4th of July Fun in Tri-Cities

Parades, pancakes, baseball, car shows, and plenty of fireworks — Tri-Cities’ patriotism is on full display for the 4th of July with these annual, and mostly free, activities hosted throughout Independence Day Weekend.

Summer in Tri-Cities brings longer days, meaning you have more time to visit our over 200 wineries, attend a local music festival, and explore our vast outdoor spaces, filled with hiking and biking trails, picturesque waterways and ample opportunities for birding. Summer also means the return of the region’s most popular seasonal celebrations, including Juneteenth and a range of patriotic 4th of July festivities that are perfect for the whole family. See below for some of the can’t miss Independence Day celebrations occurring in 2024.

Kennewick's River of Fire Festival

The annual River of Fire Festival will be on July 4th from 2:00 to 10:30 p.m. at Columbia Park in Kennewick. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable celebration with a wide range of activities leading up to a breathtaking fireworks display. Dive into a world of fun at the kids zone, complete with bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, and games. Explore the diverse culinary offerings from food trucks, or kick back and relax in the inviting beer garden while enjoy live entertainment.

Pasco's Grand Old 4th of July Celebration

The Pasco Grand Old 4th of July Celebration is a summer staple of the Tri-Cities, featuring two days of family-friendly patriotic activities, ranging from community pancake breakfasts and bike rides to grand parades and fireworks.

Saturday, June 29th

Two kids on bikes pose for a photo along a riverfront trail with a bridge in the background in Pasco, WA
Family Bike Ride at Riverview Park

The 4th of July fun begins on Saturday, June 29th with a Family Bike Ride at Riverview Park from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Families can choose to bike distances between two and seven miles for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Those interested in participating must pre-register for free online.

Thursday, July 4th

Start Independence Day on a healthy note by heading to Gesa Stadium — home of the Tri-City Dust Devils minor league baseball team — for the return of the annual Camp Patriot 4th of July 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. With proceeds benefiting non-profit organization Camp Patriot, participants of all ages are invited to register for either distance and run while outfitted in their most patriotic attire, ultimately crossing — or sliding — at home plate inside the stadium.

After your run or bike ride — or if you’d rather begin the day with a hearty breakfast — make your way to Memorial Aquatic Park for the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. From 7:00-11:00 a.m., the Kiwanis Breakfast Club will use over 70 pounds of batter to serve a whopping 1,200 pancakes topped with 5 pounds of blueberries, 20 pounds of strawberries, 4 pounds of chocolate chips and 7 gallons of maple syrup. Hope you’re hungry.

Children in patriotic American outfits and face paint stand along a road and look on to the 4th of July Parade in Pasco, WA.
Pasco Grand Old 4th of July Parade

The Pasco Grand Old 4th of July Parade — Mid Columbia’s oldest and largest 4th of July parade — returns for 2024 with an extended route through downtown Pasco beginning at 10:00 a.m., featuring patriotic floats, bands and performers from the community.

The Camp Patriot Show & Shine Car Show takes center stage from 12:00-4:00 p.m. at Memorial Park, as local car connoisseurs show off their custom rides, including cars, trucks, boats, bikes and motorcycles.

In the evening, turn your eyes to the sky as Pasco’s Grand Old 4th of July Celebration comes to a thunderous close with a Grand Old 4th of July Fireworks display at the Pasco Sporting Complex beginning at 10:00 p.m.

Children and adults ride cardboard vessels as they float in a pool in Pasco, WA for the 4th of July Cardboard Regatta
Cardboard Regatta at Memorial Aquatic Park

Other Independence Day celebrations and activities in Pasco include a Sagebrush Shoot Out hosted at the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association’s Soccer Complex on July 4th and the time-honored Cardboard Regatta on July 4th, which tests the buoyancy of homemade cardboard vessels at the pool in Memorial Aquatic Park.

The setting sun peeks through a large shade over a baseball field as spectators watch from the stands in Pasco, Washington

Tri-City Dust Devils Fireworks Nights

Tri-Cities’ minor league baseball team, the Dust Devils, will host a firework night on Wednesday, July 3rd. The game preceding the fireworks will be against the Spokane Indians, and should make for a picture-perfect summer day at the ballpark with the family.