Fire Marshal reminds islanders to celebrate the 4th of July responsibly

Submitted by San Juan County

Fire Marshal reminds islanders and visitors to exercise caution this 4th of July and to enjoy approved firework shows from a safe distance. San Juan County has a local ordinance banning all fireworks without a permit (Ordinance 2008-28).

Please join firefighters and their families at various public fireworks shows throughout the islands. This is the safest and most enjoyable way to celebrate our Nation’s independence.

Enjoy the holiday safely by attending a firework display put on by trained professionals at these locations:

San Juan Island

Roche Harbor Resort (for resort guests)

Port of Friday Harbor (public)

Lopez Island

Fisherman Bay (public)

Orcas Island

Eastsound (public)

West Beach Resort (for resort guests)

Deer Harbor (July 3) (public)

The health and safety of the community remains the utmost priority and we hope everyone has a safe 4th of July celebration.

For more information, visit the Fire Marshal’s website at