Fourth of July Events

Anchor Point

July 4

12:30 p.m.

July Fourth parade lineup

Silver King Campground, Anchor Point Road

1 p.m.


Silver King Campground to Slide Hole Campground


2 p.m., VFW Post 10221, Milo Fritz Road.

Sign up, Horseshoe Tournament, 

Ladies Auxiliary Prize Tree

Hamburgers-hot dogs 

2:30 p.m. Horseshoe Tournament starts

8 p.m., music, VFW Post


July 5

1 p.m., VFW Post 10221, Milo Fritz Road.

Fish fry

2 p.m.

Ladies Auxiliary dessert auction

2:30 p.m.

Sign up, doubles pool tournament

3 p.m., pool tournament starts



Friday, July 3 

5-7 p.m.: First Friday Art Walk and Artist Receptions at Local Galleries 


Art Shop Gallery, 202 W Pioneer Ave.

Dawn Horner of Northern Adornments Jewelry Trunk Show featuring woven wire, stone & other materials. 


Bunnell Street Art Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave.,  Mixed media paintings that revise historical relationships to reshape history by Christina Fenner and functional pottery by Lisa Wood Beck, Marie Herdegen and Cynthia Morelli that explores permutations on sets and multiple pieces. Artist talk at 6 p.m. 


Fireweed Gallery 475 E. Pioneer Ave., “Flying Colors-A Celebration of Flight in Alaska” by Bob Thompson and John Hume, artists involved in the aviation art field for more than 25 years. 5-7 p.m. Artists’ Reception. 


Homer Council on the Arts 335 W. Pioneer, “Wildlands” landscape paintings by Hailey Smith, Homer Artist. 


Pratt Museum 3779 Bartlett Ave. “Watermark,” paintings by artist Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh, photographer/videographer.  


Saturday, July 4

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Homer Farmer’s Market on Ocean Drive. Art, food, music, kids activities. 


10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Antique on Wheels

Spenard Builders Supply parking lot, Lake Street


11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Art Shop Gallery, 202 W Pioneer Ave.

Dawn Horner of Northern Adornments Jewelry Trunk Show 


Noon-3 p.m.:

American Legion Carnival-Mile 2 East End Road for all ages starting at 12 noon. Free entrance with fees for food and games. 


Noon-6 p.m.

Friends of NRA barbecue, Christian Community Church 3838 Bartlett St. Barbecue, gun range and gun safety, Wall of Guns Raffle (50 tickets available for $20/ticket) and other games. 


Homer Bookstore 133 East Pioneer Ave, Books on “Pioneer Stories & Legends.” 


Noon-3 p.m.

Homer Elks Lodge 35th Annual Barbecue and Scholarship Fundraiser, 215 W Jenny Way

$100 for lunch and scholarship fund, and/or at the door, $15/adult, $7 ages 6-12, free for under 5 years. $16,450 in total cash prizes. Drawing at 2 p.m. 


10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Annual July 4th Sidewalk Sale NOMAR 104 East Pioneer. 


2-5 p.m.

Free bike decorating for the parade, NOMAR 104 East Pioneer.


6 p.m.

July Fourth Parade 

Pioneer Avenue

Theme: “Pioneer Times-Salute to Our Heritage” 

Clem Tillion, Grand Marshal,

Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce with major sponsor Muslow & Juneau Certified Public Accountants. 



Saturday, July 4

1 p.m.

Gates open, Ninilchik Rodeo

Kenai Peninsula State Fair

2 p.m., grand entry, rodeo

Sunday, July 5

2 p.m.

Ninilchik Rodeo

Kenai Peninsula State Fair



July 2

Chainsaw carving all day, boat launch ramp

2 p.m., Shirt tie dyeing, ATC

9 p.m., Live music with Unfaithful Lovers, Linwood Bar & Grill


July 3

Chainsaw carving all day

2 p.m., Bike Decorating at ATC 

2:30 p.m., Alaska Native Doll presentation, Seldovia Conference Center 

4 p.m., Charity Beach Volleyball Tourney 

6-8 p.m., Registraion for Salmon Shuffle 

9 p.m., Live Music with Steelhead at the Linwood Bar & Grill 


July 4

7 a.m., Pancake breakfast, Fire Hall

7:30 a.m., Registration opens for Salmon Shuffle in front of the Harbormaster’s Building 

9 a.m., Salmon Shuffle 5K Run begins at the harbor 

Library book sale begins, City Multipurpose Room 

10 a.m., Food booths open across from the Visitor Center 

Arts and Craft Fair opens between the Harbormaster’s Office and Lollipop Park 

Live music & beer garden opens outside of Linwood Bar & Grill 

10:30 a.m., Parade participants line up at the gas station 

11 a.m., Fourth of July Parade begins on Main Street; theme:  “Celebrate Healthy Living” 

11:30 a.m., Grandstand: flag raising, parade prizes, Old Crab awards, dessert Auction 

1 p.m., Live Music: Unfaithful Lovers on the deck at Sea Parrot Inn 

1:30 p.m., Kids games and sawdust pile on the lawn next to the Linwood, across from the Post Office 

2 p.m., Sourdough games for big kids and adults on Main Street 

3 p.m., Water sports at the boat launching ramp 

4 p.m., Rubber Ducky Race; view from the launching ramp. Chainsaw carving located near the boat launch ramp 

4:30 p.m., Community softball game, Susan B. English School Field 

9 p.m., Live music: Unfaithful Lovers and Steelhead at the Linwood Bar & Grill 


Homer-Seldovia boat trips

Kachemak Bay Ferry

Leaves Homer at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., 6 p.m.

Leaves Seldovia at 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.

$70 round-trip, adults



Rainbow Tours

Leaves Homer at 8 a.m., 11 a.m.

Leaves Seldovia at 4 p.m., 7 p.m.

$60 roundtrip for adults



Alaska Coastal Marine Tours

Leaves Homer at 10:30 a.m. 

Back in Homer at 5 p.m.