What are your plans for Independence Day? Join us this Fourth of July in Homer for an incredible celebration! Each year, community members and local business owners register floats to parade through Old Town Homer. There’s a different theme each year, so the floats are always new and exciting! Come experience Old-Alaskan hospitality during Independence Day in Homer, Alaska!
When you’re ready to start planning your trip, access our free Homer Vacation Guide! This resource is filled with more local recommendations on activities, events, festivals, and more.
You Need to Attend the Parade This Fourth of July in Homer
4th of July Parade in Homer
We welcome visitors to join our local community during the 4th of July Parade! This annual event in Homer takes place in Old Town Homer each Independence Day. Watch as themed floats make their way down Pioneer Avenue. Local business owners, civic, and non-profit organizations can register a float to participate. The floats are judged during the parade and the winners receive “Homer Bucks” to shop at small local businesses around town. It’s a fun way to celebrate the holiday and give back to the local community!
Other Annual Events in Homer
Can’t visit for the Fourth of July? Don’t worry! Homer hosts great events all year long.
Here are some of our favorite annual Homer, Alaska, events by season:
- Winter | Bear Creek Winery Garden of Lights
- Spring | Annual Homer King Salmon Tournament
- Summer |Kenai Peninsula Fair
- Fall | Alaska World Arts Festival
Celebrate at the Driftwood Inn
Stay near Homer’s Fourth of July celebration at the Driftwood Inn! We offer diverse lodging options near Old Town Homer, which is where most annual events take place. Choose from Modern Lodges, Old Town Cottages, Woodside Lodge Suites, Historic Inn Rooms, Tiny Houses, and an RV Park. With so many options, you’re sure to find a lodging option in Homer that suits your needs!
We recommend our RV Park for cross-state travelers. The RV Park is centrally located in downtown Homer on the bluff that overlooks Bishop’s Beach. It’s also just one block away from the Homer Visitor’s Center and Chamber of Commerce, which are great resources for visitors. You can attend the 4th of July Parade, then head back to the RV Park and have your own Independence Day celebration around the firepits and picnic tables. It’s a great place to watch fireworks from a distance, too!
Check our availability to plan your trip to Homer!