Welcome to the Seward July 4th Festival, a remarkable celebration that embraces the spirit of Independence Day against the stunning backdrop of Seward, Alaska. Get ready for a weekend filled with the Mount Marathon Race, captivating parades, live music, vendors, games and an atmosphere brimming with community spirit. 

Here are 5 things to look forward to at our Seward 4th of July Festival! 

1. Unforgettable Races.
At the heart of the Seward July 4th Festival lies the legendary Mount Marathon Race. Prepare to witness athletes conquering the rugged Alaskan terrain with unwavering determination. From the Junior race to the Women's and Men's Race, spectators line the route, cheering on these extraordinary individuals. Feel the adrenaline surge as you witness their incredible feats of strength, endurance and courage, all in the awe-inspiring embrace of nature.

Women start at the Mount Marathon Race in Seward, Alaska.

Photo By Janessa Anderson

2. Dazzling Parades.
Experience treasured delight of the Seward Boat Parade on July 3rd at 11:00 p.m., right before the start of the fireworks at midnight. Witness our community's creativity with this year's theme: Pirate's of Resurrection Bay . You'll have a chance to vote for your favorite pirate ship in the parade at seward.com/vote. Later, gather with your friends and family at the Float Parade on July 4th. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. Parade participants sit a top a firetruck in front of Mount Marathon, Seward, Alaska

Photo by Janessa Anderson. 

3. Vibrant Festivities.
The Seward July 4th Festival buzzes with vibrant activities for all ages. Stroll through the lively Church Street where a variety of kid's games will be held on Monday and Tuesday. Then, meander over to Fourth Avenue, where over 50 vendors beckon with unique crafts, delectable treats and hidden treasures. The vendors will begin to open on Sunday, July 2nd and will remain open until Tuesday, July 4th at 6 p.m. Taste the flavors of local cuisine, find that perfect souvenir and revel in the festive ambiance that fills every corner. 

bouncy house seward 4th of july

Photo By Janessa Anderson.
4. Melodies that Echo.
No celebration is complete without music. Prepare to be swept away by live performances at iconic venues such as the Flamingo Lounge, Dr Moriarty Dentistry, Yukon Bar and Seward Alehouse. Check out our complete schedule to see when each performance will take place. 


Photo by Janessa Anderson. 

5. Embrace the Spirit of the Community.
Above all, the Seward July 4th Festival is a celebration of the vibrant community that forms the beating heart of our town. It is a time when neighbors become friends and a sense of togetherness permeates the atmosphere. The festival serves as a joyful reminder of the values that bind us, the resilience that defines us and the deep pride we take in calling Seward our home.


Photo by Janessa Anderson.

The Seward July 4th Festival is not merely an event; it is an experience that will leave a long lasting impression. From the exhilarating races to the fun parades, the lively music to the shared traditions, this celebration embodies the true essence of Independence Day in the remarkable setting of Seward, Alaska. 
Save the date and plan your visit today; accommodations are booking fast! Visit our listing page to find out more.

Visit our official website at www.seward.com for more information.