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
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.