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Independence Day Parade

Annual Independence Day Parade

For over 25 years, the City of Tumwater has hosted its Annual Independence Day Parade. The parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on July 4.

Timeline: The Independence Day Parade is held annually on July 4.

  • 10:30 a.m. - No vehicle access allowed along the parade route.
  • 10:45 a.m. - Pre-parade activities begin
  • 11:00 a.m. - Parade begins

Parade Route:

  • Parade starts at the corner of Capitol Boulevard and Lee Street. 
  • Moves south on Capitol Boulevard to Israel Road.
  • Turns west (right) onto Israel Road and continues past City Hall, ending up at Linderson Way / Israel Road Intersection.

Road Closures/ Restricted Vehicle Access:

  • From approximately 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., vehicular access to and from property along the parade route will be restricted due to street closures. 
  • Beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. on July 4, Linderson Way and West Lee Street will be restricted to emergency access. If you need access to these streets after 8:30 a.m. and prior to 12:30 p.m., please make advance arrangements for your vehicle. Parking your vehicle at an alternate location may be preferred.
  • If you have questions regarding the parade, staging areas, or street access, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department: (360) 754-4160.
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