Application available now for FH 4th of July parade

Applications are available from the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce for people interested in entering the Friday Harbor Fourth of July parade. Prize money is focused on encouraging themed entries. The theme is Music of America, Celebrating music through the decades. There is limited space available so be sure to apply early.

Completed applications along with a $50 entry fee are due no later than Monday, June 25, 2018. There will be no day of parade entries allowed. Application forms are available at the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce office, located at 165 1st St. S. or may be downloaded from the Chamber’s web site at: www.sanjuanisland.org - 4th of July Parade Page. Application can be mailed to San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 98, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 or drop them off at 165 1st St. S.

All application fees collected are put toward the following prize awards with an emphasis on themed entries:

$600 Best Use of THEME – Float

$400 Best Use of THEME – Non-Float

$300 Best Use of THEME – Children/Youth

$300 Judges Special Choice

$200 Best Costumed Group

$200 Best Animal/Animal Group

$200 Best Off-Island Entry

$100 Best Vehicle

The parade not only celebrates America’s independence, it also will honor the island community and the amazing people and organizations that enrich our lives. This year’s Grand Marshal is Warren Jones and “Citizens of Honor” are Anna Maria de Freitas and David Pass. Each has made significant community contributions and has shared so much of their time and talent with San Juan County making them outstanding choices.

The parade will start at 10:30 am on July 4th and proceed down Spring Street through downtown Friday Harbor. For additional information about participating in the 2018 Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, please email parade@sanjuanisland.org or call the Chamber Office, 360-378-5240.

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