Enjoy the beginning of boating season with a festive parade in Friday Harbor. The parade is open to just about any kind of seaworthy vessel, powerboats, sailboats, and human powered boats. There will be prizes for the winners in a variety of categories.
This year's theme is “Boating in the San Juans…A Whale of a Good Time.” Grand Marshal Ken Balcolm, Director of the Center for Whale Research, will be in the lead boat, Baten, captained by Dr. Carolyn Haugen. Baten was designed and built in Friday Harbor at Jensen’s Shipyard. All participating boats must be registered and receive a number to be part of the parade. Register on-line at www.sjiyc.com. Spectators can view the parade from the Harbor Docks.
No charge to be in the parade, but all entrants need to be registered on-line at: www.sjiyc.com