Friday, July 1, 2011

4th of July in Alaska!


What is everyone doing for the 4th of July?? I think we are going to head downtown Anchorage and watch the parade and enjoy the activities! This will be our first time with the kiddos, I think it will be a blast! Hoping to see NO CLOWNS!! I do not like clowns. Anyways, here is a list of the 4th of July festivities that are going around the state of Alaska. If you know of any that are not on here, please post in the comments and I will add them!

Anchorage/Eagle River

July 4th Celebration- Delany Park Strip 8a-6p Celebrate America’s birthday on July 4th in true Alaska style. This old-fashioned, patriotic celebration is complete with family-oriented events such as the pancake breakfast, downtown parade, picnic, activities, and fireworks finale.

Alaska Baseball League Doubleheader and Fireworks- Catch Alaska Baseball League action between Anchorage's two teams, the Bucs and the Glacier Pilots, in an Independence Day doubleheader followed by the traditional fireworks show.

Great Alaskan Salmon Bake & Fly By- 1-5p AK Aviation Museum Enjoy a buffet of salmon, burgers, hotdogs, salads and more celebrating the 4th of July from 1-5 p.m. at the Alaska Aviation Museum on Lake Hood, the world's busiest seaplane base! Auction, live music, fly bys from a variety of aircraft, and meet our special guest Egil Ellis, dog race winner from the Fur Rondy! $30 for adults, $15 for kids. Call 907-248-5325 for more info. This fundraiser helps the museum continue its mission of preserving Alaska aviation's history.

Eagle River Independence Day Celebrations A community-wide Independence Day celebration and first official "July 4th" firework celebration. July 3: Celebration at Lions Park begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends with fireworks at midnight. Enjoy community entertainment, sky divers, games and concessions. July 4: Chugiak Parade begins at 2 p.m. at Latimer Fire Station on Old Glenn Highway.

Fairbanks
4th of July Celebration- Lots of activities at Pioneer Park!

July 4th Summer Festival- Parade at 11a, cream the mayor and more at the North Pole!

Homer
"Our Town USA"- Parade starts at 6p and other events will be going on throughout the weekend!

There are parades going on in Seldovia (907-234-7612)  and Anchor Point (907-235-2600) as well. Call the number to get more info.

Juneau
 Juneau 4th of July Parade- Starts at 11a

Kenai
"Take Your Hat Off" Parade and Festivities- 10a-4p in Kenai


Mat Su

Wasilla Independence Day Parade- 11a on Main Street

McCarthy’s annual Fourth of July celebration- includes a parade and a full day of family fun for all. Music, games all day for kids of all ages. Classic 4th Of July BBQ

Seward
Parade and Festivities- Enjoy the parade, food, fireworks and more while in Seward!

Mount Marathon Race- A well-known mountain running event held annually in the seaside village of Seward since 1915, said to originate from a bet among friends that Mt. Marathon could not be tackled in less than an hour. The foot race is a climb and descent on Mt. Marathon - a mile and a half up and a mile and a half down, complete with cliffs, scree fields, waterfalls, and a spectacular view. This annual event draws runners from around the world.

Hope you and your family have a great 4th of July weekend wherever you are in Alaska!! Be safe!!

3 comments:

  1. Willow has a small parade and a Freedom 4 miler race. There is also a kids 1km race prior to the 4 miler. Festivities are from 9-12 at the community center.

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  2. If you are coming into or leaving Alaska there is a parade in Tok that starts at 11:00am and a BBQ afterwards they have games and local crafts at the Dog mushers hall. It is not big but it is fun for the kids.

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