As we draw near the nation’s 246th birthday, plans to celebrate in Edmonds still include a healthy start to An Edmonds Kind of 4th with the Beat Brackett 5K and Baby Brackett 1K. Returning this year is the ever-popular Children’s Parade with over 1,500 kids and parents marching down the street decked out in patriotic attire.  Don’t miss the Main Parade where you can march with your business or group, or just enjoy the 90+ floats and entries.

Different this year however is the July 4th fireworks show.  Unfortunately, our location for launching fireworks is still under construction and other options are off the table.  This isn’t stopping us, instead the Edmonds Chamber will sponsor and support the fireworks show over Lake Ballinger.  Produced by the City of Mountlake Terrace, this show takes place on July 3rd.

“We hope our financial support of the Mountlake Terrace show will help make it even larger than past years” said Greg Urban, President & CEO of the Edmonds Chamber. “With the fireworks show over Lake Ballinger, it will be a delight for residents of both communities this summer.”

Participate or Sponsor these beloved events in Edmonds.


Beat Brackett 5K and Baby Brackett 1K 

Registration is open to participate in the 2022 Beat Brackett 5K and Baby Brackett 1K. Want the coveted “Beat Brackett Race Shirt”, then you must register by May 9th.  If you just want to run the race (without getting a race shirt) then register by June 27th.  For more information and to register:


Children’s Parade 

To march in the Children’s Parade, show up at the Ace Hardware parking lot (5th Ave S & Howell Way) to sign up on July 4th from 9:30 to 11:00 am, no cost.  The parade kicks off at 11:30 am.


Main Parade 

To march in the Main Parade with your business or group, sign up at by June 20th.  Not marching, then find a spot along the mile long parade route and take in all floats and groups as they march down the streets of Edmonds.


Don’t forget to catch the fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd over Lake Ballinger, then wake up nice and early to enjoy the events in downtown Edmonds on Monday, July 4th.  Look for updates and details on the fireworks at


Sponsorships for An Edmonds Kind of 4th are available! Contact

Thank you to a community who cares.  Our independent non-profit, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, has been blessed to produce this important community celebration since 1907.  The support of our business community, foundations and residents makes this event possible.  Your donations enable us to secure the necessary insurance, vendors, supplies and staffing to plan the entire day of events.   Special thanks to the Hazel Miller Foundation for their continued grant and support as our main sponsor of the days events.


Register, volunteer and support your “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” celebration.

Beat Brackett 5K information and to register, visit:

Event information and register for the parade, visit:

Support and sponsor the 4th of July events, visit: