It’s time for hot dogs, cotton candy, flags and fireworks! Celebrate 4th of July in Tumwater with a fun run, parade, festival and fireworks. Fourth of July in Tumater is not to be missed and you don’t have to wait for the sun to go down to have fun, Tumwater has a whole day of patrotic fun planned.

Fairways & Fireworks Fore on the 4th Fun Run

Thursday, July 4
8:00 a.m.
Tumwater Valley Golf Course: 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater

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Fairways & Fireworks Fore on the 4th Fun Run. Photo courtesy: Tumwater Valley Golf Course

Get in some exercise so you can eat more hot dogs and pie later with the Fairways & Fireworks Fore on the 4th Fun Run. This 4-mile fun run/walk goes along the Tumwater Valley Golf Course cart path and fairways. Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the run starts at 9:00 a.m. $20 for adults and $10 for children 17-years-old and under. Funds raised support golf programs for low-income youth in our community.

River’s Edge will also serve a special breakfast buffet following the run for additional cost. For details, contact the Pro Shop at 360-943-9500 or the Parks & Recreation Department at 360-754-4160.

City of Tumwater’s 32nd Annual Independence Day Parade

Thursday, July 4
11:00 a.m.
Free

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Tumwater July 4th parade. Photo courtesy: City of Tumwater Parks & Recreation

Tumwater’s 32nd Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Thursday, July 4 with the theme: “As We Live, We Grow: Celebrating 150 Years.” This year’s parade theme celebrates Tumwater’s Sesquicentennial; 2019 marks 150 years since the city’s incorporation! The parade starts at the corner of Capital Boulevard and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol to Israel Road, then turns west onto Israel Road, past City Hall, and ends at the Linderson Way intersection. For more information visit the City of Tumwater’s website.

Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show

Thursday, July 4
6:00 p.m.

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The Artesian Family Festival and Thunder Valley Fireworks show. Photo courtesy: City of Tumwater Parks & Recreation

Tumwater Valley Golf Course: 4611 Tumwater Valley Drive SE, Tumwater
Free, parking $10/car

If you are looking for Fourth of July Fireworks in Tumwater, look no further. The Artesian Family Festival and Thunder Valley Fireworks show is an annual firework show that is great for all ages! There is music, games and food to keep you occupied until the show starts. Pets, alcohol or personal fireworks are not allowed at the festival. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Fourth of July fireworks start at 10:15 p.m.

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