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4th of July Festival

   Welcome to the official website of the City of Valdez 4th of July Festival!
This year's 4th of July Festival will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.
These events and activities are sponsored by the City of Valdez with help from many local organizations.

This is your “one-stop-shop” for activity schedules, activity descriptions and registration information.           

4th of July Activity Schedule - Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

The 2018 activity schedule of events for July 4th is TBD below.
Be sure to click on the link located below the schedule for a full description of each activity.




Judging starts @ 9am

Most Patriotic Business Decorating Competition

Businesses Around Town



Uncle Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run Registration

South Barney Meyring Park Strip on Pioneer Dr.
(Across from Fire Dept.)



Uncle Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run 2017 

South Barney Meyring Park Strip on Pioneer Dr. (Across from Fire Dept.)



Summer Art Contest Display & Public Voting

Civic Center



Kids' Bike Decorating for the Parade

Eagles Hall on Hazelet Drive



Parade Line-Up

Most Patriotic Float

West Egan Drive



Independence Day Parade

Kids' Decorated Bike Parade

5th Annual Valdez Mascot Race

Fairbanks Drive


Immediately After Parade 

Dash Races

Slow Bike Race - Ages 7+

Eating Contest - Ages 7+ 

 Fairbanks Drive


12:30pm - 3:00pm

Fairbanks Street Block Party Vendors

Fairbanks Drive


12:30pm - 3:00pm

Fire Department Exhibition

Valdez Fire Department - Fairbanks Drive


1:00pm - 3:00pm

Owen Johnson Memorial Kids' Games

Meyring Park Strip


3:30pm - 5:30pm

Canoe Jousting

Ruth Pond


4:00pm - 6:00pm

United States Coast Guard
Small Boat Station Boat Tours

235 Fidalgo Drive



Free Community Picnic

Kelsey Dock Uplands



Live Music with
"Kayti & The Alter Boys"

Kelsey Dock Uplands



"Wonder Woman" Movie

Civic Center



Kids' Games

Kelsey Dock Uplands



Free Community Bonfire & S'more Roast

Kelsey Dock Uplands


Activities and schedule is subject to change.  All activities are FREE with the exception of the movie!

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 Events Coordinator
Email Doug Desorcie
(907) 835-2531