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Amazon Seafair Summer Fourth

Date: July 04, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Amazon Seafair Summer Fourth is the best way to experience the 4th of July in the Pacific Northwest. Voted one of the nation’s best fireworks shows by USA TODAY and Business Insider, Summer Fourth takes place in one of the best natural amphitheaters to experience the power and artistry of fireworks. Summer Fourth features a fully choreographed fireworks presentation accompanied by a musical score and a host of pre-show activities during the day. Summer Fourth offers several free and reserved seating options and multiple vantage points to enjoy the show, Lake Union for an overhead view, Gas Works Park for a hilltop view, and Lake Union Park for a darker sky view. Each location offers its own unique experience.

One Lake. One show. Three Different Experiences.

Gas Works Park - At the north end of Lake Union, Gas Works Park offers a fun-filled festival atmosphere with activities for the entire family. Gas Works Park features an elevated hilltop view of the show with a tremendous eye-level perspective. You can enjoy interactive activities throughout the park leading up to the show, including the kids’ zone and the vendor marketplace. The sound stage has live music and promotions throughout the day and at night, check out the glow-in-the-dark dance party before the blast-off ceremony. And don’t forget the food; Summer Fourth is guaranteed to have something for every palate. And if you get thirsty, there are beer gardens and hydration stations throughout the park. Parking is free, and there is also a bike corral for those who prefer an alternative mode to travel. Rideshare, carpooling, or public transportation is highly recommended.

Lake Union Park - At the south end of Lake Union, Lake Union Park provides the coolest setting to grab a drink, get a bite to eat, and enjoy the show. Lake Union Park features a darker sky view facing north, creating a spectacular array of color booming across Lake Union. The pre-show activities and park amenities are impressive as well. Lake Union Park offers both free and reserved seating options, the South Lake Union Bar with an excellent selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, the Food Truck Park with a range of tasty treats, and a live DJ to set the vibe and keep you entertained until the fireworks start and to top things off, parking is free courtesy of Amazon.

Lake Union - If you have access to a boat, the fireworks show can be seen from various locations within Lake Union, for a variety of overhead views. Still, the entire experience with choreographed music can only be seen and heard from Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park both offering concert-quality sound system.

Don't miss this special celebration of our nation’s independence. Gates open @ 3:00 pm. Fireworks @ 10:15 pm. Can't make it out to watch the fireworks live? Make sure you tune in to KONG TV to watch the show, live coverage starts 9:00 pm.

Summer Fourth Features

Gas Works Park

  • Free and Reserved Seating Options
  • Concert Sound
  • Interactive Displays and Field Games
  • Chick-fil-A Family Fun Zone
  • Vendor Marketplace
  • Beer Gardens
  • Hydration Stations
  • Food Pavilions
  • Bike Corral
  • Hilltop View – Facing South
  • Army Howitzer Blast Off
  • Opening Ceremony Featuring Tess Altiveros
  • Live Broadcast on KONG TV
  • Live Simulcast on HITS 106.1
  • Free Parking (Street)
  • Cashless
Lake Union Park
  • Free and Reserved Seating Options
  • Concert Sound
  • South Lake Union Bar
  • Food Truck Park
  • Darker Sky View – Facing North
  • Free Parking (Amazon Garage)
  • Cashless
Lake Union
  • Amazon Light Barge
  • Fireworks Barge

Summer Fourth Schedule

3:00 PM Gates Open

9:00 PM Live Coverage begins on KONG TV
10:15 PM Opening Ceremony Featuring Tess Altiveros
10:20 PM Fireworks Show
11:00 PM Parks Close

Check back later for a full schedule of events.

Summer Fourth Boating Rules

  • 1200 hours Anchoring allowed south of the fireworks safety zone.
  • Anchorage allowed overnight until 0700 the morning of the 5th.
  • 2100 hours Entry to Lk. Union closed
  • 2220 hours Firework show to begin
The following rules will apply to vessels anchored overnight:

  • No more than 3 boats to a raft
  • No violations of the City noise ordinance
  • No amplified sound(s)
  • No anchoring within 100 yards of the marinas or shoreline
  • Must pull all anchors by 0700 hours on 5 July
  • No fireworks

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Summer Fourth Is Cashless

Seafair is CASHLESS this summer. The box offices and beer gardens will not be able to accept cash payments. Be prepared to pay by card or phone and if you plan on going to the beer garden pre-registration is recommended. Click HERE to pre-register for Summer Fourth beer gardens.

Secure Your Seats

Summer Fourth Tickets

Admission is free, but to guarantee the best views, reserved seating is available for purchase by clicking on the ticket icon above.

Seating Options:
  • $70 - Gas Works West Park Reserved Seats
  • $50 - Gas Works East Park Reserved Seats
  • $40 - Lake Union Park Reserved Seats
  • $85 - Lake Union Park VIP Reserved Seats (dessert and beverages included)

Gas Works Park Map

Gas Works Park Seating Map

Lake Union Park Map

Lake Union Park Seating Map

Ultimate Seafair Summer VIP Pack

Summer VIP Package

Experience all three iconic Seafair events like a celebrity!

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Amazon Seafair Summer Fourth
July 04, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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