The Field Day event at Fort Worden State Park had something for everyone, including Port Townsend’s Rosie Dunham, 6, who is getting her face painted by artist Alexa Rose. Other activities Saturday included tug-o-war, music, bouncy houses and delicious foods. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

The Field Day event at Fort Worden State Park had something for everyone, including Port Townsend’s Rosie Dunham, 6, who is getting her face painted by artist Alexa Rose. Other activities Saturday included tug-o-war, music, bouncy houses and delicious foods. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Fourth of July marked on North Olympic Peninsula

Events planned today in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks

Cities across Clallam County are celebrating the Fourth of July with music, games and public fireworks shows.

Port Townsend marked the Independence Day Weekend on Saturday.

The Production Alliance hosted Field Day at Fort Worden from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, with music and a variety of games, capped by a community portrait and a laser light show.

Port Angeles

A nationally touring Beatles cover band, Abbey Road, a parade, children’s activities, a big fireworks show and other events are planned at or around City Pier and The Gateway.

• 11 a.m. — Apple Pie Baking Contest and the Corndog & Cornhole Tournament.

Pies should be delivered to the judges at the Port Angeles Wharf, next to the Port Angeles Visitor Center. Judging starts at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $25 per team.

• Noon — The Port Angeles Lefties will host a Beer Garden at Pebble Beach Park; a Kids Zone is set for The Gateway.

• 1 p.m. — Hot Dog Eating contest.

• 3 p.m. — Lawn Mower Derby in the parking lot at 121 W. Front St.

• 6 p.m. — Parade through downtown with KONP’s Scooter Chapman as the grand marshal. The judges’ stand and announcers will be located at the intersection of Front and Laurel streets. The winner of the outstanding float will receive $1,000 among other prizes.

• 8 p.m. — Abbey Road takes the stage. The concert will end just before the annual fireworks begin at about 10:15 p.m.

Sequim

The City of Sequim brings back its Independence Day Celebration for the second year with fireworks, live music, food and drinks.

• 3 p.m. — Sequim City Band’s annual “A Patriotic 4th of July Concert” at the James Center for the Performing Arts, 506 N. Blake Ave.

The Dungeness Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will present colors with vocalist Karla Messerschmidt-Morgan leading the audience in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Sequim City Band will present melodies such as Morton Gould’s “American Salute,” Carmen Dragon’s “America the Beautiful” arrangement, and selections from Meredith Willson’s “Music Man.”

• 5:30 p.m. — Buck Ellard Band.

• 7:45 p.m. — Black Diamond Junction.

• 10 p.m. — Fireworks show.

Forks

Today’s grand finale of Forks’ four-day celebration will include a Grand Parade at noon, a demolition derby at 3 p.m. and fireworks at dusk.

The $10 tickets for today’s Demolition Derby in Tillicum Park will be available near the park’s arena after the ending of the parade, which will begin from the Forks Outfitters parking lot. Gates will open for the derby at 1 p.m.

Fireworks will be viewable from around town.

Also today in Forks will be:

7 a.m. to 10 a.m. — Elks annual Forks Fourth of July Breakfast at Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Road. $10.

8 a.m. — Garrison Flag Raising at Tillicum Park by the mayor and U.S. Coast Guard Station Quillayute River.

8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. — Sign-ups for Kiddies Parade, Peninsula College parking lot, 481 S. Forks Ave.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Student Art Display and Fiber Arts Display and Demonstrations.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Vendors in the Park.

10:30 a.m. — Final entries and judging for Grand Parade.

11 a.m. — Judging (optional) and 11:30 a.m. lineup for Kiddies Parade sponsored by Forks Emblem Club at the Peninsula College parking lot.

11:45 a.m. — Kiddies Parade begins, Peninsula College.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Salmon Bake sponsored by Forks Lions Club at “Ben Dome” at Tillicum Park. $20.

Consumer fireworks

Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend all have blanket bans on the sale and use of consumer fireworks within the city limits, while the more rural areas of Clallam and Jefferson counties operate under state law.

According to state law, consumer fireworks are legal between 9 a.m. and midnight today and between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Clallam County’s new fireworks ordinance is in effect this year.

East of the Elwha River, consumer fireworks may be used or discharged only between 9 a.m. and midnight on the Fourth of July.

West of the Elwha River, consumer fireworks may be used or discharged at all times allowed pursuant to state law.

All fireworks are prohibited on National Forest Service and Olympic National Park lands.

Owyn Stark, 11, of Port Townsend has his cheeks full as he goes on to win the watermelon eating contest during the Field Day event at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Owyn Stark, 11, of Port Townsend has his cheeks full as he goes on to win the watermelon eating contest during the Field Day event at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Adults compete in a sack race during activities at the Field Day event at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Adults compete in a sack race during activities at the Field Day event at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

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