Let’s Have a Blast” celebration

The Fourth of July is coming to Walla Walla Point Park for another year of patriotic fun. The “Let’s Have a Blast” celebration starts in the early afternoon on July 4. The main fireworks show will start at 10 p.m., accompanied by the Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra.

There will also be performances by L-Bow the Clown, Holly Starr and The PreFunc. Food vendors will be serving food from 2 to 9 p.m. and kid activities run from 4 to 7 p.m.

Parking in the area will be tight, so free Link Transit shuttles will run every 15 minutes from Shopko to the park from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The Town Toyota Center’s south lot will be available after noon for $5. Lowe’s parking lot will also be available after 6 p.m.

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is giving away a 64-oz stainless steel beverage growler to the person who submits the best photo or video of the fireworks show. To enter, post your photo or video on Facebook or Instagram using #Thisviewpops and @visitwenatchee, along with your location (Wenatchee or East Wenatchee).

Red, White and Brew 4th of July Beer and Wine Garden

Local breweries are coming to Walla Walla Point Park for another year of block party fun, hosted by Wenatchee Confluence Rotary. The beer and wine garden will be open from 4 to 9:30 p.m.

It’ll feature Badger Mountain Brewing, 509 Bierwerks, Wenatchee Valley Brewing, Columbia Valley Brewing, Viento Ridge Winery and Independent Cider. A volleyball tournament and a hot dog stand also are featured.

Breakfast for Heroes

Cashmere Valley Bank is raising money for local veterans programs with a breakfast at Pybus Public Market on July 4.

This year the menu is pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. The breakfast, which runs from 7 to 10:30 a.m., costs $6 per person and veterans eat for free.

For additional information, contact Steve Lee at 665-7840 or Claudia DeRobles at 665-9960.

River Run on the Fourth

The ninth-annual River Run on the Fourth will feature 5K and 10K races on the Apple Capital Loop Trail. The event is sponsored by North Cascades Bank and benefits the Chelan-Douglas Literacy Council.

It starts at 8 a.m. on July 4 at Pybus Public Market. In-person registration will be open the morning of from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. or the day before from 4 to 6 p.m. You can also register online at wwrld.us/race.

Results will be posted on runwenatchee.com after the race.

Volleyball tournament

For the first time, Wenatchee Confluence Rotary is hosting a public beach volleyball tournament for the Fourth of July. There’s room for 10 six-person teams. Teams must have three females on the court at all times.

There’s a $75 entry fee and registration is first come, first served at 10 a.m. on July 4.

First Friday

While not technically on the big holiday, Wenatchee’s monthly First Friday is a great way to transition from the Fourth of July to the weekend.

Downtown businesses will stay open late, as will the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The museum is offering free admission that day, along with light refreshments and snacks after 5 p.m.

Manson 4th of July Fireworks Show

Manson will host its annual fireworks show for the 40th year starting at 10:15 p.m. More than $30,000 is raised every year to put on the show. The event is hosted by the Manson Chamber of Commerce.

Fireworks Cruise

The Lady of the Lake will take a group up Lake Chelan to view the Manson fireworks show on July 4.

The boat will leave Chelan at 8:30 p.m. and return around 11 p.m. Tickets are $19 for adults, $10 for children ages 2-11 and free for kids under 2. Call the Lady of the Lake at 682-4584 to reserve tickets.

Leavenworth Kinderfest

Front Street Park in Leavenworth will host the town’s annual Kinderfest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4.

Fun for the whole family, there will be several events hosted by the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, including a bouncy house, cupcake walk and touch-a-truck.

Stevens Pass Resort will have disc golf, Leavenworth Rotary Club will have a birdhouse-painting station, and Icicle Valley Trout Unlimited will be hosting fishing lessons.

George puts the cherry on top of Independence Day fun

George is putting the cherry on top of its July 4 celebration.

The community’s 62nd annual Independence Day Celebration July 4 is a day full of family friendly activities that include building the world’s largest cherry pie, a pie eating contest, a cherry bomb run, a cherry pit spitting contest and, of course, fireworks at dusk.

Mix in a grand parade, food booths, children’s games, music and a magician.

The lineup includes musicians Brittany Jean, Darnell Scott and Mojo Dave Robinson, Mike Faasts’s Archtops Swing Quartet, Los Vega and magician Joey Pipia.

The events are all centered around George Community Park.

For details, go to wwrld.us/georgefourth.

Nevonne McDaniels contributed to this story.

Reilly Kneedler: 661-5213



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