Blaine By The Sea

Old-Fashioned July 4th Celebration in Blaine WA

Experience the Magic of Independence Day at Blaine by the Sea!

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Nestled along the picturesque coastline, Blaine by the Sea is a gem waiting to sparkle this Fourth of July. Renowned for its warm community spirit and breathtaking views, Blaine becomes a vibrant tableau of patriotism and joy on Independence Day. This year, the festivities are set to outshine previous years with new twists and surprises that promise an unforgettable day for locals and visitors alike.

Celebrate the 4th of July in Blaine by the Sea

A New Parade Route to Remember

For the first time in over two decades, the heartbeat of Blaine’s 4th of July celebration—the Grand Parade—will pulsate through a direction. Beginning at Boblett Street, the parade will weave northward, concluding grandly at F Street. This change is not just about managing the swelling crowds, which are expected to reach up to 17,000 this year; it’s a reimagining of our town’s space, allowing every participant a front-row seat to the spectacle and pageantry that define our Independence Day.

A Toast to Freedom: The Inaugural Beer Garden

Adding a frothy layer of excitement to this year’s lineup is the introduction of a family-friendly beer garden located at G Street Plaza. From 1:30 pm to 9:00 pm, revelers can enjoy craft beers under the sun and stars, punctuated by the melodies of three live bands and the beats of a local DJ. It’s more than just a place to sip beer; memories will be made, laughter will be shared, and the spirit of Independence Day will be toasted until the fireworks light up the night sky over Semiahmoo Bay.

A day brimming with other patriotic activities to enjoy:

• Pancake Breakfast 8-11 AM: Start your day with a stack of golden pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and a side of community warmth. Held in the heart of downtown, it’s the perfect beginning to a day of celebration.

• Car Show-N-Shine 8 AM – 2 PM: Marvel at the gleaming chrome and polished paintwork of vintage cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. It’s a feast for the eyes and a tribute to America’s love affair with the automobile from 8 am to 2 pm around the Banner Bank area.

Blaine Public Library Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library, 610 3rd Street.

• Street Fair 10 AM –  5 PM: Wander through the bustling streets filled with over 130+ artisan vendors, mouth-watering food stalls, and unique crafts. It’s a shopper’s paradise and a foodie’s delight nestled within the scenic beauty of Blaine by the Sea. VIEW VENDOR LIST.

• Blaine Arts Council Gallery Opening – 10 AM – 4 PM: Soft opening of Blaine’s new art gallery at 922 Peace Portal Drive. Bry’s Filipino Cuisine food truck will be in the gallery parking lot, with live music and seating. The gallery will be featuring work from local artists in all mediums. Mark your calendars for Blaine’s Art Festival 20204 on July 26-28.

• Border Town Pizza Food Court & Music 11 AM – 5 PM: Enjoy Food & Music in their adjoining parking lot with vendors and a beer garden. 738 Peace Portal Drive.

• 4th of July Parade @ Noon: With 100 parade participants expected, you won’t miss the Grand Parade as it winds down Peace Portal Drive from Boblett Street. This patriotic procession is a true highlight of the day, featuring vibrant floats, marching bands, and spirited performers.

• Kids’ Activities: From face painting, chalk art, and a bouncy house, there’s a world of fun waiting for our younger guests in a safe, joyous environment. Kids’ Activities will be at the Blaine Senior Center on 635 8th Street, which has a bounce house, games, face painting, ice cream, and food trucks. From 9–11 am and on G Street Plaza with giant Jenga, Connect Four, face painting, and chalk art from 1:30–9 pm.

• Spectacular Fireworks: As dusk falls, prepare for an awe-inspiring display of fireworks over Semiahmoo Bay that will dance across the night sky, illuminating the Sea and leaving everyone spellbound.

• Shop and Dine Blaine on the 4th: Support our business community, which will have its doors open to celebrate the 4th with shopping and culinary delights. Walk our downtown area to enjoy great shopping finds at Hills Chevron Gifts, Blaine Bouquets, and Bella Boutique & Consignment, and drop in to one of amazing restaurants like Gateway 1890 Taphouse, Drayton Harbor Oyster Co., Bordertown Pizza food court, Peace Arch Cafe, Montes Just a Bite, or Bordertown Mexican Grill for delicious culinary delights.

Join Us for a Celebration Like No Other

Celebrate the 4th of July in Blaine by the Sea

Blaine by the Sea invites you to a truly special Fourth of July celebration. The air buzzes with anticipation, laughter fills the streets, and the sense of community is palpable. With the scenic coastline as our backdrop and a spirit of joy in our hearts, we’re ready to make this Independence Day one for the history books.

Whether you’re a long-time resident or a first-time visitor, Blaine by the Sea’s 4th of July celebration is an open invitation to create memories, celebrate freedom, and enjoy the warmth of our community. Don’t miss out on this spectacular day—join us and experience the magic of Independence Day at Blaine. Everyone is welcome, and we can’t wait to celebrate our nation’s 248th birthday in Blaine by the Sea!

For more information about changes for festival participants or to register for the parade or car show, visit:

Check out Blaine’s upcoming Summer Events!

July 4th Traffic Map

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