Fourth of July parade theme: “Parade of Stars: Past and present”

Submitted by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

The theme for the 2019 Fourth of July Parade in Friday Harbor is Parade of Stars: Past and present.

Do you have your costumes and floats ready?

The event has been rated one of the top 10 small-town Fourth of July celebrations in the United States. The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. A full day of food, entertainment and music will culminate with a glorious fireworks extravaganza over the scenic Port of Friday Harbor.

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce encourages all of those interested to gather your creative crew and begin plans on your costumes, floats and themed entries. Prizes will be awarded for the best use of theme – float; best use of theme – nonfloat; best use of theme – children and youth; best costume group; best animal or animal group; judge’s choice; best off-island entry; and best vehicle.

To participate in the 2019 Friday Harbor Independence Day parade, email for an application or download it from