Best Lakes for Watching Fireworks in Eastern Washington and North Idaho

Amy Silbernagel McCaffree

Many regional lakes (and rivers) host spectacular 4th of July fireworks shows, beginning at dusk. Here are a few of our favorites.

  • Lake Pend Orielle: (1) Sandpoint’s City Beach; (2) Hope Marina, Ellisport Bay.
  • Lake Coeur d’Alene: (1) City of Coeur d’Alene City Park; (2) Harrison, begins approx. 9-9:30 p.m.
  • Loon Lake: Shore Acres Resort.
  • Priest Lake: Elkin’s Resort, at Reeder Bay.
  • Columbia River: Grand Coulee Dam, “Festival of America” show, viewing from visitor center’s lower park after regular nightly laser light show.
  • Spokane River: Viewing gatherings at Riverfront Park, along the Centennial Trail, or from Kendall Yards’ Olmsted Brothers Green Park.

For more events check out our 2018 lake events guide by Emily Erickson.

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