INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE, ARTESIAN FESTIVAL & THUNDER VALLEY FIREWORKS SHOW
26th Annual Independence Day Parade
The City of Tumwater invites you to the 26th Annual Independence Day Celebration Parade. Our theme this year is “Stars, Stripes & Service.” The parade will be led by our Grand Marshals, Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 17th Fires Brigade led by Colonel Kamper. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Individuals and organizations interested in participating in the parade are welcome to contact Tumwater Parks & Recreation at (360) 754-4160 to request a parade entry packet or download the entry packet . The deadline to submit your parade entry is Monday, June 24 at 5:00 pm.
If you have a convertible and would like to escort one of our dignitaries, we’d love to hear from you! These entries are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Road Closure Notice & Parade Route Map
Tumwater Artesian Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show
Festival entry: FREE! Event Parking: $10/car
The biggest and best fireworks festival in the County is happening in Tumwater on July 4th! For the 13th year, we will be hosting the Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course driving range. Music, food, games and a lot more is waiting for you – gates open at 6:00 pm. The fireworks show begins at 10:15 pm and will be accompanied by music on site.
Special thanks to this year’s sponsor: Tumwater Downtown Association
Please Note: Pioneer Park will be closed all day on Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Tumwater’s Screen on the Green
Join us on Fridays in August for the 8th Annual Screen on the Green. Tumwater Parks and Recreation is bringing four of your favorite movies to our outdoor cinema at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course. It'll be guaranteed fun for the whole family, and admission is FREE. Come early and enjoy dinner on the patio at the River's Edge restaurant or you can bring your own picnic as long as you abide by park rules. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited. Gates will open at 7:30 pm and movies begin at dusk.
Friday, August 2: "The Amazing Spider-Man” – PG-13
Friday, August 9: "Jack the Giant Slayer" – PG-13
Friday, August 16: "OZ the Great and Powerful" – PG
Friday, August 23: "The Croods" – PG
Please call the Parks & Recreation office for more information: (360) 754-4160. We look forward to seeing you on the GREEN!
June 7, 2013