Photos: Anchorage celebrates Fourth of July

Hundreds, including many representing local clubs and organizations, participated in the parade that weaved down West Ninth Avenue near downtown.

In celebration of Independence Day, hundreds of people lined West Ninth Avenue near downtown Anchorage on Tuesday to watch the parade and join in on festivities along the Delaney Park Strip.

Local clubs and organizations were represented in this year’s parade, including the Alaska Association of Figure Skating, Lions Club and Pacific Island Communities of Anchorage.

Across the park, Brayden Black, holding a small American flag in one hand, joined Toni Redfox as she danced by herself effervescently. After a quick photo and a laugh, the pair parted ways into an abyss of patriotic attire and the smell of freshly-grilled reindeer dogs.

See more photos from Anchorage’s Fourth of July parade and festival below.

Emily Mesner

Emily Mesner is a multimedia journalist for the Anchorage Daily News. She previously worked for the National Park Service at Denali National Park and Preserve and the Western Arctic National Parklands in Kotzebue, at the Cordova Times and at the Jackson Citizen Patriot in Jackson, Michigan.