It’ll be no big surprise to see the night sky lit with fireworks tonight. Displays will range from modest to those that cause jaws to drop in awe.
And, in most cases, you won’t need to travel to see the pyrotechnics; nearly every community weighs in with some type of celebration.
Following are some of the Fourth of July festivities and fireworks the Inland Northwest. Take a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy the show.
Spokane’s fireworks display will again originate in Riverfront Park to cap a day of music and celebration that’s part of the Spokane American Music Festival (see schedule in What’s On listings).
Thousands will gather in the park on blankets and lawn chairs. But there are other places from which you can see these pretty pyrotechnics. Cliff Park on Spokane’s south side fills up early, as do the good parking spots on Cliff Drive. Others watch from a distance on Rimrock Drive or from the Spokane Arena parking lot.
The Fourth of July American Heroes Parade in Coeur d’Alene begins with at least a lot of loud noise if not a bang, today at 11 a.m. Three F-16 fighter jets will make a flyover to start the parade through downtown Coeur d’Alene. During the event, a C-21 will make several fly-bys. The parade boasts more than 100 entries.
A fireworks display will burst over Lake Coeur d’Alene at dusk.
In State Line, Idaho, straddling the state border, fireworks will be detonated at the State Line Stadium Speedway at dark tonight.
Spirit Lake will hold an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration with a parade at 11 a.m. today followed by a picnic, craft and food booths and an after-dark fireworks display in Jefferson Park.
The Bayview Daze celebration will run today, Saturday and Sunday with a fair at the Community Center, a petting zoo at Bayview Park and a barbecue at Don’s Cafe. Saturday, a street parade starts at 11 a.m. followed by a car show at 11:30 and a piano concert by Adam Frangione at 4 p.m. at the Community Center. There will be a lighted boat parade at dusk Saturday. Sunday, the Dinghy Derby starts at 11 a.m., the boat parade awards are at noon, bingo runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Community Center and a horseshoe tournament starts at 2 p.m.
The Fourth of July fun begins in Sandpoint with a parade through downtown at 10 a.m. today. Other events today will be held at City Beach and at dusk, the fireworks will begin, also at City Beach.
The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Bingo Casino in Worley, Idaho, will put on a fireworks display in the front of the bingo hall at dusk. It’s free. The casino is located on Highway 95 south of Coeur d’Alene.
Since only the Snake River separates the towns, Lewiston and Clarkston will stage a communal Fourth of July celebration. Clarkston is hosting the fireworks this year at Clarkston High School’s Adams Field. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin after dark.
Folks who want to see fireworks in Pinehurst, Idaho, will head for the Kellogg/Silver Valley KOA Campground where the fireworks will cap an all-day country fair. The fun craft booths and a variety of contests and competitions begins at 8 a.m. The bluegrass band Wind Fall performs at 4 p.m. The fireworks show begins at dusk tonight.
The seventh annual Fourth of July Festival at Grand Coulee Dam will include a laser light show followed by fireworks out over the dam tonight and Saturday. The pyrotechnics begin at 10:35 p.m. both nights.
In addition to the fireworks, an arts and crafts and food fair will be held in the park below the Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days. Several Navy EA-6B Prowler planes will perform a flyover at noon today. Children’s games will be set up in the afternoons and live music will begin at 4 p.m. today and at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.
The Pullman Fourth of July celebration begins at 5 tonight at Sunnyside Park. Activities include food, music by the Pullman Community Band, Equinox and the Tucans and a fireworks display at dusk.
Moses Lake will kick off its celebration with a concert featuring the New Blues Brother’s Revue at 8 tonight in the McCosh Park Amphitheatre. The free concert will be followed by a fireworks display at dusk.
Kennewick will celebrate the holiday by shooting off fireworks over the Columbia River after dark. The best viewing will be from Columbia Park, but the fireworks will, of course, be visible from any nearby area with a clear view.
Fireworks will be set off over the Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco at dusk tonight.
Colville will launch its fireworks display at the Stevens County Fairgrounds at dark.
Othello’s Sun Faire Festival in Lyons Park will begin with a kid’s parade at 10 a.m. today. The opening ceremony, including an Air Force flyover, will take place at 11:30 a.m. The festival, which runs all day today and Saturday, will include a carnival, a Pacific Science Center exhibit, food, crafts, go-carts, court games, classic cars, a dunk tank, and other entertainment. The fireworks display will be staged at 10 tonight.
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