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The neighborhood and Seattle Police are bracing for a larger than usual July 4th fireworks crowd this year. Ivar's has canceled its Elliott Bay fireworks show and the Chase Family 4th on Lake Union will be the only major display in Seattle.
Seattle Police will have extra personnel and resources on hand to deal with the anticipated record crowds (see our post of June 8). They'll be restricting access to different parts of the neighborhood at different times of the day and evening in an effort to ensure safety and prevent the streets from being jammed with illegally parked cars.
If you're wondering where you and your guests can drive and park on the Fourth, check out our full-color map showing traffic and parking restrictions (click the PDF link or the map at right). The map can be downloaded to your desktop and will print on an standard letter-sized piece of paper.
Our thanks to Officer Mark Wong of the East Precinct for his help in getting the map details correct. He's patrolled Eastlake for 14 of the last 16 Fourths and he'll be here again this year.