Wasilla to celebrate popular 4th of July parade, after cancelling 2020 event


    The immensely popular and well attended Fourth of July parade will be back in Wasilla.

    Last year, local Mat-Su residents organized their own Independence Day parade in downtown Palmer after Wasilla cancelled its parade due to COVID concerns. The Palmer event drew a large crowd and included most of the traditional floats associated with previous parades.

    A June 16 announcement from the City of Wasilla noted that this year’s festivities will include live music, food, games, activities, a mayor’s picnic and a hotrod car show at the Menard Sports Center.

    The parade will start at 11 a.m. followed by the mayor’s picnic from 1-3 p.m., which will include free hotdogs, chips and drinks, as well as kids’ games and live music by the Carhart Brothers band.

    From 5-9 p.m. there will be more live music, a beer garden, food trucks and vendors. The day will conclude with a fireworks show at 11 p.m.

    Additionally, a hotrod car show will take place at the Menard Sports Center July 2-4.

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    Joel Davidson
    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.

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