Every 4th of July thousands of visitors from across the country travel to Birch Bay for an amazing weekend of fireworks and fun. While daylight hours are spent enjoying all that Birch Bay has to offer, things get busy as soon as dusk approaches. 

While nearby Blaine does put on a professional show each year, most visitors opt to stay in the bay to watch the thousands of non-stop individual fireworks light up the sky. Visitors often comment that it’s one of the most impressive 4th of July celebrations they’ve ever seen.

Please remember fireworks are prohibited in Birch Bay State Park! Please be safe and clean up any debris you may see!


  • Birch Bay Bible Community Church Carnival and Fireworks (JULY 3rd)
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: 4460 Bay Rd.
  • Blaine Senior Center Pancake Breakfast
    Time: 8am to 11am
    Location: Blaine Senior Center
  • July 4th Parade (Blaine)
    Time: Noon
    Location: Peace Portal Drive in Blaine
  • Show N Shine Car Show (Blaine)
    Time: 8am to 3pm
    Location: Downtown Blaine
  • Semiahmoo Resort Seaside Barbecue
    Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
    Location: Semiahmoo Resort
  • Blaine Fireworks Show
    Time: 10:15pm
    Location: Blaine Marine Park

2019 Firework Information

When can I buy fireworks?

Fireworks are legally available for sale –

June 29 through July 4th – 9am to 9pm

When can I light fireworks?

In Unincorporated Whatcom County (Birch Bay) you can light fireworks as follows (information from the Whatcom County website) 

July 3 – 6pm to 11pm

July 4 – 6pm to midnight

July 5 – 6pm to 11pm

Which fireworks are legal?

Fireworks purchased from a licensed Washington State fireworks stand may be used anywhere rules allow.

Fireworks purchased on local tribal lands may only be used on tribal lands.