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Welcome - 2017 4th of July Festival
Welcome to the official website of the City of Valdez 4th of July Festival, one of the community’s Independence Weekend events. This is the “one-stop-shop” for activity schedules, activity descriptions, and registration forms.

Independence Week Events
Independence Weekend takes place Friday, July 1st  through Tuesday, July 4th. This year two distinct events take place during the event. These include:                                           

  • 4th of July Festival on Tuesday, July 4th  - sponsored by the City of Valdez with help from many local organizations
4th of July Festival
4th of July Activity Schedule TBD~ Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
The 2016 activity schedule of events for July 4th is outlined below. Be sure to click on the link located below the schedule for a full description of each activity.




 All Day  4th of July Softball Tournament  Goldfields  
Judging starts @ 9am Most Patriotic Business Decorating Competition Business Around Town Pre-Register
 8:30am Uncle Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run Registration South Barney Meyring Park Strip on Pioneer Dr.  
 9:30am Uncle Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run 2016
South Barney Meyring Park Strip on Pioneer Dr. (Across from Fire Dept.) Pre-Register
10:00am-3:00pm Summer Art Contest Display & Public Voting Civic Center  
11:00am-12:00pm Kids' Bike Decorating for the Parade Eagles Hall-Hazelet Drive  
11:30am Parade Line-Up West Egan Drive  
12:00pm Independence Day Parade Fairbanks Drive Pre-Register
12:00pm Kids' Decorated Bike Parade Fairbanks Drive  
12:00pm 4th Annual Valdez Mascot Race (Part of Parade) Fairbanks Drive  
12:00pm Slow Bike Race (Right after the Parade, Ages 10&Up) Fairbanks Drive Pre-Register
12:30pm - 3:00pm Fairbanks Street Block Party Vendors Fairbanks Drive  
12:30pm - 3:00pm Fire Department Exhibition & Fire Department Tours
"Fill-the Boot" Fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy
Fairbanks Drive & Fire Department  
1:00pm - 3:00pm Owen Johnson Memorial Kids' Games Meyring Park Strip - Pioneer Drive  
12:30pm Pie Eating Contest (Fairbanks St. Block Party, Ages 10&Up) Fairbanks Drive Pre-Register
3:30pm - 5:30pm Canoe Jousting Ruth Pond  
4:00pm - 6:00pm United States Coast Guard Small Boat Station Boat Tours 235 Fidalgo Drive  
5:00pm Free Community Picnic Kelsey Dock Uplands  
5:00pm-7:00pm Live Music with "The Shoot Dangs" Kelsey Dock Uplands  
7:00pm Movie "Independence Day ll" Civic Center Cinema  
7:00pm-8:30pm Kids' Games Kelsey Dock Uplands  
7:00pm-10:00pm Free Community Bonfire & S'more Roast Kelsey Dock Uplands  
7:00pm-10:00pm Live Music with "Sarah Peacock" Kelsey Dock Uplands  
10:00pm Fireworks (Shot from New Harbor Uplands) View from Kelsey Dock  

Schedule, Description and Map
Click here to download a printable schedule.
Click here to download a map of each activity location.
Click here to download a full description of each activity.

Additional Information
If you have any questions, please contact:
Doug Desorcie
Community Event Coordinator
Email Doug Desorcie
(907) 835-5033