Communities all across Alaska are gearing up for parades, picnics and festivities to mark Independence Day. Below are a some of the major events planned for July 4.


Anchorage’s 4th of July Festival will take place on the Delaney Park Strip (between E and I Street) on 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, a beer garden, and more. The Independence Day parade will be at 11 a.m. Click here for more details.


The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Independence Day parade and festivities will start at 11 a.m. 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. The parade route begins on Fidalgo Avenue and ends on the Main Street loop. From noon to 4 p.m. there will be festivities on the Kenai Green Strip. Live music will go from 1-3 p.m. Click here for more information.


The annual 4th of July parade in downtown Wasilla will kick off at 11 a.m. 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. For more information click here.


Juneau’s 4th of July parade starts at 11 a.m. The parade will roll through downtown Juneau. For more information, click here.


The 34th annual Independence Day community celebration will take place at Pioneer Park in Fairbanks from 12-8 p.m. It will include face painting, eating contests, games on the lawn and much more. For more information, click here.


North Pole residents will celebrate their Independence with an old-fashioned picnic with fun games, crafts for the kids, races and relays, bouncy houses, a watermelon eating contest, door prizes, live music and local vendors. This family friendly is free and hosted by the local Grange, the City of North Pole and the businesses of North Pole. The celebration runs from 12-6 p.m. at 2800 Grange Road. Click here for more information.

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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.