A fireworks display along the waterfront during the light of midnight starts off Seward's signature event which hosts thousands over the July 4th weekend to more events and happenings than you can count. The annual Mt. Marathon Race is world-renowned, with three races throughout the day. Juniors, Women and Men run through downtown Seward streets on their way to the 3,022 foot Mt. Marathon where they run to the top and back down. Streets are closed and booths are set up for pedestrian and family fun. Mini-races for the extremely young, greased pole, egg and spoon, basketball two on two, are some of the types of things offered.