Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - Noon to 10:30 p.m.
We have a festive lineup of music and entertainment! Join family and friends for a full day of fun and relaxation on the shores of Lake Meridian.
Free Shuttle Bus and Parking Locations (NEW SHUTTLE STOP!)
Shuttle buses run approximately every 20 minutes from each parking area to Lake Meridian.
- Kent Fire Station #75, 15635 SE 272nd St.
- Kentwood High School, 25800 164th SE
- Mattson Middle School, 16400 SE 251st St. NEW!
- (We are NO LONGER using Meridian Elementary School as a shuttle stop.
Parking at Lake Meridian is by permit only. Only valid state issued disabled parking plaques and permits issued by the Fourth of July Splash will be allowed. Follow event parking signs to the shuttle parking lots. Neighborhood parking is not advised as illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed.
- A LOAD and UNLOAD area is available at Lake Meridian Park. Police will direct you to location. One person must stay with vehicle at all times. LOAD and UNLOAD Parking is 15 minutes only. Vehicles left unattended or not actively loaded or unloaded will be towed.
Enjoy a variety of games, family activities and art projects From Noon - 5 p.m.
- Bouncey Houses
- T-Bird Puck and Shoot
- Republic Services Recycling Activity
- Food Booths
- Old fashioned games, pie eating contest and more!
Stage Performances and Community Showcase
The Community Showcase at the Splash highlights local performers to take the stage in front of their community. We are looking for approximately six bands, dance groups and entertainers to take the stage at the Splash. Gigs are not paid. If you are interested and ready to get your talent in front of thousands of people, fill out the application and send it in today!
Alec Shaw Band – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Alec Shaw is a Seattle-based indie rock artist who experiments with different genres of music, ranging from folk to reggae to rock. Alec writes and works along-side Maple Valley-raised artist Zan Fiskum. Alec and his band have begun generating a buzz in the local music scene with radio play and live shows featuring a signature brass section.
Aaron Crawford – 8:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Aaron Crawford blends Country/Americana with inspirations from nearly every genre, including Seattle rock and roll. His music is an expression of his life experiences and his love for music and the Northwest. Aaron’s career took off as the duo Crawford and James; since then he has gone independent and released two albums, with a third due out in the spring of 2018. He has performed more than 800 shows and has shared the stage with Maren Morris, Scotty Mccreery, and Russell Dickerson as well as opened for Lee Brice, Darius Rucker, Adam Craig, and Tyler Farr.
The Fourth of July Splash is seeking 6 food vendors to participate in the day-long event. To apply complete the application and send it in right away!
Juggling instructions by Greg Bennick!
Splash emcee, Greg Bennick introduced many future jugglers the art of juggling. He's put together an easy-to-follow step-by-step progression on how to become an expert juggler. If you want to impress friends and family at your next party or family gathering, follow the link and get ready to have some fun!
Fireworks Finale at 10 p.m.
Presented by the Lake Meridian Community Association and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services, with additional support from Edward Jones-Dean Saggau CFP, Lake Meridian Chiropractic, Marlatt Funeral Home, Reber Ranch, Side Track Bar and Grill, Kent East Hill Shell, Dr. Michael Campbell DDS, Meridian Valley Country Club and Dr. Corrie Pollard.
A BIG thank you to our sponsors
- Republic Services
- Kent Lions Club
- Kent School District
- Lake Meridian Community Association
- Seattle T-Birds
- Boy Scout Troop 827
- Dr. Corrie Pollard
- Edward Jones, Dean S. Saggau, CFP
- Marlatt Funeral Home
- Reber Ranch
- Dr. Michael Campbell DDS
- Java! Java! Coffee
- Side Track Bar and Grill
- Meridian Valley Country Club
- Lake Meridian Chiropractic