Believe it or not, Seattle 4th of July is just a few days away. Even if you already have plans, it doesn’t hurt to see what else is going on in the city. From classic fireworks to boat cruises, dinner and more, we have you covered. Here are 6 of the best things to do in Seattle this 4th of July.

Watch the fireworks

The annual 4th of July Fireworks are back thanks to Amazon Seafair Summer Fourth. You can either attend the official event at Gas Works starting at 3 PM or go to one of several other citywide viewing locations.

Sail on Argosy Cruises

Celebrate America’s birthday in the most PNW way possible – on the water. Thanks to Argosy Cruises, you can avoid the packed crowds and pre and post-show rushes by hopping on board one of their cruises. Argosy is operating two cruises, however one is sold out meaning you can enjoy the full 4 hour option complete with a DJ and full service bar.

When: July 4th
Where: Departs from Carillon Point in Kirkland
Cost: $160 per person

Sponsored Pick: Get your tickets for 4th of July at Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi

Elevate your 4th of July plans, literally- Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi is throwing an epic party with city views from the 31st floor! The celebration comes in hand with their 5th Anniversary and will feature culinary stations, live music, cocktail demos, and an incredible fireworks show & complimentary champagne toast to tie it all off.

When: Tuesday, July 4th from 7 PM-11 PM
Where: Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi – 10400 NE 4th St Ste 3100, Bellevue
Cost: $200

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Bellevue Family Fourth

This family friendly celebration has free live music, children’s activities, food and family entertainment. The evening leads up to a fireworks set at 10:05 PM that is synchronized with a live performance by the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra.

When: July 4th
Where: 10201 NE 4th St, Bellevue, WA
Cost: Free

4th of July at McMenamins Anderson School

This event is set to have you grooving through the afternoon with “toe-tapping, finger-snapping live music at the Shed.” There will also be Stars and Stripes specials at the Tavern and a parade that starts at noon.

When: July 4th
Where: 18607 Bothell Way Bothell, WA
Cost: Free/Varies

Check out the 38th Annual Naturalization Ceremony

America is a country built on immigrants and what better way to celebrate our nations birthday than with a naturalization ceremony. Each year at Seattle Center, the public is invited to watch “as The Honorable David G. Estudillo, Chief United States District Judge for the Western District of Washington, swears in over 500 candidates as new citizens of the United States of America.”

When: July 4th
Where: 305 Harrison St
Cost: Free

Happy 4th of July Seattle!