2018 Event Map
Enjoy this Annual July 3rd celebration - a cherished Lacey tradition!
- 3 p.m. On-site parking lot opens (you are welcome to walk or bike in earlier).
- 3 p.m. Bike, wagon, & stroller "corral" opens - located at Info Tent
- 4 p.m. All food vendors open (2019 Food Vendor Application )
- 4 p.m. Free activities open (close at 9:30 p.m.)
- 4 p.m. Kidzone opens. FREE! Giant slide, obstacle fun, bounce houses & more! (Closes at 9:15 p.m.)
- 5 p.m. 133rd Army National Guard Rock Band | Full Metal Racket
- 8 p.m. Heart by Heart | Heart Tribute Band, featuring 2 member of Heart!
- 10 p.m. Fireworks Spectacular presented by TwinStar Credit Union & South Sound Center
Coming soon! Get your free 3D Fireworks viewing glasses to watch the Show! Check back for more info.
Family-Friendly Location: Our beautiful park setting is perfect for picnics and family fun. Spread your blanket and prepare to be safely up close and personal to the spectacular pyrotechnic display! Rainier Vista Park is located at 5475 45th Ave SE. Bring a flashlight or headlamp to safely navigate in the park after dark.
Parking: On-site parking opens at 3 p.m. (You are welcome to walk-in or bike in earlier.) Space is limited. No RV or trailer parking allowed; parking is first come, first-served; no "saving" additional spots. Consider walking, biking, or parking at area schools. (Aspire 1/4 mi.; Timberline & Lakes 1/2 mi.; Komachin 1 mi.;Yelm & College business district 1 mi.) You can check your bike, stroller, or wagon on-site at our secure "bike corral”!
Ride to the Park, FREE: Intercity Transit is offering FREE rides on July 3rd to and from the Fireworks at Rainier Vista Community Park. Just say "I'm going to the fireworks" when you board. You can also park free at one of the area schools (see information above) and take an Intercity Transit bus back to your car (Intercity Transit buses will provide trips to Komachin, Timberline, and Lakes ONLY) after the fireworks, free! Intercity Transit July 3 Service Information .
Traffic: Expect congestion in the area through midnight. From approx. 9:30 - 11:45 p.m., 45th Ave. will be closed to eastbound traffic from Parkside to the park entrance, and no incoming access to the park will be allowed. Vehicles will only be allowed to exit the park on Ruddell and may only turn southbound. Traffic control officers will be in place at park exits, 45th & Ruddell, 54th & Ruddell, and Ruddell & Mullen. Please note: Access to the park is restricted approx. 9:30 - 11:45 p.m. If you plan to pick someone up after the event, meet at an alternate location.
Meet the Entertainment!
Full Metal Racket
The 133rd Army Band, the Army National Guard band out of Camp Murray near Tacoma, presents its rock-inspired band Full Metal Racket. They perform a variety of today’s hits and classic rock tunes. The band performs on behalf of the service members and civilians that make up the Washington Military Department, for the great citizens of Washington State, telling the Army story and providing entertainment across the state.
Heart by Heart, Heart Tribute Band
The original rhythm section for Heart - one of classic rock’s most successful and revered bands - is still locked in and delivering those iconic songs as faithfully as possible, says bassist and co-founding member Steve Fossen (a member of Heart from 1969 to 1982), of his band Heart By Heart. Along with former Heart drummer Michael Derosier (1975-1982), vocalist Somar Macek, Lizzy Daymont on guitar, keyboards and vocals, and guitarist Chad Quist, Fossen says Heart By Heart is committed to playing the music with as much reverence and respect as possible. www.heartbyheart.com