Great Land of Alaska
Calendar of Annual Events
Anchorage—Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival; Folk Festival; Visitor Industry Job Fair; Crystal Gallery of Ice; Wedding Fair; Symphony of Seafood; WinterFest; U.S. Cross-Country Skiing National Championship.
Anchor Point—Cabin Fever Variety Show.
Bethel—Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race.
Big Lake—Kondike 300 Sled Dog Derby; Ice Classic (through April).
Chistochina—Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race.
Glennallen—Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race.
Haines—Alcan 200 International Snowmachine Race.
Juneau—State Legislature convenes.
Kenai—Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race; Annual Awards Ceremony; Peninsula Winter Games.
Kodiak—Russian Christmas and Starring; Russian New Year and Masquerade Ball.
Seward—Polar Bear Jump-Off Festival; Sports and Rec Show.
Sitka—Northwest Coast ARts Symposium; Russian Christmas and Starring.
Soldotna—Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race; Peninsula Winter Games.
Unalaska—Russian Orthodox Christmas and Starring; Russian Orthodox New Year; Qawalangin Tribe Masquerade Ball.
Anchorage—Fur Rendezvous; Duct Tape Ball; World Championship sled Dog Races; Ski for Women.
Anchor Point—Snow Rondi.
Big Lake—Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmachine Race; Eliminator K-400 Snowmachine Race; Susitna 100 Race and Little Su 50K.
Delta Junction—Festival of Lights with Fireworks Display; Polar Bear Plunge; Arts and Crafts Galleria.
Fairbanks—Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmachine Race; Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race; Junior Yukon Quest; Yukon Quest 300.
Girdwood—Winterfest at Alyeska Resort.
Kenai—Quilt Show (through April); Hospice Wine Tasting & Auction.
Ketchikan—Festival of the North.
Kodiak—Arts and Adventure Auction.
Nome—Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmachine Race.
Sitka—Jazz Festival; Alaska Airlines Winter Classic Concert Series.
Tok—Trek Over the Top; Tok to Dawson International Poker Run (snowmachine).
Unalaska—Aleutian Arts Council Annual Tacky Party; Oonalaska Wellness Center Wellness Gathering.
Valdez—PWSCC Annual Dinner and Auction.
Wasilla—Iditarod Days Festival; Iditasport; Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmachine Race.
Wrangell—Tent City Days.
Anchorage—Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; Tour of Anchorage Cross-Country Ski Race; Miners and Trappers Ball; Homebuilders & Remodeling Show; March Madness State Basketball Tournament; Alpine Nationals.
Big Lake—Klondike 150 Snowmachine Race.
Chugiak/Eagle River—Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Dillingham—Beaver Roundup Festival; Nushagak Classic Sled Dog Race.
Fairbanks—Festival of Native Arts; GCI Open North American Sled Dog Championships; Winter Carnival; World Ice Art Championship; Limited North American Sled Dog Championships; Art Expo.
Homer—Winter King Salmon Tournament.
Houston—Mat-Su Pike Derby.
Juneau—Gold Medal Basketball Tournament.
Kenai—Central Peninsula Writers' Night.
Ketchikan—An Evening of Dance.
Nenana—Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Weekend.
Nome—Bering Sea Ice Golf Classic; Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race; Miners and Mushers Ball; Nome-Golovin Snowmachine Race; Nome Council Sled Dog Race.
Palmer—Lions Club Gun Show.
Skagway—Buckwheat Ski Classic.
Soldotna—St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
Tok—Race of Champions (sled dog); Trek Over the Top; Tok to Dawson International Poker Run (snowmachine).
Trapper Creek—Cabin Fever Reliever.
Unalaksa—USAFV Soup-off; Ballyhoo Lions Club Easter Breakfast and Fund Raiser; Community Children's Easter Event; Polar Bear Run.
Valdez—Mayor's Cup Snowmachine Race; Sno-X Race.
Wasilla—Iditarod Days Festival; Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show.
WillowIditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Restart.
Anchorage—Anchorage Daily News Heart Run; Great Alaskan Sportsman Show; Native Youth Olympics; Alaska Women's Show.
Barrow—Spring Festival (Piuraagiaqta).
Bethel—Camai Dance Festival.
Big Lake—Annual Chamber Banquet and Auction.
Chugiak/Eagle River—Chamber Famous Annual Garden Tea Party.
Craig/Klawok—Salmon Derby (through July).
Fairbanks—Arctic Man Ski and Snow-Go Classic; Beat Beethoven 5K Run; International Curling Bonspiel.
Girdwood—Alyeska Spring Carnival and Slush Cup.
Homer—Sea to Ski Triathalon.
Juneau—Alaska Folk Festival.
Kodiak—Tastes & Tales of the Sea; King Salmon Derby.
Ninilchik—King Salmon Derby.
Skagway—International Mini Folk Festival.
Soldotna—Kenai Peninsula Sports & Rec Trade Show.
Sutton—Annual Coalminers' Ball.
Valdez—Mountain Man Snowmobile Hill Climb Competition.
Anchorage—Visitor Industry Charity Walk.
Anchor Point—Memorial Day Weekend Family Fun Festival
Chugiak/Eagle River—Eagle River Nature Center Seymour Challenge.
Cordova—Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival.
Delta Junction—Buffalo Wallow Square Dance Festival; Friendly Frontier Days.
Fairbanks—Chena River Run; Annual Harley Davidson Spring Run.
Haines—Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival; King Salmon Derby.
Hollis—Prince of Wales Island International Marathon, Hollis to Craig.
Homer—Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival; Kachemak Bay Sea Festival; Jackpot Halibut Derby begins (summer long); Quilt Show.
Juneau—Jazz and Classics Festival; Spring King Salmon Derby.
Ketchikan—Celebration of the Sea; Ballet Spring Gala.
Kodiak—Crab Festival; International Migratory Bird Day; Chad Ogden Ultramarathon.
Ninilchik—Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast.
Nome—Stroke and Croak Mini Triathalon.
Petersburg—Little Norway Festival; Salmon Derby.
Seward—Seward Harbor Opening Weekend (S.H.O.W.).
Sitka—Salmon Derby; Julie Hughes Triathalon.
Soldotna—State Parks Annual Kenai River Clean-Up.
Thorne Bay—Salmon Derby (through July).
Tok—Upper Tanana Migratory Bird Festival.
Unalaska—Cinco de Mayo Fiesta; Aleutian Arts Council Just Desserts Coffehouse/Concert; Annual Soap Box Derby.
Valdez—Halibut Derby (through September); May Day Fly-In.
Wasilla—Mat-Su King Salmon Derby (through July).
Wrangell—King Salmon Derby (through June).
Anchorage—Mayor's Marathon and Half Marathon; AWAIC Summer Solstice Festival; Alaska Run for Women; Three Barons Renaissance Fair; Junteenth Celebration; Slam'n Salm'n King Derby.
Anchor Point—Kids All-American Fishing Derby.
Barrow—Nalukataq Whaling Festival.
Big Lake—Triathalon; DenaliUp Challenge Golf Classic.
Chugiak/Eagle River—Alaskan Scottish Highland Games.
Cordova—Copper River Nouveau.
Dillingham—Wild Fish Festival.
Fairbanks—Midnight Sun Run; Midnight Sun Baseball Game; Midnight Sun Festival; Yukon 800 Boat Race; Summer Folk Fest.
Haines—Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Race; King Salmon Derby; Summer Solstice Celebration; Ride Yukon Motorcycle Rally.
Homer—Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference; "Strut your mutt" Dog Walk; 10K Spit Run; Homer Yacht Club Regatta.
Juneau—Gold Rush Days.
Kenai—Kenai River Festival; Quilting on the Kenai.
Ketchikan—King Salmon Derby.
Kodiak—All American Soap Box Derby.
Moose Pass—Summer Solstice Festival.
Ninilchik—Halibut Derby (through September).
Nome—Midnight Sun Festival; River Raft Race; Polar Bear Swim in Bering Sea; Folk Fest.
Palmer—Colony Days; Friday Fling; Summer Market (through August).
Pelican—King Salmon Derby.
Seldovia—Summer Solstice Music Festival.
Sitka—Summer Music Festival; Fine Arts Camp.
Valdez—Last Frontier Theatre Conference.
Whittier—Walk to Whittier.
Anchorage—Crow Pass Crossing; Arctic Valley Trail & Munchkin Run.
Anderson—Anderson Bluegrass Festival.
Chugiak/Eagle River—Bear Paw Festival.
Cordova—Wild Copper River Salmon Festival.
Dillingham—Salmon Bake; Military Appreciation Fishing Trip.
Fairbanks—Golden Days; Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival; Fairbanks Summer Fine Arts Camp; World Eskimo-Indian Olympics; Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow; Mutt March.
Haines—Southeast Alaska State Fair; Bald Eagle Music Festival.
Homer—Homer Street Fair; Concert on the Lawn; Summer String Festival; Halibut Tournament.
Hope—Wagon Trail Run Weekend.
Kodiak—Bear-Foot in the Park Qintathalon; Salmonberry Festival; 50-Years Statehood Celebration Parade & Fireworks.
Naukati Bay—Skunk Cabbage Festival; Mud Bog Races.
Nome—Anvil Mountain Run; Poor Man's Paradise.
North Pole—Summer Festival and Parade; Santa Claus Half Marathon.
Palmer—Palmer Pride Picnic.
Petersburg—Canned Salmon Classic.
Seward—Mount Marathon Race.
Sitka—Island Institute's Sitka Symposium.
Skagway—Ducky Derby; International Softball Tournament; Soapy Smith's Wake.
Soldotna—Dog Show; Progress Days; Creek Celebration.
Sutton—Old Timer's Picnic.
Talkeetna—Moose Dropping Festival.
Thorne Bay—Prince of Wales Island Fair and Logging Show.
Unalaska—Mount Ballyhoo Run; Camp Quanagaayux (Unangan Culture Camp).
Valdez—Silver Salmon Derby (through September).
Anchorage—Greek Festival; 10K Classic Youth Relay; Big Wild Life Runs; Run for Your Life Kids Run; Slam'n Salm'n Derby; Galway Days on G Street.
Fairbanks—Tanana Valley State Fair; Tanana Valley Sandhill Crane Festival.
Girdwood—Alyeska Blueberry & Mountain Arts Festival.
Glennallen—Copper Valley Arts and Crafts Fair.
Homer—Homer Homes Tour.
Juneau—Golden North Salmon Derby.
Kenai—Silver Salmon Derby; 10K Run for Women.
Ketchikan—Blueberry Arts Festival; Gigglefeet Dance Festival; CHARR Summer Beer Festival; Pennock Island Swim Challenge.
Kodiak—Warm August Night Music Festival; Kids' Pink Salmon Jamboree; Pilgrimage to St. Herman's Monks Lagoon; Silver Salmon Derby.
Naukati Bay—Mud Bogg Races.
Nenana—Nenana Valley Fair.
Ninilchik—Kenai Peninsula State Fair.
Palmer—Alaska State Fair; Palmer Chamber State Fair Parade.
Seward—Silver Salmon Derby.
Skagway—Flower and Garden Show; Gamefish Derby.
Unalaska—Summer Bay Classic; Heart of the Aleutians Festival.
Anchorage—Alaska Airlines Autumn Classic; Tuesday Night Race Series (through October); Alaska Winter Recreation and Travel Show.
Big Lake—Fall Festival/Chili Cook-Off..
Chugiak/Eagle River—Annual Chamber Dinner; Auction & Wine Tasting.
Fairbanks—Equinox Marathon; Tanana Valley Potato Extravaganza.
Haines—Labor Day Weekend Mardi Gras Party.
Homer—National Estuaries Day.
Hope—Coeur d'Arlene Run/Walk.
Kenai—Lions Rubber Ducky Race.
Kodiak—State Fair and Rodeo.
Naukati Bay—Double Points Mud Bog Races.
Nome—Great Bathtub Race; Rubber Duck Race; Anvil Mountain 59 Minute 37 Second Challenge.
Skagway—Klondike Road Relay.
Soldotna—Labor Day Picnic.
Unalaska—Blueberry Bash; Salmonberry Jam Music Festival; Island Marathon.
Whittier—Silver Salmon Derby; "Small Fry" Silver Salmon Derby.
Anchorage—Make it Alaska Festival; Nye Frontier Hockey Classic; Halloween Family Concert; AlaskaFest.
Anchor Point—Fall Fun Festival.
Delta Junction—Halloween Bash.
Fairbanks—International Sled Dog Symposium; International Friendship Day; Cham Fashional.
Homer—National Wildlife Refuge Week.
Kenai—Chamber of Commerce Wine Tasting.
Ketchikan—Alaska Day Auction.
Kodiak—National Wildlife Refuge Week; Oktoberfest.
Petersburg—Oktoberfest Artshare; Humpy 500 Go-Cart Race; Devil's Thumb Brew Fest & Chili Feed.
Sitka—Alaska Day Festival.
Skagway—Southeast Alaska Quilt Retreat.
Wasilla—Wasilla Chamber "Murder on the Alaska Railroad" Excursion.
Anchorage—Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout Basketball Tournament; Christmas Arts & Crafts Emporium; Crafts Weekend and ReadAlaska Book Fair.
Anchor Point—Holiday Happenings Craft Fair.
Fairbanks—Athabascan Fiddlers' Festival; BP Top of the World Classic; Yukon Title Cash Spiel, Rookie Spiel.
Haines—Bald Eagle Festival.
Homer—Putting on the Ritz.
Kenai—Christmas Comes to Kenai (parade and fireworks); Bazaar Art Show.
Ketchikan—Winter Arts Faire.
Kodiak—Community Craft & Art Bazaar.
Petersburg—Festival of Lights.
Sitka—Whalefest; Native American Heritage Festival.
Unalaska—Turkey Trot 3K/5K Race; Aleutian Arts Council Holiday Crafts Fair.
Valdez—Christmas Tree Lighting.
Anchorage—New Year's Fire and Ice Extravaganza; Anchorage Folk Festival; Family Skate at Westchester Lagoon (through February).
Big Lake—Tour of Lights.
Chugiak/Eagle River—Merry Merchant Munch; Community Tree Lighting.
Cordova—Christmas Tree Lighting; Bidarki Christmas Bazaar.
Delta Junction—Holiday Decorating Contest; Children's Christmas Coloring Contest; Christmas Bazaar.
Fairbanks—Winter Solstice Celebration; "Sing-It-Yourself Messiah";Ivory Jack's Invitational Golf Tournament.
Girdwood—Alyeska New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks Display.
Homer—The Nutcracker Ballet Performance and Craft Fair.
Ketchikan—Winter Art Walk; Winterfest.
Kodiak—Currier and Ives Old Fashioned Christmas.
Nome—Community Craft Bazaars; Firemen's Carnival.
North Pole—Candle and Lighting Ceremonies; Winter Festival.
Palmer—Colony Christmas Celebration and Parade of Lights; Triathlon and Crafts Fair.
Seward—Holiday Train; Arts & Crafts Fair.
Skagway—Yuletide Celebration; Santa Train.
Soldotna—Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Talkeetna—Bachelor Society Ball and Wilderness Women Contest; Winterfest.
Unalaska—Firefighter's Ball; Community Christmas Cantata; New Year's Eve Fireworks.
Valdez—Ladies Annual Christmas Tea; Emblem Christmas Bazaar.
Wrangell—Midnight Madness and Christmas Tree Lighting.