Personal fireworks illegal everywhere - fortunately lots of local shows

Sunday, July 1, 2018

By Diane Hettrick

There are some very good reasons why personal fireworks are no longer legal anywhere near us.
  • People blow off their fingers
  • Stray fireworks catch things on fire
  • Explosions terrify dogs - who often run away
  • Explosions are a terrible reminder for the thousands of war veterans among us
Unfortunately, there will still be some who will explode fireworks in prohibited areas like ours.

For them, call the police.

Further, if you see someone selling or using fireworks, or find any unattended fireworks call 9-1-1. Lake Forest Park wants to know about every incident. King County Sheriff's Office has extra money for emphasis patrols.

Lake Forest Park residents - before you berate the police, keep in mind that the many hills and ravines bounce sound waves in such a way that it's difficult to tell the direction of an explosion.

Local fireworks shows - All the shows start between 10pm and 10:15pm.

We are fortunate to be close enough to see fireworks shows in neighboring towns. On the east side, Kenmore is having their big show at Logboom Park. The official vantage point in Lake Forest Park is the Lyon Creek Waterfront Preserve.

Just don't park on Beach Drive. Park by City Hall and walk across the street to the park.

I'm told you can see some fireworks from the Bellevue show or the Kirkland show across the lake.

On the west side, find a vantage point with a water view to the north and you should be able to see both Edmonds and Kingston fireworks.

Kenmore 4th of July Fireworks - Frank Lumber and Croasdale Homes
Log Boom Park, 17415 61st Avenue NE

Watch the night sky light up and have a fun-filled Fourth of July! The Kenmore Fireworks Show presented by Frank Lumber blasts off at 10:00pm from the Log Boom Park pier. Prior to the fireworks show, join in the festivities with fun activities and food vendors starting at 7:30pm. The event is free and all you need to bring is a blanket or chair!
Street parking along NE 175th Street
Uplake Professional Center, 5723 NE Bothell Way
Church of the Redeemer, 6211 NE 182nd Street

An Edmonds Kind of 4th - Kick off your summer with Edmonds’ longest running celebration. For 111 years the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the annual all-day party to celebrate America’s birthday. Head up to Edmonds for a 5k, parade, food, entertainment, fireworks, and more! The all day celebration will kickoff at 10:00am.

Gasworks Park - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Summer 4th 2018

This is the big show at Lake Union's Gasworks Park
Admission is free, but to guarantee the best views, reserved seating is available for purchase (seats are going fast).

Throughout the day, guests can enjoy food vendors, live entertainment and exhibit booths. For those 21+, quench your thirst in our beer and beverage gardens. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the All-American Games featuring pie-eating contests, sack races and more!


Anonymous,  July 2, 2018 at 9:57 AM  

Some of us Vets love fireworks.

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