July 5th, 2024

Anacortes celebrates: 4th of July 2024

Anacortes Mayor Matt Miller rides up front in the 2024 Independence Day parade! The Fire Department celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 1924 LaFrance fire truck bearing mayor and restoration volunteers. Other parade participants ranged from youth athletic teams and cheerleaders to civic clubs, Salvation Army and Christian school. And let’s not forget classic cars and emergency response vehicles from the city’s two refineries. A great event kicked off by a pair of U.S. Navy “Growler” jets from NAS Whidbey Island.

Steve Berentson

About Photographer Steve Berentson

A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.

$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.

All Photos are © Steve Berentson. All rights reserved.

Thank you for visiting

A casual journal spotlighting
Anacortes residents and events


Anacortes Today
c/o Steve Berentson
1102 King Street
Anacortes, WA 98221

Social Media

Photo Prints & Licensing

Photos are available as archival prints. They are also available for licensing to be used on your website. Please contact us to request a photo.

© 2024 Anacortes Today | Accessibility Privacy Policy Terms of Service