Facebook42Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The City of TumwaterCelebrate this 4th of July in Tumwater! Events for Independence Day are listed below.Independence Day Parade – Monday, July 4, 11:00 a.m.The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Dave Vernon, representing the theme, “Make a Difference!” The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. The parade is closed to new entries.Parade Road Closures and Restricted Vehicle AccessTraffic on Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access only, beginning at approx. 8:30 a.m. on July 4. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle in the event that you need to travel.From approx. 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures. The parade route begins at the corner of Capitol Boulevard SE and Lee Street, moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road, then turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending at the intersection of Linderson Way. A parade route map is available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade.Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks ShowHeld at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course Driving Range. Festival gates open at 6:00 p.m. Event features music, food vendors, games, and much more.Thunder Valley Fireworks Show begins at 10:15 p.m. and is accompanied by music on site. Festival entry is free; event parking is $10 per car. No alcohol, pets, personal fireworks, or BBQs allowed.Fireworks SafetyAlthough personal fireworks are allowed within the City limits, consider alternatives to personal fireworks this year to celebrate Independence Day-the City hosts a full day of festivities, including a professional fireworks show. If you do use personal fireworks, please remember:Ignition or discharge of safe and sane fireworks is allowed within the City of Tumwater on July 3 and 4, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. only.Patrol officers will enforce these regulations. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $1,000.You can find more fireworks information online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/fireworks.Please Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Monday, July 4, 2016. Fireworks are prohibited in all City parks. City offices will be closed on Monday, July 4 in honor of the holiday.For more information about activities, please contact Tumwater Parks and Recreation at (360) 754-4160. More details available online at www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/parade orwww.ci.tumwater.wa.us/festival.