4th of July Parade and Fireworks at Yarrow Point

The 4th of July celebration concluded at Yarrow Point yesterday with a parade on 92nd Ave., a street party, and fireworks display at Cozy Cove. It started at 11AM and didn’t end until 10:45PM.

The Town of Yarrow Point is bordered on three sides by the eastern shoreline of Lake Washington. This peninsula covers approximately 231 acres, has 4.32 miles of streets, and includes about 405 homes housing an estimated population of 1,010 residents. Some might wonder how such a small town can put on such an extravagant 4th of July celebration. The answer is quite simple. Yarrow Point is one of the richest communities in the state of Washington (Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, lives here).

The parade featured a brass band, neighborhood kids and a lot of expensive vintage cars. Sally had a great time going after all the candy they were tossing out. As much fun as the parade was, the evening fireworks were what took the cake. The main fireworks were set to go off at 10:15PM, but many residents held their own fireworks displays. It was a really crazy sight watching the neighbors trying to one up each other. I guess when you live in a neighborhood filled with $10 million waterfront homes, this is to be expected.

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade

4th of July Parade


42 thoughts on “4th of July Parade and Fireworks at Yarrow Point”

  1. Nice videos everyone has enjoyed i think

    1. Now this is life all about … Isn’t ?

      1. Yes it certainly is. Now if only I can celebrate life like this everyday…. πŸ™‚

        1. fas says:

          Everyday is not independence day

          1. Kevin Kimes says:

            For people running their own online businesses it can be. πŸ™‚

          2. Well said … Kevin …

        2. This videos are really great and colourful, nice

  2. Exellent Topic !! Thanks for sharing John

  3. Tom says:

    The 4th looked great over there. The weather looked great compared to the 110F weather I have down south.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Weather was really great here in the Bay Area. Nice, summer weather, perfect weather for the 4th of July!

  4. Graham Lutz says:

    My first thought was “why are they celebrating the 4th of July in Canada?”

    1. John Chow says:

      I guess you haven’t been following my 4th of July posts, huh? πŸ™‚

    2. Because Canadians don’t want to feel left out.

    3. Kevin Kimes says:

      Come on guys, do you all really just post here for the link? Read the posts and watch the videos πŸ™‚

  5. WOW.. nice videos. Thanks for share.

  6. KitKupon says:

    Good ones!!!! … wish I were here, lol Thanks for sharing

  7. Looks like a fantastic celebration!

  8. marc says:

    Hey John, are you still living in BC or have you moved down south?

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, I’m still living in BC but I can also live anywhere in the world that I want. πŸ™‚

      1. PPC Ian says:

        Awesome stuff! That is the true Dot Com Lifestyle and Internet Marketer’s dream. πŸ™‚ I would love to have a more mobile lifestyle, definitely working towards it!

    2. marc says:

      Was just wondering, I am out in Van aswell and was hoping to drop in to one of the Pho Sessions one of these days when I can get my head out of the code…

  9. That is really cool and marvelous piece of event photography. Obviously, the day is marked with its own unique significance.

  10. Kevin Kimes says:

    Some of the cars in the parade were quite fascinating. There were even a few that I don’t recall ever seeing before. Then there was the “look at me, my parents have a Bentley” guy with no flags on the car.

    I love Washington state’s fireworks freedom. You can get your own “real” fireworks that are miniature versions of the huge fireworks shows. The first year I lived in Washington I think we spent over $500 on our own fireworks show and it was much more fun than watching the big shows, since it was right in front of our house.

  11. Kevin Kimes says:

    I’m impressed by how well your camera does recording video of fireworks at night. Is that still the GF2? Very nice.

    1. John Chow says:

      Ya, that’s still the GF2. I’m debating on whether to upgrade to the GF3 now.

      1. Kevin Kimes says:

        Yeah, that’s the one I’ve had my eye on since it came out, especially after seeing all your great shots and videos with the GF2. You should put up a GF3 affiliate link soon so I can buy from it. πŸ™‚

  12. In Canada we call the 4th of July, “Canada Day”. We still have the fireworks and all that good stuff here too. So much fun! I never get tired of seeing the sky light up with lights, it’s a beauty.

    1. John Chow says:

      Canada Day is on July 1 and represents Canada’s birthday, not the date of independence. Canada is still part of the Common Wealth.

      1. Kevin Kimes says:

        I thought Canada did consider itself an independent nation? The commonwealth concept is confusing to me, even though I’ve read a bit on it. It seems like being independent and not-independent at the same time, even though Canada is clearly independent from a practical point of view.

        1. John Chow says:

          Canada is for all intent and purpose an independent nation but it still has ties to the UK. The Queen of England is still the head of state.

      2. Thanks for this information Canada is still part of the Common Wealth.

  13. Looks like a great time John!

  14. Great time, Enjoy John!

  15. PPC Ian says:

    4th of July fireworks are the best. I enjoyed the fireworks yesterday for sure!

  16. flash game says:

    it’s great john what a celebration the pics are really nice.

    1. @flash game really a great and colourful celebration

  17. Interesting videos,i really like these videos and everyone has enjoyed and little bit fun!!….

  18. Interesting entertaining in the videos Kids also enjoying there…

  19. Forex News says:

    Because Canadians don’t want to feel left out.

  20. everyone has enjoyed a lot on the day of 4th july

  21. really great moment, wow every one were happy really nice to see.

  22. Technary says:

    Nice videos. The cars are very cool.

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