4th of July Committee Events
2018 celebrated 120 years of Douglas Independence Day Events. Our history goes back to the times the Treadwell Mines were in operation and the miners only got two days off a year; Independence Day and Christmas Day. There are many reports that the residents of Douglas grew restless on these days due to the quietness of having the noisy mills shut down; the focus of the events we present focus on the children and the community members coming together in celebration.
The focus of the Fourth of July in Douglas has always been on the children and the community coming together to celebrate. Competition including ballgames, and fire hose events between Juneau and Douglas have gone back through our history to the days the Treadwell Mine was in operation.
The Committee puts on a couple of great fall activities for when the weather often turns to the wetter and windier variety. With a few back-to-school events as well as some Halloween themed events, we try to keep the children and community of Douglas coming together in the cooler fall days.
Winters in Douglas, Alaska can be long, cold, dark, and lonely. The Committee adheres to our commitment to bringing the children and the community together for the beginning of the winter and Christmas season. We encourage all our friends and neighbors to join in the festivities.