Celebrate the Fourth of July at the Grassy Field in Cordova

A child jumps to pop a bubble during Fourth of July festivities on Main Street in Cordova. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Old Time Fourth of July Celebration noon on Monday, July 4, at Hollis Henrichs Park. This Cordova event will include a variety of activities and competitions, food vendors, an artisan market, and live folk music.

“Everyone is invited to attend this free event from noon to 3 p.m.,” Cordova Chamber of Commerce officials said in a press release. “Come out and help support local businesses, artisans, and organizations at the grassy field next to the hospital!”

The opening ceremony will begin at noon around the grassy field band stand and will include a welcome, a presentation of the colors by the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Fir and the national anthem will be performed.

The artisan market, food fair and activities booths will open at 12:30 p.m. Kids games will begin at 1:30 pm. Chamber official recommend bringing chairs, blankets or something to sit on.

“Feel free to pack along your own lawn games to enjoy after the competitions like frisbee, corn hole, etc.,” officials said.

The Chamber is seeking for volunteers to help set up and take down the event, parking lot attendants and more. Contact Events and Member Services Director at programs@cordovachamber.com to volunteer.

Businesses or organizations may sign up to have a food or activities booth at the celebration by emailing programs@cordovachamber.com or at cordovachamber.com/cordova-4thofjuly.

Access to electrical outlets are extremely limited, and will be available on a first-come first-serve basis. Food vendors are encouraged to consider using propane grills or serving foods that do not require electric heating or cooling.

All booths are free of charge but must be pre-arranged.

This event is supported by local businesses and volunteers, and is brought to you by Cordova Chamber of Commerce. Event partners include the City of Cordova Department of Parks and Recreation, Chugach National Forest/Cordova Ranger District, and US Coast Guard Cutter Fir.