JULY - Independance Day Celebration

Fourth of July Celebration Detail

The annual 4th of July Celebration is kicked off with the parade followed by games, entertainment and food. The main location of the festivities will be at Pinky's Park, off of Akiachak.

Road Closure, Parking and Taxi Pick Up Locations

Road closures during the celebration will include all roads entering Pinky's Park. The parking on the 4th will be limited in City Subdivision. The street will be blocked off on Mission Road at the Youth Center and at the intersection of Akiak and Napakiak. 

A taxi lane will be provided across the street from the Bethel 4-H Youth Center. There will only be one way traffic from Osage to the Youth Center all day. There will be no traffic from Osage to the Youth Center all day and no traffic on Akiachak or Akiak up to 243 all day. 

 

4th of July Parade 

Are you interested in being in the parade this year? Please complete the Parade Entry Form before July 3. 

Line up begins at 10:00 am behind the  VFW. Parade start is at the corner of 1st Ave. and Tundra Street and extends down 1st Ave. Please drive down Main Street to 1st Ave. to get into order

It is recommended that each organization have their own liability insurance for the event.

As the parade ends at Pinky’s Park, each group can pause (for not more than 2 minutes) to let people off of their float, then must continue down Akiak and out of the event area. The Fire Trucks (from the end of the parade) are the only ones allowed to park in the event area.

 Click Here for the Parade Entry Form

 

Booth Rental 

The City's Planning Department will be accepting booth rental applications for the 4th of July. Email them to planning@cityofbethel.net - deadline July 1st (with electricity) and July 3rd (without electricity). All booths are considered reserved when registration forms, rent & cleaning deposit have been collected. Rental forms are available at the bottom of this page. You may also call the Planning Department at 907-543-5301. 

Rental Requirements 

  • All booths selling anything must have a copy with application:
    1. Business license or
    2. Approved business license waiver from City of Bethel
  • Food booths must have a copy with application:
    1. DEC Food Handlers Permit, DEC Establishment Permit OR
    2. Temporary Food Handlers Permit: Food Handlers Permit Applications must be sent to DEC by vendor. http://dec.alaska.gov/eh/fss/Food/TFS_Home.html
  • Booths holding raffles or selling rippies must provide a copy with application:
    1. Alaska gaming permit.
  • Non-Profit booths must have a copy with application:
    1. Non-Profit organization verification (Ex: 501 c3)

Reservations 

  • All booths are considered reserved when registration forms, rent & cleaning deposit have been collected.
  • All booths must have appropriate Licenses & Permits on file before being allowed to open on the 4th.

Booth Rental Application

Booth Rental Prices

Booth Type

with Electricity

w/o Electricity

REFUNDABLE
cleaning deposit

Total

Business

200

50

250

Business

250

50

300

Food

200

100

300

Food

250

100

350

Handmade crafts

50

50

100

Handmade crafts

100

50

150

Non-Profit

100

50

150

Non-Profit

150

50

200

Youth Activities

25

50

50

Youth Activities

25

50

50

 

  • Booth spaces are 15’ x 15’.
  • The organization is not insured under the City of Bethel policy for the event.
  • Each booth must furnish a trash receptacle. The trash receptacle must be emptied throughout the day.
  • Cardboard boxes used for trash receptacles must be lined with plastic liners. All cardboard boxes must be broken down for recycling. Please do not       throw boxes in the dumpster because doing so will not allow room for other trash items. An area will be provided for the cardboard boxes.
  • Sale or distribution of paraphernalia associated with smoking or illegal drugs is prohibited.
  • There shall be no sale of knives, and smoking paraphernalia to minors.
  • Sale of fart spray, fart bags, silly string spray, spray paint and laser pointers are prohibited.
  • Grills and burning coals may not be left attended.
  • Dumping charcoal on the pavement is strictly prohibited.
  • All grills must be removed at the end of the day.

 

Link to booth rental information.