Theme: Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
Thursday, July 1st
Canadian Navy Ships Whitehorse and Yellowknife in harbor, open houses for Canada Day.
3 & 4:30 PM SENIOR CITIZEN TRAVELING ALL-STAR SOFTBALL EXHIBITION - City Ballfield. Every Skagway Softball player is welcome to play against this team. Batter Up!!
Friday, July 2nd
INTERNATIONAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT Weekend play begins and continues until champion crowned on July 4th
Saturday, July 3rd
8 PM-11 PM STREET DANCE (weather permitting), Broadway between 2nd & 3rd. Music provided by the Red Onion.
11:00 PM FIREWORKS - Waterfront, good viewing from hillside.
Sunday, July 4th
8:00 AM SKAGWAY NEWS RUN-AROUND - Meet at News Depot, 3rd & Broadway, 5K course around historic Skagway. Prizes for men, women and kid winners and best costume (Skagway News Co.)
8:30-9:15 AM COMMUNITY CHURCH SERVICE - Pullen Pond
9:30 AM KIDDIE PARADE - this mini parade starts at 2nd Ave., goes north on Broadway to 7th Ave.
10:00 AM MAIN PARADE - from 7th & Broadway, south to 1st - this parade goes both ways on Broadway, first south, around 1st/2nd Ave. block, then back north to 7th. KEEP STREET CLEAR.
2004 PARADE GRAND MARSHALS: DON & BETTY HATHER, BOYD & JEAN WORLEY
Immediately after Parade:
HISTORICAL PAGEANT BY YOUNG PATRIOTS - 4th & Broadway. Presentation of pledging our allegiance and reciting other historical patriotic pieces. (Blanchards)
PRESENTATION OF FLOAT AWARDS, 4th & Broadway - see who the winners are!
DESSERT AUCTION - 4th & Broadway - Have your money ready, these go very fast (Emblem Club)
FOOT RACES - 4th & Broadway - all ages, gunny-sack and 3-legged for over 6 years. (Chamber of Commerce)
EAGLES BBQ - 6th & Broadway - Step up quick to the best barbecue ribs anywhere (Eagles FOE #25)
1:00 PM COIN SCRAMBLE - Broadway & 4th - ages 5-12 go for money in sawdust piles (Wells Fargo)
1:30 PM TUG-OF-WAR - Broadway between 4th & 5th. Whos strongest this year? (Heger Construction)
2:00 PM EGG TOSS - 4th & Broadway - toss egg across widening distances to partner (Elks/Buckwheat)
2:15 PM SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, 7th Pasture ballpark. (Skagway Softball)
2:30 PM ARM WRESTLING - Broadway between 4th & 5th. Eat those Wheaties now! (Elks Lodge 431)
3:00 PM HORSE SHOE TOURNAMENT - behind Westmark Inn (Elks Lodge 431)
3:30 PM SLOW BIKE RACE - 3rd to 4th on Broadway - whoever rides the slowest, not taking their feet off the pedals, wins. Helmets required.
4:00 PM SPIKE DRIVING CONTEST - 4th Ave. next to Mountain Shop. Bring your strong arm tactics (WP&YR)
5:00 PM DUCKY DERBY - Pullen Pond. Watch those duckies go! All 1,000 of them. Tickets on sale all over town. (Chamber)
6:00 PM PIZZA TOSS - 2nd & Broadway, see if pepperoni flies faster than double cheese! (Red Onion Saloon)