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4th of July Festival
Welcome - 2016 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 Monday, July 4th. This year two distinct events take place during the event. These include:               
  • Pink Salmon Festival on Saturday, July 2nd and
  • 4th of July Festival on Monday, July 4th  - both sponsored by the City of Valdez with help from many local organizations
4th of July Festival
4th of July Activity Schedule ~ Monday, July 4th, 2016
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. The schedule below is from 2015. Check back soon for updates for 2016 activities.




  Most Patriotic Business Decorating Competition Business Around Town   Register
 8:30am Uncle Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run Registration Civic Center  
 9:30am Uncle Salmon 5K & 10K Fun Run 2015
*Results of 2014 Run*
Civic Center Start & Finish  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 3rd Annual Valdez Mascot Race Fairbanks Drive  
 12:00pm Most Patriotic Vehicle in the Parade Contest Fairbanks Drive  Pre-Register
 12:00pm Instant Gratification Race (Right after the Parade)  Fairbanks Drive  
 12:00pm-2:22pm All American Salute to John Wayne - Movie "Green Berets"  Civic Center Cinema  
 12:30pm-3:00pm Fairbanks Street Block Party Vendors & Entertainment Fairbanks Drive  Pre-Register
 12:30:00-3:00pm Fire Department Exhibition & Fire Department Tours Fire Department  
 1:00pm-3:00pm Owen Johnson Memorial Kids' Games Meyring Park Strip - Pioneer Drive  
 3:00pm-5:00pm All American Salute to John Wayne - Move "The Sons of Katie Elder"  Civic Center Cinema  
 3:30pm-5:30pm Canoe Jousting Ruth Pond  Pre-Register
 4:00pm-6:00pm USCG Small Boat Station & Response Boat Tours 235 Fidalgo Drive  
 5:00pm Free Community Picnic Kelsey Dock Plaza  
 5:00pm-7:00pm Live Music with Local Band "The Shoot Dangs" Kelsey Dock Plaza  
 5:30pm-7:15pm All American Salute to John Wayne - Movie "The Sands of Iwo Jima"  Civic Center Cinema  
 7:00pm-8:30pm Kids' Games Kelsey Dock Plaza  
 7:00pm-10:00pm Free Community Bonfire & S'more Roast Kelsey Dock Plaza  
 7:00pm-10:00pm Live Music with "The Miller Sisters" Kelsey Dock Plaza  
 7:45pm-10:00pm Movie "Jurassic World" in 2D Civic Center Cinema  
 10:00pm Fireworks (Shot from Sea Otter RV Park) 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.