Kids of Nowell Avenue in West Juneau hold a bike parade Saturday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Greg Capito)

Kids of Nowell Avenue in West Juneau hold a bike parade Saturday morning. (Courtesy Photo | Greg Capito)

Photos: Neighborhoods hold Fourth of July parades

Bikes, kayaks and more.

With Juneau’s usual Fourth of July parades canceled, some neighborhoods organized their own celebrations of Independence day.

Readers submitted these photos showing how the occasion was marked where they were.

Is that a parade float? Some took to the water for festivities. The Blackwell and Soboleff families instigated a Fourth of July parade near South Shelter. (Courtesy Photo | Jill Bryson)

Is that a parade float? Some took to the water for festivities. The Blackwell and Soboleff families instigated a Fourth of July parade near South Shelter. (Courtesy Photo | Jill Bryson)

A neighborhood parade takes place in the Steelhead-Wren area, Saturday July 4. “We even provided our own fire truck and live music,” said Scott Novak in an email. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Novak)

A neighborhood parade takes place in the Steelhead-Wren area, Saturday July 4. “We even provided our own fire truck and live music,” said Scott Novak in an email. (Courtesy Photo | Scott Novak)

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