Submitted by City of Tumwater

Celebrate Independence Day in Tumwater – join your neighbors at one of the free community events throughout the day.

City Services

City offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, in honor of the holiday. This includes City Hall, Old Town Center, and Tumwater Library.

The Tumwater City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 4, 2017, is cancelled.

  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of the City Council will be Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Tumwater City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

Police, fire and emergency medical response services will not be interrupted. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies.

Public Works (water, sewer, and street) problems can be reported by calling 360-754-4150.

Tumwater Valley Golf Course will operate on a limited schedule, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (last tee time), all play must be completed by 3:30 p.m.

Please Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Fireworks are prohibited in all City parks.

Fireworks Safety & Regulations

Tumwater Fire and Police departments encourage everyone to prevent accidental fires and injuries from fireworks by using safety precautions.

This is the last year personal fireworks will be allowed within the City limits. When using personal fireworks, please remember:

  • Ignition or discharge of safe and sane fireworks is allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.
  • Patrol officers will enforce these regulations. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.

More fireworks information online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/fireworks

Independence Day Parade

Tuesday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.

This is the City’s 30th Annual Independence Day Celebration Parade – the theme is “Like Totally ’80s.”

Parade Road Closures and Restricted Vehicle Access

  • Traffic on Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access only, beginning at approx. 8:30 a.m. on July 4. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle in the event that you need to travel.
  • From approx. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures.
  • The parade route begins at the corner of Capitol Boulevard SE and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, then turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending at the intersection of Linderson Way. A parade route map is available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade

Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show

Located at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range.

6:00 p.m. Gates open for Festival

10:15 p.m. Fireworks show and music

Festival and Fireworks Show are Free.
Parking is $10 per car.

For more information about activities, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at 360-754-4160. More details available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade or www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival.

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