Mat-Su patriots will be out in force for the annual Independence Day parade in Wasilla on July 4. Typically, the all-day celebration draws thousands of residents to downtown Wasilla.
An announcement from the City of Wasilla notes that this year’s festivities will include live music, free food, games, a hotdog eating contest and much more.
The parade starts at 11 a.m. followed by the mayor’s picnic at Iditapark from 1-3 p.m., which will include free hotdogs, chips and drinks, as well as kids’ games and a live performance by the 11th Airborne Division Band.
From 3-9 p.m. there will be more live music, a beer garden, food trucks and vendors at the park. There are no fireworks this year.
This year’s parade route has been extended to a length of approximately 2.5 miles; therefore, we encourage groups who are walking to be well prepared. For parade tips, a printable map, and more information, click here.
For more information, visit cityofwasilla.com or call (907) 357-9100.