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Need Fourth of July Plans?

Whether you prefer your Independence Day to be celebrated around good food, music, or quality family time, the South Sound has no shortage of events that build to a dramatic display of fireworks. Forgo the stress of a busy holiday at home and join the community for a day smattered with red, white, and blue. Check out for Fourth of July Guide for events near you.  

Meet an Astronaut

On July 6, astronaut Story Musgrave will be at the Museum of Flight offering rare insight into flying the Northrop T-28 Talon jet — the muse of his new photography book. Musgrave’s presentation has been described as “a lifetime experience,” according to an audience member in Kentucky. His 2 p.m. presentation is free with museum admission, and the T-38 will be on display in the parking lot.

Drive-In Movies at America’s Car Museum

Who misses the days when drive-in movies were king? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Arrive at LeMay – America’s Car Museum by 4:30 p.m. on July 6 to stake your spot for the free 9 p.m. screening of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. While you wait for the show to begin, grab dinner at the venue’s picnic concessions, go for a walk, or purchase tickets to view the museum’s exhibits. Not free this weekend? The museum is featuring several movies throughout the summer.