Independence Day Celebration…Island style

Independence Day Celebration, Events, all day, various locations. - Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen
Independence Day Celebration, Events, all day, various locations.
— image credit: Journal photo / Scott Rasmussen

The 4th of July is San Juan Island’s, and America’s, outdoor holiday, packed with events for kids and adults at both ends of San Juan Island.

And it looks as if the weather, as usual, will cooperate.

• Firecracker 5000  Run:

8 a.m. Friday Harbor Suites

Parade• 4th of July Parade

10:30 a.m., Spring Street, “Storybook Heroes!” Grand Marshal, Margaret Barker







Pig War PicnicPig War Picnic

San Juan Historical Museum, 405 Price St., begins at the 11:15 a.m.







J-BotsRock the Dock

Port of Friday Harbor, by the SJI Yacht Club, featuring the “J-Bots,” evening show, $10 admission, kids, 12 and under, free. Starts at 6 p.m.







Fireworks4th of July Fireworks

Over the Port of Friday Harbor, starting about 10 p.m.


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