Fourth of July parade canceled

  • Thu May 14th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

The 2020 Fourth of July parade has been canceled. The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, a business community nonprofit, has proudly produced the Town of Friday Harbor’s annual Fourth of July celebration for more than 35 years in cooperation with the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor and the whole island.

“We are sorry to say we will not be able to have the Fourth of July parade this year due to the current COVID-19 situation. It pains us to announce our signature event of the year as it has always served as a point in time where we connect, come together as a small community and show pride in our home and country,”

Chamber Executive Director Becki Day said. “HOWEVER, we will, with the help of the Town and Port of Friday Harbor and King’s Market, be able to watch the fireworks over the Port of Friday Harbor.”

The fireworks show will start shortly after 10 p.m. on July 4, and details of viewing options will be provided at a later date with social distancing in mind.