Seward July 4th Festival

Seward will be celebrating the 4th of July in 2021! Seward’s annual July 4th celebration features a packed holiday schedule of special events, presentations, contests, and community gatherings. The Seward Chamber of Commerce is planning for the holiday festivities and invites visitors to join us for a one-of-a-kind Seward 4th of July across the holiday weekend from July 1 to July 5. Here is a full list of festival events and times.


July 4th Schedule


12—6 pm Some festival booths open (Adams & Washington Streets)

FRIDAY, July 2

9 am—6 pm Festival booths open (Adams & Washington Streets)
6 pm—8 pm First Friday Art Walk (throughout town)


9 am—8 pm Festival booths open (Adams & Washington Streets)
10—11 pm Boat Parade (Seward Harbor & Waterfront)
Midnight Fourth of July Fireworks Display (Waterfront Park)

Sunday, July 4

10 am—4 pm Festival booths open (Adams & Washington Streets)
11:00 am Mini Mount Marathon Race for 2–6 year olds (Fourth Ave & Adams St)
1:00 pm 4th of July Parade (Downtown)

Monday, July 5
10 am—4 pm Some festival booths open (Adams & Washington Streets)

For 2021, the Mount Marathon Race will be held on Wednesday, July 7 in order to mitigate COVID-19 concerns. To learn more about the Mount Marathon Race visit

Spend a day strolling historic downtown streets where merchants and vendors sell Alaska-made wares, and your favorite food carts offer everything from corn fritters to gyros, deep-fried onions to traditional cotton candy.

While you’re here, take a walk along Resurrection Bay, hike some of our less insane trails (leave Mt. Marathon to the runners!) and enjoy what Seward is all about — getting outside, exploring, and having fun with friends and family! In a small town like ours, you’re certain to run into a familiar or friendly face.

The night before the race, pick a good spot to watch our Fourth of July Fireworks Display. The fireworks launch from the Harbor Uplands, near the Mariners Memorial. You can spot them from all over town, but some favorite viewing spots include the Seward Waterfront Park, Seward Boat Harbor, or on a boat in the bay. The show starts at midnight (12:01 a.m.), once it is actually dark enough to light up the sky!  


Check out our list of 4th of July vendors below and get ready to explore downtown Seward and visit them all. 

The 94th Mount Marathon Race Jul 04

The 94th Mount Marathon Race

  • Recurring every July 4th

Join the community of Seward for the 94th annual running of the Mount Marathon Race on July 4th, 2022. The men’s and women’s course is a grueling...