The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the theme for the 2022 4th of July Parade in Friday Harbor: “United We Stand, saluting heroes, helpers and essential workers”!
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. The parade will start approximately 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 4th.
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.