Port Angeles 4th of July Celebration
The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to help organize and promote the 4th of July celebration in downtown Port Angeles and on the city's picturesque waterfront. We are planning an even better than last year, all-day-long patriotic festival downtown, including concerts on the City Pier (with beer garden), activities for children and families at the Gateway Plaza, an awesome Grand Parade that starts at 6pm, and awesome fireworks on the bay near City Pier that start at dark (a little after 10pm).
Join us from noon to 11pm on the City Pier for a full day of patriotic fun -- to go along with concerts from local favorite bands. There will also be a wine & beer garden operating during the concerts! And plan to have Dinner on the Pier -- after the parade, while enjoying the awesome sounds of Black Diamond Junction -- twice voted the Peninsula's #1 band. If you like to bake pies, especially apple pies, Click HERE for information about competing in the Apple Pie Baking Contest: "Pies on the Pier!" .
For the Parade, which starts at 6pm, there will be sound systems and announcers at Waterfront Park, at the corner of Laurel Street and Railroad Ave, and at the corner of 1st Street and Laurel Street. Again this year, with many thanks to Mister Buds, we are very excited to be able to award prizes to the most outstanding parade entries. Thanks in advance to everyone who worked hard to put together better and better floats. The winner of outstanding float will receive $1,000 -- and there are many more cash prizes for quality parade entries.
We are once again bringing back the popular vendor booths in the Gateway Transit Center Lanes (buses not running on the holiday). If you'd like to apply for a vendor booth, they are $50 for each 10'x10' space, and information and vendor application form is available for download HERE.
AND AND AND -- this just in -- this year we are also working on adding a few new and exciting activities:
- a CORNHOLE Tournament at Waterfront Park -- with prize money for the winners (more info HERE).
- a PICKLEBALL Tournament -- will be held on the Upper Parking Deck at The Landing Mall, 10am - 2pm -- with prizes for winners! Email HERE to sign up. Or call Steve Bennett for any questions: 360-460-7424.
- a LAWNMOWER DERBY -- will be held at 8 - 9 pm -- immediately following the parade, in the parking lot just east of Station 51 Tap House (125 W Front St). Also look for the lawnmowers on display at Waterfront Park during the day, and in the parade!
Many thanks to all the people and organizations who have helped make it possible to create a spectacular fireworks show out on the bay, but most especially: WAVE Broadband, The Port of Port Angeles, and Arrow Marine Group.
All these festivities could not happen without the help from the hardworking staff of the Port Angeles City Police Department, Fire Department, and Parks and Rec Department.
Nothing says America like a community 4th of July Celebration so plan your holiday and invite guests to join us in downtown Port Angeles!