Fourth of July Parade and Festival — On the Park Strip, there will be a pancake breakfast ($5) at 8 a.m., community and veteran’s parade at 11 a.m., reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Harvard Club at Veterans Memorial Flag Pole at 1 p.m. and a festival with more than 50 vendors, plus amusement rides that run until 6 p.m. Thursday, Delaney Park Strip, (anchoragejuly4thcelebration.com; 907-279-7500)
July Fourth Doubleheader — Watch the Glacier Pilots and Bucs play a special doubleheader for Independence Day, (Note: There will not be a fireworks after the game due to wildfire danger.) $10-$15. 7 p.m. Thursday, Mulcahy Stadium, 498 E. 16th Ave. (907-561-2827)
Fourth of July BBQ — This community event will be full of live music and barbecue, including brisket, ribs and chicken, as well as desserts and sides. $6-$8. 1-5 p.m. Thursday, American Legion Jack Henry Post One, 840 W. Fireweed Lane.
Fourth of July Freedom Celebration — At this event there will be food, bouncy houses, music, movies and good company. Free. 2-5 p.m. Thursday, Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road.
Third of July — Get a head start on Independence Day at this Wednesday event featuring vendors, music and stuff for the kids. (Note: Fireworks display at midnight is canceled). Free. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Wednesday, Eagle River Alaska Lions Club, 18344 Eagle River Road, Eagle River.
Glacier View Fourth of July — Vehicles and other means of transportation will be launched into the sky — this year promises a Cadillac stretch limo and a boat will be in the lineup. There will also be a noon flyover, which will be followed by an “eclectic parade.” $10-$20. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday. Attendees can zip-line at a discounted rate. Glacier View River Retreat, 35068 W. Glenn Highway., Glacier View.
Fourth of July Parade in Homer — Community members dressed in red, white and blue will roll down Pioneer Avenue in celebration of Independence Day. Free. 6 p.m. Thursday, Pioneer and Lake, Homer.
Fourth of July Jubilee in Hope — Listen to the Ken Peltier Band, march in a town-wide parade and compete in a hot dog eating contest. $15. 4-11 p.m. Thursday, Creekbend Co., 19842 Hope Highway, Hope.
92nd Mount Marathon Race and Fourth of July Festival — Cheer on runners as they tackle a grueling race up and down a 3,022-foot mountain. While you’re there, enjoy festival food, vendors and play games outdoors. Wednesday night there will be fireworks on the waterfront at 11:59 p.m. (as of Tuesday, officials confirmed the fireworks display had not been canceled). 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday in Seward.
Kenai’s July Fourth Parade and Festivities — Watch a parade of people dressed in red, white and blue walk through Kenai. There will also be a kids carnival, a bouncy house, a beer garden and live music by Troubadour North. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 11471 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai.
Tok Fourth of July Festival — Watch dazzling floats, ATVs and people in patriotic costumes march in a parade. Afterwards enjoy good music, food and company. There will be activities and competitions you can see all day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tok Fairgrounds, Tok Cutoff (Mile 1314, Alaska Highway).
Pioneer Park Fourth of July Celebration — Visit Pioneer Park for a day of live music, outdoor games, bubbles, a three-legged race, face painting and more. Free admission. 1-8 p.m. Thursday, Fairbanks Pioneer Park, 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks.
Juneau Fourth of July Parade — Watch a parade travel through town, which will begin at West Eighth and Egan Drive. Free. 11 a.m. Thursday, Juneau.