Tomorrow kicks of the Fourth of July festivities in Juneau.
The main events on July 3rd include the Community Picnic and Soapbox Qualifying Races out on Douglas starting at 6 p.m.
Fireworks over the Juneau harbor are scheduled to begin at 11:59 p.m.
On the 4th, festivities will start at 11 a.m. with the downtown Juneau Parade led by Grand Marshalls Jeff Brown and Jerry Harmon. The rest of the day will feature a variety of events, games and food around Douglas.
While out having fun remember to pay attention to where you park your car. Parade routes and other event areas will be closed to parking so keep an eye out for signs. The Juneau Police Department says vehicles parked in those areas will be impounded at the owner’s expense and will not be available for pickup until Friday, July 5. (Full road closure details listed below)
Map of the Activities
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Full List of Events (Events are organized by start time)
6 – 9 p.m. – Soapbox Qualifying Races at St. Annes Avenue on Douglas
6 – 8 p.m. – Community Picnic, Log Cabin Shelter, Sandy Beach
6: 30 p.m. – Watermelon Eating Contest, Log Cabin Shelter, Sandy Beach, (during Community Picnic)
9 p.m. – Fish Fest at the Twisted Fish
11:59 p.m. – Fireworks over the Juneau Harbor
11 a.m. – Juneau Parade in downtown Juneau
11 a.m. – Hot dog sale at the Douglas Fire Hall
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Barefoot Bouncy House (weather permitting) at Savikko Park Field #3
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Medieval Fighting and Dance at Savikko Park Field #4
Noon – 6 p.m. – Deep Pit Beef Barbeque Dinner at the Douglas United Methodist Church
Noon – 4 p.m. – Annual Sandcastle Challenge at Sandy Beach (CANCELLED)
2 p.m. – Douglas Parade
2 – 3 p.m. – Field Sports at Savikko Park Field #2
3 p.m. – Final Soapbox Challenge on St. Annes Avenue
3 – 9 p.m. – Dance, Music and other Entertainment at Savikko Park Field #2
3:30 p.m. – Super Dog Frisbee Contest at Savikko Park Field #3
4 p.m. – Make and Break Hose Race at the Douglas Fire Hall
Road Closures (more details here)
Parade route will be closed on July 4th from 10:30 a.m. until the parade’s end. This affects:
Egan Drive from 8th Street to Franklin Drive.
Main Street from Egan Drive to Front Street.
3rd Street from I street to St. Anne’s Avenue will be closed 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vehicles will be re-routed to 2nd and 4th Streets.
2nd Street will be posted as One Way Northbound
4th Street will be posted as One Way Southbound
2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets will be marked as “No Parking.”
St. Anne’s Avenue from Summers Street to 3rd Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 12 p.m. on July 3rd until 7 p.m. on July 4th.
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