It’s that time of year – fireworks! We all feel like little kids again when we here the first whistle and pop. Here are the shows, parades and activities happening to celebrate the Fourth of July in Olympia 2018.

July 4, 2018

Freedom Fest

Open to DOD ID card holders and their families on July 3, the public is invited to this fun Fourth of July celebration on July 4 at 11:00 a.m. at JBLM. There will be rides, games, food, entertainment, music, a kid’s stage and fireworks. Country star David Lee Murphy will be performing 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to stop by the America’s Credit Union booth to get your prism glasses for the fireworks. Guests without an installation access pass should enter JBLM Lewis-Main via the DuPont Gate. For more information, visit the Freedom Fest web page.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord – 2554 S 12th Street

Thurston County Fireworks JBLM Freedom Fest
JBLM Freedom Fest. Photo courtesy: JBLM

Littlerock Saloon Parade

The owners of the Littlerock Saloon in Olympia moved from Los Angeles 6 years ago, when they purchased the bar. There was a parade in Sierra Madre and the couple missed it, so they decided to put out a sign-up sheet for their own parade right outside their saloon. They had no idea it would get so big! Anyone is invited to join in the parade and there are lots of animals – horses, goats, dogs, etc. They do ask that you don’t ride loud bikes in the parade, so as not to scare the animals. You can also just come and watch if you are not interested in participating.

The parade starts at 6:00 p.m. For more information, stop by the bar or visit the Littlerock Saloon Facebook page.

Littlerock Saloon – 6520 128th Ave SW, Olympia

Thurston County Fireworks Olympia Littlerock Saloon Parade
Littlerock Saloon Parade. Photo courtesy: Littlerock Saloon
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