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 2023.
Kennewick's River of Fire Festival
The annual River of Fire Festival will be on July 4th from 2:00 to 10:00 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.
The 4th of July fun begins on Saturday, July 1, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
The Pasco Grand Old 4th of July Parade — Mid Columbia’s oldest and largest 4th of July parade — returns for 2023 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 Aquatic 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.
Other Independence Day celebrations and activities in Pasco include a 7v7 soccer tournament hosted at the Tri-Cities Youth Soccer Association’s Soccer Complex on July 1st and the time-honored Cardboard Regatta on July 4th, which tests the buoyancy of homemade cardboard vessels at the pool in Memorial Aquatic Park.
Tri-City Dust Devils Fireworks Nights
Tri-Cities’ minor league baseball team, the Dust Devils, will host two fireworks nights on Independence Weekend, one on Saturday, July 1st and another on Monday, July 3rd. Both games preceding the fireworks will be against the Hillsboro Hops, and should make for a picture-perfect summer day at the ballpark with the family.