2020 4th of July

Join us for this free, COVID-Smart community event!

The Chamber has put together some alternative plans for the 4th of July that we think will provide appropriate safety protocols and social distancing as well as options that can be enjoyed from home or in household groups on a varied schedule. Considering the mental health issues created by COVID-19, we are very happy to have found a framework which Cordova’s medical advisors agree can offer necessary safety and mitigation protocols so all Cordovans can celebrate this important holiday to the extent they are comfortable.
  • Bike Parade

    Bike/stroll/walk parade starting at CCMC parking lot looping through downtown to end at Hollis Henrichs Park (grassy field) where household groups/bubbles can decorate themselves and their non-motorized vehicles and compete for “best in show”. 

  • Socially-Distanced Activities at Grassy Field

    Volunteers and Chamber staff will facilitate in-person activities that promote and provide proper social distancing at Hollis Henrichs Park (grassy field) including the singing of the national anthem, presentation of colors by USCG Fir personnel, a BYO-everything Picnic lunch (limited lunch options may be available for purchase on site as well), and limited socially-distanced games and activities. 

  • “Independence” Virtual Photo Show

    The Cordova Museum/Gallery will host a Virtual Photo Show which will be promoted by the Chamber. Participants will be asked to digitally submit a photo they have taken which evokes “Independence” to the Cordova Museum/Gallery by June 27th and include ARTIST NAME, ARTWORK TITLE, and CONTACT EMAIL. The photo will need to be 1MB or less in size. The virtual photo show will be available online starting July 4th through the month of July. CLICK HERE TO EMAIL YOUR PHOTO

  • Patriotic Scavenger Hunt

    Chamber staff will create a series of clues leading to postings affixed to the outside of local businesses. Each posting leads to the next clue. First clue will be released July 1st here on the Chamber website and on the Cordova Chamber Facebook page, and clue postings at businesses will remain up through July 6th. All entrants that complete the scavenger hunt will be entered to win prizes.

  • Kids Art Show & Coloring Contest

    Cordova Public Library will be accepting art pages on the theme “Summer in Cordova” at a dropbox outside the building on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8-10:30am and 4-6:30pm until July 1st. The Library will also provide coloring sheets for kids to pick up (or download and print), decorate, and return. All artwork and coloring sheets will be displayed in the windows of the Cordova Center for patrons to enjoy from outside the building at their leisure for the entire month of July, starting July 4th.

  • Cordova Rocks

    Cordova Rocks group will encourage the community to collect rocks and paint them in a patriotic theme at home. In safe bubbles, participants are then encouraged to hide their painted rocks & search for others’ painted rocks around Cordova. Participants can post pictures on the Cordova Rocks Facebook Page or send to us at the Chamber to post. Details will be posted for the event on the Cordova Rocks Facebook group, Cordova Chamber of Commerce Facebook page, here on the Chamber website, and on flyers around town. 

Support the Event

Don’t miss Cordova’s Old Time 4th of July Celebration. As always this is a free event provided for the community by the Cordova Chamber of Commerce. It is made possible through the generosity of our event sponsors, community partners, and volunteers!

COVID-19 Safety

The Chamber has carefully created a COVID-19 Safety Plan for this event which Dr. Sanders and Cordova’s Medical Response Team have reviewed and support. We have accepted and put into place all of their additional suggestions in the plan version below. It has also gone through the City Manager, Mayor, Police Chief Hicks, the Incident Management Team, and City Council. Click the button below to review the plan yourself.

Know Before You Go

Those planning to attend in-person events (bike parade, socially-distanced activities at Hollis Henrichs Park) are expected to adhere to the following:

  • – In alignment with the City’s emergency rule, all event staff, volunteers, and attendees will be strongly encouraged to wear face coverings and required to do so any time 6 feet of social distance cannot be maintained. Be sure to bring a face-covering with you to the event so it can be easily donned as needed.
  • – High-risk populations will be encouraged to stay home.
  • – No one displaying symptoms will be permitted to attend. No participant may join in any activity within 72 hours of exhibiting a fever.
  • – Follow CDC, State of Alaska, and City of Cordova guidelines for face-coverings, social distancing, and handwashing.
  • – We encourage frequent handwashing, avoiding close contact with others, use of face-coverings, covering coughs/sneezes, not touching your face, personal disinfecting & hygiene, and personal health monitoring.
  • – An online RSVP/check-in process will be set up and a spotter will be assigned at the event to attempt to log individuals present for tracking and tracing purposes. The log will be retained for 30 days after the event. (Please note that an in-person check-in point was not advised by MRT, so as to limit volunteer contact and avoid bottleneck).