Fourth of July Freedom Festival

Freedom Festival 2019

Our 2019 theme is

Nicest Place in Washington

. Thanks to Reader's Digest for choosing Bothell as one of their 2018 "Nicest Places in America" finalists!

*NEW* Grand Parade Marshal Nomination

2019 Marshals: Beca Nistrian & Will Tinkham (Beca's Brews), and maybe YOU!

Know someone who has made a lasting impact in the Bothell community? Nominate them to be honored as one of our 2019 Grand Marshals! Nominations accepted until June 12, 2019.

2019 Grand Parade Application

To participate in this year's Grand Parade, fill out our online Parade Application, available now! Applications due by June 14, 2019.

2019 Children's Parade

No registration is required for the Children's Parade - just join us no later than 11 a.m. at Main St/104th!

Reader's Digest 2018 "Nicest Places in America" finalist!

Readers Digest Nicest Places in America 2018 logo

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - Schedule of Events

Event Time Location
Pancake breakfast 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Downtown Fire Station
​10726 Beardslee Blvd
Children's parade
(no registration required)
11:15 a.m. Starts at Main St & 104th Ave NE
Grand parade Noon Starts at Main St & 104th Ave NE
Food Truck Festival at the
Northshore Senior Center*
12 - 4 p.m. 10201 E Riverside Dr

*Get all the details on the Food Truck Festival at the Northshore Senior Center's Facebook event page.


Parade Route

The 2019 Parade will once again be heading down Main Street - click the map for a printable copy of the route.


  • Chairs may be placed along the parade route starting on Monday, July 1, 2019.
  • No advance chair placement on the east or west sides of the boulevard along Bothell Way NE.
  • Chair placement is not allowed in the rain gardens on the boulevard along Bothell Way NE.

Disabled Parking

  • In addition to the disabled person parking spaces located throughout the parade route, the South City Hall parking lot and the Police Department front parking lot will be designated for disabled person parking for the 4th of July Parade.

A huge THANK YOU to our 2019 Freedom Festival sponsors!

Children's Parade presented by Chick-Fil-A Bothell Canyon Park

Chick Fil A logo - link to website
Avalon North Creek logo
Cascadia College logo
Community Transit logo - link to website
The Everett Clinic logo
SHAG Boulevard Place logo
UW Bothell logo - link to website