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Spectacular July 4th Fireworks and Events in Alaska for 2024

Spectacular July 4th Fireworks and Events in Alaska for 2024

Alaskans love a good festival, and what better time to celebrate than the Fourth of July? From parades and midnight fireworks to foot races and hero games, these are the best places for a perfect Alaskan Fourth of July in 2024.

Mount Marathon Race & July 4th Festival, Seward, AK

Seward’s Mount Marathon Race is the stuff of legends, supposedly starting as a bet over whether the mountain’s 3,022-foot elevation could be conquered in less than an hour. The mad scramble up and down the mountain is a thrill, drawing hundreds of runners and thousands of spectators from around the world each year.

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Jul 03 - Seward's 4th of July Festival

Jul 04 - Seward's 4th of July Festival

Jul 04 - Mount Marathon Race

Anchorage July 4th Celebration, Anchorage, AK

More than 25,000 visitors converge in Alaska’s largest city for a jam-packed day of fun downtown Anchorage. Grab a curb-side seat for the community and veteran’s parade, then walk over to the Delaney Park Strip for a bite to eat at one of the dozens of food vendors (be sure to try a reindeer dog), hop on some carnival rides and listen to live music.

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Jul 04 - Anchorage's 4th of July Festival

4th of July Parade, Homer, AK

Spend your morning fishing and be back in time for Fourth of July fun in Homer, “The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.” The annual parade, with awards handed out for a variety of “Best of” categories, including Best Use of Theme, Best Children’s Group and Best with Animals.

Haines Independence Day Celebration, Haines, AK

Enjoy an old-time, small-town Fourth of July in the Southeast town of Haines, Alaska. There will be a Fireman's BBQ, Ripinsky Run, breakfast at the Legion, a parade, Tlingit Park events, and much more. Come and visit and enjoy the celebration on July 4th.

Juneau 4th of July Parade, Juneau, AK

Alaska’s capital city celebration on July 4 with a spectacular firework display. Watch the parade wind its way through the historic streets of downtown Juneau before heading over the bridge into neighboring Douglas Island.

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Jul 04 - Juneau 4th of July Parade

Douglas 4th of July, Douglas, AK

It may be directly across the Gastineau Channel from Juneau, but the tiny island community of Douglas holds an Independence Day celebration all its own, beginning with the annual Soapbox Derby and Community Picnic on July 3. After an afternoon parade down Douglas’ main highway—bring a bag to hold the candy parade participants toss to the crowds—stick around for food vendors, field events, and live music at Sandy Beach.

City of Valdez 4th of July Festival, Valdez, AK

For a city its size—estimated population, 4,000—the Valdez 4th of July Festival packs a big punch. There will be 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run & Paddle Board Jousting (previously known as Canoe Jousting). The celebration ends with everybody’s favorite summer camp treat, s’mores, around a community bonfire.

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Jul 04 - 4th of July Celebration

Independence Day Celebration, Wasilla, AK

More than 3,000 people pour into Wasilla for a community parade and picnic that stretches from morning to night. The fun starts at 11 a.m. with a parade through downtown Wasilla, followed by hot dogs and refreshments at the mayor’s picnic. Throughout the afternoon enjoy live music, a hot dog eating contest, and games and activities before enjoying the fireworks explosion at 11 p.m.

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Jul 04 - City of Wasilla 4th of July Parade

North Pole 4th of July Parade, North Pole, AK

If you’re already counting down until Christmas, get your holiday fix at the North Pole 4th of July event. Celebrate with them and take in the patriotic displays, lively costumes, lively music, and festive floats! Parade participants are encouraged to convey the spirit of Christmas or the parade's theme, or just to be creative and showcase their group!

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Jul 04 - 4th of July North Pole Parade

Kenai’s July 4th Parade & Festivities, Kenai, AK

Kids and adults alike will find plenty to keep themselves busy at Kenai’s July 4 celebration. After the parade, adults can relax in the beer garden while kids spin themselves silly on carnival rides and gorge on fair food. Local vendors, a cosplay costume contest and kids’ bicycle giveaway round out the festivities.

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Jul 04 - Kenai's 4th of July Parade and Festivities

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