Fourth of July Freedom Festival

This year's theme is

Red, White & Bothell

. Join us for a fun-filled community celebration!

2018 Parade Participants

Our 2018 parade application closed on June 15, but it's not too late for your group to participate! Walk-in entries will be accepted on July 4th, and will be added to the back of the parade lineup. Staging/registration is located at UW Bothell/Cascadia Community College campus (enter off Beardslee Blvd). Please arrive no later than 11 a.m. to participate!

No registration is required to participate in the Children's Parade. Just join us no later than 11 a.m. at Main St. & 104th Ave!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 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

Parade Route

The 2018 Parade will be heading down the new-and-improved Main Street! Click the map for a printable copy of the route.


  • Chairs may be placed along the parade route starting on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
  • 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.
Grand parade
kids at July 4 parade
  1. Scott Purdy

    Parks Operations Manager

  2. Kari Bachle

    Recreation Coordinator

  1. Kirsten Clemens

    Public Educator/Public Information Officer

A huge THANK YOU to our 2018 Freedom Festival sponsors!

Grand Parade presented by The Everett Clinic

TEC 2018 300DPI_Blue Logo

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

CFA wide
allegro pediatrics wide
community transit wide
edition wide