City leaders voted in 2016 years ago to ban fireworks in city limits, and they are reminding locals of options for celebrating Independence Day with firework viewings on the peninsula.
In a press release distributed last week, City of Sequim officials noted firework and music events in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Forks set for Wednesday, July 4.
Sequim — 3 p.m., Sequim City Band Concert at the James Center for the Performing Arts at Carrie Blake Community Park, 350 N. Blake Ave. (see www.sequimcityband.org)
Port Angeles — noon-11 p.m., Concerts at City Pier; 6 p.m., parade in downtown; 10 p.m., fireworks display over water at Hollywood Beach (see www.portangeles.org)
Port Townsend — 4-10 p.m., Old School Fourth of July at Fort Worden State Park, fireworks display at dusk (see www.thunderbullproductions.com)
Forks — noon, Grand Parade; 1-4 p.m., salmon bake at Tillicum Park; 3 p.m. demolition derby at Tillicum Park Arena; dusk, fireworks display at Tillicum Park (see www.forkswa.com)
The Sequim City Council voted to ban the discharge of fireworks based on an advisory vote of Sequim citizens in November 2016, where 65.62 percent of citizens were in favor of the ban. The ban took effect this year.