One of the best ways to view the true spirit of a small community is to take part in its annual Fourth of July parade. This is true for the City of Unalaska, where you’ll see a number of unique floats put together by local businesses, community groups and individuals. The spirit of patriotism runs high in this wind-swept Aleutian island, whose history includes an attack by Japanese bombers during World War II.

Floats arrive for judging at 11:30 a.m. (with prizes given for most original and most patriotic), and then process down Broadway at noon. Local youth join in on bikes specially decorated for the occasion.

Unalaska residents also typically celebrate the Fourth of July with a Lions Club duck race fundraiser on the Iliulik River, a community carnival at the Grand Aleutian Hotel, and fireworks at 11:59 pm!

Check local radio station KUCB’s events calendar for details about this year’s Fourth of July festivities.

Getting There

Broadway, Downtown Unalaska

Driving Directions

Unalaska 4th of July Parade