Fourth of July Fireworks - Wenatchee, WA
Posted by: Ambrosia
N 47° 26.574 W 120° 19.217
10T E 702031 N 5257865
Quick Description: A yearly 4th of July Fireworks display at Walla Walla Point Park.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 4:27:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM43P9
Every year, the city of Wenatchee and the surrounding area gather at Walla Walla Point Park for a 4th of July celebration and fireworks display.
There is live entertainment before the fireworks. When the fireworks begin, themed music is played to the display.
Thousands of people attend, and bring blankets, chairs, and food to lay out on the large grassy areas of the park. There is a fair amount of parking within three lots and the street, but will fill up towards the end of the day. The city provides free bus service from nearby parking areas. Plan on extra time after the display for getting out of the parking lot.
The fireworks are set off on a little island in the Columbia River parallel to the Walla Walla Point Park shoreline, about 100 feet offshore.
Since the fireworks are set off in the Columbia, the display can be seen from many areas. Another popular alternative that is more laid back and has less noise (but still some crowding), is on the other side of the Columbia River. The Apple Capital Loop Trail has several entrances along the river to come and watch. The park in these areas is less cultivated, so there is no groomed grass to lay on. Perhaps, plan to bring chairs for better comfort - although some people still use blankets.
12:00 - Food Vendors open
2:00 - Children's activities
4:00 and on - Entertainment
Wenatchee World newspaper article about the 2008 4th of July celebration.
flickr pictures of Wenatchee Fourth of July celebration
Walla Walla Point Park Waymark:
Walla Walla Park Point Park - Wenatchee, WA USA
Caches in Walla Walla Point Park:
The Itty Bitty Island Cache (This is on the island where the fireworks are set off)
The Flag, Mom, and Apple Pie
Fish Are Friends AND Food
Take me out to the ballgame