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Floats and candy await for young spectators lining the streets of Friday Harbor for the annual 4th of July parade.   - Journal file photo
Floats and candy await for young spectators lining the streets of Friday Harbor for the annual 4th of July parade.
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Another “fabulous Fourth” comes to San Juan Island on Independence Day.

Pig WarThe big Friday Harbor Parade theme this year is “The Fabulous Fifties.” Sam Buck is the Grand Marshal.

Multiple prizes for the parade include Best Theme Float, best costumes, and Best 50’s Car. The parade forms up on Price Street before 9:30 a.m. and moves straight down Spring Street toward the waterfront.

As in past years, Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church will provide parade seating and wheelchair spaces for the elderly and special needs people in front of the church at 425 Spring Street, Friday Harbor. Reserve a spot at 378-4544. Islanders for Safe Shipping will be marching against the proposed coal terminal at Cherry Point. The contingent will include 25 informative sign carriers, one large black 32-foot coal ship, two 5-foot scale model ferry boats and one 50-foot oil spill followed by children and adults.

Here’s a rundown of the day’s events:

July 3, 7:30 p.m., San Juan Community Theatre, “The Life and Times of General George Pickett” with Mike Vouri - 17th Annual Presentation

July 4, 9 a.m., Roche Harbor Resort, Family 3.3K Fun Run, Yellow Brick Road

9:30 a.m., Friday Harbor Annual 4th of July Parade leaves Price Street. Theme: “Fabulous Fifties”

10:30 a.m., Friday Harbor, Parade on Spring Street, to waterfront

10:30 a.m., Roche Harbor Resort, children’s games, swimming pool lawn

11:30 a.m., Friday Harbor, Kiwanis Pig War Picnic and music, parade awards, Historical Museum, Price Street

12:30 p.m., Roche Harbor Resort, Donut eating contest, West Lawn, 3:30 p.m.; 3 p.m., Blindfold Dinghy race, harbor; 4 p.m., Log Rolling Contest, Wharf Building

6 p.m., Friday Harbor, Rotary music, Rock The Dock with the Timebenders, dancing, food & refreshments, Port lower parking lot off Front StreetRock the Dock

9:30 p.m. (approx.), Friday Harbor, Fireworks

10 p.m. (approx.), Roche Harbor, Fireworks


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