Communities all across Alaska are planning in-person parades and festivities to mark Independence Day. Below are some of the major events planned to celebrate the 4th of July.

Parade pic
Parade pic


Anchorage’s 4th of July Festival will take place on the Delaney Park Strip (between E and I Street) on Monday, July 4, starting at 10am. This event is family friendly and free to the public

The festival will be filled with carnival rides and games, food trucks, crafts, farmers vendors, live music, beer garden, and more. The parade starts at 11 a.m. Interested vendors or sponsors can send an email to 


The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Independence Day parade and festivities at the Kenai green strip (400 Main St Loop. Kenai, AK). The event includes a beer garden, live music, local vendors from the surrounding area, and a kid’s carnival.
To become a vendor, participate in the parade, or to sponsor this event, fill out a form at and email it to or drop it off at the Kenai Visitor Center (11471 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai)


The annual 4th of July parade in downtown Wasilla will kick off at 11 a.m. to the theme of “Let Freedom Ring for All!” Immediately following the parade, the Mayor’s Picnic will take place on the Iditapark lawn. Throughout the day there will be live music, food and entertainment with festivities concluding with a fireworks show at 11 p.m. at Wonderland Park. For more information about registering for the parade, call (907) 373-9010. For details on the Mayor’s Picnic or the fireworks show, call (907) 357-9100. Additional information can be accessed here.


Juneau’s 4th of July parade starts at 11 a.m. under the theme of “Spirit of Community.” The parade will roll through downtown Juneau. For more information about participating in the parade, click here.


A grassroots-organized parade is set to take place on Monday, July 4, in downtown Fairbanks. It will begin at 10 a.m. from the Carlson Center and end at Barnette Street along the river around noon. Click here for more details.

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Independence Day 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 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    It’s good to see all these parades will be held. In today’s world one would have to wander sometimes IF there was any pride left in America! As a veteran It’s good to see there still is! Thank you all that March and the floats you made!

  • Proud Alaskan says:

    Happy 4th everyone