Celebrate the Fourth of July in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla Alaska!
Fourth of July in Alaska is just two days away! It's time for parades, games and entertainment in the park, socializing with family and friends and celebrating America. Lucky for us, the communities of Fairbanks, Anchorage, Eagle River, Wasilla and more have dozens of fun activities and events planned to kick off the holiday.
And with this year's holiday falling on a Saturday, why not start the weekend and celebrate a day early? The Eagle River Fireworks are just the place to begin the festivities! On Friday, July 3, 2015, Lions Community Park in Eagle River will host their community-wide celebration starting at 6:30 PM with entertainment and games. The event will end with fireworks at midnight, sponsored by the Lions Club. With 19 hours of sunlight, the fireworks will go up just as the sun goes down!
In Fairbanks, the annual July 4th Celebration is planned to take place in Pioneer Park on Saturday, July 4, 2015! With food, games, family activities, a craft bazaar, military colors ceremony and aircraft fly-over, this is a perfectly patriotic event!
If you plan to spend Independence Day in Anchorage, the best red, white and blue-centered event you can mark on your calendar is the annual Anchorage Fourth of July Celebration. The celebration has been called "part of the fabric of Anchorage," has over one thousand participants and draws a crowd of as many as 25,000 people!
The event will kick off Saturday, July 4, 2015 with a pancake breakfast at 8 AM. Afterward, attendees can head over to Delaney Park Strip for the parade beginning at 11 AM and enjoy a festival immediately following. The festival will be open from Noon to 6 PM and include games, entertainment on the concert stage, rides, over 50 local vendors and of course, food!
But that's not all for the celebration in Anchorage! The fireworks show will begin at 11:20 PM after the annual Glacier Pilots-Bucs Alaska Baseball League game at Mulcahy Stadium at 7 PM and 9 PM. This year's doubleheader game will include historic jerseys commemorating the Anchorage Centennial!
If you plan to be in the Eagle River area, the Chugiak Fourth of July Parade will begin at the Latimer fire station on the Old Glenn Highway and finish at the Chugiak Senior Center. You can watch the parade or march in it and enjoy the candy thrown out by this year's participants!
There's even more happening in Wasilla, Alaska as the annual Fourth of July parade (starting on Main Street) winds its way through downtown at 11 AM. This year's parade theme is "Star Spangled Salute" and immediately following, you can head over to the Wasilla Summerfest at the Menard Center! With no parking or admission fees, this is a fun way to keep the celebration going on July 4 and 5, from 12 PM to 11 PM.
Throughout the day, attendees can also visit the Wasilla Mayor's Picnic with free hot dogs and refreshments from the Sunrise Rotary Club, live music from local talent, free snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn and games from the Hatcher Pass Baptist Association, a pie eating contest and gunny sack races, in addition to performances from Colony Calypso, a community steel drum group, and the Fairbanks Cold Steel Ensemble.
Madden Real Estatewishes you a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend in Alaska!