Anchorage July 4th Celebration



Anchorage July 4th Celebration, A Great American Melting Pot

Date: July 4th Annually

Time: 8am to 6pm

Price: Free

Location: Delaney Park Strip, 9th Ave between L and E, Anchorage, AK 99501



  • 8:00 am Pancake Breakfast: $5 with all proceeds benefitting the Polynesian Association of Alaska, Delaney Park Strip
  • 11:00 am Community and Veterans Parades, Delaney Park Strip
  • 12:30 pm Special performance by members of the University of Washington Marching Band, Main Stage
  • 1:00 pm Reading of the Declaration of Independence by Harvard Club, Veterans Memorial Flag Pole
  • All day family fun with two stages of entertainment until 6pm!



“A Great American Melting Pot”


Grand Champion: Bridge Builders

Best in Theme: Red, White & Blue Crew Marching Band

Judge’s Choice: Eagle Float by Art Services North


July 4 2016 PARADE STAGING(Click image for larger map.)



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Anchorage July 4th Celebration

The day starts with the traditional pancake breakfast, the community and veteran’s parade, and doesn’t end until the stages are done at 6:00 pm.



Persons interested in being in the parade, having a vendor booth or helping to sponsor the day should contact us at 907-279-7500 to get more information and be added to the annual mailing list for vendors and parade participants.


VIDEO LINK: July 4th Celebration to bring Festivity to Anchorage

Stars and stripes, patriotic tunes and parades. The Fourth of July in Anchorage is nothing short of quite the festivity.

This holiday marks the 15th year the Anchorage Fairs & Festivals will host the annual event. Overall, the Fourth of July Celebration in Anchorage has been around for about half a century, becoming a staple of summer.

This year, 40 community and 16 veteran groups are participating. But the state’s recent financial woes have made finding funding difficult.

Along with new parade participants, the Anchorage Fairs and Festivals Float weeks in the making will make it’s debut.

~ Christina Lob on July 1, 2016 via

VIDEO LINK: Thousands turn out for Anchorage Fourth of July Parade

Communities around Alaska celebrated the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence Monday. In Anchorage, a parade took over the Delaney Park Strip downtown. Thousands turned out to cheer on the dozens of organizations taking part.

Current and former military groups led the parade, including the Alaska Territorial Cavalry (Motorized). The group collects and restores old military vehicles, dating back 70 years…

~ Bonney Bowman on July 4, 2016 via KTVA Channel 11

Marching Band

“2016 was another great 4th! The UW Huskies are the most energetic, polite, helpful, fun, funny, talented students. They wear me out but make me smile all weekend long. Thank you for the incredible support over the past 13 years.” ~ Sheila Fall, Director of the Red, White & Blue Crew Marching Band WATCH THEM ON VIDEO


“When Anchorage needs a marching band to bring music to the city’s Fourth of July festivities, event coordinators have turned to Sheila Fall for the past 11 years.” ~ KTUU Channel 2 VIDEO: KTUU 2014 Interview with Volunteer Marching Band Director


“It’s as American as apple pie, the Fourth of July parade that brought thousands of Alaskans and their kids out to the park strip downtown. As part of our Independence Day edition of Spotlight on Youth, see what they think about the annual tradition.” ~ Corey Allen-Young, KTUU Channel 2