Alaska Annual Events Calendar

Sure, summer is a great time to visit the Last Frontier. But no matter what time of year you visit, there’s always something exciting going on in Alaska! From outdoor adventure to music, art, food, wildlife and more, Alaskans find reasons to celebrate all year round.

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January

Anchorage Folk Festival

Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival (Anchorage)

Cordova Iceworm Festival

 

February

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race (Fairbanks/Whitehorse)

Iron Dog (Big Lake/Nome/Fairbanks)

Iditarod Trail Invitational (Anchorage/Nome)

Sitka Jazz Festival

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

 

March

Iditarod

 

April

Alaska Folk Festival (Juneau)

Alyeska Spring Carnival and Slush Cup (Girdwood)

 

May

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (Homer)

Kodiak Crab Festival

Trapper Creek Revival

Spenard Jazz Fest (Anchorage)

 

June

3 Barons Renaissance Fair (Anchorage)

Chickenstock Music Festival (Chicken)

Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference (Homer)

Last Frontier Theatre Conference (Valdez)

Midnight Sun Festival (Fairbanks)

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival

Downtown Summer Solstice (Anchorage)

Anchorage PrideFest

Euphoria Denali (Denali Park/Cantwell)

Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon

Scottish Highland Games (Palmer)

Sitka Summer Music Festival

 

July

Seward July 4th/Mt. Marathon Race

Girdwood Forest Fair

Bear Paw Festival (Eagle River)

Spectrum Music and Arts Festival (Willow)

Copper River Salmon Jam (Cordova)

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Golden Days (Fairbanks)

 

August

Salmonfest (Ninilchik)

Blueberry Arts Festival (Ketchikan)

Tanana Valley State Fair (Fairbanks)

Alyeska Resort Blueberry Festival (Girdwood)

Anchorage RunFest

Alaska State Fair (Palmer)

 

September

Burning Basket (Homer)

 

October

Seward Music and Arts Festival

 

November

Sitka Whalefest

 

December

Anchorage International Film Festival

 

 

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