2016 THEME:"PATRIOTISM."                 2016 Parade Grand Marshal is SHARON GAIPTMAN.

The Juneau 4th of July Committee is honored and privileged to announce the 2016 Parade Grand Marshal as SHARON GAIPTMAN.


Bio by: Sharon Gaiptman

Photo by: Flordelino Lagundino for Perseverance Theatre in 2011


It’s been more than 35 years since Sharon moved to Juneau -- for one year -- to help sign on KTOO-TV.  Since then, she’s worked at UAS, then UAJ, the state’s Division of Tourism and the Alaska Marine Highway.  (NOTE: Marketing manager for the state’s tourism trade & international efforts; all marketing for the ferry as its first marketing manager.)


She formed Gaiptman Communications in 2005 and over the years has worked for local and statewide organizations including the Alaska Travel Industry Association, Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, the City & Borough of Juneau, the Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau, Juneau Jazz & Classics, the city of Wrangell, and the Rainforest Islands (Wrangell, Mitkof and Prince of Wales). She’s also a daily fixture on KINY’s (and KJNO’s) Capital Chat, which she produces year-round and hosts when in town.


In her spare time, Sharon has served on local, statewide and national boards, volunteers with various community organizations, and is a member of the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Juneau.


Married to Peter Freer, they agree their greatest achievement is being parents to their daughter, Becca, who is currently in graduate school at Rutgers in New Jersey.



      Sponsored by:
 Juneau Fourth of July Parade Committee
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Juneau 4th of July Parade Committee
PO Box 33705
Juneau, AK 99803

907) 790-4444  OFF FOR THE SEASON!

Email: juneaufourthofjuly@yahoo.com

Parade entry forms and Official Rules and Regulations are available only at Mendenhall Library in the Valley or Cycle Alaska in Town. Not available on this web page.

Please pick up your entry form, fill it out, attach your fee (no fee for Active Military; Color Guards;  or Youth <infant to 16 years of age> Entries) and return it to the same place you picked it up. Only cash, money orders, and checks will be accepted for payment. Make checks to JFA. Thanks!

If you miss the deadline, come anyway. We will find a place for you in the parade!!
Just fill out an entry form, pay the entry free, and a late fee!

Douglas parade starts at 2 PM