Marking Independence Day 2023 on a Tuesday this July 4th, Tacoma and Pierce County host exciting celebrations for families, including fun for all, parades, food and firework displays. Celebrate our nation’s independence in the South Sound with fantastic events all around the region.

4th of July fireworks
Fireworks are a spectacular showcase of light against the night sky. Photo courtesy: Tacoma Events Commission

4th of July Summer Blast

Point Defiance Park
5400 N Pearl Street, Tacoma

July 4, 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Head down to the waterfront for Tacoma’s 4th of July Summer Blast. Enjoy free fun with the family featuring live music, food, entertainment, and craft vendors. The festivities begin at noon and end with the grand finale fireworks display at 10 p.m. There are two locations to celebrate — Cummings Park and Dune Peninsula along the Ruston Way Waterfront at Point Defiance Park.

JBLM 4th of July Food Trucks & Fireworks

Joint Base Lewis McChord – Cowan Stadium
2170 S 12th, JBLM

July 4, 5 to 11 p.m.

Open to DOD ID card holders and their guests, Joint Base Lewis McChord celebrates this great nation’s independence at Cowan and Memorial Stadiums with 4th of July Food Truck & Fireworks. Find yummy food trucks starting at 5 p.m. and enjoy games, live music, a car meet and more while the family waits for the spectacular firework show at 10:15 p.m. Bring your blankets and chair, but leave the coolers at home for this evening of patriotic fun.

Red, White & Kaboom: Puyallup’s Two-Day 4th of July Festival

Gold & Teal lots at Washington State Fairgrounds
133-299 9th Avenue SE, Puyallup

July 3, 5:30  to 10:30 p.m.
July 4, 12:00 to 6:30 p.m.

In Puyallup, find two days of 4th of July fun with a car show, live music, a beer garden, a kid’s zone and mouthwatering food trucks. Enjoy the mesmerizing fireworks on July 3 at 10 p.m. and return on July 4 for more fun in Pioneer Park. The festivities are free to the public, so bring the family for two days of fun in the sun with Red, White & Kaboom: Puyallup’s Two-Day 4th of July Festival.

Tacoma Rainiers July 3rd Firework Extravaganza

Cheney Stadium
2502 S Tyler Street, Tacoma

July 3, 4 p.m.

Enjoy a genuinely American pastime with the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium as they take on the Salt Lake Bees. The gates open at 4 p.m., and the first pitch is at 6:05 p.m., with the fireworks show proceeding after the game at around 9:45 p.m.

July 4 Fireworks

Muckleshoot Casino Resort’s Free Fireworks Show

Muckleshoot Casino Resort
2402 Auburn Way S. Auburn

July 1, 10 p.m.

Start the fun early with Muckleshoot Casino’s Free Fireworks Show on July 1  at 10 p.m. The spectacular professional fireworks display is an incredible light show you won’t want to miss.

Fourth of July Hometown Celebration

Patriots Landing
1600 Marshall Circle, DuPont

Clocktower Park
1408 Thompson Circle, DuPont

July 4, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

DuPont is a fun place to be this 4th of July with the annual  4th of July Hometown Celebration. Start the day off with a pancake breakfast at Clocktower Park at 8 a.m., enjoy the Independence Day Parade at 10 a.m. and then enjoy more celebrations with live music, food, games, vendors, and so much more. Stay until dusk for the firework show at Patriots Landing.

4th of July Pierce County
Go for a run at the Four on the Fourth in Steilacoom, followed by a fun-filled day of red, white and blue celebrations. Photo courtesy: Four on the Fourth

34th Annual Four on the Fourth

Steilacoom Town Hall
1717 Lafayette Street, Steilacoom

July 4, registration opens at 7:30 a.m., run at 9 a.m.

Get moving this 4th of July in Steilacoom with the 34th annual Four on the Fourth. Start the day bright and early with a four-mile run or walk featuring a scenic route along the waterfront. Prizes will be given to those best dressed, showing their patriotism. Sign-ups are $15 for adults, and a one-mile course for kids is $5. Register online before July 2 or pay an extra $5 the day of. Following the run, find plenty of Independence Day celebrations, including a street fair, parade, and a firework display to mark the end of a fabulous day. This wonderful event provides funds to purchase shoes and uniforms for local youth runners and a college scholarship for a graduating senior. 

Personal Fireworks Use is Prohibited in Tacoma

Those in violation of the fireworks ban can be fined $513. So, start a new 4th of July tradition in 2023 with one of these public fireworks displays. For more information, check out Fireworks – City of Tacoma.