The Fourth of July in Juneau is a BIG DEAL. There are so many events taking place throughout the community that it's difficult to choose how to maximize your time. I opted to start my morning with a pancake feed hosted by the downtown fire department, then I strolled over to Egan Drive for my first time watching the Juneau parade.
In years past, I've only gone to the parade near my home on Douglas Island, so the downtown Juneau parade was a real treat. I wrapped up the morning with a hot dog fest at my church, Resurrection Lutheran. After traffic subsided, I mosied back over to the island for the Douglas parade, a real slice of small-town Alaska.