Gig Harbor and the Kitsap Peninsula area are known for their peaceful and serene environment. We thought we’d share a 4th of July celebration just across the bridge, since Gig Harbor has fully banned fireworks. Before we jump into that, this is also a great time to reflect on how fun it would be to have that dream deck with an epic outdoor kitchen to celebrate days like the 4th of July. We can help make that dream come true, just give us a ring: (360) 731.8445 or drop us a line, here on our site.
Okay, let’s jump into some fun festivities you and your loved ones can enjoy.
Just Across the Bridge
If you make your way across Narrows Bridge, you’ll be met with an entire day filled with food, music, entertainment, markets, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks. One quick reminder, parking is always a challenge, so be sure to get a really early start – or look at public transportation. Pierce Transit, Route 11 will get you pretty close. There will definitely still be healthy walking involved, but it will keep your car out of the mayhem. Here’s a peek at the 4th of July Summer Blast, you can get more details on the website.
4th of July Summer Blast at Point Defiance Park
Dune Peninsula and Cummings Park on Ruston Way and features two distinct event footprints, over 150 vendors, 2 stages and a 20-minute firework display. This event is the largest free community event in the South Sound.
Emerald Queen Casino & Hotel Fireworks show in partnership with Metro Parks and the City of Tacoma. Launched from a barge about 3,000 feet offshore from Cummings Park, you’ll have prime visibility of the fireworks display from most parks along the Ruston Way Waterfront, from Dune Peninsula Park in the north to Jack Hyde Park in the south. Traffic impacts are anticipated to begin at 7 a.m. and last until midnight.
“Parks are the perfect place to gather as a community, and we’re lucky to be celebrating the 4th of July in two of Metro Parks most iconic,” said Park Board President Andrea Smith. “Commencement Bay is a backdrop for a day of festivities along our accessible public waterfront, and the grassy slopes at Dune Peninsula are a welcome place for friends and families to gather and enjoy the evening fireworks show.”
This Side of the Bridge
You don’t have to cross the bridge for a day of celebration. If you’d prefer to stay on the Kitsap Peninsula, you’ve got options as well. Here’s a quick snapshot. Just click on the links to get more details.
Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Fireworks: Over Sinclair Inlet on Saturday, Jul 1, 2023.
Fireworks on the Fjord in Poulsbo: Begins at dusk on July 3. Celebrations will start at noon ang go until 11pm. You’ll enjoy music and vendors during the day. Fireworks will start at roughly 10pm at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park.
The Longest-Running Fourth of July Celebration West of the Mississippi: In Kingston, you can start your 4th off with pancakes at 9am at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. There’s a fun run, and games throughout the day.
At noon, The Big Parade kicks off at noon and afterward, the kids will enjoy a walk through Tiny Town. Several local bands will perform throughout the day. Be sure to be at Mike Wallace Park by dusk for the annual fireworks show.
There’s a ton more to do, but hopefully this will get you started! Have a wonderful 4th of July from all of us at Northwest Decks. We hope to help you with your next project, be sure to reach out!