Towns across Alaska celebrated the Fourth of July with unofficial parades, after their leaders had canceled festivities due to an abundance of caution about the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. While some simply stayed home or headed for the great outdoors, others decided that parades were still in order.
In Juneau, a group of about 50 people paraded from the Douglas Bridge to downtown, and sang God Bless America around City Hall. Their signs were in the theme of supporting law enforcement.
In Homer, a parade of cars started at the school and went the length of the Homer Spit, flags unfurled.
In Chugiak, a group paraded through town and ended up at the Chugiak Cafe for hot dogs. The impromptu parade was instigated by the owner of the cafe.
In Anchorage, a group of antique auto enthusiasts drove the downtown and West Anchorage, organized by Antique Auto Mushers and the Midnight Sun Street Rodders.