Fire up those grills and get ready for some summer fun—Pierce County is set to celebrate the Fourth of July in style! From fireworks that light up the Puget Sound to parades that bring the community together, this year's festivities are packed with entertainment for everyone. Whether you're a fan of dazzling displays or just looking for an excuse to indulge in some delicious food, we've got the ultimate guide to the best Independence Day events around. So, grab your shades and get ready to make this Fourth of July one to remember!


June 29

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Freedom Fest

Cowan Stadium, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
11:00 a.m.- 10:30 p.m.

After a few years' hiatus, festival goers are revved up and ready to celebrate. Freedom Fest is returning to JBLM! The event has been moved to the 29th in an effort to catch more people before their many plans on the Fourth. Expect a car show, carnival rides, food trucks, vendor booths, bounce houses, and on-stage entertainment before the finale fireworks at 10:15 p.m.

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July 3


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Red, White and Kaboom

Puyallup Fairgrounds
5:30-10:30 p.m.

Why wait til the tomorrow to see fireworks? Head to the Gold & Teal Lots of the Washington State Fairgrounds for live music, food trucks, beer garden, kids’ corner, and a professional fireworks display.

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July 4


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Four on the Fourth

9:00-11:00 a.m.

What better way to kick off the Fourth than with a quick run? You’ll also help local athletes while earning your hot dogs; race fees provide shoes and uniforms for local youth runners, and one college scholarship for a graduating senior.

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DuPont's Fourth of July Hometown Celebration Parade

1301 Palisade Blvd
10:00 a.m.

Start your Fourth festivities with the annual DuPont parade! The route begins at the DuPont Historical Museum and ends at Clocktower Park. 

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Orting’s 4th of July Festival

Downtown Orting
11:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Orting’s annual tradition with live music, local vendors, and great food.

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Red, White and Varoom

Pioneer Park, Puyallup
12:00-6:30 p.m.

Part two of the Puyallup festivities! Get into the spirit with a car show, live music, beer garden, food trucks, and a kids’ zone. Admission is free.

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Tacoma Fourth of July Summer Blast

Dune Peninsula and Cummings Park on Ruston Way
12:00-10:30 p.m.

The free family-friendly day of live music, food, entertainment, and craft vendors begins at noon and ends with a grand finale fireworks display over beautiful Commencement Bay around 10 p.m.

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If you’re spending your Fourth in Pierce County, tag us on Instagram or Facebook @visitpiercecounty!