Juneau and Douglas Fourth of July and related events include:
Thursday, July 3
Marine Park Plaza Grand Opening and Community Celebration - Daughters of the New Moon, Gold Nugget Review, Alaska Glitter Girls, Mr. McFeely and Purple Panda of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," Daaxaat Kan-adaa Dancers, Tongan Community Dancers and other acts, food carts. 5 p.m.-fireworks.
Capital City Fire/Rescue Softball Game - 7 p.m., Savikko Park, field No. 4.
Watermelon Eating Contest - after the softball game, Sandy Beach.
Fourth of July fireworks, midnight over Gastineau Channel.
Friday, July 4
Juneau Gastineau Rotary pancake feed, 7-11 a.m., National Guard Armory, $5.
KTOO Children's Birthday Party, 10 a.m., meet Mr. McFeely of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" and eat birthday cake, at KTOO building.
Juneau parade - 11 a.m., starts at Department of Labor parking lot on Egan Drive.
Deep pit beef barbecue dinner - 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Douglas Methodist Church, $10 adults, $7 children 12 and under.
Annual Sandcastle Challenge - registration, noon, award time, 3 p.m., Sandy Beach.
Juneau Montessori School Kids Carnival - 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Juneau Montessori School, admission $5.
Douglas Parade - 1:30 p.m., starts at Gastineau School.
2-mile race, Juneau to Douglas - registration, 1:30-2:15 p.m., race starts at 2:30 p.m., Y-intersection on Douglas side of the bridge, finishes at Douglas Fire Hall.
Hot Dog Sale - 1:30 p.m., in front of fire hall.
Thunder Mountain 4H Pony Rides - 1:30-5 p.m., Savikko Park, field No. 1.
Kids' games - Hungry Caterpillar, The Whale, The Lion Jump, afternoon, Savikko Park, field No. 3. $1-$2 donation.
Field Sports - 2 p.m., Savikko Park, field No. 2.
Dog Agility Trials - 2 p.m., Savikko Park, field No. 3.
Dog Frisbee Contest - 3 p.m., Savikko Park, field No. 3.
Medieval Combat Demo - 3 p.m., Savikko Park, field No. 4.
Make & Break (Old Time Firemen's Hose Race) - Douglas Fire Hall, 3:30 p.m.
Beach Dance - with Trip Station X, Moses Cain and III, 4-8 p.m., Savikko field No. 4.
For more information, visit www.douglas4thofjulycommittee.com/events.htm or www.geocities.com/jfa02us/.