Fireworks Viewing Guide 2021
Fireworks launch at 10 p.m.
Everett’s Thunder on the Bay fireworks show is one of the biggest shows in the region. Folks from all over come to see massive colorful explosions light up the night sky. The show’s so big, there are several great spots to watch from. Here’s our top recommendations:
Legion Memorial Park
Legion Memorial Park is Everett’s place to be on the Fourth of July. The park’s overlook offers outstanding views of the waterfront and the fireworks show. There’s a festival at the park with live music, food trucks and a beer garden so if crowds aren’t your thing, then this isn’t for you. Another detail to note is that there’s no parking at Legion Memorial Park on July 4. It’s no problem though, there’s a free shuttle* that’ll get you there. Park at Everett Community College and catch the bus just outside of the Walt Price Fitness Center on Tower Street.
Grand Avenue Park
Everett’s Grand Avenue Park overlooks the waterfront and is another popular firework viewing location. The recent addition of the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge is a game changer; it connects the Grand Avenue Park to the Port of Everett and offers a whole new viewing angle for the fireworks. Expect this spot to be hoppin’. You’ll likely have to park and walk a bit, and there are no restroom facilities or entertainment.
Port of Everett
The Port of Everett (aka Everett’s waterfront) is the closest you can get to the fireworks and it is massive! There’s tons of fun things to do and places to eat. It can be a bit of a madhouse down there on the Fourth, but the Port’s new parking management company is all dialed in and ready to help guests get in and out with ease. Please note that there’s a $5 parking fee during special events, so carpool if you can.
If you don’t want to pay a parking fee, park near Grand Avenue Park and walk down via the brand new fancy-schmancy pedestrian bridge.
If you don’t want to walk AND also want to rock, then check out the Rock the Fourth concert happening at the Port of Everett on July 4.
Everett’s Harborview Park is kind of far from the fireworks, but still offers a good view of the show. Being that it’s further away than Grand or Legion parks, it’s a little less crowded and that might be just what you’re after. Parking is limited and there are no restroom facilities.
Tune into the soundtrack
Our media partners KXA/KRKO have helped put together a great soundtrack for the fireworks show. During the fireworks tune your radio to listen on KXA FM 101.1 or AM 1520.