It’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Upper Kittitas County for the 4th of July. Beat the heat by taking a dip in Roslyn’s nearby lakes and rivers, or by doing some hiking in the shade of the Roslyn Urban Forest (trail maps available on the Roslyn Trails Alliance website). While in town, you won’t want to miss the Roslyn Farmer’s Market on Sunday from 10am to 2pm, and Cle Elum will be brimming with activities all weekend long in celebration of Pioneer Days. The downtown Cle Elum activities will include the annual 4th of July parade (10am Saturday), the Cle Elum Idol Competition (immediately following the parade), and a vendor and food court open all day. Unfortunately, due to the hot and dry weather we are experiencing this year, the aerial fireworks display has been cancelled this year in order to ensure a safe holiday is had by all. Nearby Suncadia Resort is also hosting a series of 4th of July Celebration Events, so you’ll have no shortage of options for celebrating the fourth!