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North Cove Dock:
12 p.m. - Fishing Derby
1 p.m. - Greasy Pole
7:30 p.m. - Royalty Ball at the Craig City Gym
11 p.m. - Fireworks (Weather Dependent). Set off at the CTM Ballpark.
9:30 a.m. - Booth Set up CTM Ballpark.
(In case of Storm Craig MS Pit)
Time TBA - Klawock to Craig Race.
10:30 a.m. - Line up for Craig Parade at JS Road.
11 a.m. - Parade.
12 p.m. - Ballpark festivities: Raffle drawing, old fashioned fun.
Booths open at noon, food, games, races, dunk booth, misery saw, contests, and horseshoes.
Beer Garden hosted by the Moose Lodge.
4 p.m. - Duck Race Crab Creek - low tide. Winner gets half the cash. Tickets are $10.
6- 8 p.m. - Community Picnic, Log Cabin Shelter, Sandy Beach, food and soft drinks provided. Sponsored by the Douglas Volunteer Fire District and the Douglas 4th of July Committee.
6:30 p.m. - Watermelon Eating Contest, will take place during the Community Picnic. Sponsored by the Douglas 4th of July Committee.
Sand Dollar Search, following the Watermelon Eating Contest. Sponsored by R.D. Robinson and family.
6-9 p.m. - Soapbox Challenge Heat, trials and registration. Restricted traffic on St. Ann's Ave Divisions: ages 5-6; 7-8; and 9-10 (this is to qualify for finals on the 4th) Contact: Hugh Dilbeck 789-4803 or 723-7409 for pre-registration and info. Sponsored by the Juneau Dipsticks and the Douglas 4th of July Committee.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Alaska Coach tours free bus service, every 20 minutes from Douglas to Juneau. Federal Building in Juneau to Gastineau Elementary in Douglas.
2 p.m. - Douglas Parade. Assembly at 1:30 p.m., starts at Gastineau Elementary School. Grand Marshal is R.D. Robinson.
11 a.m. - Hot Dog Sale, in front of Douglas Fire Hall. Sponsored by the Juneau Chapter of ASFA.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Barefoot Bouncers, far corner of Savikko Park Field #3 $5 for 15 minutes ages 3-12 Contact: 789-0080.
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Medieval Sword Fighting and Dancing, Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), weather permitting, 3 p.m. Main Performance, located on grassy area by Savikko Park Field #4. Contact: Karl or Lisa 723-0993 Sponsored by SCA.
12-6 p.m. - Annual 4th of July Deep Pit Beef BBQ Fundraiser, Douglas Community United Methodist Church , corner of 3rd and E Streets. The full meal includes beef BBQ, bake beans, green/potato salad, roll and drink. $15 adult, $10 children 4-11 and free for children under 3 $8 sack lunch - BBQ sandwich and chips. Details: Church Office 364-2408.
12 p.m. - Annual Sandcastle Challenge, Sandy Beach, noon registration, 4 p.m. awards. Details: Gerald 586-3552
Sponsored by the Southeast Section of the American Institute of Architects.
3 p.m. - Final Soapbox Challenge, on St, Ann's. Divisions: Ages 5-6; 7-8; 9-10 Details: Hugh Dilbeck 789-4803 or 723-7409 for pre-registration and info. Sponsored by the Juneau Dipsticks and the Douglas 4th ofJuly Committee.
3 p.m. - Field Events Field Sports, Savikko Park Field #2. Boys/girls age groups for: 10 yard dash (2), 20 yard dash (3), 30 yard dash (4-5), 40 yard dash (9-10/ mothers / fathers), 60 yard dash (11-14/ all men/ all women), 3-legged race (10 and older), sack race (5 and older / with parent).
All participants will receive $1.00; 1st Place $5.00; 2nd Place $3.00; 3rd Place $2.00.
3:30 p.m. - Super Dog Frisbee Contest, Savikko Park Field #3. Registration fee $10. All dogs must be wearing 2013 CBJ dog license. Details: 789-0260 Sponsored by the Gastineau Humane Society.
4 p.m. - Make and Break, in front of the Fire Hall, Olde Time Firemen's Hose Race. Sponsored by the Douglas Volunteer Fire District.
3-9 p.m. - Alaska Music One "Bands on the Beach"
3 p.m. - Taco #9
4 p.m. - Chrome Forest
5 p.m. - Slush Not Snow
*6 p.m. - Juno City Limits
*7:30 p.m. - Captain Angry
9-10:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast, Cross Sound Lodge.
11:30 a.m. - Community parade, starting at Joanne's
12 p.m. - Chili contest and hot dog feed. Best Chili in the Cove contest, prize for the best chili. Judged by all who come. Hot dogs and ice cream: $5 per person or $15 per family.
12 p.m. - Kids carnival, cake walk, and amazing race. In the gym and outside.
1:30 p.m. - Starting with Anything But a Boat Race, Humpy, Head Bobbing and Greased Pole
6-9 p.m. - Community Potluck, raffle call followed by Get Your Dance On dance.
7 a.m. - Flag raising by the American Legion, Ft. Seward parade grounds.
7-11 a.m. - Breakfast, American Legion Hall, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary.
8 a.m. - Mt. Ripinsky Run.* Start at American Legion, organized by Paul Swift.
10:30 a.m. - Parade line-up begins, Assembly Chambers parking lot.
11 a.m. - Cannon firing, organized by Jim Shook.
11 a.m. - Parade begins with 2013 Grand Marshall Bill Thomas, Assembly Chambers parking lot. Patriotic Music by KHNS Radio.
11-2 p.m. - Pies, cheesecakes and root beer floats, Tlingit Park, organized by Haines Woman's Club.
11-2 p.m. - Book, bake, brats and burgers, Tlingit Park, sponsored by Haines Friends of the Library.
12-4 p.m. - 5th Annual Independence Day Sale, Haines Senior Center, organized by Fun Guy Foraged Products.
12 p.m. - Mud Volleyball, 1st Ave. near Tlingit Park, sponsored and organized by The Parts Place.
1 p.m. - Pie eating contest, Haines Visitor Center, sponsored by Oleruds Market Center and Haines Visitor Center.
1-3 p.m. - Nail and spike pounding contest, Tlingit Park, sponsored by Hammer Museum
1 p.m. - Foot races and money toss, Tlingit Park, sponsored by FNBA and Haines Chamber of Commerce.
1 p.m. - NYO games competition (Native Youth Olympic Games), Tlingit Park, organized by Jessie Morgan.
1-3 p.m. - Dunk Tank, Tlingit Park, sponsored and organized by Haines Veterans Village and Non-Profit Center.
2 p.m. - Fire Hose Battle** 1st Avenue S., Presbyterian Church, sponsored and organized by Haines Volunteer Fire Department.
2 p.m. - Watermelon feed, Tlingit Park, sponsored by The American Legion
2-5 p.m. - Antique Car Show, Ft. Seward parade grounds, organized by Antique Car Mushers of Alaska.
3:30-5:30 p.m. - 3 Club Tournament, Valley of the Eagles Golf Link, organized and sponsored by Valley of the Eagles.
4 p.m. - Trap Shoot* Sponsored by Haines Sportsman Association, Mud Bay Shooting Range.
6 p.m. to 12 a.m. - Third annual Haines Music Fest, Ft. Seward parade grounds, organized by Hotel Halsingland. Adults $10 / 5 to 15 years old $5.
9 p.m. - Closing ceremony, Ft. Seward parade grounds, Cannon Firing by Jim Shook, Flag Lowering by American Legion.
11 p.m. - Fireworks Display Nuk Dik (Garbage) Point, organized by WildeFire Pyrotechnics, sponsored by the Haines Borough, Lynden Transport, The Uglies, and The Chilkat Snowburners.
* Waivers may need to be signed .
**Event will take place if no fire calls are received. Schedule subject to change without notice.
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fire Department Annual Barbeque, Fire Hall Parking Lot, sponsored by HVFD
1 p.m. - Annual Peddle to Push Away Drugs and Family BBQ Ferry Terminal to Chilkoot Lake, sponsored by Haines Emblem Club #463.
Participants who need a ride with their bikes to the ferry terminal should meet at the Fire Hall Parking Lot between 12-12:30 p.m.
11:59 p.m. - Fireworks, launched from a barge on the Gastineau Channel.
11 a.m. - Parade. Beings at Egan Drive on the mountain side, staging at Cycle Alaska. Theme: Music and Mining Memories. Grand Marshals: Jeff Brown and Jerry Harmon.
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - The Plaza food and games booths.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - St. John's Church annual pie sale.
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - VFW concession stand, in their parking lot, 3113 Tongass Ave.
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - The Plaza food and games booths, in the parking lot.
10:45 a.m. - Parade lineup, Jefferson and Tongass, outside Madison.
11 a.m. - Kids parade lineup, Federal Building parking lot.
11:30 a.m. - Kids parade, from Mill Street through the tunnel. Parents pick up at Tongass dock.
12 p.m. - Parade, begins at Jefferson and proceeds through town to Tatsuda's. For registration contact the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce: 225-3184.
3 p.m. - Unveiling of Terry Pyle's Salmon Sculpture at Creek Street Bridge.
3:30 p.m. - Free root beer floats, at the old library.
5 p.m. - Rubber Duck Race, hosted by Rotary, starts at City Park and ends at Creek Street Bridge.
6 p.m. - 2013 Alaska Ironjack Championship, annual July 4 timber competition.
11 p.m. - Fireworks, launched from a barge at the north end of Pennock Island.
12 p.m. - Emergency Services' Parade, starts at the fire hall and loops down toward the highway. The route goes down Bayview Boulevard and up to Totem Park where the kids get off the fire trucks and the City's Games begins. Games include Toys for Tots, money dig, potato sack race, pop drinking, wheel-barrow, egg toss, and the main event - tug of war.
11 p.m. - Fireworks, presented by the City of Klawock.
Main Street closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10-11 a.m. - Scrapfish derby for ages 7 and under, 11:15-12:30 for ages 8-12. North Harbor. Free.
12:30 p.m. - Classic rowboat races, North Harbor. Faeings, canoes and kayaks race from North Harbor to the green buoy and back.
2 p.m. - Blindfold rowboat races, Middle Harbor. Free.
2:30 p.m. - Tote race, Middle Harbor, ages 16 and up. Free.
3 p.m. - Herring toss, Middle Harbor, all ages. Free.
5 p.m. - Car bash, Middle Harbor parking lot.
5 p.m. - Rib contest, Kito's Kave parking lot. $10 per entry.
3-6 p.m. - Ragnarok Roller's barbecue fundraiser, Kito's parking lot.
Main Street closed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - The Freedom Run, 7 a.m. registration, Victor Guthrie Senior community run/walk with color, Sandy Beach. $15 per person or $40 for family of 6.
9:30 a.m. - Bike decorations, Trading Union. Free.
10:30 a.m. - Parade registration/line-up, Trading Union. Free.
11 a.m. - Parade.
12 p.m. - KFSK Kids Carnival. Free.
1 p.m. - Street games, downtown. Free. All ages: 50 yard dash, trike race, training wheel race, slow bike race. Ages 13 and older: 100 yard dash, water balloon toss, egg toss, 2x6 stomp ($10 per team), giant trike race ($5), bed race ($10 per team).
2 p.m. - Money Pile, youth. Free.
3 p.m. - Ducky race.
5 p.m. - Log rolling, Middle Harbor. $5 for entry, ages 18 and older.
11 p.m. - Fireworks, ball field. Free.
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - 4th of July Booths at Baranof Playground. Details: Eagle Quest Ministries, 738-3801
11:30 p.m. - Fireworks display (weather permitting).
9 a.m. - Visitor's Shuttle (on/off bus) will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The shuttle stops at eight locations around Sitka including Totem Park and the Raptor Center. Departs on the half hour from O'Connell Bridge tendering dock. $10/pass. Details: Sherry Aitken, 747-7137
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m, - 4th of July Booths at Baranof Playground. Details: Eagle Quest Ministries, 738-3801
10 a.m. - Naa Kahidi Dancers will perform at the Naa Kahidi House. Admission for 4th of July special is $5 with a Sitka driver's license. Regular admission is $10/kids 12 and under free with paying adult. Details: Sherry Aitken, 747-7137
12 p.m. - Barn Dance. A free community barn dance will be held at the Crescent Harbor Shelter. Live music will be provided by Sitka's Fishing for Cats band. Beginners and seasoned dancers of all ages are invited. All dances are taught and called. No partner is needed and no dancing experience is necessary. Details: 747-3412.
12:30 p.m. - Naa Kahidi Dancers will perform at the Naa Kahidi House. Admission for 4th of July special is $5 with a Sitka driver's license. Regular admission is $10/kids 12 and under free with paying adult. Details: Sherry Aitken, 747-7137
1 p.m. - Line up for the parade starting at SJ campus, College Drive, on Lincoln Street. Details: Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 747-8604
2 p.m. - 4th of July Parade. Theme: To Honor the U.S. Coast Guard.
2:45 p.m. - Raven Radio will host "Raven Radio's Free Root Beer Float Post Parade Party" featuring live music and lawn games. Floats will be served at the Cable House immediately following the parade. Details: Raven Radio, 747-5877
3 p.m. - U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration off O'Connell Bridge
Lieutenant Christopher Enocksen.
3 p.m. - Kids Races on the Fine Arts Camp (SJ) Lawn.
4 p.m. - Water fight Sitka Fire Department vs. U.S. Coast Guard. Due to construction in the area, the 4th of July water fight between the U.S.C.G. and the Sitka Fire Dept. has changed locations this year. It will be held in front of City Hall, at 100 Lincoln Street, instead of in front of the Russian Bishop's House.
4 p.m. - Rotary Duck Race - $10 per duck. Ducks will be released into Granite Creek and will float downstream to Halibut Point Rec area.
8 p.m. - Dance at AandB Hall til midnight with door prizes, snacks and drinks. $5 admission per person, will benefit the ANS Kitchen and AandB Hall renovations. To honor our military families and veterans, veterans will be admitted free.
6-8 p.m. - Sitka Maritime Heritage Society is hosting an evening cruise fundraiser. Tickets are $45 per person, available at Old Harbor Books. The Allen Marine catamaran will travel near St. Lazaria Island, and Matthew Hunter will discuss Ft. Babcock and Shoal's Point. Snacks and coffee provided. Details: Ashia 738-0662.
9 p.m. - Ladies and Men's Ping Pong Tournament - $10 entry fee, winners receive $50 gift card to the station, proceeds go to Little Dipper's Learning Center. Ladies Tournament: June 28; Men's Tournament: June 29.
International Softball Tournament
9-11 p.m. - Street Dance, Broadway between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Live Music featuring the band "Gnat King Kong," weather permitting (Red Onion).
11 p.m. - Fireworks. Waterfront and good views from the hillside. Donations and Chamber of Commerce Membership dues help make this event possible! (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)
8 a.m. - Skagway News Run-Around. Sign up at the Skagway News Depot beginning at 7:30 a.m. Meet at 3rd Ave. and Broadway, a 5K course around Historic Skagway -Costumes earn extra cheers. (Skagway News Co.)
8 a.m. - Block Party, Skagway Pizza Station, 4th Ave between State and Main St.: 8-10:45 a.m. breakfast sandwiches and a cup o'Joe $5; 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. $2 grilled hot dogs, $3 w/a bag of chips; $3 well drinks; 2 p.m. Hot Dog Eating Contest; 6 p.m. Cornhole Tournament; 3:30-7:30 p.m. Four Over Fifty plays LIVE and Outside (weather permitting); 8 p.m. DJ El P Dance Party.
9:30 a.m. - Kiddie Parade - This 'mini' parade starts at 2nd Ave., goes north on Broadway to 4th Ave. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)
10 a.m. - Parade - From 7th Ave. and Broadway south to 1st. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce and CVB). This parade goes both ways on Broadway, first south, around the 1st / 2nd Ave. block(s) then back north to 7th. The theme is "Red, White and Bloom: Happy 4th in the Garden City." Grand Marshal for the 2013 Parade: Alvin Gordon (accompanied by daughters Margie and Judean). Emcee for the parade is: Chamber Office Manager, Blaine Mero. Special Thanks to Steve and Sallie Reeder for sponsoring the Midnight Sun Pipe Band from Whitehorse.
Immediately following the parade: Presentation of float awards, 4th Ave. and Broadway. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)
Picnic basket and dessert auction - 4th Ave. and Broadway - Have your money ready and be on time, these go very fast! (Skagway Emblem Club #111)
Foot races - on 4th Ave., something for all ages, plus gunny sack and 3-legged for over 6 years old. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Firefighters Philly Cheese Steaks and t-shirts, 4th and Broadway. Support your local volunteer firefighters by eating a delicious Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich and buying a t-shirt! (Skagway Firefighters' Association)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - 4th annual Cody Ellingson 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT (basketball) - 3rd Ave. Try your luck at a game of hoops. Register at 11 a.m. and present a $35 entry fee per team. Proceeds from the entry fees will benefit Cody Ellingson and his ongoing medical treatment. You can help support Cody by making donations at the event also. (Frontier Excursions and Adventures and Skagway Float Tours)
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Face painting and balloon animals, 3rd and Broadway - In a tent by the Golden North Hotel; Mark will be doing balloon animals plus stars and stripes face painting (Reflections)
12-6 p.m. - Street food and beer garden, 2nd Ave. and Broadway. Cold beer and hot street food. brats, burgers, veggie burgers, and strawberry lemonade followed by cold beer served up in the beer garden. (Red Onion)
12-1 p.m. - Fun and Fourth of July Games at the Moore Homestead, 5th and Spring Street - Kids of all ages are invited to attend and have fun exploring the lost art of play. (National Park Service)
1 p.m. - Egg toss, on Broadway between 3rd and 4th Ave. Skagway holds the Guinness Book of World Records Title for this event! (Buckwheat Donahue and Elks BPOE 431)
1:30 p.m. - Tug-of-war, Broadway between 4th and 5th Ave. (Mountain Shop and Packer Expeditions)
2 p.m. - Hot Dog Eating Contest, Skagway Pizza Station at 4th Ave between State and Main St. Winners receive $100 cash. Beat the World Record and Win $5,000!!! (Corner Propane)
2:30 p.m. - Arm wrestling, Broadway between 4th and 5th Ave. Young, old, men, women....just good old fashioned competition. (Elks BPOE 431)
3 p.m. - Horseshoe Tournament, 4th Ave. in the AK Mountain Guide housing yard. Sometimes they take the horses out of the shoes first. (Elks BPOE 431)
3:30 p.m. - Live music, 4th Ave between State and Main. 4/50 playing live and outside at the Station (Skagway Pizza Station)
3:30 p.m. - Slow bike race, 3rd to 4th Ave. on Broadway. Whoever rides the slowest, not taking their feet off pedals, wins. Helmets required. (Sockeye Cycle)
4 p.m. - Spike driving contest, 4th Ave. next to The Mountain Shop. Bring your strong arm tactics and try this one! (White Pass and Yukon Route)
5 p.m. - 18th annual Ducky Derby, Pullen Pond, 1,200 little plastic duckies fight their way to the finish line. First duck across the finish line earns $1,000. Five wild ducks picked at random each earn $100. (Skagway Chamber of Commerce)
6 p.m. - Corn Hole Tournament, 4th Ave between State and Main St. $20 Entry fee per team. Winner receives $50 gift card to The Station. All Proceeds go to Little Dippers. (Skagway Pizza Station)
6 p.m. - Brew Co. Specials - $4 Guinness Draft, $6.50 Car Bomb, $3 Cocktail Specials, $7 Homemade Sloppy Joe and Fries. Live Music starting @ 7pm! (Skagway Brew Co)
8 p.m. - Dance Party, with DJ El P at the Station on 4th between State and Main Street. (Skagway Pizza Station)
Stikine Stitchers 8th annual Quilt Show, downtown windows from June 24-July 8.
12-1 p.m. - Tiny Tots Scrap Fish Derby, City Dock/Summer Float, ages 5 and under. Safety rules: All children must be accompanied by at least one adult. Must wear life jacket at all times. Hand lines only; some bait may be provided.
1:30-3 p.m. - Art Clark Scrap Fish Derby, City Dock/Summer Float, two age categories: 6-9 and 10-13. Must wear a life jacket at all times. No parents on floats unless they are a volunteer. Hand lines only. No rods or reels. One hook per line, one line per person. Contestants must bait own hook. Any kind of bait can be used. Derby officials decision will be final.
7 p.m. - Talent Show and Coronation, Elementary School, free, all ages, pre-registration required. Prizes for first four places. Details: Chamber, 874-3901.
8 p.m. - Coronation, Elementary School, "Crowning of the 2013 Royalty Court." Court: Darian Meissner, Kayla Rooney and Jennifer Ludwigsen. Crown-bearers: Tyra Meissner, Clara Waddington and Aubrey Travers.
9 p.m. - Live Music, "Turquoise Boy," Rayme's Bar.
Street Booths, all day throughout downtown.
7 a.m. - Independence Day Fun Run/Walk/Bike, 7 a.m. registration at pool, 7:30 a.m. race start at the crosswalk in front of the pool and proceeds to the ferry terminal, around the airport loop, and back to the pool (2.9 miles). No entry fee. Details: 874-2444.
8 a.m. - Independence Day Community Worship Service, Bobs' IGA parking lot, pastors from churches in Wrangell start the celebration with a worship service open to all.
11 a.m. - Parade, Front Street. Theme: "There's No Place Like Home." 2012 Grand Marshall: Citizen of the Year Jeff Rooney, Sr. Floats gather on Campbell Drive at 9:30 a.m., judging at 10 a.m. (late participants allowed, but won't be judged). Eight categories of float prizes.
Pie sale, starts in the morning until pies are gone, covered area by Smith Chiropractic office. Details: Lorraine Kagee, 874, 3235.
Royalty Ticket Pull, after parade, in front of Nolan Center. Singing the National Anthem, Emma McMurren. Cash prizes.
Pony Rides, after parade, Outer Drive, weather permitting until ponies are tired.
11 a.m. - Elks Beer Garden. 1 p.m. Horseshoe tournament, 2 p.m. beer pong tournament, 4 p.m. New York steaks.
12:30-1:30 p.m. - Toddler Games, City Hall Lawn (after ticket pull). Candy races: ages 0-4; ball races: ages crawling to 4; running races: ages 2-4, time permitting.
2-5 p.m. - Golf the 4th, City Hall Lawn, chipping contest, 10 balls for $5.
1 p.m. - Chuck Oliver Logging Show, sign-up at 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. show, City Dock turnaround, ages 18 and older. $20 entry fee. A waiver of responsibility must be signed before participating. Prizes awarded.
1:30 p.m. - Street Games, Main Street. Running races: 50 yard, 100 yard, and 150 yard dashes; 3-legged races, Tug-of-War, Gunny Sack races. All games will be played in age groups from 5 years to senior citizens and announced by the chairperson. Parents are asked to stay with small children during events.
4 p.m. - Egg Toss, Main Street.
5 p.m. - Sonny Wigg Log Rolling Show, City Dock/Summer Float, sign-ups start at 1 p.m., ages 18 and older, men and women classes. $20 entry fee. Cash prizes. Double elimination. Bring your own boots if possible. A waiver of responsibility must be signed before any contestant may participate. Chairperson decisions are final.
7 p.m. - Hot Dog Eating Contest, after log rolling, Totem Bar Sidewalk.
7 p.m. - Egg Roulette, after log rolling, downtown, by Totem Bar. Test your nerves.
9 p.m. - Live Music, "Turquoise Boy," City Dock turnaround, street dance til fireworks start.
Dusk - Fireworks over Zimovia Straits. (Approximately 11 p.m.)