Alaska festivals and top events you just CAN NOT miss in 2014

Here’s a list of the best Alaska festivals 2014.  Visit these great Alaskan events and get set up for vending application. Also check out the events for AK in particular genres.  People come from great distances to cross country ski in Alaska with the great trails of this wonderful state with alluring scenery, hospitality and great treats at stops throughout. Winter events help Alaskans fight off cabin fever.

Alaska festivals you can’t miss

That’s not a problem in the summer, but there are plenty of summer events, too, such as summer solstice celebrations, the Halibut derby in Homer, Seward’s July Fourth Mount Marathon race perhaps the bloodiest race in America, as racers sometimes lose their footing in their efforts to be the fastest to get up and down the 3,000-foot mountain and its Silver Salmon Derby in there’s even a salmon derby at Ship Creek, in the shadow of downtown Anchorage.

Top 20 highest rated festivals in AK according your votes in 2013

  1. Alaska State Fair in Palmer AK
  2. Blueberry festival in Girlwood
  3. Harvest Festival
  4. Shorebird Festival also known as the Kachemak Bay fest in Homer is held in May
  5. Infinite Summer Fest
  6. Alaska Folk Festival
  7. Alaska Salsa festival
  8. Bear Paw Festival
  9. Anchorage Music Fest in June
  10. Kayak Festival in Homer held in June
  11. Bald Eagle Festival
  12. Iceworm Festival
  13. Fairbanks Winter Carnival
  14. Dog Sled Race – Iditarod Race
  15. Summer Solstice Celebration
  16. Festival of Flowers and Floral Fest
  17. Alaskan Native Games Festival
  18. Rainforest Fest in September in Petersburg
  19. Brewfest in September
  20. Seward fest – musik festival and arts and craft event in september

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Deltana Fair festival – Our fair is a country fair with many events to enjoy and participate in. A great way for the family to relax and recharge. The barn is full of animals from the baby chicks hatching to the humongous pig sniffing around. Watching the trucks race through …

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Alaska Summer festival events Here are all the top events and festivals to check out in Alaska this summer.  The events are divided up into the three months.  If you would like to see the highest rated Alaska festivals, visit the article on Top Alaska festivals for 2014 June festivals …

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Festival images – Here’s all the festival images in a gallery of photos from 2013 events and festivals.  Festival images from 2013 – 2014 of all the top photos from festivals, carnivals, and county fairs across the globe as well as pictures from music festivals. Festival images Galleries of pictures To get …

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Kenai River Festival Festival genre of event: Culture fest, Science or Nature Best words to describe the Kenai River Festival: Kenai River Guided Float Trip, free hot spot tours, Kenai River birding potluck, 24-Hour Midnight Sun Big Sit, children’s program SOLDOTNA–Kenai River Festival, June 6-8 Let’s Celebrate! Three days of …

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Here’s a list of the best Alaska festivals 2014.  Visit these great Alaskan events and get set up for vending application. Also check out the events for AK in particular genres.  People come from great distances to cross country ski in Alaska with the great trails of this wonderful state …

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Top Music Festivals in America by Viveta Mentze Here are the complete listings of all the top music festivals in the United States for 2013 and 2014.  Check them out today and get your tickets reserved today.  Limited time offers on some of these great events.  This post has been moved to Top …

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Alaska Whole Life Festival in Anchorage – Alaska’s Premier Holistic Spiritual event, 14th year features Professional Spiritual Consultants, Animal Whisperer Communicating with Service Dog, Spirit Artist, Nutritional Drinks, Handwriting Analysis, Licensed Body Workers, Stones, Jewelry, Books & Featured Workshop Speaker “Crazy Gran” Dr. Glenn Key, WLF Founder and Promoter. Sat. 2 PM: …

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Alaska top festivals and festivals in November 2013 – Here is your complete directory of all the top AK festivals, sporting events, and community celebrations in November 2013 Alaska November 2013 festivals and events selected the best in the nation for the arts and craft genre.  Congratulations to all the hard …

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Alaska top celebrations and festivals in January 2014 – Here is your complete directory of all the top AK celebrations, sporting events, and community celebrations in January 2014 Alaska January 2014 celebrations and events selected the best in the nation for the arts and craft genre.  Congratulations to all the hard …

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Alaska top celebrations and festivals in October 2013 – Here is your complete directory of all the top AK celebrations, sporting events, and community celebrations in October 2013 Alaska October 2013 celebrations and events selected the best in the nation for the arts and craft genre.  Congratulations to all the hard …

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Anchorage Alaska festivals and events – Here is your complete list of all the top festivals and events for Anchorage this year.  Anchorage is known as one of the best cities in the nation for festivals and events scheduling. Festivals in Anchorage Alaska Here is your list of all the …

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Alaska State Fair 2013 festival will begin August 22 and has a great concert line-up, contest, family events and carnival with over 290,000 attendance.  Don’t miss out on the fun this year with the best carnival and festivities Palmer, AK has seen in years! Dates: August 22 – September 2, 2013 Expected …

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Festival Of Native Arts Jul 23, 2013 – 02:12PM Top five events to check out: Native dance, Native singing, Native story-telling, Native arts and crafts, and workshops on traditional skills Five words associated with this festival: Empowering, fun, unique, unity, and free! Festival Genre: Music festival, Arts festival, Culture fest, Dance …

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Top Music festivals in Alaska

Here are the top 5 best music festivals in Alaska, these top three were selected as they were listed in the top 100 music festivals of all time.

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Select the month of great Alaskan events to see what the top rated are and get up to date info on your favorite Alaskan festivals.

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February May August November
March June September December

Alaska festivals in January 2014

Polar Bear Jump – January 18th One of Alaska’s biggest events takes place in the winter: the Iditarod, the 1,100-mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome that is held each March. Eighty-one mushers set out on March 5 for the 2000 race, making it the biggest field ever up to that time. Sixty-eight of them completed the race, with the winner, Doug Swingley, doing it in 9 days and 58 minutes. The last musher reached Nome on March 20. Sixty-four mushers began the 2002 race, which Martin Buser won in 8 days, 22 hours and 46 minutes. His time was a record, but it fell in 2011 when John Baker finished three hours earlier. Eighty-two mushers competed in the 2007 race. One hundred eleven signed up for the 2008 race, but the number was down to 95 in still a record in on the Sunday when the serious racing began.  Sarah Palin aint got chit to do with this!! January 17, 2014 Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival in Anchorage, Alaska, William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center The Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival will be held January 17 and 18, 2014 at the William A. Egan

Alaska festivals in February 2014

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race – Fairbanks to Whitehorse Called the “toughest race on earth” because of the rugged terrain and long distances between checkpoints, this over 1,000-mile race generally alternates directions each year between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Canada. Tesoro Iron Dog – Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks Formerly known, as the Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic, the Tesoro Iron Dog, held in February, is still the world’s longest snowmobile race and covers 1,971 miles from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. Fur Rendezvous Festival – Anchorage Alaskans know how to make the most of the short winter days and in the week leading up to the start of the Iditarod sled dog race, the Fur Rondy festival is one opportunity to get out and enjoy the snow. The celebration dates back to the early 1900s when trappers and miners emerged from Alaska’s wilderness to trade, socialize and compete in survival-type games. Iceworm Festival in Cordova

Alaska festivals in March 2014

Add your events and festivals for May in Alaska today!  All celebrations and festival submissions are welcome and totally free for all events!  Visit our Alaska festival submission page Iditarod in Anchorage-Nome Winter Carnival in Fairbanks

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Alaska festivals in April 2014

April needs more of your events for 2014!  Submit your Alaskan fairs, carnivals, and festivals for 2014!  Visit our Alaska festival submission page Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez Whale Festival in Kodiak Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan Stikine River Garnet Festival in Wrangell

Alaska festivals in May 2014

April needs more of your events for 2014!  Submit your Alaskan fairs, carnivals, and festivals for 2014!  Visit our Alaska festival submission page

  • Crab Festival – Kodiak Island, Alaska
  • Jazz and Classics – Juneau, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Kayak Festival – Homer, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival – Homer, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival – Homer, Alaska
  • Little Norway Festival – Petersburg, Alaska
  • Copper River Shorebird Festival in Cordova

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Alaska festivals in June 2014

Three Barons Renaissance Faire June Weapons: allowed for performers only.  Sorry Republicans!!!

  • Alaska Oceans Festival in Anchorage
  • Edward Albee Theater Conference in Valdez
  • Kenai River Festival in Soldotna
    • Colony Days – Palmer, Alaska
    • Juneteenth Celebration – Anchorage, Alaska
    • Kachemak Bay Kayak Festival – Homer, Alaska
    • Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow – Fairbanks, Alaska
    • Summer Music Festival – Sitka, Alaska
    • Summer Solstice Music Festival – Seldovia, Alaska

Alaska festivals in July 2014

July 4 Mount Marathon Run in Seward Soapy Smith’s wake –Skagway

Alaska State Fair festival 2014 carnival
Alaska State Fair festival 2014 carnival

Alaska festivals in August 2014

  • Ship Creek Silver Salmon Derby in Anchorage
  • Silver Salmon Derby in Seward
  • Sandhill Crane Festival in Fairbanks
  • Alaska State Fair in Palmer
  • Bluegrass Festival in Talkeetna
  • Gold Rush Days in Valdez

Alaska festivals in September 2014

Call to Artists September 25, 2014 until December 09, 2014 Alaska Public Media Studio Calling All Alaska Artists! The Annual Art Showcase and Auction is Feb. 6-8, 2014. This unique opportunity features Alaska artists in all mediums and their work during a live televised auction around the state and in an online catalog. 3877 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 Humpys Oktoberfest September 29, 2014 until October 13, 2014 7 p.m. Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse Humpy’s is celebrating Oktoberfest with two nights of authentic German food, beer and music! $65 per person and seating is limited for our annual Oktoberfest dinners. Call ahead to make reservations!

alaska carnival ferris wheel at the Alaskan State Fair
alaska carnival ferris wheel at the Alaskan State Fair

Alaska festivals in October 2014

Oktoberfest at Alyeska Resort October 04, 2014 until October 13, 2014 Fri. 4 p.m.; Sat. – Sun. noon Alyeska Resort – Day Lodge The celebration of Bavarian culture and traditions spans two weekends this year at Alyeska Resort! The festivities will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, through Sunday, Oct. 6, and continue the following weekend, Friday through Sunday. Earth, Fire and Fibre show October 04, 2014 until January 05, 2014 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday Anchorage Museum Anchorage artist Amy Meissner has won the prestigious Earth, Fire and Fibre Juror’s Choice Award for Spontaneous Combustion, an art quilt. Earth, Fire and Fibre, the Anchorage Museum’s biennial craft exhibition, is one of the state’s longest running. 625 C St., Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3544 Kendall Hockey Classic October 11, 2014 until October 12, 2014 Sullivan Arena Get pumped for hockey season at the two day Kendall Hockey Classic. October 11, 2014 Eagle River Brew Fest – Eagle River, Alaska Where its at: The Eagle River Lions Club 16630 Eagle River Road which is in Eagle River on the corner of Eagle River Road and Eagle River Loop Road. Cost: $50.00 and may be purchased at the Boys and Girls Club in Eagle River 11700 Old Glenn Highway. One should call 694-5437 to make sure somebody is there before making the trip to Eagle River. This event usually sells out weeks before the event so get your tickets as soon as you can. The price includes a high end buffet style dinner, a commemorative pint glass and samples from Alaskan Brewing, Anchorage Brewing tentative based on the availability of their draft beer, Arkose Brewing, Broken Tooth Brewing, Celestial Meadery, Denali Brewing, Glacier Brewhouse, King Steet Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewing, and Sleeping Lady Brewing. Seating is limited. There will also be an ongoing silent aution. Towards the end of the evening there will be also be a “live” aution. This is a fun raise for the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club. The sole purpuse of the evening’s festivities is to raise money for them. October 11 and 12, 2014 Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition – Valdez, Alaska This is BJCP sanctioned competition. The following categories will be judged: Oktoberfest 3B, American Ale 10A-C, Stout 13A-F, IPA 14A-C, and Specialty Beer 23. BJCP style guidelines may be found at: bjcp/2008styles/catdex.php. Entry Fee: $10.00 per entry Number of bottles required: Three 12 oz. unmarked bottles with bottle ID forms attached with rubber bands. Entry deadline: In Anchorage entries will be accepted on Thursday, October 10 at Arctic Brewing Supply 8401 Sandlewood Place. In Valdez or if shipping the deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11. Entries should be dropped off or shipped to: Valdez Visitor Information Center 104 Chenega Street Valdez, Alaska 99686 Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau P.O. Box 1603 Valdez, Alaska 99686 Judging will take place on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. Those wishing to help with the judging should fill out and mail in the above registration form. The prize for Best of Show is $1,000.00! First places in each of the BJCP categories i.e. Oktoberfest, AmericanAle, Stout, and IPA will receive $500.00! Second places in each of those categories will receive $250.00! The winner of the Specialty Beer category will receive a $100.00 gift certificate from Arctic Brewing Supply. Additional information regarding the competition and Valdez in general may be found at: valdezalaska/events/october-festival-home-brewery-competition. If you have any questions please contact Brian Noona at noonan.brianyahoo or 781 856-9037. October 18 and 19, 2014 Mighty Matanuska Brewfest – Palmer, Alaska Where its at: Ravens Hall at the Alaska State Fair grounds Tickets may also be purchased at Chilkoot Charlie’s 1068 West Fireweed Lane in Anchorage, Vagabond Blues 642 South Alaska Street in Palmer and Purple Moose Espresso 218 West Evergreen Avenue in Palmer. Music will be provided by Voodoo and Nervis Rex on Friday, October 18 and Element 47 and Against the Grain on Saturday, October 19. By the way, as an aside, the element with the atomic number of 47 turns out to be Silver Ag. The following breweries will be represented at the Mighty Matanuska Brewfest: 49th State Brewing, Alaskan Brewing, Arkose Brewery, Boston Beer Company, Denali Brewing, Deschutes Brewery, Glacier Brewhouse, Kassik’s Kenai Brew Stop, Kenai River Brewing, King Street Brewing, Last Frontier Brewing, Midnight Sun Brewing, Pyramid Breweries, Sleeping Lady Brewing, and Silver Gulch Brewing and Bottling. Southeast Alaska Autumn Pour – Juneau, Alaska All BJCP recognized categories of beer, cider and mead are allowed. For a complete listing of the recognized style guidelines as well as Entry and Bottle ID Forms please go to the following bjcp. There will be special judging for beers brewed to Single Malt and Single Hop SMaSH specifications. BJCP style cateogories 1-19 will be accepted for this portion of the competition. Number of Bottles: Please submit two 12 oz. bottles with attached Bottle ID forms. Alaskan Brewing and Bottling Company 5429 Shaune Drive Juneau, Alaska 99801 Arctic Brewing Supply 8401 Sandalwood Place Anchorage, Alaska 99507 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage

Alaska festivals in November 2014

Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage Bald Eagle Festival in Haines Whale Fest in Sitka

Alaska festivals in December 2014

Winter Fest in Talkeetna

Alaska festivals in July

  • Bear Paw Festival – Anchorage, Alaska
  • Copper River Salmon Days – Cordova, Alaska
  • Girdwood Forest Faire – Girdwood, Alaska
  • International Days – Hyder, Alaska
  • Moose Dropping Festival – Talkeetna, Alaska
  • Sandhill Crane Festival – Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Southeast Alaska State Fair and Bald Eagle Music Festival – Haines, Alaska
  • Summer Arts Festival – Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska festivals in August

  • Alaska State Fair – Anchorage, Alaska
  • Alaska State Fair – Palmer, Alaska
  • Blueberry Festival – Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Southeast Alaska State Fair and Bald Eagle Music Festival – Haines, Alaska

Alaska festivals in September

  • Alaska State Fair – Anchorage, Alaska
  • Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo – Kodiak Island, Alaska

Alaska festivals in October

  • Alaska Day Festival – Sitka, Alaska
  • International Sled Dog Symposium – Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Oktoberfest – Valdez, Alaska
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Alaska festivals in June o 11/09 to 11/09 2014 – Alaskan Christmas Bazaar Anchorage City Church – Anchorage, Alaska ,L CR GP ?? Get more details o 11/09 to 11/09 2014 – Holiday Bazaar Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center – Chugiak, Alaska L ?? Get more details o 10/04 to 02/09 2014 – Alaska Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition Anchorage Museum – Anchorage, Alaska Get more details o 10/12 to 10/13 2014 – Arts and Crafts Bazaar Menards Sports Center – Wasilla, Alaska Get more details o 11/09 to 11/09 2014 – Alaskan Christmas Bazaar Anchorage City Church – Anchorage, Alaska Get more details o 11/09 to 11/09 2014 – Holiday Bazaar Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center – Chugiak, Alaska Get more details o 11/11 to 11/17 2014 – Alaska Bald Eagle Festival Foundation and Chilkat Preserve – Haines, Alaska Get more details Three Barons Renaissance Faire June 2 – 10, 2012, WO 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission: $6 / Contact: Carol LaLone, Three Barons Renaissance Faire, Inc., PO Box 233617, Anchorage, Alaska 99523, 907 868-8012, info3barons, web: 3barons/wiki/Main_Page / Site: Tozier Track, 3500 Tudor Rd, Anchorage, Alaska / Booths: 35 / Attendance: 8,000 / Weapons: allowed for performers only. Anchorage Folk Festival mid-January Anchorage, Alaska Top Folk Music Festivals in the USAFor two full weeks in mid-January, the Anchorage Folk Festival, now recognized as the best free music event in Alaska, showcases more than 120 singers, dancers, storytellers, and groups from throughout Alaska and around the world as they perform traditional and original material in styles ranging from folk to Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, klezmer and more. The concerts and workshops are open to the public and are free. For information about the Anchorage Folk Festival visit: anchoragefolkfestival/ Iron Dog mid February Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks, Alaska An exiting event for over 30 years, the Iron Dog race, formerly known as the Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic, is still the world’s longest and toughest snowmobile race covering 2,000 miles from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. The course covers remote and rugged Alaska terrain in a harsh winter climate in which teams of two people and two snowmobiles work together and share their survival skills. For information about the Iron Dog race visit: irondograce Fur Rendezvous Festival late Feb – early March Anchorage, Alaska Alaskans know how to make the most of the short winter days and in the week leading up to the start of the Iditarod sled dog race, the Fur Rondy festival is one opportunity to get out and enjoy the snow. The celebration dates back to the early 1900s when trappers and miners emerged from Alaska’s wilderness to trade, socialize and compete in survival-type games. Nowadays the week-long event contains a weight pull, sled dog races, snowshoe sofll games, outhouse races, snow and ice sculpture competitions and more, as well as the popular Miners and Trappers costume ball. For information about the Fur Rendezvous Festival visit: furrondy World Ice Art Championships late February to end March Fairbanks, Alaska The World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions on earth, showcases the huge, intricate ice sculptures of over 100 ice artists representing nearly 50 countries. All ice sculptures are finished and lighted the day following the end of the competition. The public is invited to watch the sculptures while they are being created during the first two weeks in March, and to view the finished pieces during the final two weeks in March. The event is staged by Ice Alaska at the 27-acre George Horner Ice Art Park, centrally located in Fairbanks. A Kid’s Park has slides and sculptures. There are also ice mazes, a skating rink, an “ice stage” for various performances and a concession area. For information about the World Ice Art Championships visit: icealaska Click here – Fairbanks, Alaska – for events taking place particularly in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska Iditarod Sled Dog Race early – mid March Nome, Alaska March is a month-long celebration in Nome. Teams competing in the 1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog race begin to arrive under the burled arch in Nome the second week in March. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is an internationally known event and has been nominated as one of the top 100 events in the USA by American Bus Association ABA. Local residents and visitors from around the world await to celebrate with grand banquets, art and craft shows, reindeer potluck, Native dancing, golf tournament on the Bering Sea, The Miners and Mushers Ball and more. For information about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race visit: iditarod/ Top Twenty Events USA The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is one of the TOP 20 EVENTS in the whole of the USA Alaska Folk Festival early to mid April Juneau, Alaska Top Folk Music Festivals in the USAThe Alaska Folk Festival brings the entire town of Juneau together for performances ranging from school groups to professionals to at-home hobbyists. Many people come from miles away to see and participate in this festive event. The event is held in mid-April, and admittance is free. For information about the Alaska Folk Festival visit: akfolkfest/ Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival 3rd week in April Wrangell, Alaska Held towards the end of April, the Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival marks the beginning of spring in Alaska and celebrates the arrival of the largest springtime concentration of bald eagles in the USA some 3,000 as well as 200,000 shorebirds, 15,000 Snow Geese and more than 10,000 Sand Hill Cranes. This great event also offers golf tournaments, live concerts, birding and kayaking workshops, a public market, an arts and crafts fair, island and river birding opportunities, and tours. For information about the Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival visit: adfg.alaska.gov Juneau Jazz and Classics early May Juneau, Alaska A growing event for more than 26 years, the 16-day Juneau Jazz and Classics music festival offers a wide variety of blues and classical music concerts, workshops and educational programs, and even fun family entertainment. More than 30 artists attracting over 10,000 visitors from Alaska and around the world showcase over 50 events throughout Juneau – in hotels and bars, schools and the University of Alaska Southeast, and even aboard boats and in private gardens. For information about the Juneau Jazz and Classics event visit: jazzandclassics May Day Fly-In and Air Show early to mid May Valdez, Alaska top airshow events in the USAOne of the USA aviation events of the year, the May Day Fly-In and Air Show attracts more pilots, vendors and spectators than ever before. The pilot competitions include the spectacular STOL Short Landing/Short Take Off contests featuring the best pilots in the USA and around the world. Other events include the Poker Run more easily understood when witnessed than explained, flour bombing more obviously anticipated, spectacular high flying aerobatics, the Unusual Attitudes’ daring stunt shows, an US Coast Guard Helicopter simulated rescue and a team of skydivers. For information about the May Day Fly-In and Air Show visit: maydayflyin/ Gold Rush Days mid June Juneau, Alaska A popular event for many decades, Gold Rush days officially began in 1990 as Juneau’s two-day annual mining and logging competition. The first day Saturday concentrates on mining events with rock slab drilling competitions, hand mucking and spike driving contests and the second day Sunday focusses on logging events with log rolling, speed climbing, cable splicing, chopping and axe throwing contests. Events especially geared for children include carnival games, gold panning and hand mucking. For information about Gold Rush Days visit: juneauempire/stories/062510/out_661353085.shtml May Day Fly-In and Air ShowSitka Summer Music Festival June Sitka, Alaska Every summer in June since 1972, the Sitka Summer Music Festival SSMF attracts classical musicians to Sitka from Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States for three weeks of concerts and musical events. There are typically 30 evening concerts as well as free informal concerts and multiple fundraising events and cruises. For information about the Sitka Summer Music Festival visit: sitkamusicfestival Mount Marathon 4th July Seward, Alaska Each year on the Fourth of July, the population of Seward swells from around 2,500 to around 40,000. The annual Mount Marathon footrace draws runners from around the world and is a favorite hometown event that has drawn Alaskans to Seward for the Fourth of July since 1915. The route climbs 1.5 miles up the face of mountain – complete with steep cliffs, waterfalls and a spectacular view – and back down. The Independence Day festivities include a fireworks display, street vendors, contests, street parade and other special events. For information about Mount Marathon visit: sewardak Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow mid July Fairbanks, Alaska top Pow Wow USA eventsAs they have done at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds in Fairbanks since the year 2000, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and First Nations people of Canada gather to share similarities and diversities, dance, song, stories, and traditions, and to educate the general public about the heritage of the indigenous people of North America. For information about the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow in Fairbanks visit: midnightsunpowwow/     Golden Days late July Fairbanks, Alaska Recognized as a Top 100 event by the American Bus Association, Golden Days, a fun event for all the family, has been celebrating the founding of Fairbanks for more than 60 years attracting thousands of Alaskans and people from all over the USA and the world. Five days of events include everything from Alaska’s largest parade, sourdough pancake breakfasts, a popular street fair, kids day, the rubber ducky races, historic reenactments and a comedy night. For information about Golden Days visit: fairbankschamber/goldendays/ Click here – Fairbanks, Alaska – for events taking place particularly in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska Blueberry Festival early August Ketchikan, Alaska top fruit festivals in the USAFor one day each August, the Southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan celebrates the Panhandle’s favorite fruit – the blueberry. Tourists and locals alike turn out for blueberry pie, the best blueberry art exhibit, best blueberry dish, a beard and mustache contest, Haiku poetry slam, pie eating contest, slug races, trivia contest, spelling bee, fun runs, pet and doll parade and with more activities on Main Street. For information about the Blueberry Festival visit: ketchikanarts/events-programs/blueberry-arts-festival/blueberry-arts-festival Alaska State Fair late August – early September Palmer, Alaska top state fairs in the USARated as one of the Top 5 American State Fairs, the Alaska State Fair has been a popular event for more than 75 years attracting over 300,000 visitors with a variety of attractions including record breaking vegetables in events like the giant cabbage contest, exhibits of everything from rabbits to soda pop, and featuring performances by the likes of Bill Cosby, and more. For information about the Alaska State Fair visit: www.alaskastatefair Alaska Day Festival mid October Sitka, Alaska The Alaska Day Festival celebrates the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States on October 18, 1867 on Sitka’s Castle Hill. The celebration spans four days and includes concerts, a reenactment ceremony, a period costume ball, dances, dinners, contests and a parade. The festival is held in mid-October each year as the rest of the state celebrates Alaska Day as a state holiday. Sitka Whalefest early November Sitka, Alaska A popular event for more than 15 years, the Sitka Whalefest focusses on both entertaining and educating visitors about the diverse and abundant marine mammals population of the area, complete with whale and marine mammal viewing trips, workshops, whale-watching tours, slide shows, workshops and discussions, and a concert and other community events. Alaska Bald Eagle Festival mid November Haines, Alaska Over 3,000 eagles gather along the Chilkat River to feast on spawning salmon. The festival is crammed with events catering to birdwatchers, photographers and nature lovers, and include photo workshops, speakers and presentations, guided eagle viewing, featured entertainers and the release of wild rehabilitated Bald Eagles. Most Festival activities are held at the American Bald Eagle Foundation museum. Daily buses and/or vans commute to the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve. Sparkling winter lights Sparkling winter lights and long summer days mean more fun packed into each and every week. Root for the home team, celebrate with the locals at festivals with wild Alaska flair or jump into annual traditions. Catch a special program that brings you closer to Alaska. Watch world-famous performers, local thespians and aspiring musicians on stages in Anchorage. No matter the date, there’s always something happening in Alaska’s largest city! ANCHORAGE FOLK FESTIVAL Dates: mid-January Where: Anchorage, Alaska ALASKA FOLK FESTIVAL Dates: early-April Where: Juneau, Alaska ANCHORAGE FESTIVAL of MUSIC Dates: beginning of May Where: Anchorage, Alaska TRAPPER CREEK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Dates: end of May Memorial Day weekend Where: Trapper Creek, Alaska CLUCKING BLOSSOM COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Dates: late-May Where: Fairbanks, Alaska SITKA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Dates: through most of June Where: Sitka, Alaska THREE BARONS RENAISSANCE FAIR Dates: first two weekends of June Where: Anchorage, Alaska FAIRBANKS SUMMER FOLK FEST Dates: early June Where: Fairbanks, Alaska BLUE LOON SOLSTICE CONCERT Dates: 3rd week of June Where: Fairbanks, Alaska FAIRBANKS MIDNIGHT SUN SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Dates: 3rd week of June Where: Fairbanks, Alaska SELDOVIA SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVAL Dates: 3rd week of June Where: Seldovia, Alaska GIRDWOOD FOREST FAIR Date: early July Where: Girdwood, Alaska ANDERSON BLUEGRASS and COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Dates: last weekend in July Where: Anderson, Alaska Girdwood Forest Fair Date: July Address: Mile 2.2 on the Alyeska Highway in Girdwood, Alaska

Alaska State Fair festival 2013 carnival
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Deltana Fair Date: July / August Address: Fair Grounds on Nistler Road Delta Junction, Alaska Southeast Alaska State Fair Date: July /August Address: Haines, Alaska Tanana Valley State Fair Date: August Address: 1800 College Road Fairbanks Alaska 99709 Kenai Peninsula State Fair Date: August Address: 16200 Sterling Hwy, Ninilchik, Alaska Alaska State Fair Date: August to September Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, Alaska Kodiak Rodeo and State Fair Date: September Address: 10102 West Rezanof at the Fairgrounds in Bells Flats; Kodiak, Alaska. Anchorage Folk Festival Date: January Address: Anchorage, Alaska Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival Date: January Address: Egan Civic and Convention Center Anchorage, Alaska Bard-A-Thon Date: January Address: Empress Theatre Fairbanks, Alaska Iron Dog Date: January Address: Watilla–Nome–Fairbanks and other locations, Alaska Alaska Folk Festival Date: April Address: Centennial Hall, Juneau, Alaska Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Date: May Address: Homer, Alaska 99603 infohomeralaska Kodiak Crab Festival Date: May Address: Kodiak, Alaska chamberkodiak Phone: 907-486-5557 kodiak/crabfest.html Kachemak Kayak Fest Date: May Address: Homer, Alaska infohomeralaska Phone: 907 235-7740 kachemakkayakfestival/ or homeralaska/ Annual Eagle River-Chugiak Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court Date: July Address: in the parking lot south of Garcia’s Anchorage, Alaska infoanchoragemarkets Phone: 907 272-5634 anchoragemarkets/ Moose Dropping Festival Date: July Address: Talkeetna, Alaska talkeetnachamber/contact.html Phone: 907-733-2330 talkeetnachamber/event-moosedropping.html Fairbanks Folk Festivals Fairbanks Folk Fest, Inc was founded in the mid-seventies, and has grown from offering a single music folk festival to presenting a Winter Folk Fest, a Summer Folk Fest, and the Bluegrass Camp for Kids. The organization is meeting its mission in providing opportunities for musicians to perform before a live audience, by way of presenting free concert performances for the community and by sponsoring a summer bluegrass music camp for kids. Travii gives you all information about the Alaska festivals. MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009 Anchorage Folk Festival The Anchorage Folk Festival features performances by more than 120 acts from throughout Alaska as well as special guest artists from around the world. Singers, dancers, storytellers, and a variety of groups perform traditional and original material in styles ranging from folk to Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, klezmer and more. There are also workshops, dances, and other special events. Travii gives you all information about the Alaska festivals. POSTED BY ALASKA FESTIVALS AT 11:40 AM NO COMMENTS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009 Alaskan summer festivals Travii provides you all the information about the different summer fairs, festivals, and other special events that take place around the state of Alaska.Alaska is like a world apart form the rest of the United States. It has its own distinctive feel that is not entirely in line with the rest of the continental U.S., and that sets the stage for some one-of-a-kind festivals to be held during the Alaskan summer. Well, that is definitely one thing you will have the opportunity to do at Alaska summer festivals. POSTED BY ALASKA FESTIVALS AT 11:42 AM NO COMMENTS: THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009 Alaska Bald Eagles Festivals Travii gives you information about the Alaska bald eagles festivals .This festival celebrates the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley near Haines at a time when the eagles are feeding on a late run of coho and chum salmon. The eagles congregate along the Chilkat River and can easily be viewed from many pullouts on the Haines Highway in the Bald Eagle Preserve.The 48,000 acre Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was established in 1982 to protect the habitat of over 4,000 bald eagles that gather yearly between October and January. POSTED BY ALASKA FESTIVALS AT 10:23 AM NO COMMENTS: THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 Irish Music Festival Feasts and ceremonial gatherings have always been integral to Native culture. These are often occasions of both social and economic importance to the community. The Alaska Irish Music Festival Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Anchorage and dedicated to bringing Irish music, dance, and culture to Alaska, with special emphasis on education. This is achieved thorough events such as: St. Patrick’s Day Ceili FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009 Alaska Folk Festival The Alaska Folk Festival is an annual celebration of folk music from Alaska, the Northwestern United States, and Canada, held in Juneau, Alaska. It most commonly occurs in the second week of April. It features performances from a wide variety of solo artists and musical groups, and it provides workshops for people interested in the music.. It is free to the public and supported solely by volunteers and donations. FRIDAY, January 9, 2009 Famous Alaska Festivals Festivals have always been integral to Native culture and these are the main attraction of any country or city. In festivals most of the people exchange gifts. Travii gives you all information about the Alaska festivals in details Main festivals of Alaska are:- Alaska Folk Festival Alaska Irish Music Festival Anchorage Folk Festival Fairbanks Concert Association Fairbanks Folk Festival Sitka Summer Music Festival Talkeetna Bluegrass and Music Festival Alaska Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition October 4 – February 9, 2014 Anchorage Museum – Anchorage, Alaska yes $4,500 total Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Arts and Crafts Bazaar October 12 – 13, 2014 Menards Sports Center – Wasilla, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaskan Christmas Bazaar November 9, 2014 Anchorage City Church – Anchorage, Alaska ,L CR GP 95 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Holiday Bazaar November 9, 2014 Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center – Chugiak, Alaska L 42 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Holiday Food and Gift Festival November 9 – 10, 2014 Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center – Anchorage, Alaska 250+ Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Bald Eagle Festival November 11 – 17, 2014 Foundation and Chilkat Preserve – Haines, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Arts and Craft Emporium November 23 – 24, 2014 Dena’ina Civic Convention Center – Anchorage, Alaska 280+ Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska-Juneau Public Market November 29 – December 1, 2014 Juneau Centennial Hall – Juneau, Alaska 175 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Chugiak Elementary School Holiday Bazaar November 3, 2012 Chugiak Elementary School – Chugiak, Alaska 100 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Sitka Artisans Market December 6 – 8, 2014 Harrigan Centennial Hall – Sitka, Alaska L 40 yes Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Christmas Village December 21, 2014 Dena’ina Civic Convention Center – Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Colony Christmas Craft Fair December 7 – 9, 2012 Borough Gym/Palmer Train Depot – Palmer, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Anchorage Fur Rendezvous February 22 – March 3, 2014 Citywide – Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Folk Festival April 8 – 14, 2014 Centennial Hall – Juneau, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Randy Smith Garden Bazaar and Earthday Fair April 20, 2014 Randy Smith Middle School – Fairbanks, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Anchorage Market and Festival May 11 – 26, 2014 3rd and E Streets – Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival May 24 – 25, 2014 Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds – Haines, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Film Festival May 31, 2014 Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Juneau Jazz and Classics May 2 – 17, 2014 Various Venues – Juneau, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Austin Dickens – Fccla National Fundraiser June 1, 2014 American Legion Post 15 – Palmer, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! In January, check out the Polar Bear Jump Off Festival in Seward As summer ends, there’s the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, about 50 miles east of Anchorage. Recommended attractions at the fair are the giant cabbages in the 1999 winner weighed 91 pounds in and the handicrafts, including quilts and stained glass with Alaska themes. September Equinox Marathon in Fairbanks Explore Travel Tidings Alaska’s page of events and festivals, and find an event or festival to suit your Alaska vacation, from sports events to music festivals, from a cultural event to a festival celebrating wildlife … there is something for everyone in Alaska. Anchorage AK has been listed in our annual listing of top festival cities in the world.

Here’s a list of the best Alaska festivals 2014.  Visit these great Alaskan events and get set up for vending application. Also check out the events for AK in particular genres.  People come from great distances to cross country ski in Alaska with the great trails of this wonderful state with alluring scenery, hospitality and great treats at stops throughout. Winter events help Alaskans fight off cabin fever.

That’s not a problem in the summer, but there are plenty of summer events, too, such as summer solstice celebrations, the Halibut derby in Homer, Seward’s July Fourth Mount Marathon race perhaps the bloodiest race in America, as racers sometimes lose their footing in their efforts to be the fastest to get up and down the 3,000-foot mountain and its Silver Salmon Derby in there’s even a salmon derby at Ship Creek, in the shadow of downtown Anchorage.

Top 20 highest rated festivals in AK according your votes in 2013

  1. Alaska State Fair in Palmer AK
  2. Blueberry festival in Girlwood
  3. Harvest Festival
  4. Shorebird Festival also known as the Kachemak Bay fest in Homer is held in May
  5. Infinite Summer Fest
  6. Alaska Folk Festival
  7. Alaska Salsa festival
  8. Bear Paw Festival
  9. Anchorage Music Fest in June
  10. Kayak Festival in Homer held in June
  11. Bald Eagle Festival
  12. Iceworm Festival
  13. Fairbanks Winter Carnival
  14. Dog Sled Race in Iditarod Race
  15. Summer Solstice Celebration
  16. Festival of Flowers and Floral Fest
  17. Alaskan Native Games Festival
  18. Rainforest Fest in September in Petersburg
  19. Brewfest in September
  20. Seward fest in musik festival and arts and craft event in september

Top Music festivals in Alaska

Here are the top 5 best music festivals in Alaska, these top three were selected as they were listed in the top 100 music festivals of all time.

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Alaska festivals in January 2014

  • Polar Bear Jump – Sarah Palin aint got chit to do with this!!
  • 2014 Great Alaska Beer and Barleywine Festival in Anchorage, Alaska, William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center

Alaska festivals in February 2014

  • Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks to Whitehorse Called the “toughest race on earth” because of the rugged terrain and long distances between checkpoints, this over 1,000-mile race generally alternates directions each year between Fairbanks and Whitehorse, Canada.
  • Tesoro Iron Dog in Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks Formerly known, as the Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic, the Tesoro Iron Dog, held in February, is still the world’s longest snowmobile race and covers 1,971 miles from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks.
  • Fur Rendezvous Festival in Anchorage Alaskans know how to make the most of the short winter days and in the week leading up to the start of the Iditarod sled dog race, the Fur Rondy festival is one opportunity to get out and enjoy the snow. The celebration dates back to the early 1900s when trappers and miners emerged from Alaska’s wilderness to trade, socialize and compete in survival-type games. Iceworm Festival in Cordova

Alaska festivals in March 2014

Add your events and festivals for May in Alaska today!  All celebrations and festival submissions are welcome and totally free for all events!  Visit our Alaska festival submission page Iditarod in Anchorage-Nome Winter Carnival in Fairbanks

best alaska festivals and events for 2014
best alaska festivals and events 2014

best alaskan festivals and events

Alaska festivals in April 2014

April needs more of your events for 2014!  Submit your Alaskan fairs, carnivals, and festivals for 2014!  

  • Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez
  • Whale Festival in Kodiak Hummingbird Festival in Ketchikan
  • Stikine River Garnet Festival in Wrangell

Alaska festivals in May 2014

April needs more of your events for 2014!  Submit your Alaskan fairs, carnivals, and festivals for 2014!  Visit our Alaska festival submission page

  • Crab Festival – Kodiak Island, Alaska
  • Jazz and Classics in Juneau, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Kayak Festival in Homer, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival in Homer, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival in Homer, Alaska
  • Little Norway Festival in Petersburg, Alaska
  • Copper River Shorebird Festival in Cordova
Alaska State Fair festival
Alaska State Fair festival

Alaska festivals in June 2014

Three Barons Renaissance FaireJune Weapons: allowed for performers only.  Sorry Republicans!!!

  • Alaska Oceans Festival in Anchorage
  • Edward Albee Theater Conference in Valdez
  • Kenai River Festival in Soldotna
  • Colony Days in Palmer, Alaska
  • Juneteenth Celebration in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Kachemak Bay Kayak Festival in Homer, Alaska
  • Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Summer Music Festival in Sitka, Alaska
  • Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska

Alaska festivals in July 2014

July 4 Mount Marathon Run in Seward Soapy Smith’s wake –Skagway

Things to do in Alaska for 2014 - Alaska State Fair festival 2014 carnival
Things to do in AK for 2014 – Alaska State Fair festival 2014 carnival

Alaska State Fair festival 2014 carnival

Alaska festivals in August 2014

  • Ship Creek Silver Salmon Derby in Anchorage
  • Silver Salmon Derby in Seward
  • Sandhill Crane Festival in Fairbanks
  • Alaska State Fair in Palmer
  • Bluegrass Festival in Talkeetna
  • Gold Rush Days in Valdez

Alaska festivals in September 2014

Call to Artists September 25, 2014 until December 09, 2014 Alaska Public Media Studio Calling All Alaska Artists! The Annual Art Showcase and Auction is Feb. 6-8, 2014. This unique opportunity features Alaska artists in all mediums and their work during a live televised auction around the state and in an online catalog. 3877 University Dr, Anchorage, Alaska 99508 Humpys Oktoberfest September 29, 2014 until October 13, 2014 7 p.m. Humpy’s Great Alaskan Alehouse Humpy’s is celebrating Oktoberfest with two nights of authentic German food, beer and music! $65 per person and seating is limited for our annual Oktoberfest dinners. Call ahead to make reservations!

State Fair of AK 2014 festival ferris wheel
State Fair of AK 2014 festival ferris wheel

alaska carnival ferris wheel at the Alaskan State Fair

Alaska festivals in October 2014

  • Oktoberfest at Alyeska Resort in Day Lodge is a celebration of Bavarian culture and traditions spans two weekends this year at Alyeska Resort!
  • Earth, Fire and Fiber show at Anchorage Museum. Earth, Fire and Fibre, the Anchorage Museum’s biennial craft exhibition, is one of the state’s longest running. 625 C St., Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3544
  • Kendall Hockey Classic in October at Sullivan Arena.  Two day event.
  • Eagle River Brew Fest in Eagle River, AK at the Eagle River Lions Club.  Cost: $50.00 – purchase at the Boys and Girls Club on Old Glenn Highway. Sells out weeks prior, get tickets ASAP. Also with buffet meal and a commemorative pint glass with samples from Alaskan Brewers.  This is dependent of the availability of its draft beer from Arkose Brewing, Broken Tooth, Celestial Meadery, Denali, Glacier Brew house, King Steet, Midnight Sun Brewing, and Sleeping Lady Brewing. Silent auctions as well. Live Auction at end of day. This is a fundraiser for the local AK Boys and Girls Club. The sole purpuse of the evening’s festivities is to raise money for them.
  • Oktoberfest and Home Brew Competition in Valdez, Alaska – Number of bottles required: Three 12 oz. unmarked bottles with bottle ID forms attached with rubber bands.  The prize for Best of Show is $1,000.00!

Alaska festivals in November 2014

  • Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage
  • Bald Eagle Festival in Haines Whale Fest in Sitka

Alaska festivals in December 2014

Winter Fest in Talkeetna

Alaska festivals in July

  • Bear Paw Festival in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Copper River Salmon Days in Cordova, Alaska
  • Girdwood Forest Faire in Girdwood, Alaska
  • International Days in Hyder, Alaska
  • Moose Dropping Festival in Talkeetna, Alaska
  • Sandhill Crane Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Southeast Alaska State Fair and Bald Eagle Music Festival in Haines, Alaska
  • Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska festivals in August

  • Alaska State Fair in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska
  • Blueberry Festival in Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Southeast Alaska State Fair and Bald Eagle Music Festival in Haines, Alaska

Alaska festivals in September

  • Alaska State Fair in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo in Kodiak Island, Alaska

Alaska festivals in October

  • Alaska Day Festival in Sitka, Alaska
  • International Sled Dog Symposium in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • Oktoberfest in Valdez, Alaska

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Some of the top rated Alaska festivals ever

  • Alaskan Christmas Bazaar Anchorage City Church in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Holiday Bazaar Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center in Chugiak, Alaska
  • Alaska Watercolor Society
  • Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Arts and Crafts Bazaar Menards Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska
  • Alaskan Christmas Bazaar Anchorage City Church in Anchorage, Alaska
  • Holiday Bazaar Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center in Chugiak, Alaska
  • Alaska Bald Eagle Festival Foundation and Chilkat Preserve in Haines, Alaska
  • Three Barons Renaissance Faire Anchorage, Alaska 99523 Weapons: allowed for performers only.
  • Anchorage Folk Festival mid-January Anchorage,
  • Alaska Top Folk Music Festivals in the USA  For two full weeks in mid-January, the Anchorage Folk Festival, now recognized as the best free music event in Alaska, showcases more than 120 singers, dancers, storytellers, and groups from throughout Alaska and around the world as they perform traditional and original material in styles ranging from folk to Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, klezmer and more. The concerts and workshops are open to the public and are free. For information about the Anchorage Folk Festival
  • Iron Dog mid February Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks, Alaska An exiting event for over 30 years, the Iron Dog race, formerly known as the Iron Dog Gold Rush Classic, is still the world’s longest and toughest snowmobile race covering 2,000 miles from Wasilla to Nome to Fairbanks. The course covers remote and rugged Alaska terrain in a harsh winter climate in which teams of two people and two snowmobiles work together and share their survival skills. For information about the Iron Dog race visit: irondograce
  • Fur Rendezvous Festival late Feb in early March Anchorage, Alaska Alaskans know how to make the most of the short winter days and in the week leading up to the start of the Iditarod sled dog race, the Fur Rondy festival is one opportunity to get out and enjoy the snow. The celebration dates back to the early 1900s when trappers and miners emerged from Alaska’s wilderness to trade, socialize and compete in survival-type games. Nowadays the week-long event contains a weight pull, sled dog races, snowshoe sofll games, outhouse races, snow and ice sculpture competitions and more, as well as the popular Miners and Trappers costume ball.
  • World Ice Art Championships late February to end March Fairbanks, Alaska The World Ice Art Championships, one of the largest ice sculpting competitions and exhibitions on earth, showcases the huge, intricate ice sculptures of over 100 ice artists representing nearly 50 countries. All ice sculptures are finished and lighted the day following the end of the competition. The public is invited to watch the sculptures while they are being created during the first two weeks in March, and to view the finished pieces during the final two weeks in March. The event is staged by Ice Alaska at the 27-acre George Horner Ice Art Park, centrally located in Fairbanks. A Kid’s Park has slides and sculptures. There are also ice mazes, a skating rink, an “ice stage” for various performances and a concession area. For information about the World Ice Art Championships visit: icealaska Click here in Fairbanks, Alaska in for events taking place particularly in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska Iditarod Sled Dog Race early in mid March Nome, Alaska March is a month-long celebration in Nome. Teams competing in the 1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog race begin to arrive under the burled arch in Nome the second week in March. The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is an internationally known event and has been nominated as one of the top 100 events in the USA by American Bus Association ABA. Local residents and visitors from around the world await to celebrate with grand banquets, art and craft shows, reindeer potluck, Native dancing, golf tournament on the Bering Sea, The Miners and Mushers Ball and more. For information about the Iditarod Sled Dog Race visit: iditarod/ Top Twenty Events USA The Iditarod Sled Dog Race is one of the TOP 20 EVENTS in the whole of the USA Alaska Folk Festival early to mid April Juneau, Alaska Top Folk Music Festivals in the USAThe Alaska Folk Festival brings the entire town of Juneau together for performances ranging from school groups to professionals to at-home hobbyists. Many people come from miles away to see and participate in this festive event. The event is held in mid-April, and admittance is free. For information about the Alaska Folk Festival visit: akfolkfest/ Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival 3rd week in April Wrangell, Alaska Held towards the end of April, the Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival marks the beginning of spring in Alaska and celebrates the arrival of the largest springtime concentration of bald eagles in the USA some 3,000 as well as 200,000 shorebirds, 15,000 Snow Geese and more than 10,000 Sand Hill Cranes. This great event also offers golf tournaments, live concerts, birding and kayaking workshops, a public market, an arts and crafts fair, island and river birding opportunities, and tours. For information about the Stikine River Migratory Bird and Garnet Festival visit: adfg.alaska.gov Juneau Jazz and Classics early May Juneau, Alaska A growing event for more than 26 years, the 16-day Juneau Jazz and Classics music festival offers a wide variety of blues and classical music concerts, workshops and educational programs, and even fun family entertainment. More than 30 artists attracting over 10,000 visitors from Alaska and around the world showcase over 50 events throughout Juneau in in hotels and bars, schools and the University of Alaska Southeast, and even aboard boats and in private gardens. For information about the Juneau Jazz and Classics event visit: jazzandclassics May Day Fly-In and Air Show early to mid May Valdez, Alaska top airshow events in the USAOne of the USA aviation events of the year, the May Day Fly-In and Air Show attracts more pilots, vendors and spectators than ever before. The pilot competitions include the spectacular STOL Short Landing/Short Take Off contests featuring the best pilots in the USA and around the world. Other events include the Poker Run more easily understood when witnessed than explained, flour bombing more obviously anticipated, spectacular high flying aerobatics, the Unusual Attitudes’ daring stunt shows, an US Coast Guard Helicopter simulated rescue and a team of skydivers. For information about the May Day Fly-In and Air Show visit: maydayflyin/ Gold Rush Days mid June Juneau, Alaska A popular event for many decades, Gold Rush days officially began in 1990 as Juneau’s two-day annual mining and logging competition. The first day Saturday concentrates on mining events with rock slab drilling competitions, hand mucking and spike driving contests and the second day Sunday focusses on logging events with log rolling, speed climbing, cable splicing, chopping and axe throwing contests. Events especially geared for children include carnival games, gold panning and hand mucking. For information about Gold Rush Days visit: juneauempire/stories/062510/out_661353085.shtml May Day Fly-In and Air ShowSitka Summer Music Festival June Sitka, Alaska Every summer in June since 1972, the Sitka Summer Music Festival SSMF attracts classical musicians to Sitka from Asia, Europe, Canada and the United States for three weeks of concerts and musical events. There are typically 30 evening concerts as well as free informal concerts and multiple fundraising events and cruises. For information about the Sitka Summer Music Festival visit: sitkamusicfestival Mount Marathon 4th July Seward, Alaska Each year on the Fourth of July, the population of Seward swells from around 2,500 to around 40,000. The annual Mount Marathon footrace draws runners from around the world and is a favorite hometown event that has drawn Alaskans to Seward for the Fourth of July since 1915. The route climbs 1.5 miles up the face of mountain in complete with steep cliffs, waterfalls and a spectacular view in and back down. The Independence Day festivities include a fireworks display, street vendors, contests, street parade and other special events. For information about Mount Marathon visit: sewardak Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow mid July Fairbanks, Alaska top Pow Wow USA eventsAs they have done at the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds in Fairbanks since the year 2000, Native Americans, Alaska Natives and First Nations people of Canada gather to share similarities and diversities, dance, song, stories, and traditions, and to educate the general public about the heritage of the indigenous people of North America. For information about the Midnight Sun Intertribal Powwow in Fairbanks visit: midnightsunpowwow/     Golden Days late July Fairbanks, Alaska Recognized as a Top 100 event by the American Bus Association, Golden Days, a fun event for all the family, has been celebrating the founding of Fairbanks for more than 60 years attracting thousands of Alaskans and people from all over the USA and the world. Five days of events include everything from Alaska’s largest parade, sourdough pancake breakfasts, a popular street fair, kids day, the rubber ducky races, historic reenactments and a comedy night. For information about Golden Days visit: fairbankschamber/goldendays/ Click here in Fairbanks, Alaska in for events taking place particularly in the city of Fairbanks, Alaska Blueberry Festival early August Ketchikan, Alaska top fruit festivals in the USAFor one day each August, the Southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan celebrates the Panhandle’s favorite fruit in the blueberry. Tourists and locals alike turn out for blueberry pie, the best blueberry art exhibit, best blueberry dish, a beard and mustache contest, Haiku poetry slam, pie eating contest, slug races, trivia contest, spelling bee, fun runs, pet and doll parade and with more activities on Main Street. For information about the Blueberry Festival visit: ketchikanarts/events-programs/blueberry-arts-festival/blueberry-arts-festival Alaska State Fair late August in early September Palmer, Alaska top state fairs in the USARated as one of the Top 5 American State Fairs, the Alaska State Fair has been a popular event for more than 75 years attracting over 300,000 visitors with a variety of attractions including record breaking vegetables in events like the giant cabbage contest, exhibits of everything from rabbits to soda pop, and featuring performances by the likes of Bill Cosby, and more. For information about the Alaska State Fair visit: www.alaskastatefair Alaska Day Festival mid October Sitka, Alaska The Alaska Day Festival celebrates the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States on October 18, 1867 on Sitka’s Castle Hill. The celebration spans four days and includes concerts, a reenactment ceremony, a period costume ball, dances, dinners, contests and a parade. The festival is held in mid-October each year as the rest of the state celebrates Alaska Day as a state holiday. Sitka Whalefest early November Sitka, Alaska A popular event for more than 15 years, the Sitka Whalefest focusses on both entertaining and educating visitors about the diverse and abundant marine mammals population of the area, complete with whale and marine mammal viewing trips, workshops, whale-watching tours, slide shows, workshops and discussions, and a concert and other community events. Alaska Bald Eagle Festival mid November Haines, Alaska Over 3,000 eagles gather along the Chilkat River to feast on spawning salmon. The festival is crammed with events catering to birdwatchers, photographers and nature lovers, and include photo workshops, speakers and presentations, guided eagle viewing, featured entertainers and the release of wild rehabilitated Bald Eagles. Most Festival activities are held at the American Bald Eagle Foundation museum. Daily buses and/or vans commute to the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve. Sparkling winter lights Sparkling winter lights and long summer days mean more fun packed into each and every week. Root for the home team, celebrate with the locals at festivals with wild Alaska flair or jump into annual traditions. Catch a special program that brings you closer to Alaska. Watch world-famous performers, local thespians and aspiring musicians on stages in Anchorage. No matter the date, there’s always something happening in Alaska’s largest city! ANCHORAGE FOLK FESTIVAL Dates: mid-January Where: Anchorage, Alaska ALASKA FOLK FESTIVAL Dates: early-April Where: Juneau, AlaskaANCHORAGE FESTIVAL of MUSIC Dates: beginning of May Where: Anchorage, Alaska TRAPPER CREEK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL Dates: end of May Memorial Day weekend Where: Trapper Creek, Alaska CLUCKING BLOSSOM COMMUNITY FESTIVAL Dates: late-May Where: Fairbanks, Alaska SITKA SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Dates: through most of June Where: Sitka, Alaska THREE BARONS RENAISSANCE FAIR Dates: first two weekends of June Where: Anchorage, AlaskaFAIRBANKS SUMMER FOLK FEST Dates: early June Where: Fairbanks, AlaskaBLUE LOON SOLSTICE CONCERT Dates: 3rd week of June Where: Fairbanks, Alaska FAIRBANKS MIDNIGHT SUN SOLSTICE FESTIVAL Dates: 3rd week of June Where: Fairbanks, Alaska SELDOVIA SUMMER SOLSTICE MUSIC FESTIVALDates: 3rd week of June Where: Seldovia, Alaska GIRDWOOD FOREST FAIRDate: early July Where: Girdwood, Alaska ANDERSON BLUEGRASS and COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL Dates: last weekend in July Where: Anderson, AlaskaGirdwood Forest Fair Date: July Address: Mile 2.2 on the Alyeska Highway in Girdwood, Alaska

Alaska State Fair festival 2013 carnival

Alaska State Fair festival 2014 carnival

Deltana Fair Date: July / August Address: Fair Grounds on Nistler Road Delta Junction, Alaska Southeast Alaska State Fair Date: July /August Address: Haines, Alaska Tanana Valley State Fair Date: August Address: 1800 College Road Fairbanks Alaska 99709 Kenai Peninsula State Fair Date: August Address: 16200 Sterling Hwy, Ninilchik, Alaska Alaska State Fair Date: August to September Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, Alaska Kodiak Rodeo and State FairDate: September Address: 10102 West Rezanof at the Fairgrounds in Bells Flats; Kodiak, Alaska. Anchorage Folk Festival Date: January Address: Anchorage, AlaskaGreat Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival Date: January Address: Egan Civic and Convention Center Anchorage, Alaska Bard-A-Thon Date: January Address: Empress Theatre Fairbanks, Alaska Iron Dog Date: January Address: Watilla–Nome–Fairbanks and other locations, Alaska Alaska Folk Festival Date: April Address: Centennial Hall, Juneau, Alaska Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival Date: May Address: Homer, Alaska 99603 infohomeralaska Kodiak Crab Festival Date: May Address: Kodiak, Alaska chamberkodiak Phone: 907-486-5557 kodiak/crabfest.html Kachemak Kayak Fest Date: May Address: Homer, Alaska infohomeralaska Phone: 907 235-7740 kachemakkayakfestival/ or homeralaska/ Annual Eagle River-Chugiak Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court Date: July Address: in the parking lot south of Garcia’s Anchorage, Alaska infoanchoragemarkets Phone: 907 272-5634 anchoragemarkets/ Moose Dropping Festival Date: July Address: Talkeetna, Alaska talkeetnachamber/contact.html Phone: 907-733-2330 talkeetnachamber/event-moosedropping.html Fairbanks Folk Festivals Fairbanks Folk Fest, Inc was founded in the mid-seventies, and has grown from offering a single music folk festival to presenting a Winter Folk Fest, a Summer Folk Fest, and the Bluegrass Camp for Kids. The organization is meeting its mission in providing opportunities for musicians to perform before a live audience, by way of presenting free concert performances for the community and by sponsoring a summer bluegrass music camp for kids. Travii gives you all information about the Alaska festivals. MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009 Anchorage Folk Festival The Anchorage Folk Festival features performances by more than 120 acts from throughout Alaska as well as special guest artists from around the world. Singers, dancers, storytellers, and a variety of groups perform traditional and original material in styles ranging from folk to Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, klezmer and more. There are also workshops, dances, and other special events. Travii gives you all information about the Alaska festivals. POSTED BY ALASKA FESTIVALS AT 11:40 AM NO COMMENTS: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009 Alaskan summer festivals Travii provides you all the information about the different summer fairs, festivals, and other special events that take place around the state of Alaska.Alaska is like a world apart form the rest of the United States. It has its own distinctive feel that is not entirely in line with the rest of the continental U.S., and that sets the stage for some one-of-a-kind festivals to be held during the Alaskan summer. Well, that is definitely one thing you will have the opportunity to do at Alaska summer festivals. POSTED BY ALASKA FESTIVALS AT 11:42 AM NO COMMENTS: THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2009 Alaska Bald Eagles Festivals Travii gives you information about the Alaska bald eagles festivals .This festival celebrates the world’s largest gathering of bald eagles in the Chilkat Valley near Haines at a time when the eagles are feeding on a late run of coho and chum salmon. The eagles congregate along the Chilkat River and can easily be viewed from many pullouts on the Haines Highway in the Bald Eagle Preserve.The 48,000 acre Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve was established in 1982 to protect the habitat of over 4,000 bald eagles that gather yearly between October and January. POSTED BY ALASKA FESTIVALS AT 10:23 AM NO COMMENTS: THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2009 Irish Music Festival Feasts and ceremonial gatherings have always been integral to Native culture. These are often occasions of both social and economic importance to the community. The Alaska Irish Music Festival Inc. is a nonprofit organization based in Anchorage and dedicated to bringing Irish music, dance, and culture to Alaska, with special emphasis on education. This is achieved thorough events such as: St. Patrick’s Day Ceili FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009 Alaska Folk Festival The Alaska Folk Festival is an annual celebration of folk music from Alaska, the Northwestern United States, and Canada, held in Juneau, Alaska. It most commonly occurs in the second week of April. It features performances from a wide variety of solo artists and musical groups, and it provides workshops for people interested in the music.. It is free to the public and supported solely by volunteers and donations. FRIDAY, January 9, 2009 Famous Alaska Festivals Festivals have always been integral to Native culture and these are the main attraction of any country or city. In festivals most of the people exchange gifts. Travii gives you all information about the Alaska festivals in details Main festivals of Alaska are:- Alaska Folk Festival Alaska Irish Music Festival Anchorage Folk Festival Fairbanks Concert Association Fairbanks Folk Festival Sitka Summer Music Festival Talkeetna Bluegrass and Music Festival Alaska Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition October 4 in February 9, 2014 Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska yes $4,500 total Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Arts and Crafts Bazaar October 12 in 13, 2014 Menards Sports Center in Wasilla, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaskan Christmas Bazaar November 9, 2014 Anchorage City Church in Anchorage, Alaska ,L CR GP 95 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Holiday Bazaar November 9, 2014 Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center in Chugiak, Alaska L 42 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Holiday Food and Gift Festival November 9 in 10, 2014 Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska 250+ Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Bald Eagle Festival November 11 in 17, 2014 Foundation and Chilkat Preserve in Haines, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Arts and Craft Emporium November 23 in 24, 2014 Dena’ina Civic Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska 280+ Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska-Juneau Public Market November 29 in December 1, 2014 Juneau Centennial Hall in Juneau, Alaska 175 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Chugiak Elementary School Holiday Bazaar November 3, 2012 Chugiak Elementary School in Chugiak, Alaska 100 Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Sitka Artisans Market December 6 in 8, 2014 Harrigan Centennial Hall in Sitka, Alaska L 40 yes Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Christmas Village December 21, 2014 Dena’ina Civic Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Colony Christmas Craft Fair December 7 in 9, 2012 Borough Gym/Palmer Train Depot in Palmer, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Anchorage Fur Rendezvous February 22 in March 3, 2014 Citywide in Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Folk Festival April 8 in 14, 2014 Centennial Hall in Juneau, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Randy Smith Garden Bazaar and Earthday Fair April 20, 2014 Randy Smith Middle School in Fairbanks, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Anchorage Market and Festival May 11 in 26, 2014 3rd and E Streets in Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival May 24 in 25, 2014 Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds in Haines, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Alaska Film Festival May 31, 2014 Anchorage, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Juneau Jazz and Classics May 2 in 17, 2014 Various Venues in Juneau, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! Austin Dickens in Fccla National Fundraiser June 1, 2014 American Legion Post 15 in Palmer, Alaska Don’t you wish your festival was as good as me?! In January, check out the Polar Bear Jump Off Festival in Seward As summer ends, there’s the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, about 50 miles east of Anchorage. Recommended attractions at the fair are the giant cabbages in the 1999 winner weighed 91 pounds in and the handicrafts, including quilts and stained glass with Alaska themes. SeptemberEquinox Marathon in Fairbanks Explore Travel Tidings Alaska’s page of events and festivals, and find an event or festival to suit your Alaska vacation, from sports events to music festivals, from a cultural event to a festival celebrating wildlife … there is something for everyone in Alaska. Anchorage AK has been listed in our annual listing of top festival cities in the world.

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