The discharge of consumer fireworks is NOT allowed in unincorporated
Thurston County Saturday, July 3, and
Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Due to the dry
conditions, the Thurston County Fire Marshal, in consultation with the Thurston
County Director of Emergency Services and as delegated by the Thurston County
Manager, determined weather conditions have met the fire danger level necessary
to enact an emergency ban on the discharge of consumer fireworks in
unincorporated Thurston County. Multiple sources, including the Washington
State Department of Natural Resources, National Weather Service, Northwest
Interagency Coordination Center, and local fire chiefs were engaged on this
“This decision was made to increase the safety for life and property of residents, and in support of our first responders. We recognize that the national Fourth of July holiday is a celebration of freedom and liberty in the United States, with the discharge of fireworks as an expression of that freedom. However, given the current and projected weather conditions we believe this is the right call for our community. Please celebrate safely this Independence Day”, says Joshua Cummings, Thurston County Fire Marshal.
Here's a list of 4th of July firework displays and celebrations in Thurston County:
What: Lacey Fireworks
When: Saturday, July 3,
at 10:00 p.m.
Where: Fireworks will be launched from Chinook Middle School (4301 6th
Ave NE) with surrounding parking lots open to the public for viewing!
Attendance: Cost is FREE! This is a "drive up and watch"
format. Bring your family, park your car and watch the spectacular show. You
can learn more on the City of Lacey Arts
and Events webpage.
What: City of Tumwater’s Red, White & Blue Drive-Thru
When: Sunday, July 4, at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Tumwater City Hall (555 Israel Road)
Attendance: Cost is FREE, but registration is required. Choose from
three available time slots: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or 12 p.m. You can register on
the City of Tumwater Special
What: Thunder Valley
When: Sunday, July 4,
at 10:15 p.m.
Where: The fireworks will be discharged from the Tumwater Valley Golf
Course Driving Range (4611 Tumwater Valley Dr SE)
Attendance: There is no public viewing area for the show. The
fireworks can be seen in places around the City of Tumwater, such as Tumwater
Hill or the North Street area. Park and watch the fireworks from the location
of your choice. You can learn more on the City of Tumwater
Special Events webpage.
What: Independence Day
When: Sunday, July 4,
from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Where: Joint Base Lewis McChord Cowan and Memorial Stadiums (S 12th St.,
Attendance: Cost is FREE, but a DOD ID card is required for attendance.
You can learn more on the JBLM