Schedule of events

Posted: Friday, July 02, 2004

General information

The Juneau 4th of July parade is dedicated to past director, Beverly M. Dorsher (1932-2003), in recognition of her commitment to community services.

The theme for the 2004 Parade is: "We Salute Freedom's Combat Heroes".


One-way streets from 2 to 5 p.m. (4th Street - South; 2nd Street - North) No Parking on 3rd Street and St. Ann's Avenue, from Gastineau School to Summers Street. Parking at the Douglas Boat Harbor's new large parking lot. No open containers or glass containers are allowed on Douglas Streets.

GrayLine Tours Free Bus Service Every 20 minutes on July 4 only:

Douglas to Juneau, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Gastineau School

Juneau to Douglas, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Alaska State Museum

Juneau to Douglas, 2-6 p.m., Marine Park


Noon: Senior Softball USA vs. 1st National Caps

Savikko Park Field No. 4. Details: Sandy, 364-2243.

1:30 p.m.: Senior Softball USA vs. Douglas Inn Ladies

Savikko Park Field No. 4. Details: Sandy, 364-2243.

11:59 p.m.: Only Fools Run At Midnight. Centennial Hall.

Prizes for best costume. Pre-registration packets at

SAIL, JRC and The Alaska Club. Hosted by SAIL/ORCA.

Details: Sarah, 586-4920.


7 p.m.: Capital City Fire/Rescue softball game

Savikko Park Field No. 4. First prize $20; second

prize $15. Hosted by Juneau Fire District. Brad

Waldron, Juneau District Chief, Chair.

After the softball game: Watermelon Eating Contest

Sandy Beach. Sponsored by the Douglas 4th of July

Committee. Details: Anna Marg Rear.

11:59 p.m.: Fireworks display over Gastineau Channel.


6:30 a.m.-9 a.m.: Assembly begins for Juneau parade

at 8th and Egan. Floats, 6:30. Vehicles, 8:00.

Marchers, 8:30. All others, 9:00.

11:00 a.m.: Juneau parade begins. Grand Marshalls:

Douglas T. Wahto, WWII Veteran & Jeremy E. Lemke,

Kosovo/Iraq Veteran.

1:30 p.m.: Douglas parade assembly time. Gastineau

school. No pre-registration or entry fee required.

2 p.m.: Douglas parade begins. Parade coordinators:

Molly McCormick and a representative of DVFD.

Children's parade prizes: All participants in the parade

will receive $1. Winners will receive $5.00.

11 a.m.: Registration begins for the annual

sandcastle challenge. Sandy Beach

3:30 p.m. (high tide permitting): Sandcastle awards.

Details: Gerald, 586-3552. Sponsored by the

Southeast Section of the American Institute of


11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Deep Pit Beef Barbeque Dinner

Douglas Methodist Church. $10 adult, $7

children 12 and under. Sandwiches and chips $5.

Sponsored by the Douglas Methodist Church.

Lion Jump: Field No. 3. Weather permitting.

$2 donation. Sponsored by the Fraternal Order

of Eagles.

The Whale. Field No. 3. Weather permitting. $1 donation

Sponsored by the SE Alaska Gymnastics Academy.

1:30-4 p.m.: Thunder Mountain 4H pony rides. Field

No. 1. $3. Sponsored by the Thunder Mountain 4H Club

1:30-5 p.m.: Juneau Montessori School Kids Carnival.

Admission $5; Face Painting $2; Nachos $2.

Details: Andrea, 364-3535. Sponsored by

the Juneau Montessori School.

2-2:45 p.m.: Registration for the 2-Mile Race,

Juneau to Douglas. Race starts at 3 p.m. at "Y"

Douglas side of bridge. Finish at Douglas Fire Hall. No

pre-registration. No entry fee. Commemorative

Ribbons to all runners. Details: Paul 586-1371.

Sponsored by the Southeast Roadrunners.

2:30 p.m.: Dog Agility Trials. Field No. 3.

Details: Chicory Eddy, 790-3491. Sponsored by

the Capital Kennel Club.

Field Sports. Savikko Park Field No. 2. Sponsored by

the Douglas 4th of July Committee. Co-Chairs: Dawn

& John Walsh.

3 p.m.: Douglas 4th of July Committee Soapbox

Challenge Soapbox Derby. Divisions: ages 5-7 & ages

8-10. Soapbox Kits $50. Details: Robert Jones,

364-3134. Sponsored by the Douglas 4th of

July Committee.

3:30 p.m.: Dog Frisbee Contest. Field No. 3. $5 donation

registration fee. Details: 789-0260. Sponsored by the

Gastineau Humane Society.

4 p.m.: Make & Break. Olde Time Fireman's Hose Race

in Front of the Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Douglas

Volunteer Fire District.

6-9 p.m.: Beach Dance. Bands: to be announced

Jolene Lewis, Coordinator. Sponsored by Rozwick Giles

Music & The Douglas 4th of July Committee.

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