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The Fourth of July is this Sunday, and while COVID-19 restrictions were officially lifted across the state yesterday, most firework displays were already canceled earlier this year. And considering the PNW’s dry spell, it’s probably for the best. Fortunately, you don’t need fireworks to celebrate the holiday. We’ve rounded up five things you can do instead.
🥩 Grill some meats courtesy of Mamnoon. The Lebanese-influenced restaurant is offering a barbecue kit for four that includes smoked lamb shoulder and ground beef kefta with chips, fruit, and cookies for dessert. Order online and pick up on July 3.
🎵 Head over to the Blue Moon Tavern to celebrate its grand reopening. The free event marks the return of live music to the venue and will feature the 350’s and Moose Almighty. If you need further convincing of why the Blue Moon is an excellent way to spend your Fourth of July, revisit our profile on the historic dive bar.
🍸 There’s really nothing more “patriotic” than drinking. Which is exactly what you can do at the Mountaineering Club’s “Red, White, and Views” celebration. The rooftop bar is offering sparkling cocktails, a champagne cocktail slushie, oysters, and music.
⚾️ Take yourself out to the old ball game. The Mariners take on the Texas Rangers at home this Fourth of July, and there are still tickets available! Stadiums including Safeco have announced their return to full capacity, which means you can snag some nose bleed seats for cheap and still have enough leftover for an overpriced beer.
📺 If you’re not tired of virtual events, KING 5 is airing highlights of fireworks shows from years past. Tune in at 10 p.m. to watch the TV special which will include a sneak peek at Seafair celebrations planned for next year.