4th of July

2018 Fourth of July Parade

Honoring Maritime- Then & Now

The Board of Directors of the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce have chosen "Honoring Maritime- Then & Now" as the Parade theme. The parade will begin at 2pm on Wednesday, July 4th and will start on Lake Street and proceed down Lincoln Street toward City Hall. 

Registration is required to participate in the parade and forms can be picked up at the Sitka Chamber office at 104 Lake Street, or here:Registrations, whch must be submitted by Friday, June 29th. Parade Entry Fee is $25.

Parade Awards

  • Best of Parade
  • Best of Theme
  • Most Enthusiastic 

The parade will start on Lake Street, line-up at 1pm, at the round-about and proceed to the stop light, turning right onto Lincoln Street and then progressing down past City Hall ending on Harbor Drive.

For more information, please contact the Sitka Chamber at 747-8604 or by email at sitkachamber.membership@gmail.com.

PARADE SAFETY RULES & GUIDELINES

PARADE LINE UP IS AT 1PM. PARADE BEGINS AT 2:00 PM ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2018!

  1. Parade officials will inspect all entries and reserve the right to eliminate any entry that is in violation of these rules.
  2. All entries must adhere to declared length of entry, and musical content submitted on application form.
  3. The parade will start at the round-about and proceed to the stop light, turning right onto Lincoln Street and then progressing down to the Katlian intersection, stopping at Totem Square.
  4. Line-up will take place on Lake Street in front of State Farm and KIFW at 1 pm. Entrants must be in the lineup no later than 1:15 pm. The parade will begin promptly at 2:00 pm.
  5. Once your entry has started along the parade route, no one may board your float.
  6. Cover all open wheels for safety (so marchers cannot snag clothing or be pulled under wheels) unless special permission has been granted.
  7. Your entry may not exit the parade route before the end of the parade.
  8. No alcohol is allowed. Sitka’s Open Container law will be strictly enforced.
  9. Entries with children under the age of 18 must be accompanied.
  10. All entries must have clear identification signage.
  11. Changes in the parade line-up the day of the parade will be at the sole discretion of the parade officials.
  12. There will not be a pre-parade meeting this year. For lineup input, please provide an email address.

A lot of time and energy goes into the organization of the Annual 4th of July Parade. The $25 registration fee is used to help cover prizes and our time and expenses. Awards for Best of Parade, Best of Theme and Most Enthusiastic will be given following the parade. Payment can be made payable to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce and submitted with your application. Thank you for your support!

Entries must be received by Friday, June 29. Entries received after that time will be placed at the end of the parade, no exceptions. Please return your completed entry form to the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce.

Registration Entry Form

Scheduled Events

Scheduled Events as of June 30, 2018, to add an event to the calendar, please contact the Sitka Chamber at 907-747-8604 or by email at sitkachamber.membership@gmail.com. PDF Schedule

Saturday, June 30th

11:00 am Food and Game booths at the Elks Lodge, 412 Sawmill Creek Rd. Open until 7:00 pm. Contact Elks at 747-3511.
1:30 pm Naa Kahidi Dancers will perform at the Naa Kahidi House, 200 Katlian Street. Regular admission is $10, Child $5. Tribal Tours, 747-7137
7:00 pm Jazz on the Waterfront takes place in Odess Theater 7 to 10 p.m. Dinner and live musical entertainment by the Sitka Fine Arts Camp Big Band are included. Tickets are $65 at Old Harbor Books, online at fineartscamp.org or by calling 747-3085.

Sunday, July 1st

11:00 am Sitka Summer Music Festival offers a brunch concert. Location to be announced. Tickets are limited to 40 and must be purchased in advance at Old Harbor Books or sitkamusicfestival.org. Call 747-6774 with questions.
11:00 am Food and Game booths at the Elks Lodge 412 Sawmill Creek Rd. Open until 7:00 pm. Contact Elks at 747-3511.
11:00 am Filipino food vendors in back lot of Sizzling Chow Cuisine. Open until 8:00 pm. Contact 747-5673.

Monday, July 2nd

11:00 am Fry Bread Booth by Sheet’ka Kwaan Dancers at Sitka Chamber Office, 104 Lake Street. Open until 6:00 pm. Contact Dionne at 738-1838.
11:00 am Food and Game booths at the Elks Lodge 412 Sawmill Creek Rd. Open until 7:00 pm. Contact Elks at 747-3511.
11:00 am Filipino food vendors in back lot of Sizzling Chow Cuisine. Open until 8:00 pm. Contact 747-5673.

Tuesday, July 3rd

11:00 am Fry Bread Booth by Sheet’ka Kwaan Dancers at Sitka Chamber Office, 104 Lake Street. Open until 6:00 pm. Contact Dionne at 738-1838.
11:00 am Food and Game booths at the Elks Lodge 412 Sawmill Creek Rd. Open until 7:00 pm. Contact Elks at 747-3511.
11:00 am Filipino food vendors in back lot of Sizzling Chow Cuisine. Open until 8:00 pm. Contact 747-5673.
6:30 pm Sitka Kitch’s savory bread class. Taught by professional baker Betsy Peterson Sanchez. Register by June 30th $27.50/person. For more information contact Jasmine at 747-9440.
11:30 pm Fireworks display (weather permitting). This annual event is produced and sponsored by Petro Marine Services. Contact 747-3414

Wednesday, July 4th

10:00 am Sitka Community Playground Grand Opening at the Crescent Harbor Playground Site, adjacent the Sitka Sound Science Center. Contact Bridgett or Kay at 747-1771.
11:00 am Fry Bread Booth by Sheet’ka Kwaan Dancers at Sitka Chamber Office, 104 Lake Street. Open until 6:00 pm. Contact Dionne at 738-1838.
11:00 am Food and Game booths at the Elks Lodge 412 Sawmill Creek Rd. Open until 5:00 pm or until sold out. Contact Elks at 747-3511.
11:00 am Filipino food vendors in back lot of Sizzling Chow Cuisine. Open until 8:00 pm. Contact 747-5673.
11:00 am Food and Children’s Fishing Pond at St. Gregory’s parking lot on Lincoln Street. Open until 3:00 pm. Contact Denise, 738-1472.
12:00 pm A free community barn dance at noon at the Crescent Harbor Shelter. Live music is provided by Sitka’s Fishing for Cats band. Contact Dorothy Orbison, 738-1479.
12:00 pm Naa Kahidi Dancers will perform at the Naa Kahidi House, 200 Katlian Street. Regular admission is $10, Child $5. Tribal Tours, 747-7137.
12:15 pm Musical Celebration at St Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church, 611 Lincoln St. The 30-minute concert will feature patriotic music. For more info, please call 747-3977.
1:00 pm Line up for the parade starting at Lake Street at the roundabout then right onto Lincoln Street ending at Totem Square. Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 747-8604.
2:00 pm 4th of July Parade, 2018 Theme: Honoring Maritime- Then & Now, Grand Marshall Mike Mayo of the F/V Coral Lee to lead the parade. Sitka Chamber of Commerce, 747-8604.
3:00 pm 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. Raven Radio 747-5877.
3:45 pm Sitka Maritime Heritage Society holds its annual Fourth of July Cruise - Herring History from 3:45 pm-6:15 pm. The Allen Marine vessel boards at 3:15 pm at Crescent Harbor. Tickets are $50 for adults and $30 12 and under, available at Old Harbor Books. Contact 907-419-0213.
4:00 pm Water fight Sitka Fire Department vs. US Coast Guard on the lawn across from the City Hall on Lincoln Street. Fire Chief Dave Miller, 747-3233.
4:00 pm Rotary Duck Race- $10 per duck. Ducks will be released into Granite Creek and will float downstream to Halibut Point Recreation area.