Happy Independence Day! Before we share a few localicious ideas about how to spend the holiday, here are a few fun facts about the Declaration of Independence you can use to wow your friends.
- The two youngest signers of the Declaration of Independence were both from South Carolina. Thomas Lynch, Jr. and Edward Rutledge of South Carolina were both born in 1749 and were only 26 when they signed the Declaration. Most of the other signers were in their 40s and 50s.
- Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both died on July 4, 1826, the 50th anniversary of the vote to approve the Declaration of Independence.
Now, on to the festivities.
- The obvious event near the U-District is the Seafair Summer Fourth at Gas Works Park (N Northlake Way and N Northlake Place). Festivities run from Noon – 11:00 with fireworks starting at 10:10. Expect Lyft and Uber rates to be at a premium, and parking will be a challenge. We suggest a nice stroll or bike ride at least part of the way.
- For families with kids, the nearby neighborhood of Wallingford offers the longest running Seafair Parade on Saturday, July 5. Participate in, or simply watch, the Kiddie Parade as it heads down N 40th St starting at 11:00am.
If you know of another neighborhood picnic or celebration, be sure to tell us about it on our Facebook page or in the comments below. Happy 4th!