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Heather Gobet Is Ready to Lower the Boom

The president of Western Display Fireworks preps for Seafair’s Fourth of July Celebration.

07/01/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Oeno Files

Celebrating the Fourth of July—With Wine

Red, white, and pink wines affordable enough to flow freely over the long weekend.

06/30/2015 By Sean P. Sullivan


PubliCalendar: 4th of July Weekend

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/03/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Deep in the Sea, Late in the Night.

Today's picks for civic nerds

07/02/2014 By Ezra Parter

Weekly Planner

Nosh Pit Weekly Planner: July 2–8

This week: Seattle gears up for a seriously festive fourth (and recovers with a classic summer flick and some street food at Mamnoon).

07/01/2014 By Caroline Ferguson

Oeno Files

Red, White, and Rosé: Some Fourth of July Wine Picks

Summer is the season for value wines. Because there’s nothing sadder than bringing a spendy bottle to a barbecue and watching someone pour half of it into a red keg cup.

06/30/2014 By Sean P. Sullivan

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: June 30–July 6

Elton John gets a reggae makeover and fireworks blast off around town: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

06/30/2014 By Conor Romack

Stars, Stripes, and Sales

Sway and Cake Fourth of July Celebration

The women's apparel boutique offers treats, drinks, and deals this Independence Day.

07/02/2013 By Julia Kernerman


Presidential Pils Could Have Been Ironic

Two Beers Brewery's foray into pilsner is a beer we can't wait to try

07/01/2013 With James Ross Gardner


10 Fourth of July Must-Haves

From beach blankets to barbecue basics, check out our picks for fun in the sun this Independence Day.

06/28/2013 By Amanda Zurita


10 Fourth of July Must-Haves

From beach blankets to barbecue basics, check out our picks for fun in the sun this Independence Day.


No Money Mo Problems

No Blue Angels this Summer at Seafair

No Blue Angels, no 4th of July fireworks, no zombies. What kind of summer is this?

04/09/2013 By Laura Dannen

No Money Mo Problems

No Fireworks or Zombies This Fourth of July?

But what will we do with all that fake blood in our basement?

03/11/2013 By Laura Dannen

Independence Day 2012

Where to Eat (and Drink) on the 4th

Free Starbucks, Belltown barbecue, a Bainbridge beer garden, a fireworks-adjacent patio, and more.

07/03/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Independence Day

Fourth of July Festivities Around Seattle

Go Team America.

07/02/2012 By Seattle Met Staff

Special Event

Seattle Zombie Walk Goes for World Record (Again)

Nothing says Happy Fourth like the walking dead.

06/29/2011 By Laura Dannen

Fourth of July

Beer for the Fourth of July

Everyone loves that barbecue guest who shows up armed with excellent local brews. Be that guy with these beers.


Cooking and Entertaining

Fourth of July Recipes From Seattle Chefs

Eight pro dishes to help you please everyone at the picnic.

06/28/2011 By Jessica Voelker

The Weekend Starts...Now.

Met Picks: Free Beach Party at Neumos, Ruined, Zombie Walk

Your best entertainment bets July 1-5.

07/01/2010 By Laura Dannen