Fourth of July Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival 2019

Our 2019 theme is

Nicest Place in Washington

. Thanks to Reader's Digest for choosing Bothell as one of their 2018 "Nicest Places in America" finalists!

2019 Grand Parade Participants

The Parade Application closed on June 14, 2019. If you didn't submit your entry in time, don't worry - we always take walk-in entries day of the parade. Please arrive at parade staging, located at UW Bothell, no later than 10:30 a.m. on July 4. Check in with parade staff, and we will add you to the back of the parade lineup.

Reader's Digest 2018 "Nicest Places in America" finalist!

Readers Digest Nicest Places in America 2018 logo

2019 Children's Parade

No registration is required for the Children's Parade - just join us no later than 11 a.m. at Main St/104th!

  • Decorated pedal bicycles, scooters, wagons, strollers, etc. are welcome in the parade
  • No motorized bikes, scooters, or other vehicles allowed ("Power Wheels" toys ok)
  • Parents are welcome to walk with their children in the parade, or pick them up at the end of the parade route (near Pop Keeney Stadium)

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Schedule of Events

Event Time Location
Pancake breakfast 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Downtown Fire Station
​10726 Beardslee Blvd
Children's parade
(no registration required)
11:15 a.m. Starts at Main St & 104th Ave NE
Grand parade Noon Starts at Main St & 104th Ave NE
Food Truck Festival at the
Northshore Senior Center*
12 - 4 p.m. 10201 E Riverside Dr

*Get all the details on the Food Truck Festival at the Northshore Senior Center's Facebook event page.

Parade Map 2019

Parade Route

The 2019 Parade will once again be heading down Main Street - click the map for a printable copy of the route.


  • Chairs may be placed along the parade route starting on Monday, July 1, 2019.
  • No advance chair placement on the east or west sides of the boulevard along Bothell Way NE.
  • Chair placement is not allowed in the rain gardens on the boulevard along Bothell Way NE.

Disabled Parking

  • In addition to the disabled person parking spaces located throughout the parade route, the South City Hall parking lot and the Police Department front parking lot will be designated for disabled person parking for the 4th of July Parade.

A huge THANK YOU to our 2019 Freedom Festival sponsors!

Children's Parade presented by Chick-Fil-A Bothell Canyon Park

Chick Fil A logo - link to website
Avalon North Creek logo
Cascadia College logo
Community Transit logo - link to website
The Everett Clinic logo
SHAG Boulevard Place logo
UW Bothell logo - link to website