Fourth of July Splash

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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.

  Kids on slide at Splash      Kids on new playground at Splash

Free Shuttle Bus and Parking Locations (NEW SHUTTLE STOP!)

Shuttle buses run approximately every 20 minutes from each parking area to Lake Meridian.

  • 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.   

  Pie Eating Contest at Splash      Kids playing at Splash

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!

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE APPLICATION

Headline Performers

Alec Shaw Band – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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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.

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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.

 

Food Vendors

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!

FOOD VENDOR APPLICATION

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!

I'm a Juggler!

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.                    

Personal fireworks are not permitted within the City of Kent.

Chief Thomas explains fireworks law

Three fireworks in sky at Splash    Large fireworks in sky at Splash 

A BIG thank you to our sponsors

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