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by Brooks Putman

This weekend's Independence Day events!


Eagle River Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3
6:30pm – Fireworks at MIDNIGHT!!

Lions Park at Mile 1.5 of Eagle River Road
The 
Eagle River Fireworks are part of a community-wide Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Eagle River Lions Club.  With food, entertainment and games in the park and 19 hours of daylight, the sun won’t go down until just before the fireworks go up!


Annual Anchorage Fireworks

Thursday, July 4
Mulcahy Stadium

16th Avenue and Cordova Street in Anchorage



Anchorage July 4th Celebration

Thursday, July 4

8am – 6pm

Parkstrip, downtown Anchorage
Anchorage’s Delaney Park Strip is host to the annual Anchorage July 4th Celebration; rise and shine and hit the pancake breakfast. Then head to the Anchorage 4th of July Parade with a festival following. The event includes rides, games, vendors and food.



Mount Marathon Race

July 04, 2013

10 a.m.

Downtown Seward

From its start as a bet between two locals in 1915, the Mount Marathon race has become iconic. Competitors race from downtown to the top of Mount Marathon and back in both open and junior divisions.



 

Chugiak 4th of July Parade

Thursday, July 4
2pm
Latimer fire station on the Old Glenn Highway
North of 
Eagle River, the Chugiak Fourth of July Parade will be held starting at the Latimer fire station on the Old Glenn Highway and finishing at the Chugiak Senior Center. Turn out to watch – or march in – the parade, and bring a sack to collect all the candy thrown out during the event.


Food Truck Carnival

Thursday, July 04
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Chilkoot Charlie's parking lot
The Food Truck Carnival takes places every Thursday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., in the overflow parking next to Chilkoot Charlie's on Spenard Road.