It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the 4th of July and our independence with loud bangs and colorful flashes in the sky. If you’re anything like us (and we think you probably are), you’re wondering exactly what the regulations say concerning your own personal fireworks display and where you can go to gaze at the big boy fireworks shows this year.

Before you go out and spend all your allowance on gunpowder-filled capsules of glory, take a minute to learn about the current laws and regulations regarding your personal use of fireworks. Recently, Wenatchee Fire Marshal Mark Yaple stopped by KOHO Radio to provide some tips on fireworks safety, necessary precautions, and which fireworks are legal and illegal. The 8-minute interview is well-worth a listen even if you’re only planning to light a few fire crackers and sparklers. In addition, the following link provides up to date information on ordinances throughout the state:

As you’ve likely heard, the annual fireworks display in Wenatchee over the Columbia River isn’t happening this year… But don’t fret just yet, there are other alternatives for fun this fourth. Below is a list of 4th of July celebrations, most with fireworks, throughout the area.

From all of us at Icicle TV, stay safe and have a happy 4th of July!


 4th of July 2014 Celebrations

Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 4th
George Community Hall and Park
7 a.m. (All Day Event)
No Charge
(509) 787-2140
Details: George is hosting a jampacked day that kicks off with the Cherry Bomb Fun-Run and afterward guests can get a bite to eat at Community Hall until 11 a.m. The day will be filled with live entertainment and don’t miss the giant cherry pie at noon (a $1 donation for the pie is requested). Vendors that will be set up throughout the day. There will be a prize raffle and a fireworks show. More info:

Chelan Rockin’ Fireworks Show
Saturday, July 5th
Chelan Bay
9:45-10:45 p.m.
No Charge
(509) 682- 4322
Details: While other celebrations may have ended, Chelan’s Fourth of July firework show will keep the party going on Saturday. Head down to the bay to watch the fireworks light up the night sky.

Friday, July 4th
Front Street Park
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
No Charge
(509) 663-5807
Details: Leavenworth is putting on an event for children to enjoy Independence Day with face painting, arts and crafts, snacks, games, a bike parade and more (no fireworks). To participate in the bike parade, meet at Das Rad Haus on Front Street at 11a.m. More info:

The “Big Show” Fourth of July Fireworks
Friday, July 4th
Manson Bay Marina
10:15 -11:15 p.m.
No Charge
(509) 682- 3503
Details: Manson will celebrate the Fourth with its 35th Annual Fireworks show. It’s one of the largest and longest-running displays in the Northwest.

Antique Tractor Pull Fireworks Show
Thursday, July 3rd
NCW Fair Grounds
5:30 p.m.
Adults: $10 Children 6-12: $6 Children under 5: No Charge
(509) 745-8480
Details: This event has fun for the whole family with food, music, games and, of course, fireworks. The gates will open at 5 p.m., so get there early for good parking.

Applesox Game and Post-game fireworks
Wednesday, July 2nd
Paul Thomas Sr. Field
7:30 p.m.
Toddlers in laps: Free, Children under 12: $5, Adults: $6, Premium Seats: $10
(509) 665-6900
Details: Come cheer on the Applesox as they play the Bellingham Bells on July 2. Don’t miss the grand finale after the game when fireworks shoot into the sky in celebration of Independence Day.