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A Very Unalaska Fourth of July

Jul 6, 2017

Fireworks explode over Iliuliuk Bay during Unalaska's annual pyrotechnics display.
Credit Berett Wilber/KUCB

Unalaskans celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, a parade, and a community barbecue.

The first-place award for parade floats went to the Ounalaskha Corporation and Qawalangin Tribe float, which featured a truck-sized model of a bentwood hat and a baidarka.

Unalaskans Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence (USAFV) won second place, and the island’s Girl Scout troop took home third.

Competitors in the annual duck race sent a flock of custom-painted birds down Iliuliuk Creek, where divers ensured none of the decoys reached the ocean.  

The Tug Gyrfalcon’s duck sped to the finish line first, followed bu a duck for LFS Marine Supplies and a third in memory of the F/V Destination.

Competitors spring into action during a balloon game at the community barbecue.
Credit Berett Wilber/KUCB

The community barbecue featured one grill offering burgers and hot dogs, and another with chicken skewers and pancit.

Unalaskans of all ages raced in sacks, chased balloons, tossed eggs, participated in tug-o-war, and ate pie competitively on Tutiakoff Field.

For more pictures of the festivities, check out KUCB's photo album on Facebook