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    Port Angeles 4th of July Celebration

     

    The Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce is proud to help organize and produce the annual 4th of July celebration in downtown Port Angeles and on the city's picturesque waterfront.  We are planning yet another, awesome, all-day-long patriotic festival downtown, including a major evening concert downtown featuring Abbey Road LIVE (a nationally touring Beatles cover band), activities for children and families at the Gateway Transit Center, a spectacular parade that starts at 6pm, and a huge fireworks show along the Port Angeles waterfront, west of the Black Ball ferry dock that starts at dark (around 10:15pm) – while KONP broadcasts patriotic music. 

    This year we are bringing back many of the popular activities from the pre-pandemic years.  Attending and participating in all of these activities is free (unless otherwise listed):

         11:00am APPLE PIE BAKING CONTEST -- deliver your pie to the judges at the Port Angeles Wharf,
                                   next to the Port Angeles Visitor Center.  Judging starts at 11:30am.  Prizes for 1st thru 3rd!
                                   More details & info about the Apple Pie Baking Contest HERE.

         11:00am CORNDOGS & CORNHOLE Tournament at Pebble Beach Park -- register/practice between
                                   11:00am and 12:00pm.  Cost is $25 per team.  Starts at 12:00pm.  Cash prizes for top three
                                   teams.  Pre-registration is highly recommended HERE:  bit.ly/22cornhole.
                                   Produced with support from First Federal.
                                   –  LEFTIES BEER GARDEN at Pebble Beach Park

         12:00pm KIDS ZONE in the Gateway Center, from noon to 5pm, at the corner of Front Street and
                                  Lincoln Street, with free activities that include:
                                  - Free Laser Tag courtesy of Redline Laser Tag
                                  - Balloon Animals
                                  - Face-painting, courtesy of the Port Angeles High School Band and Cheerleaders
                                  - Floating ring toss, with a prize wheel, swim tokens, and other giveaways, courtesy of
                                            Shore Aquatic SPARK Squad
                                  - Cotton Candy and Shaved Ice (for purchase)
                                  - Veggie and flower starts in compostable planters, courtesy of WSU Clallam Extension
                                  - Crafts with the Port Angeles Library
                                  - Hands-on stream activity table with Nature Bridge
                                  - Family Swing Dancing Lesson at 4pm
                                  - and more!!!

           1:00pm HOT DOG EATING CONTEST -- hosted by Red Lion Hotel, 1:00-2:00pm,
                                  with a prize for the winner (to participate, sign up on site 30 mins prior)

           3:00pm LAWNMOWER DERBY -- join the fun in the parking lot at 121 W Front St (same location
                                   as the Winter Ice Village in winter), 3:00pm-5:00pm

           6:00pm – 4th OF JULY PARADE -- throughout downtown.  The judges stand and announcers will be
                                  located at the intersection of Front and Laurel Streets.  Again this year,  we are very
                                  excited to be able to award prizes to the most outstanding parade entries. 
                                  Entry fee is $20 (free for youth and veteran groups).
                                 Thanks in advance to everyone who is working hard to put together outstanding floats. 
                                 The winner of outstanding float will receive $1,000 -- and there are many more cash prizes
                                 for quality parade entries.
                                  PARADE Application and route information is HERE.
                                  Many thanks, yet again, to Kitsap Bank for sponsoring and helping organize our parade!

           8:00pm – BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT -- After the parade, make your way to the parking lot area
                                 where the Winter Ice Village sets up in the winter, where the Abbey Road LIVE concert
                                 will begin at 8:00pm.  Abbey Road LIVE is a nationally touring Beatles cover band.
                                 The concert will end just before the fireworks begin – around 10:15pm.

         10:00pm – FIREWORKS -- at about 10:15pm (start time depends on darkness), the annual fireworks show
                                 will begin, accompanied by music played on local radio station KONP (AM1450, FM101.7),
                                 and should be visible throughout much of the city, but any place in the downtown area
                                will be great for viewing.
                                The fireworks show is made possible by a generous donation from ASTOUND Broadband.

    Join us for a fabulous day in downtown Port Angeles to celebrate our great nation’s independence!