Schedule of Events: Fourth of July 2012 in Douglas and Juneau

Douglas: Music and more at Savikko Park, July 3, 4


July 3

• Dedication of cannon and bell, 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas Post Office with presentation by Mark Whitman.

• Soapbox Challenge: heat, trials and registration from 6-9 p.m. at St. Ann’s Ave. Divisions are ages 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. This is to qualify for finals on July 4. Contact Hugh Dilbeck at 789-4803 or 723-7409 for pre-registration or other info.

• DVFD softball game: Fire Department vs. Community, 6 p.m. at Savikko Park, field 4. Details: Ray Roberts, 723-0943.

• Watermelon eating contest: after the DVFD game at Sandy Beach.


July 4

• Parade: 2 p.m. with grand marshals Jim and Arbe Williams.

• Fun run: Registration is from 12:30-1:20 p.m., with the race starting at 1:30 p.m. at the round-about side of the bridge. Finish is at Douglas Fire Hall; entrants count toward Empire Cup series. Details: Paul, 364-3265.

• Barbecue: Douglas Community United Methodist Church hosts is annual deep pit beef barbecue from noon-6 p.m., or until food runs out, at Third and E Streets.

• Hot Dog Sale: 1 p.m. in front of the Fire Hall.

• Annual Sandcastle Challenge: noon registration, Sandy Beach, awards given at 4 p.m. Details: Gerald, 586-3552.

• Field events: 3 p.m. at Savikko Park, field 2. They include 10-, 20-, 30-, 40-, 60-yard dashes and a 3-legged race.

• Soapbox Challenge Finals: 3 p.m., with divisions for ages 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. Details: Hugh Dilbeck, 789-4803.

• Society for Creative Anachronism: 3 p.m., field 4, main performance (weather permitting), medieval sword fighting and dancing. Details: Karl or Lisa 723-0993.

• Super dog frisbee contest: 3:30 p.m., field 3, registration $10. All dogs must be wearing a 2012 CBJ dog license. Details: Brandon at 789-0260.

• Make and Break: 4 p.m. in front of the Fire Hall, Olde Time Firemen’s Hose Race.

• Barefoot bouncers: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (weather permitting), $5 for 15 minutes, ages 3-12. Details: 789-0080.

• Bands on the Beach: 3-9 p.m., presented by Alaska Music One.

Juneau Events

July 3

• Community dance: International and ballroom dance, 8 to midnight at the JACC. Some teaching will be available. Families welcome. $5 for those 12 and over. Details: Bruce, 364-2334.

• Fireworks: 11:59 p.m. on the Gastineau Channel.

July 4

• Parade: 11 a.m., starting at Department of Labor Building heading downtown.


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