway’s Mid-Season Firework show. This mid-season championship is presented by Les Schwab tires and features 360 sprint cars, Sportsman Sprint Cars, Modifieds, and Outlaw Tuners. The fireworks show will happen after the speedway races are over. The Skagit Speedway is located in Alger, Wa, and tickets are $7 for ages seven and up. Ages 6 and under are free to enter the speedway.
Firework Regulations in Skagit County
Fireworks are banned within the city Municipal Boundaries except for properly licensed public displays. Please attend one of the other firework shows in Skagit County or go to an unincorporated area.
Check out the link above to find out which fireworks are legal in the city of Mt. Vernon for July 4th.
In the city of Sedro-Woolley, legal fireworks can only be discharged on July 4th and only between the hours of 9 am and 11 pm.
Fireworks are banned within the city Municipal Boundaries except for properly licensed public displays. Please attend the Anacortes firework show!
In unincorporated Skagit county, only fireworks allowed by state law are allowed, and fireworks are illegal on state forestlands and in most parks. Sky Lanterns are prohibited in all of Skagit county. You are able to let off fireworks from 9 am -midnight on July 4th.
If you are in an area that allows consumer fireworks, please be safe and be mindful of the people, animals, and houses around you. Fireworks can be dangerous, and young children should never be unsupervised around fireworks. Firework sales in Washington are mostly limited to what is legal in the state, but it is still possible to buy illegal consumer fireworks, so buy from reputable sellers and know the rules and regulations before you buy. Be mindful of the fire dangers in Skagit County before lighting off fireworks.
With so many different shows and activities to choose from, you are sure to have excellent July 4th fun in Skagit County. Make sure to get places early and allow for time for parking and find a spot to sit. All of the above firework shows and events are highly popular, and crowds can be considerable. Have an excellent 4th of July, and enjoy your Skagit County Summer!
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