San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce

Our 4th of July Parade was ​Voted one of the Nation's Top 10 Small Town Parades!
2018 Theme - Music of America...celebrating music through the decades

Town of Friday Harbor Events

Wednesday, July 4 All Day
​Friday Harbor's 4th of July highlights include a small-town parade, a community picnic, live music, dancing and fireworks! The parade, known as one of the top 10 small town parades in the nation, passes through downtown Friday Harbor on Spring Street at 10:30 a.m. Immediately following the parade, the 'Pig War Picnic' put on by the Kiwanis, will be held at the San Juan Historical Museum grounds. Expect live music, games, great food and more! At dinner time, the Port of Friday Harbor will be putting on music in the Port of Friday Harbor parking lot.

Friday Harbor has the biggest and best Fireworks show beginning at dusk, approximately 10:00 p.m.  We have commissioned, for the 3rd year in a row, local talent Nick Gislason and the Lopez Community Fireworks, to design, setup and fire the 2018 Friday Harbor 4th of July Fireworks Display. Lopez Community Fireworks is an all-Volunteer Team, with active members from Friday Harbor, Lopez and Orcas Islands. The group first banded together over 30 years ago to pursue pyrotechnics as their collective art form, with night sky as the canvas. The fireworks team has developed unique fireworks effects over the years that have garnered numerous awards at the Pyrotechnics Guild International Fireworks Competition, with a pyrotechnic style that is uniquely traditional.
​The San Juan Island 4th of July Celebration is sponsored by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, Kings Market and Town of Friday Harbor. A special thank you to a generous matching grant of $35,000 from Kings Market and the lodging tax funds from the Town of Friday Harbor and the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce Members!

Roche Harbor Resort Events
Sponsored by Roche Harbor Resort 248 Reuben Memorial Drive Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Enjoy the Family 3.3K Fun Run, log-rolling contest, blindfolded dinghy race, doughnut eating contest, children's games, live music and fireworks.
Fun Run at Yellow Brick Road
Kids Games at Pool Lawn 12:30-2:30 p.m. - Doughnut Eating at West Lawn
Blindfolded Dinghy Race 4:00 p.m. - Log Rolling at Wharf Building
Fireworks Show in the Harbor at dusk!
​$600 Best use of THEME – Float – San Juan Community Theatre
$400 Best use of THEME - Non-Float – Community Marching Band
$300 Best use of THEME - Children/Youth - The Rock Shop Villa
$300 Judges Special Choice – Boo Boo’s Women and Girl’s Boxing
$200 Best Costumed Group – The Pirates
$200 Best Animal/Animal Group – The Golden Retrievers
$200 Best Off-Island Entry – Cousins Across the USA
$100 Best Vehicle – Wally Weaver (pictured)

We look to our Chamber Members, fellow neighbors and friends for donations to meet our goal. Please join our growing list of donors and help make this the best one yet!
(360) 378-5240