With the state open again, this 4th of July will be accompanied by nice weather and lots of fun opportunities.

Once again, we have the Everett 4th of July at Legion Park, complete with food, live music, and fireworks.  Visit Thunder on the Bay for all the events and details.  Classic Country KXA will be providing live radio broadcasts and music for the firework display.

The famous Edmonds 4th is back.  It was touch and go for the parade, but alas, it is happening.  An Edmonds Kind of 4th has all the information.

As usual, Marysville also has a wonderful 4th of July festival, including foods, crafts and of course fireworks.  See Marysville 4th of July for all the events and details.

In Monroe, the action is always at the Evergreen Speedway.  Not only do you get all the fun car events like the demolition derby, but fireworks as well.  They have an all-day lineup and plenty of food and beverage. Find the details at USA Birthday Bash.

Choose your celebration above or have your own.  But CAUTION:  Burn bans are in effect in Snohomish, Skagit, and Island Counties.  Check locally for your specific rules and regulations.  It is always fire season in the summer here, but this year is at even higher risk with our recent record-breaking temperatures and lack of rain.

While consumer fireworks are still legal in most places, please follow the safety guidelines.  Light one at a time in an area not close to any dry vegetation.  Have a hose handy and a bucket full of water to discard used fireworks. Always pick up your used fireworks.  They can remain hot and light fires. Keep in mind that should you ignite any fire that causes damage, you will be liable for the damage.  It is highly recommended you attend a beautiful display at one the many locations after grilling your dogs and burgers.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.