Happening nearby: Edmonds Kind of Fourth Celebration

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Fireworks over Edmonds in 2011. (Photo by Jon Assink for My Edmonds News)

From our sister site, My Edmonds News, is information on the “Edmonds Kind of 4th” celebration sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and made possible through the support of the Hazel Miller Foundation.

Here’s the schedule:
5K Fourth of July fun run at 10 a.m. through historic downtown Edmonds (starts at Edmonds City Park, 3rd & Walnut). The run route map is here.

Children’s Parade at 11:30 a.m. with 2,500-plus children in costumes, in wagons, on bicycles

Main Parade at noon with nearly 10,000 spectators lining the streets for a two-hour march through the heart of Edmonds. Grand Marshal is Edmonds’ own Iditarod racer, Jan Steves, “mushing” her way through the heart of downtown. The parade features award-winning marching bands, local celenbrities, street performers, magnificent floats and even a few politicians waving from convertibles.

Annual Waterball Competition featuring local firefighters at 2:30 p.m. at City Park, 3rd Avenue South and Pine Street.

Fireworks Display & Evening Concert at 7:30 p.m. Civic Field, 6th & Bell: As day turns to dusk, thousands of friends and family gather at Civic Field in Edmonds for evening of music, good food an entertainment. The night culminates with a spectacular fireworks display that illuminates the Fourth of July night sky.

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