Independence Day on
Whidbey and Camano Islands
July 1 – 4

Fireworks over Oak Harbor


Independence Day is so big here we celebrate it over several days!

Events and Locations

Please note – schedule based upon prior years.  Check back for 2017 details.

July 1 – 3

July 4
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Rotary Pancake Breakfast – First United Methodist Church
8:00 a.m. – Miss Pioneer Way Pageant – Whidbey Playhouse
11:00 a.m. – Oak Harbor Rotary and Chamber Grand Parade – Bayshore Drive
12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Main Street Market – Pioneer Way and Dock Street
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Barbecue – Elks Lodge
Party in the Park – Windjammer Park
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. – D.J.
After the Parade – Community Photo
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Food, Arts and Crafts
2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Kids’ Games (on the hour)
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Beer Garden
Dark – Fireworks!

“Celebrate America” at Freeland Park gets underway mid-afternoon with kids’ activities. Family-friendly musical entertainment begins on stage at 6 p.m. and finally the fireworks (the largest on Whidbey Island) get underway about 10:15 p.m.

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – bouncy house and face painting
4:00 p.m. – food vendors are open
4:30 p.m. – roads close, shuttle service begins
6:30 p.m. – music
10:00 p.m. – music – Patriotic Presentation
10:20 p.m. – Fireworks!

For more than 100 years, the Maxwelton Independence Day Parade has marched through this small unincorporated community. From school bands to 4-H clubs to civic groups, everyone who is anyone marches in this parade. The parade begins at noon. Registration and shuttle service begins at 10:30 a.m.

Family of three riding in an old tractor. Dad is wearing a red, white, and blue top hat, and mom is holding a sleeping infant and a small American flag.

It wouldn’t be a parade around here without a family on an old tractor.

Girl with face painted red, white and blue marches while playing the xylophone in the Maxwelton Independence Day Parade.

Walking in a parade while playing a xylophone takes talent and balance.