Staff photo/Heather Spaulding
                                Fireworks on Fourth of July in 2017.

Staff photo/Heather Spaulding Fireworks on Fourth of July in 2017.

Fireworks planned for San Juan Island Fourth of July

  • Thu Jun 21st, 2018 7:00am
  • Life

Submitted by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

Thanks to a matching grant from Kings Market and lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce has once again commissioned local talent and pyrotechnical director Nick Gislason, a fifth generation San Juan Islander with the Lopez Community Fireworks, to design, setup and fire the 2018 Friday Harbor Fourth of July Fireworks display. The 2018 fireworks display promises to be as good if not better than last year. The display will start at 10 p.m. after a fun-filled day of Fourth of July festivities.

Lopez Community Fireworks is an all-volunteer team, with active members from Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas. The group first banded together 32 years ago to pursue pyrotechnics as their collective art form, with the night sky as the canvas. The fireworks team has developed unique fireworks effects over the years that have garnered numerous awards at the Pyrotechnics Guild International Fireworks Competition, with a pyrotechnic style that is uniquely traditional. All donations are welcome, no matter how large or small. Mail them to San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 98, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250, or drop them off at the office at 165 First Street South, on the corner of First and Sunshine Alley.