“United We Stand, saluting heroes, helpers and essential workers” is the theme for the 2022 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor. The parade, sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, will start at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4.
Pirates in the 2016 4th of July parade in Friday Harbor. Matt Pranger photo
A full day of food, entertainment, and music will culminate with a glorious fireworks extravaganza over the scenic Port of Friday Harbor. Our parade has had rave reviews for years and we intend to keep that tradition going. We have been rated one of the top 10 small town 4th of July celebrations in the USA.
Our 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. Our 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: email@example.com for an application or download it at www.sanjuanisland.org or come pick an application up at the Chamber Office, 165 1st Street S.