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ALASKA
ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

BETHEL BOROUGH

Bethel
Kuskokwim 300
Bethel to Aniak 300 mile middle distance dog race that follows the old trail along the Kuskokwim River that was used for mail delivery in the early days
(307) 734-1163

BETHEL BOROUGH

Kuskokwim
Premier 300 Sled Dog Race
One of the premiere pioneer middle distance dog races in the world.
It follows the old mail delivery trail along the Kuskokwim River. 
The course goes for Bethel to Ariak and back.
The great dogs in the mushing community participate.

(800) - 478 - 2661

www.k300.org

KENAI PENINSULA BOROUGH

Seward
Polar Bear Jump-off.
Festival for the family

(907) 224-8051

FEBRUARY

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH

Fairbanks
World Ice Art Championships
One of the largest annual ice art competitions and exhibitions.
Started in 1989

(907) 451-8250
  (907) 457-8167 


MARCH 

  ANCHORAGE MUNICIPALITY

Anchorage
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Anchorage to Nome
www.ididarod.com/

APRIL

KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH

Old Harbor 
Old Harbor Whaling Festival
An opportunity to view migrating whales at the
site of the first Russian settlement in Alaska,
(907) - 288 – 0246

www.kodiak.org

MAY

VALDEZ –CORDOVA CENSUS AREA

Valdez
Annual May Day Fly-In and Air Show
Unique Bush Plane competition

(907) - 835 – 2984

YUKON TERRITORY
Faro
Annual Sheep and Crane Viewing Festival
Watch “Birdlock of Sandhill Cranes Highway” as thousands of these amazing birds head for their nesting grounds in western Alaska and Siberia.
You will also see unique sheep on the mountain slopes

(867) 994-2728

JUNE

  ANCHORAGE MUNICIPALITY
 
Anchorage
Cook Inlet Historical Society
Bagoy Memorial Cemetery Park Tour

(907) - 276-1506

JULY

ANCORAGE MUNICIPALITY

ANCHORAGE
Anchorage Fur Rendezvous
Canine athletes
Dog racing
Since 1946

(907) - 274 – 1177

BOROUGH OF JUNEAU

Juneau
Gold Rush Days
Mining and logging competitions along with many other events
Since 1981

(907) - 462 – 3119

NORTH STAR BOROUGH

Fairbanks
World Eskimo- Indian Olympics
To survive in that rugged land required endurance, strength often dictating whether a person would live or die. People would get together to test themselves in games of strength in friendly competitions.  Festivities surrounded the event.  Today this has been revived and includes food, activities, dancing, storytelling – a family day.

(907) 452 – 6646

AUGUST

KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH

Kodiak
Pilgrimage to St. Herman Monk’s Lodge
The celebration of the canonization of Father Herman
by the Orthodox Church of America

(907) 486-3854

KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH

Spruce Island
Pilgrimage to St. Herman’s Monk’s Lagoon
America’s first saint

www.dioceseofalaska.org

MATAMUSKA-SUSITNA BOROUGH

Palmer
Alaska State Fair
Many festivities

(800) - 850 - 3274


SEPTEMBER

KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH

Kodiak
Kodiak State Fair
Fun filled week-end with traditional rodeo events.
Calf roping,
pole bending,
barrel racing,
pie eating,
nail pounding
and more!

(907) 581-2612
    (907) 487-4488

OCTOBER

CITY AND SITKA BOROUGH

Sitka
Alaska Day Festival
Festival commemorates the 1867 purchase of Alaska from Russia on
October 18, 1867
Traditional events from a parade to a period costume ball &
live entertainment

(907) 747-7964     
(901) 747-2653

NOVEMBER

HAINES BOROUGH
Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
Largest gathering of bald eagles in the world.
4000 of these magnificent birds.
Those Interested Can Bid on Releasing a
Rehabilitated Bird into the Wild.

(907) 766-3044

JUNEAU BOROUGH
Juneau
Gold Rush Days

(907) 523 - 3333

DECEMBER

KODIAK ISLAND BOROUGH

Kodiak
Currier and Ives Old Fashioned Christmas
(907) 486 - 4126

www.kodiak.org

Kodiak
Eagle Historical Society and Museum Christmas Bazaar 
(907) 547 - 2325

 Information, times, places, events  and
contact information are subject to change.
Please check before you go.

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