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Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show

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Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show

The Artesian Family Festival & Thunder Valley Fireworks Show is the biggest and best fireworks festival in the County – and it happens in Tumwater every year on July 4th! On the Tumwater Valley Golf Course driving range, you'll find music, food, games and a lot more waiting for you.  Prohibited items: NO pets, alcohol, or personal fireworks are allowed in the festival.

Event gates open at 6:00 p.m.; the fireworks show begins at 10:15 p.m. Event parking opens at 5:30 p.m.

Festival entry: FREE! Event Parking: $10/car

Special thanks to our sponsors: Tumwater Downtown Association, Hanson Motors, TwinStar Credit Union, O Bee Credit Union, Lacey Capital & Chehalis Collision Centers, Tumwater Friends of the Library, Heritage Bank, South Sound Foursquare, 94.5 Roxy, The Olympian, United Rentals, evergreenDIRECT Credit Union, Eric Zabala State Farm Agency, Char McLain and Ben Kerby State Farm Agency, Re/Max Parkside Affiliates, and community members David and Christy Nicandri. 

For additional information regarding the festival, please contact the Parks & Recreation office: (360) 754-4160 or

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in partnering with us for the Artesian Family Festival or other programs and events throughout the year? Visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page for more details.