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Fourth of July Splash Sponsored by


Fourth of July Splash has been a summer staple for friends and families in Kent for more than two decades. As part of our continued efforts to keep our community safe, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. We are simply unable to mount an event of this size and scale that complies with the Governor’s phased approach for reopening Washington State and maintains appropriate social distancing guidelines. While we are very sad to miss out on this annual tradition for Kent residents and visitors in 2020, everyone’s health and safety comes first.  

We would like to thank everyone who has worked with Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services in planning the 2020 SPLASH. The efforts of many people and organizations come together throughout the year to make the event a reality. We extend an especially big thank you to our sponsors – Edward Jones, the Lake Meridian Community Association, and many others who have shown unconditional support during this time.

We hope you are able to safely celebrate the Fourth of July with your families and friends. We look forward to seeing you at SPLASH in 2021.



See you Sunday, July 4, 2021

12 noon to 11 p.m.

Lake Meridian Park

14800 SE 272nd



Free Shuttle Bus and Parking Locations

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.  Neighborhood parking is not advised as illegally parked vehicles may be ticketed or towed. 

  • A LOAD and UNLOAD - Police will direct you to location.  One person must stay with vehicle at all times.  Parking is 15 minutes only.  Vehicles left unattended or not actively loaded or unloaded will be towed.

Games, family activities and art projects - Noon to 5 pm   

  Pie Eating Contest at Splash      Kids playing at Splash

Fireworks Finale at 10 pm              

Personal fireworks are not permitted within the City of Kent.

Chief Padilla explains fireworks law

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

Food Vendors

The Fourth of July Splash is looking for 6-7 food vendors to be a part of this fun holiday tradition.  Food trucks and restaurants encouraged to apply.    

Community Showcase

Live performances are what makes the Fourth of July Special.  We're seeking local performers to take the stage in front of the Fourth of July Splash crowd.  Performance times range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes and are not paid.   

Activity/Vendor Booths

The Splash is seeking Vendor/Activity booths to engage with the Splash crowd.  Booths are encouraged to provide an interactive activity that engages Splash goers of all ages.  




 Republic Services  Seattle T-Birds  Marlatt Funeral Home 

Meridian Valley Country Club

 Kent Lions Club  Boy Scout Troop 827  Reber Ranch  Lake Meridian Chiropractic 
 Kent School District  Dr. Corrie Pollard  Dr. Michael Campbell DDS  Automotive Experts
 Lake Meridian Community Association  Edward Jones, Dean S. Saggau, CFP  Edward Jones - Dave Wilson  Edward Jones - Dean Saggau
 CJ Marine  Blinker Tavern  Sidetrack Eatery and Pub  Java! Java! Coffee
 JPs Tap Room  Weatherly Inn  Kattwalk Salon