Rain is in the forecast for the Fourth of July, but don’t let that dampen the fun. There is a ton of events and activities going on around downtown Juneau and on Douglas. With so many options, plan ahead because the parking goes fast.
Check out this video from Fourth of July in Douglas.
Here are some of the events going on for the holiday.
6:00 p.m. – Douglas Volunteer Fire District softball game at Savikko Park Field #4 followed by a watermelon eating contest.
8:00 p.m. – Midnight – Community dance at the JACC
11:59 p.m. – Fireworks on the Gastineau Channel
11:00 a.m. – Juneau Fourth of July Parade start
11:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Barefoot Bouncers Bouncy House at Savikko Park Field #3
12:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Deep Pit Beef Barbeque Dinner at Douglas Methodist Church
12:00 p.m. – Sand Castle Challenge at Sandy Beach
1:00 p.m. – Hotdog sale in front of Douglas Fire Hall
1:30 p.m. – Participants assemble for Douglas parade at Gastineau School.
2:00 p.m. – Douglas parade starts
3:00 p.m. – Field sports at Savikko Park Field #2
3:00 p.m. – Medieval fighting and dance at Savikko Park Field #3
3:30 p.m. – Super Dog Frisbee Contest at Savikko Park Field #3
4:00 p.m. – Make and Break Old-time Fireman’sHose Race at Douglas Fire Hall
4:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Dance, Music and other entertainment at Savikko Park Field #2
- Last week a group of scientists traveled to a small village in the Arctic to find as many different species as they could. It was happening all over the country in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.
- A new study published in the Journal of Physical Oceanography suggests that rising temperatures in the arctic could result in warmer water with density more affected by temperature than salinity.
- Newtok residents still waiting for federal government to pay for their village relocation.
- Hillary Clinton could lose California's primary on June 7 and still win the Democratic nomination, but she and Bernie Sanders are campaigning hard there, hoping to close out the season on a high note.