Get ready for this year’s Old Time Downtown Fourth of July

The annual Cordova Old Time Downtown Fourth of July kicks off at 11 a.m. Monday on Main Street.

Join in the Independence Day festivities, including kids games organized by Cordova Girl Scouts. All children ages 2 and older may participate with a parent or caregiver.

Mayor Clay Koplin will welcome everyone to the event and Kendra Apodaca will sing the national anthem.

A Copper River red salmon barbecue will be served at noon. Local processors will donate salmon. Also on the menu are burgers, hotdogs and all the fixings.

Afterward, Cordova churches will have a pie social.

“Many hands make light work,” said Cathy Long in a Chamber press release in advance of the event. “Chip in to help pick up chairs and tables after the event like a true Cordovan.”


“This event could not be possible without community support,” Long wrote.

The Cordova Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations from local businesses and is seeking volunteers. Contact Long at the Chamber to sign up to help. Volunteers are needed set up the big tent at 3 p.m. July 3, to set up tables and chairs at 9 a.m. July 4, and to take down the tent after the festivities Monday. Long can be reached at the Chamber at 424-7260 or email [email protected]. If would like to help serve food or make a side dish or salad, contact Denise Hamberger at 429-4535 or email [email protected].

This event is free to the community, supported by local businesses and volunteers, and is brought to you by Cordova Chamber of Commerce. For information on volunteering or donating to Cordova Old Time Downtown Fourth of July, contact the Cordova Chamber of Commerce at 907-424-7260.

Old Time Downtown
4th of July Celebration

Barbecue and Community-wide Potluck On Main Street, between Council and Browning

Schedule Of Events
11 a.m. 4th of July kids games on Main Street
11:45 a.m. Welcome and national anthem
Noon Copper River Salmon BBQ & Potluck
1:30 p.m. Dessert Social
3:30 p.m. Give a hand and help clean up — many hands make light work