Rain doesn't deter Juneauites from outdoor celebrations, and it certainly didn't deter me from getting my Momma out and about for her first Fourth of July in the Last Frontier. Because of late-night brightness in the Alaska sky, official fireworks traditionally start at 11:59pm on July 3, a big change for my Mom who's visiting from Alabama. Having her by my side to watch the brilliant fireworks light up the Juneau 'skyline' was an awesome kick off to the Fourth of July weekend.
Downtown Juneau's parade is one of my favorite summer events, and I think the cruise ship passengers who happen to be docked in Juneau on the fourth are oh-so-lucky. What better way to see a slice of southeast Alaska!
Want to see how the celebration changes from year to year? Check out my blog post from 2013 for more photos and videos.