Submitted by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce.
The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is excited to bring back our beloved Fourth of July celebration! Our chamber and community are working behind the scenes, getting ready for the big day. The parade entries are trickling in, more bunting is going up every day, the fireworks company is ready, and we hope you are too!
Due to the past year and the short notice of this year’s parade, it will be smaller… small but mighty! With the area church schedules, the parade will be at a later time and will start at 11:30 a.m. Not only is it at a later time, but it will be a shorter parade route and will start at the top of Spring and Caines.
This year, the chamber is honoring volunteerism and is proud to announce Parin Columna as our Grand Marshal and Lori Stokes as our Honored Citizen. Both exemplify volunteerism and community. Their countless hours with various groups, the San Juan Community Theatre; the Whale Museum; Peace Island Hospital; Soroptimists; the Center for Whale Research; St. Francis Church; Great Island Clean up; PADs; Friday Harbor Arts Commission; Orca Network; and so much more. Think about it, where would our community be without volunteers.
After a day of activities, music at Brickworks at 6 p.m., family BBQs and reunions, there will be a breathtaking fireworks display over the Port of Friday Harbor starting at 10:10 p.m. We hope to see you on the Fourth!