Anchorage 4th of July Parade
Michelle Brown

Anchorage 4th of July Events

Anchorage, Alaska turns the Last Frontier red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. The city starts our Independence Day celebrations early – and not just because Alaska loves a good party.

 

DAY 1 START THE PARTY EARLY

 

Get a jump on Independence Day; fireworks shoot into the skies over Eagle River on July 3.

Morning

Greet the day at a popular downtown breakfast cafe. Fill up on Ship Creek Benedict or a Crabby Omelet before venturing out for a walk, around Town Square Park. Or, reap the benefits of tax-free shopping in Anchorage while browsing through enchanting shops and galleries around downtown.

Afternoon

Take lunch at a trendy museum restaurant before perusing 10,000 years of Alaska history at the Anchorage Museum. Embark on a city tour and enjoy scenery, history and learn more about all that Anchorage has to offer.

Evening

July 3rd, the Eagle River Lions Club hosts the community-wide Independence Day celebration. Located at Mile 1.5 of Eagle River Road, Lions Park is the scene for thousands to enjoy community entertainment, sky divers, games, and concessions. The gate opens at 6:30 p.m., the main stage program starts at 8 p.m., and festivities culminate with a terrific fireworks display at midnight. Crowds bring blankets and picnic baskets and come to enjoy the event under the midnight sun! 

 

DAY 2 GO FOURTH AND CELEBRATE

 

Anchorage’s Delaney Park Strip is host to the annual Anchorage July 4th Celebration.

Morning

Rise and shine and hit the pancake breakfast, at 8 a.m. Head from pancakes to procession; the Anchorage 4th of July Parade, begins at 11 a.m., with a festival following. 

Afternoon

After the parade, the celebration continues with a festival at Delaney Park Strip from noon to 6 p.m. Listen to a reading of the Declaration of Indepence at 1 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Flag Pole. Enjoy rides, games, vendors and food. 

Evening

Head to the Mulcahy Stadium for the annual Glacier Pilots-Bucs Alaska Baseball League doubleheader, with the games starting at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Fireworks start at the conclusion of the second game.

 

DAY 3 CONTINUE THE FESTIVITIES

 

The celebration continues with sights and activities to enjoy around town.

Morning

After a late night, a leisurely breakfast and extra cup of coffee may be in order. Stroll down the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.

Afternoon

Keep a spring in your step this afternoon. Head to Music in the Park held in downtown Anchorage at Peratrovich Park, from noon to 1 p.m. Grab a reindeer sausage from a nearby food stand.

Evening

Savor Anchorage's delectable flavors at one of the many restaurants. From wild-caught seafood to modern twists on traditional comfort food, it's easy to find fare to fit your mood.

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