By AlaskaWatchman.com

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While towns across Alaska have cancelled government-sponsored 4th of July celebrations, several communities are holding citizen-organized celebrations of Independence Day. Below is a rundown of what’s happening. If you know of others, send us the information.

‘FREEDOM FESTIVAL’ IN PALMER

  • July 3-4 (10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day)
  • Location: MTA Events Center in Palmer
  • Events include booths, food trucks, downtown parade and contests (July 4th at 11 a.m.)
  • Learn more here.

‘CELEBRATE FREEDOM’ IN JUNEAU

  • July 4 parade at 11 a.m.
  • Parade route: Starts at Nugget Mall and continues down Old Dairy Rd.
  • Call (907) 988-2665 for more information.

ANCHORAGE VEHICLE PARADE

  • July 4 vehicle parade at 11 a.m.
  • Gathering starts at the Loussac Library.
  • Decorate your vehicle to celebrate Independence Day

PARADE IN HOMER

  • July 4 parade at 3:15 p.m.
  • Parade route: Starts at Soundview Ave and goes to the end of the Spit
  • Click here for more information.

‘MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN’ IN BIG LAKE

  • July 4 water parade in Big Lake at 11:30 a.m.
  • Meet in front of Burkeshore Marina
  • Click here for more information.

SELDOVIA INDEPENDENCE DAY BEACH PARTY

  • July 4 beach party at Outside Beach starting at 6:30 p.m.
  • Click here for more information.

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Private citizens organize July 4th celebrations across Alaska

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.