Leave the Fireworks to the Professionals!

Do not use consumer fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the City of Seattle without a permit from the Seattle Fire Department. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. Celebrate Independence Day by attending a public fireworks display.

Did you know?

  • In 2013, an estimated 11,400 people went to the emergency room for fireworks-related injuries.
  • Two out of five people injured by fireworks were under the age of 15.
  • Sparklers burn at more than 1200 degrees.
  • Sparklers alone accounted for 41% of the emergency room fireworks injuries.
  • Sparklers accounted for 79% of the injuries to children under five.

Keep you and your family safe from the risk of fireworks. Watch a public display and leave the dangerous fireworks to the experts.

 

Lights will be turned on at ballfields July 3, 4

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on ballfields throughout the city on the evenings of Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, to protect the surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at 8:45 p.m. and will be turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on the field.

The lights will be turned on to discourage the use of fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the city of Seattle and will destroy the artificial turf on the fields or surrounding facilities. The approximate replacement cost for the synthetic surface based on per average full-size field (110,000 square feet) is $1.2 million. All the fields have been renovated in the past several years and benefit field users including players of soccer, football, baseball, Ultimate Frisbee and lacrosse.     

The fields will be monitored by security from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Lights at the following fields will be turned off at 11 p.m.:

  • Bobby Morris at Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave
  • Delridge Playfield, 4458 Delridge Way SW
  • Garfield #1, E Cherry St & 23rd Ave
  • Genesee Upper and Lower Playfield, 4316 S Genesee St.
  • Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St.
  • Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave. SW
  • Jefferson Playfield, 4165 16th Ave. S
  • Lower Woodland Playfield #2 and #7, 5201 Green Lake Way North
  • Walt Hundley Playfield, 6920 34th Avenue SW
  • Washington Park Playfield, 2500 Lake Washington Blvd. E
  • Interbay Athletic Complex, 3027 17th Ave W
  • W Queen Anne Playfield, 150 W Blaine St.

Lights at the following fields will turned off at 10 p.m.:

  • Loyal Heights Playfield, 2101 NW 77th St
  • Mickey Merriam Athletic field complex, Magnuson #5 (Rugby), #6, #7, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
  • Miller Playfield, 330 19th Ave. E

For more information please call Seattle Parks and Recreation Security Manager Marlan Teeters at 206-684-7088.

Everything you need to know about Seafair Summer 4th

Seafair Summer Fourth 2014 at Gasworks Park, photo by Seafair

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015
Locations: Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way, or Lake Union Park, 860 Terry Ave N

Where can I find information about the fireworks displays?
The best resource for information regarding the Seafair Summer Fourth firework display is Seafair.com. Please note that neither the City of Seattle, nor Seattle Parks and Recreation pays for the firework display.

Where can I view the public firework display?
The best views of the public firework display are from Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park. Both locations are free to the public, but also feature reserved, ticketed seating. Reserved seating for both locations can be purchased here.

Seafair Summer Fourth 2014 at Gas Works Park, photo by Seafair

What takes place at the parks?

Gas Works Park: Noon – 11 p.m.
-All-American games presented by Smith Brothers Farms
-Festival-style food trucks and concessions
-Large beverage garden
-Exhibit booths
-Kids Zone
-Washington National Guard Display
-SkyDive Kapowsin Landing Zone
-DoubleDown interactive live music and entertainment stage – emceed by Warm 106.9 FM
-Open and reserved seating options

South Lake Union Park: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. 
-Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria live music and entertainment stage
-Food booths and concessions
-Beverage garden
-Exhibit booths
-Part of Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival
-Open and reserved seating options

If I attend Seafair Summer Fourth events, what are the rules?
– No alcoholic beverages are permitted at the event unless they are purchased at the on-site beer garden
– No personal barbeques are permitted
– No marijuana is permitted
– No fireworks, explosives, incendiary materials or devices are permitted
– No pets other than service animals are permitted
– No weapons or firearms are permitted
– Tents are allowed, but must be collapsed at dusk
– No glass bottles are permitted
– No illegal drugs are permitted
– All bags and coolers are subject to search

What can I bring with me?
– Food and non-alcoholic beverages (coolers are subject to search)

What’s the best way to get there?
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the event. Public transportation is encouraged, but buses will be running on a reduced holiday schedule (Plan your trip here). Parking will be limited due to street closure. People with disabilities will get parking on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cyclists are welcome to use the express entrance, but there will be a limited number of bike racks inside the park.

Tips from Seattle Parks Crew Chiefs
– Slather on the sunscreen!
– Do not drink and drive!
– Parking enforcement will be out in full force, be careful to adhere to street signs and do not block driveways or park on private property (take public transit!)
– Pets are not allowed in the park during Seafair Summer Fourth – please leave them at home! A hot vehicle is no place for a pooch.

 

Lights will be turned on at synthetic fields July 3, 4

Seattle Parks and Recreation will turn on field lighting on synthetic ballfields throughout the city on the evenings of Thursday, July 3, and Friday, July 4, to protect the synthetic surfaces. The ballfield lights will be turned on at 8:45 p.m. and will be turned off at either 10 p.m. or 11 p.m., depending on the field.

The lights will be turned on to discourage the use of fireworks. Fireworks are illegal in the city of Seattle and will destroy the artificial turf on the fields. The approximate replacement cost for the synthetic surfacebased on per average full-size field (110,000 square feet) is $1.2 million. All the fields have been renovated in the past several years and benefit field users including players of soccer, football, baseball, Ultimate Frisbee and lacrosse.

The fields will be monitored by security from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Lights at the following fields will be turned off at 11 p.m.:

  • Bobby Morris at Cal Anderson Park, 1635 11th Ave
  • Delridge Playfield, 4458 Delridge Way SW
  • Garfield #1, E Cherry St & 23rd Ave
  • Genesee Upper and Lower Playfield, 4316 S Genesee St.
  • Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St.
  • Hiawatha Playfield, 2700 California Ave. SW
  • Jefferson Playfield, 4165 16th Ave. S
  • Lower Woodland Playfield #2 and #7, 5201 Green Lake Way North
  • Walt Hundley Playfield, 6920 34th Avenue SW
  • Washington Park Playfield, 2500 Lake Washington Blvd. E

Lights at the following fields will turned off at 10 p.m.:

  • Loyal Heights Playfield, 2101 NW 77th St
  • Magnuson #5 (Rugby), #6, #7, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E.
  • Miller Playfield, 330 19th Ave. E

For more information please call Seattle Parks and Recreation Security Manager Marlan Teeters at 206-684-7088.

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Everything you need to know about Seafair Summer 4th

Date: Friday, July 4, 2014
Time: Noon – 11 p.m.
Location: Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way
Fesitval tickets: Purchase HERE

Where can I find information about the fireworks displays?
The best resource for information regarding the Seafair Summer Fourth firework display is Seafair.com. Please note that neither the City of Seattle, nor Seattle Parks and Recreation pays for the firework display.

Where can I view the public firework display?
The best views of the public firework display are from Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park.

Other recommended viewpoints:
Hamilton Viewpoint Park

If I attend the Seafair Summer Fourth event, what are the rules?
No alcoholic beverages are permitted at the event unless they are purchased at the on-site beer garden
– No personal barbeques are permitted
– No marijuana is permitted
– No fireworks, explosives, incendiary materials or devices are permitted
– No pets other than service animals are permitted
– No weapons or firearms are permitted
– No tents or tent stakes are permitted
– No glass bottles are permitted
– No illegal drugs are permitted
– All bags are subject to search

What can I bring with me?
– Food and non-alcoholic beverages (coolers are subject to search)

What’s the best way to get there?
Give yourself plenty of time to get to the event. Public transportation is encouraged, but buses will be running on a reduced holiday schedule. Parking will be limited due to street closure. People with disabilities will get parking on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cyclists are welcome to use the express entrance, but there will be a limited number of bike racks inside the park.

Tips from Seattle Parks Crew Chiefs
– Slather on the sunscreen!
– Do not drink and drive!
– Parking enforcement will be out in full force, be careful to adhere to street signs and do not block driveways or park on private property (take public transit!)
– Pets are not allowed in the park during Seafair Summer Fourth – please leave them at home! A hot vehicle is no place for a pooch.