The 2018 Guemes Island Fourth of July was packed full of spectacular festivities. The day started at 11 am with a parade that was a fantastic and colorful event. Many generations of islanders showed up to participate. The North Shore road lined with viewers waiting to see the festively decorated forms of transportation and costumed locals. The parade was short but well worth the wait and all the free candy. Afterward, there was a Hot Dog picnic at the School House Park, where many flocked to grab the famous barbequed hot dogs and onions. There were also a few booths gathering donations for island benefits and others were selling local island arts and crafts. The Guemes Island Fire Department was also there teaching future firefighters how to put out a house fire. Later that night, around 10 o’ clock, many gathered along the beaches near the ferry dock to watch the beautiful Anacortes firework display right across the Guemes channel. It was a spectacular show and a great way to end the Guemes Island Fourth of July festivities.
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