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

Independence Week Events
Independence Week begins June 29th and runs through July 6th. Three distinct events take place during the event. These include:
  • Valdez Kite Festival on Saturday June 29th - sponsored by the Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • 4th of July Festival on Thursday, July 4th
  • Pink Salmon Festival on Saturday, July 6th - both sponsored by the City of Valdez with help from many local organizations
4th of July Festival
4th of July Activity Schedule ~Thursday, July 4, 2013
The 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.




  Most Patriotic Business Decorating Competition Business Around Town  Pre-Register
 9:00am Uncle Salmon 5K Fun Run Registration Civic Center  On-Site
 10:00am-11:00am Uncle Salmon 5K Fun Run Civic Center Start & Finish  
 11:00am-12:00pm Kids' Bike Decorating for the Parade Eagles Hall-Hazelet Drive  
 11:30am Parade Line-Up West Egan Drive  
 12:00pm Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence Fairbanks Street Stage  
 12:15pm Independence Day Parade Fairbanks Street  Pre-Register
 12:15pm Kids' Decorated Bike Parade Fairbanks Street  
 12:15pm 1st Annual Valdez Mascot Race Fairbanks Street  
 12:30pm-3:00pm Fairbanks Street Block Party Vendors & Entertainment Fairbanks Street  Pre-Register
 1:00pm-3:00pm Fire Department Exhibition & Fire Department Tours Fire Department  
 1:00pm-3:00pm Owen Johnson Memorial Kids' Games Meyring Park Strip - Pioneer Drive  
 3:30pm-5:30pm Canoe Jousting Ruth Pond  Pre-Register
 5:00pm-7:00pm Free Community Picnic Kelsey Dock Uplands  
 5:00pm-7:00pm Live Music with "Cold Spray" Kelsey Dock Uplands  
 6:00pm-7:30pm Survival Suit Races Ruth Pond  On-Site
 7:30pm Kids' Games Kelsey Dock Uplands  
 7:30pm-10:30pm Free Community Bonfire & S'more Roast Kelsey Dock Uplands  
 7:00pm-10:00pm Live Music with "The Rebel Blues" Kelsey Dock Uplands  
 10:30pm Fireworks (Shot from Sea Otter RV Park) View from Kelsey Dock Uplands  

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.