Independence Day on
Whidbey and Camano Islands
June 30 – July 4

Fireworks over Oak Harbor


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

Events and Locations

June 30 – July 4
Carnival – Windjammer Park

July 1
Miss Pioneer Way – 9:30 a.m. – Whidbey Playhouse

July 4
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Rotary Pancake Breakfast – First United Methodist Church
11:00 a.m. – Oak Harbor Rotary and Chamber Grand Parade – Bayshore Drive
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.
12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Food, Arts and Crafts
12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Kids’ Games (on the hour)
12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Beer Garden
2:00 p.m. – Community Photo
Dark (10:30 p.m.) – 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 10:20 p.m.


  • 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.– Bouncy house and face painting
  • 4:00 p.m. – Food vendors are open
  • 4:30p.m. – Roads close and free shuttle service begins from Freeland’s Park ‘n Ride & the Island Transit stop on Main St. in front of Chase Bank
  • 6:00 p.m. – Rockabilly Swing band
  • 7:00 p.m.  – The JuggleMania show
  • 8:00 p.m. – Shifty Sailors
  • 9:00 p.m. – Hair Nation
  • 10:00 p.m. – Patriotic Presentation
  • 10:20 p.m. – Spectacular fireworks show over Holmes Harbor set to patriotic music
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.