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Have a blast: Options abound for checking out fireworks displays on July 4

Fireworks explode during Spokane's 2017 Fourth of July fireworks celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)
Fireworks explode during Spokane's 2017 Fourth of July fireworks celebration on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Riverfront Park in Spokane, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Fireworks are a must on the Fourth of July. Whether you are looking to enjoy live music, a cold beer with friends or a more quiet evening of celebration, there is definitely something in the area for you.

Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park will be hosting its traditional Independence Day blowout. This year’s celebration will feature all the old standbys in addition to new features from the park’s renovations, including the roller skating ribbon, the Sky Ribbon Cafe, the reopened Rotary Fountain, the Howard Street Bridge and the refurbished Looff Carrousel.

The celebration will also feature a plethora of live entertainment, including a magic show, a hypnosis show and live music from the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. There will be a variety of food and market vendors as well as a beer garden sponsored by the No-Li Brewhouse. Fireworks at 10 p.m. will top off the evening.

If you go: 507 N. Howard St.; festivities begin at 11 a.m., free; (509) 625-6600, www.riverfrontspokane.org

Kendall Yards

Kendall Yards will be hosting a special July Fourth event in conjunction with the usual Wednesday night market. Gather with friends and family to enjoy fireworks, food, shopping and live music in one of two Kendall Yards locations. The Nest will have live music from 7-9 p.m. from local artists like the Marshall McLean Band, Jessica Haffner, Nick Grow and others. There will also be a performance in by the Minor Adjustments Band in Olmsted Park from 6 to 10 p.m.

Food vendors will include Brain Freeze Creamery, Incrediburger and Eggs, and BEET It Up Mobile Juice Bar, among others. Kendall Yards provides locals with a perfect place to gather together to watch the downtown fireworks along the Spokane River Gorge.

If you go: 1335 W. Summit Parkway; market 5-9 p.m., music continues until fireworks at 10 p.m., free; (509) 321-5888, www.kendallnightmarket.org

Liberty Lake

Liberty Lake stays true to its name on July Fourth. Join with friends and family to listen to the sounds of Idle Poets and Tuxedo Junction as the sun goes down. Be sure to bring blankets and stay for the main event: the fireworks. Liberty Lake will also host a Fourth of July Parade at Alpine Shores.

If you go: 727 N. Molter Road; parade: noon-1:30 p.m., concert: 6-10 p.m., fireworks to follow, free; www.pavillionpark.org

Spokane Indians Baseball

Cheer on the Spokane Indians as they take on the Tri-City Dust Devils this Fourth of July. Be sure to stay after for the game for a special fireworks display.

If you go: Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana St.; 6:30-9:30 p.m., $6-$20 for adults, $5 for ages 4-12, military, and seniors; (509) 343-6886, www.milb.com/spokane. The fireworks show will be repeated after the home game on Thursday, too.

Coeur d’Alene Hometown Fourth of July Celebration

Coeur d’Alene rings in Independence Day with the American Heroes Parade, beginning on Sherman Avenue. The celebration will then move to City Park for a day filled with live music and food. The festivities will come to a close with fireworks over the lake.

If you go: Coeur d’Alene City Park, 415 Fort Grounds Ave.; festivities begin at 10 a.m., free; (208) 769-2252, www.cdaid.org/parks

Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel

The downtown Coeur d’Alene celebration isn’t the only option for a fireworks extravaganza. The Coeur d’ Alene Casino Resort Hotel will host its annual $65,000 Fourth of July Celebration. The festivities will include the $50,000 Red, White, and Blue Bingo Extravaganza, the $15,000 Fourth of July Point Raffle, live music from country-blues singer Austin Jenckes, a special $10 menu at Sweetgrass cafe and, of course, fireworks.

If you go: 37914 S. Nukwalqw Road, Worley; bingo at 1 p.m., raffle at 4-7 p.m., live music at 8 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m.; (800) 523-2464, www.cdacasino.com

St. John’s Cathedral Carillon Concert

End your July Fourth with the sweet sound of bells at St. John’s Cathedral. For those in favor of a more peaceful evening, enjoy the Carillion Concert at 9 p.m. and stay to watch the downtown fireworks over the river.

If you go: 127 E. 12th Ave.; concert at 9 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m., free; (509) 838-4277, www.stjohns-cathedral.org

Wreckfest and Fireworks Spectacular

Start your celebration a day early with Stateline Speedway’s Wreckfest and Fireworks Spectacular. The event includes a Bump 2 Wreck, a boat race, two demolition derbys, and $16,000 in prize money.

If you go: 1349 E. Beck Road, Post Falls; Tuesday, gates open at 3 p.m.; $15 for adults, $14 for students, seniors and military, $7 for juniors (ages 6-11), and free for children 5 and younger, (208) 964-5136, www.raceidaho.com

Nine Mile Falls Independence Day Celebration

Gather with family and friends at Lakeside Middle School for the 13th annual Lake Spokane Independence Day Celebration. The festivities kick off with a community breakfast at 9 a.m. and continue throughout the day with a car show, face painting, and other fun and games for kids and fireworks at dusk.

If you go: 6169 WA-291, Nine Mile Falls, 9 a.m., free; for more info: Lake Spokane Chamber of Commerce Facebook page


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