LIST: Family fun activities for the Fourth of July

Us States That Spend The Most On Fireworks
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- Fireworks imported in 2020: $13.36 per person

Missouri, with a population of just over 6 million people, spends the most per capita on fireworks at $13.36 per person. Fireworks are legal to buy in Missouri between June 20 and July 10 and with the exception of the capital, they are legal to set off around Independence Day.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety issues around 1,500 permits to manufacturers and distributors of fireworks each year. People 14 year of age or older are able to buy fireworks in Missouri without a parent. The state fire marshall recommends that teens are closely monitored, everyone wear eye protection, and that all fireworks are launched from open spaces free of flammable debris.

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SPOKANE, WA — The Fourth of July is just a few days away! If you’re looking to make plans, we have a few ideas: 

Head to Riverfront Park

Riverfront Park

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Idaho Central Credit Union will be having a Fourth of July celebration at Riverfront Park. The event will be free and feature a day of festivities, including a free Spokane Symphony concert.  

  • 12 p.m: Food trucks and market vendors open 

More than 20 vendors will be located across the park all day. Additionally, riverfront attractions including the Numerica SkyRide, Skate Ribbon, and the Looff Carrousel will be open. 

  • 6 p.m: Pavilion opens for seating and refreshments 

Concessions, beer and wine will be available, and attendees are able to bring their own food and beverages, but no outside alcohol. Chairs will be available for seating in front of the stage on a first come, first serve basis. And if you’re thinking of bringing your own seating arrangements, blankets and low-backed, beach-style chairs are permitted on the lawn. 

  • 8:50 p.m: Fairchild Air Force Base Honor Guard Presentation of Colors and National Anthem 
  • 9 p.m: Spokane Symphony in the Pavilion, with musical director James Lowe 
  • 10 p.m: Fireworks 

Fireworks will be set off near the clock tower, and viewable from many locations around downtown including the Pavilion. 

Enjoy the Fourth of July festivities in Coeur d’Alene

The day starts with a parade and ends with fireworks!

  • 11 a.m: The American Heroes Parade: The Sprit of America
  • 1-7 p.m: Festival in Coeur d’Alene City Park
  • 9-10 p.m: Fireworks extravaganza

Visit Avista Stadium 

Avista Stadium

The Spokane Indians will be having a Fourth of July fireworks show after the conclusion of their game. Click here for the tickets.  

Visit the Liberty Lake Pavilion Park

Fireworks will be launched from the baseball fields between Liberty Creek and Liberty Lake elementary schools. The display will begin around 10 p.m., and can be seen throughout the city. Pavilion Park will also host a concert by Too Slim and the Taildraggers from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Fourth of July Run

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The Bloomsday Runners Club is hosting a free, untimed race for those who want to celebrate the holiday with a run. Attendees will begin at 8:00 a.m., and start and finish at Moran Prairie Elementary School for a 5 mile run. The club is also accepting cash and food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank to assist those in need, find out more information here.  

 Head to the casino  

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Northern Quest casino is hosting a family-friendly Independence Day extravaganza. There will be free kids’ activities, bouncy houses, live music and a fireworks display. There will also be a food truck display which include the following vendors: Netty’s Frybread, Kona Ice, Island Grill, Tacos Tumbras, Ben & Jerry’s, Edith’s Mexican Grill, 509 Dine, plus Northern Quest concessions and a whole hog roast BBQ.

  • 4 p.m: Doors open 

Guests will be able to access food trucks and concessions, bouncy house and kids’ activities, and 360-degree photo booth experience at this time.

  • 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m: Magic show
  • 7 p.m: Live performance by Last Chance Band 
  • 10 p.m: Fireworks display

Attend the strawberry festival

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If you’re looking for a more relaxing activity, Siemers Farm has a strawberry festival that runs through July 9. There will be u-pick strawberries, crafts, food and live music. While picking strawberries is free, you will be required to purchase wrist bands for any other activities. The festival opens at 12:00 p.m.