We have a new president, COVID-19 is kind of getting under control, we’re still here… There are a few things to celebrate this 4th of July. Now we all know that the US is far from perfect (very far) but we know that some of you will probably still want to celebrate. So here are 5 things to do for the 4th of July in Seattle this year.

Art Marble 21 Fourth of July Block Party

Want to be out and about with happy strangers? You can check out the Art Marble 21 Fourth of July Block Party and dance around the streets to live music. You’ll be able to hear from Beatdown Saints, and also sets from DJs Fraze, Eric Nelson, and Indica Jones.

When: July 4th
Where: Westlake Ave N between Roy St & 9th Ave
Cost: Free

Bellevue 4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks, really are one of the best parts of the 4th. Obviously, most of them have been canceled this year but you can still see some in Bellevue. So if you live on the eastside consider yourself lucky and if you’re in Seattle, well, might be worth it to make the trek across the lake.

When: July 4th
Where: Downtown Bellevue
Cost: Free

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Cook a historic dish

Forget the BBQ when you can eat American dishes straight out of the 1800s. If you feel like making this 4th the most unique one yet then check out some weird and wacky historic dishes. Don’t worry we made a little list of some of the most unique ones we could find. They’re sure to be… interesting.

Where: Click above to see our picks

Red White and Boom Run

If running to your heart’s content seems like the best way to celebrate the 4th then get excited. You can participate in a 5k or 10k race on the classic Magnuson loop. It’s probably a great way to preemptively burn off those calories for your BBQ later in the day.

When: July 4th
Where: 6505 Northeast 65th Street
Cost: $30+

Enjoy the Blue Moon Tavern reopening

Spend the day at Seattle’s most iconic dive bar that’s been around since 1934. You can literally hang from noon to midnight if you’re really feeling it and you can also enjoy a free show at 9 pm. Honestly, this one is probs the most worth checking out because it’s worth celebrating.

When: July 4th
Where: 712 NE 45th St
Cost: Free/Varies

That’s what we have for you when it comes to celebrating the 4th of July in Seattle this year. That being said one of the best things that you can do on the 4th is learning the histories of people that the country has tried to erase. With that have a great weekend folks.