Parade Theme Announced

Posted April 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm by


A scene from the 2015 July 4th parade in Friday Harbor - Tim Dustrude photo

2016’s Fri­day Har­bor 4th Of July Parade Theme Announced

nps-arrowSan Juan Island’s Cham­ber of Com­merce is proud to announce the theme for the 2016 Inde­pen­dence Day Parade in Fri­day Har­bor: “Amer­i­ca the Beau­ti­ful… 100 Years of Nation­al Parks!” The Nation­al Park Ser­vice turns 100 years of age in 2016 and San Juan Island is excit­ed to be able to cel­e­brate this pres­ti­gious birthday!

The Parks Cen­ten­ni­al cel­e­bra­tion will kick off a new cen­tu­ry of stew­ard­ship, con­ser­va­tion, recre­ation and preser­va­tion across the Unit­ed States and San Juan Island is extreme­ly for­tu­nate to be the home to Amer­i­can Camp and Eng­lish Camp, two of the jew­els in the Nation­al Park crown.

The Cham­ber of Com­merce is once again expect­ing a record num­ber of entries for the parade which will start at 10:30 a.m. on July 4th and pro­ceed down his­toric Spring Street through down­town Fri­day Har­bor. This event has been rat­ed by nation­al pub­li­ca­tions as one of the 10 best Inde­pen­dence Day Parades in the entire coun­try, and is loved by both view­ing crowds and par­tic­i­pants alike.

More details will be forth­com­ing over the next month, but we encour­age all of those inter­est­ed to begin work on your cre­ative cos­tumes, floats and themes for your entries. For addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion about par­tic­i­pat­ing in the 2016 Fri­day Har­bor Inde­pen­dence Day Parade, please email parade [@] or call Traci Wil­son, Parade Coor­di­na­tor at 360–298-7760 or 206–914-7940.

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