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4th of July Kirkland

Schedule of Events

9:30 AM   
Parade route closes to vehicles and detours are in place.   

10:00 AM
Children's decorating event at the Marina Park Pavilion. Tattoos, flags, and tons of fun for everyone!

11:30 AM
Children's walking parade starts at Lakeshore Plaza and Kirkland Avenue. 

12:00 PM
Old Fashioned Downtown parade starts at Lakeshore Plaza and Kirkland Avenue. 

After the Parade...
Join your friends and neighbors at Marina Park:
  • 1:00 - 10:00 PM: Community Picnic & Food Vendors 
  • 3:00 PM: Music in the Pavilion
10:15 PM
Fantastic fireworks display off of Marina Park with viewing from most downtown waterfront parks.
4th of July image

For more information
or to access the
event website go to ExploreKirkland.

Parade Information
Children’s Parade - Kids line up at the Marina Park Pavilion, walk the parade route, and finish at the corner of Central Way and Lake Street. This is where parents should meet their kids.

Old Fashioned Parade - Participants in the BIG parade line up along Market Street and Waverly Way. The parade route begins at Lakeshore Plaza and Kirkland Avenue, heads east on Kirkland Avenue, north on Main Street, west on Central Way, and ends at Market Street. 

Click here to see a map of the Parade Route

The Lake & Central Parking Lot will be closed from 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and the Lakeshore Plaza Parking Lot will be closed to vehicles throughout the day. 

After the fireworks show, drivers will wait until pedestrians are cleared from Marina Park and traffic can move safely.

Boat Launch  
The boat launch will be closed from 9:30am - 2pm and again from 8:30pm - until Lakeshore Plaza parking lot is clear. 

A fireworks display located in Moss Bay, off the shore of Marina Park, begins at approximately 10:15 PM - with views from most downtown waterfront parks. Both docks at Marina Park are closed to spectators. Bring a flashlight. No dogs allowed and no alcohol in the parks.

The sale and discharge of fireworks is prohibited in Kirkland city limits unless it is a properly permitted display. Call the Kirkland Fire Prevention Bureau at (425) 587-3650 for more information.

dogs and fireworks dont mixRemember! Fireworks and Pets Don't Mix
Identify and License your Pet for Protection!

License your pets! Love ‘em, License ‘em…

Kirkland Animal Services reminds pet owners that the Fourth of July can be a dangerous and frightening time for pets. In addition to the risks of injuries and burns, many pets are fearful of the excitement and noise created by Fourth of July fireworks. Dogs and cats have extremely sharp hearing and may be sensitive to the noise, even from afar. In panic or confusion, they can go to great lengths to escape their enclosures, such as digging under fences or chewing through leashes. In fact, the Fourth of July holiday results in the influx of more runaway and lost pets into animal shelters than any other time of year. 

Please remember that a pet license is a free ride home for your pet! For more information about how to license your pet, please visit our Animal Services webpage!

Parks Department Hours:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday
123 5th Ave  Kirkland, WA 98033

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3300 | F. 425.587.3303
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After Hours Parks Maintenance Needs
T. 425.864.3431