July 4th events

July 4 Events

4th of July Parade: sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. 10:30 a.m.

With the theme, “United We Stand,” this year’s parade will salute heroes, helpers and essential workers. The parade will begin toward the top of spring street and make its way down to First Street in Friday Harbor. Grand Marshalls will be Lin and Pam Pearson, who ran the parade for over 17 years. What a great way to thank them for their years of service and devotion to our community. Honored citizen will be Vicky Thalacker, who has also been instrumental in serving our community –through the leadership of Vicky, a local pilot and the local Soroptimist chapter, the San Juan Eagles were organized in 2002 to fly cancer patients to mainland cancer treatment centers on a voluntary basis. Our community is definitely a better place because of Lin, Pam and Vicky. The chamber 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 following categories-Best Use of Theme Float, Best Use of Theme Non-Float, Best Use of Theme- Children/Youth, Best Costume Group, Best Animal/Animal Group, Judges Choice, Best Off-Island Entry, and Best Vehicle. To participate in the 2022 Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, please email: becki@sanjuanisland.org for an application or download it at www.sanjuanisland.org or come pick an application up at the Chamber Office, 165 1st Street S.

Pig War Picnic:

Immediately following the 4th of July Parade, at a new location – Corner Lot at Spring & Price Street, (near the Catholic Church and the baseball field), Friday Harbor, 98250

Local band The Chameleons will be playing, and there will be a variety of kids games, Food: $10.00 pulled pork or hot dog meal; $5.00 kids meals and $3.00 for hot fudge sundaes. There will also be a beer garden.

The San Juan Island Public Library is also returning at the Pig War Picnic with their ever-popular Cake Walk.

Live Music at San Juan Brewing: Friday Harbors’ own “Desolation Sound” will be playing from noon to 4 p.m.

Rock the Dock: After a two-year hiatus, Rock the Dock at the Port of Friday Harbor is returning! This time the funn occurs in the upper lot from 4-10 p.m.. There will be live bands, food vendors and arts and crafts booths.


10 p.m., or dusk, out over the harbor.

Roche Harbor:

Roche Harbor Resort will kick off their celebrations with the annual 5k fun run starting at 9 a.m., followed by kid’s games on the lawn, a donut eating contest, a blindfolded dinghy race and log-rolling. In the evening, live music begins at 10 p.m. and fireworks at 10:30 p.m.