4th of July Celebrations Around Alaska

4th of July Celebrations around the state are sure to be fun witht he forecasted sunny skies and wam tempuratures. Be sure to get out and enjoy the festivities.

by Steve Brawn

Anchorage


4th of July Fireworks Extravagana

The Anchorage Glacier Pilots and Anchorage Bucs face off in this annual Fourth of July double header for some of the best summer collegiate baseball action in Alaska.

Gates open at 4:30 pm, first game starts at 6 pm, and the Fireworks Extravaganza begins at 12 midnight!

Anchorage Downtown 4th of July Celebration

8:00am - 10:30am Pancake Breakfast at 9th Avenue & G Street
$5.00 ticket benefits the Salvation Army
Tickets available at the event

11:00am July 4th Parade: “North to the Future!”
Salute area veterans & active military
View colorful floats, enjoy our diverse cultures
Parade circles the Delaney Park Strip: 9th - 10th Avenues, E - P Streets

12:00pm - 6:00pm Family Picnic
Enjoy great food, fun games and free entertainment
Antique cars, fire trucks, police & military displays

1:00pm Harvard Club: Declaration of Independence
On the Delaney Park Strip, at the flagpole near I Street

1:00pm - 6:00pm Kite Day Celebration

2009 Annual Salmon Bake & Fly-By

Saturday, July 4, 2009 At the Alaska Aviation Museum at Lake Hood

All you can eat salmon, hamburgers, and hot dog buffet;
beer and wine garden; live music; silent and lives auctions;
Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children
Special Celebrity Guest Captain Phil Harris from the Deadliest Catch
will be on-hand to sign autographs and mix and mingle

(Information from http://www.anchorage.net)



Mat-Su Valley


July 4th Community Celebration with Fireworks

11:30 p.m. Friday
Fireworks Show in Wasilla

11:00am Wonderland Park Parade
Saturday, beginning on Tommy Moe Drive to Herning Street to Yenlo to Swanson.

12:30pm Community Picnic after parade

(Information from ADN http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/850901.html)


Kenai Penninsula


Seward : Mount Marathon Race and Celebration

9:00am - 6:00pm Saturday Downtown Seward
Race Starts at 9am and Awrd Ceremonies commence at around 6pm. Events throughout the day include Food and Activity booths, Cratfs, food, fireworks, parade and more. For more check out the Seward Chamber of Commerce at http://www.sewardak.org/ .

Girdwood Forest Fair

Friday July 3 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday July 4 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Parade at 11:00 am
Sunday July 5 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Events Include Alaskan artists, hand-crafted items, exotic foods and entertainers from all over Alaska. Follow the signs from the Girdwood pull-off.

Whittier 4th of July

Whittier Fourth of July, noon-5 p.m. in Whittier. Enjoy a parade, barbecue, plenty of activities for the kids and a car show. Free.




Fairbanks,



July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

Community celebration including food, family activities, craft bazaar, entertainment, military colors ceremony, Air Force fly-over, and much more. More info at www.co.fairbanks.ak.us/ParksandRecreation/PioneerPark/

North Pole Community 4th of July Celebration

North Pole Community Summer Festival and Fourth of July Celebration. Festivities include entertainment, food, activities, and a parade. Other activities-Mayor's Picnic, kid's fishing derby, and the 5th Avenue Block Party. More info at www.northpolealaska.com




For more be sure to tune in to Fox 4 News at 9 and ABC Alaska News at 10.



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Catie said on Tuesday, Jun 21 at 11:10 AM

Is Whittier having fireworks this year? Also no mention of the Valdez Pink Salmon Festival, they are having fireworks.

John said on Wednesday, Jul 4 at 9:11 PM

Are there goin to be fireworks at pioneer park??

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