Tacoma is home to the Freedom Fair, which is one of the biggest fireworks shows in Western Washington. But that’s not the only place to watch fireworks. If you want even more options, look to the full list of where to find fireworks in Pierce County.
Take in a baseball game at Cheney Stadium and stay afterward for a pre-Independence Day fireworks show. On July 3, the Rainiers play the Salt Lake Bees, with the game beginning at 7:05 p.m. and fireworks that begin about 10 to 15 minutes after the game ends. You can also spot the fireworks from outside the stadium in surrounding neighborhoods, but just be careful where you park as most stores surrounding the stadium don’t allow event parking.
Without a doubt the area’s most popular Independence Day festival is the Freedom Fair on Tacoma’s Ruston Way. The celebration begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 p.m.
This annual event draws a large crowd and it’s easy to understand why, there’s plenty of food, fun and, of course, fireworks at the Freedom Fair. With local arts and crafts and merchandise vendors, beer gardens and food vendors, you can spend the day eating, drinking and perusing goods. But there’s entertainment as well, with a classic car show from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., an air show midday, musical acts performing throughout the day and into the evening, plus plenty of kids activities.
Parking can be hard to find and can go quickly, but there’s street parking in the adjoining neighborhoods and shuttles are available. You can also park blocks away and walk in.