Alaska Festivals 2023, 2024

Dimond Center Aloha Days 2023

Dimond Center Aloha Days

January, 2023

Dimond Center, 800 E Dimond Blvd Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Polar Bear Jump 2023

Alaska Polar Bear Jump

January, 2023

Seward Boat Harbor, 1300 4th Ave Seward, AK, Seward, Alaska

Cordova Iceworm Festival 2023

Cordova Iceworm Festival

January, 2023

Multiple Locations in Cordova, Cordova, AK, Cordova, Alaska

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival 2023

Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival

January, 2023

William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center, 555 W 5th Ave Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage Folk Festival 2023

Anchorage Folk Festival

January, 2023

Multiple Locations in Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, Alaska

Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival 2023

Great Alaska Beer and Barley Wine Festival

January, 2023

William A. Egan Civic and Convention Center, Anchorage, Alaska

Farthest North Jewish Film Festival 2023

Farthest North Jewish Film Festival

February, 2023

Multiple Locations in Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Folk Fest 2023

Fairbanks Folk Fest

February, 2023

Pioneer Park Civic Center, 2300 Airport Way Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Hockey Week in Fairbanks 2023

Hockey Week in Fairbanks

February, 2023

Multiple Locations in Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships 2023

Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships

February, 2023

George Horner Ice Park, 3050 Phillips Field Rd Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Iron Dog Snowmobile Race 2023

Iron Dog Snowmobile Race

February, 2023

From Downtown Anchorage to Fairbanks, W 4th Ave & F St Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Denali Winterfest 2023

Denali Winterfest

February, 2023

Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali National Park & Preserve, George Parks Hwy Denali Park, AK, Denali Park, Alaska

Alaska Salsa Festival 2023

Alaska Salsa Festival

February, 2023

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa, 401 E 6th Ave Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

Alaska Dog Mushers' Association Gold Run 2023

Alaska Dog Mushers' Association Gold Run

February, 2023

Jeff Studdert Racegrounds, 925 Farmers Loop Rd Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race 2023

Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

February, 2023

Between Whitehorse, Yukon & Fairbanks, Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska Ice Festival 2023

Alaska Ice Festival

February, 2023

Fairbanks, Alaska USA, North Pole, Alaska

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous 2023

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

February, 2023

Multiple Locations in Downtown Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, Alaska

Wearable Art Show 2023

Wearable Art Show

February, 2023

Ted Ferry Civic Center, Ketchikan, Alaska

Fairbanks Tired Iron 2023

Fairbanks Tired Iron

March, 2023

Multiple Locations in Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks Arts Association Parka Parade 2023

Fairbanks Arts Association Parka Parade

March, 2023

Dog Mushers Hall, 925 Farmers Loop Rd Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days 2023

Nenana Ice Classic Tripod Days

March, 2023

Multiple Locations in Nenana, Nenana, AK, Nenana, Alaska

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start 2023

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start

March, 2023

Along 4th Avenue Beginning at D Street, W 4th Ave & D St Anchorage, AK, Anchorage, Alaska

University of Alaska Fairbanks Festival of Native Arts 2023

University of Alaska Fairbanks Festival of Native Arts

March, 2023

University of Alaska Davis Concert Hall, 312 Tanana Dr Fairbanks, AK, Fairbanks, Alaska

Parade & Procession 2023

Parade & Procession

March, 2023

Atwood Concert Hall, Anchorage, Alaska

Iditarod 2023

Iditarod

March, 2023

4th Avenue st, Downtown Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska

About Festivals in Alaska

Alaska is widely known as the wild and thrilling home of adventure and wilderness. It’s the land of huge national parks, frozen soaring mountains and glaciers bigger than our imaginations can conjure. It’s a place of majesty, grand scales and awesome postcard-picture images. But it’s also a great location for a few fun-filled days at a festival or two. With a state this size, it’s no surprise that there’s a festival for everything and everyone.

The 75-year tradition of the Alaska State Fair is perhaps what makes it the favourite festival of many native Alaskans. This traditional-style fair is the biggest annual event in the whole of the state, and every year is filled with more fun than the last. There are diverse exhibitions, crazy carnival games, rip-roaring rides, food, drinks, laughter and plenty to keep all ages entertained. There are also chances to buy loads of wacky and wonderful trinkets and treasures, and even feast your eyes upon world-record vegetables of massive proportions!

The Anchorage Film Festival, first held in 2001, is a special and significant day in the independent film calendar. The event showcases fantastic new flicks, with a focus on filmmakers from Alaska, and screens a great number of interesting, unusual and unique shorts, documentaries and feature films. Other events include panel discussions, special screenings and awards ceremonies.

Sitka summer music festival exhibits and excites with America’s best string musicians. If it’s plucked or pulled and it pleases your ears, you’ll find it here. There are performers from every inch of American soil and a few too from other corners of the world. If you like violins, cellos, guitars or anything else with a bunch of strings, it’s the place to be. The event holds classical and contemporary performances and promises a varied and vibrant program of melodious music.

Alaska also hosts the Fur Rendezvous Festival, an icy celebration to thaw the chill of the state’s famous frozen winters. There are markets, food, arts, contests, races and reindeers, all in honour of the Alaskan cold. With a chilly history of over 75 years, it’s an event filled with proud tradition, rosy cheeks and glowing smiles.

You can also attend festivals celebrating themes and things as diverse as mountain climbing, sports, forests, salmon, blueberries and a great range more. The whole state is a beautiful backdrop to have fun, so come along and join the party!