2015 Alaska Events Calendar

2015 Alaska Events Calendar

We don’t have space to list all of the Alaska Events – but these are some of the bigger ones.

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No matter the date, there’s always something happening in Alaska!

January

• Polar Bear 5K Run – Anchorage Zoo
• Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race – Kenai
• WinterFest at Alyeska Resort – Girdwood
• Annual Polar Bear Swim – Wrangell

February

• Annual Fur Rendezvous Winter Carnival – Anchorage Fur Rondy Page
• Anchorage Festival of Music – Anchorage
• North Pole Sled Dog Championship– North Pole
• Festival of the North – Ketchikan

March

• Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – Anchorage – Iditarod Info
• World Ice Art Championships – Fairbanks
• Nenana Ice Classic – Nenana
• Homer Winter Carnival – Homer

April

• Alyeska Resort Spring Carnival – Girdwood
• Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra in Concert – Fairbanks
• Arctic Man Ski and Sno-Go Classic – Fairbanks

May

• Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival – Cordova
• Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival – Homer
• Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival – Kenai/Soldotna/Seward
• Kodiak Crab Festival – Kodiak
• Kachemak Bay Kayak Fest – Homer
• Salmon Derby – Petersburg
• Norwegian Independence Festival – Petersburg

June

Race to Alaska – Ketchikan
Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon – Anchorage
• Juneau Farmers Market – Juneau
• Kenai River Festival – Soldotna
• Anchorage Festival of Music – Anchorage
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• Spirit Days– Anchorage. Alaska Natives celebrate their heritages.
• Summer Solstice – Statewide Every town has a festival, concert or race this weekend as the days reach their longest.
• Gold Rush Days – Juneau Alaska’s capital city celebrates the gold strike of 1880.
• Arctic Thunder Air Show – Anchorage www.jber.af.mil

July

• Concert on the Lawn – Homer
• Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow – Fairbanks
• July 4th Independence Day – Everywhere – Alaskans like to blow things up.
• Mount Marathon race – Seward – Racers run up a 3,022-foot mountain and back down.
• Moose Dropping Festival – Talkeetna.
Raucous party includes the Mountain Mother contest, a parade, the moose nugget (moose poop) toss game and a moose nugget dropping contest.
• Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow – Fairbanks
• World Eskimo-Indian Olympics – Fairbanks

August

• Girdwood Forest Fair – Girdwood – Arts and crafts, music, food in this ski town south of Anchorage. –
Forest Fair Info
• Whalefest: A Migration Celebration Kodiak
• Blueberry Arts Festival – Ketchikan
• Golden North Salmon Derby – Juneau
Alaska State Fair – Palmer
• Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo – Kodiak

September

• Kodiak Crab Festival – Memorial Day weekend – Kodiak
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October

• Mount Ballyhoo Run – Unalaska
• Bear Country Music Festival – Kodiak

November

• Bald Eagle Festival – Haines – Festival Info
• Annual Sitka Whalefest – Sitka

December

• Festival of Lights – Wrangell
• Annual Gallery Walk – Juneau
• Fire and Ice show/Fireworks December 31 – Downtown Anchorage

If you’d like to add your major event, put it in the comments and we’ll post it up.

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