🎵 Summer days are drifting away, 🎵 and your Alaskan weekends are a beautiful, blank slate of possibility. Looking for festivals and fun to fill them up? Bookmark this blog, pick your #AKRoadTrip tunes, grab a cooler and go!
Chickenstock Music Festival
June 14-16 | Chicken
Visit Chicken, Alaska for “good music, plenty of beer, and lots of fun!” Bonus: you can also pan for gold at this event.
Midnight Sun Parade
June 23 | Nome
Watch the floats and fun, then cool off with a Polar Bear Swim at East End Beach.
June 22-29 | Anchorage
This week-long extravaganza will include more than 20 events and will culminate with their annual Equality Parade and Pride Festival on June 29.
Midnight Sun Festival
June 23 | Fairbanks
Road trip to Fairbanks for Alaska’s largest single-day event and enjoy live performances from dance groups, traveling artists, local musicians and talent acts.
Fourth of July Celebration
July 3-4 | Seward
Come watch the Mt. Marathon race and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world!
July 5-7 | Girdwood
Music, family-friendly activities and a beer garden. Need we say more?
Bear Paw Festival
July 10-14 | Eagle River
The Bear Paw Festival is the largest and longest running community event in Chugiak-Eagle River drawing participation from throughout Southcentral Alaska. The Festival features the best parade in Alaska and great events such as Slippery Salmon Olympics, Classic Car Show, Motorcycle Show, Bear Paw Pageant for young men and women of high school age, Running With The Bears, Teddy Bear Picnic for the younger set and many more family friendly events.
Copper River Salmon Jam
July 13-14 | Cordova
Join Cordova residents in a fun-filled festival that promotes the health and sustainability of local salmon runs.
Golden Days Parade
July 13-21 | Fairbanks
Golden Days boasts exciting events for all ages, including the biggest parade in Alaska, a street fair, and a rubber duckie race along the Chena river among many other fun activities.
July 26-28 | Soldotna
Soldotna Progress Days is a celebration of the Soldotna community. It includes a free community parade (look for the Credit Union 1 float!), family activities, food and craft vendors, LIVE Music, rodeo events, and more!
Southeast Alaska State Fair
July 25-28 | Haines
This unique, fishing-centric fair in Haines, Alaska features a fishermen’s rodeo!
August 2-4 | Ninilchik
Visit the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik for three days of fish, love and music.
August 17-18 | Girdwood
Forage for blueberries with nearly 4,000 other people in Girdwood! There’s even a tram to take you uphill, so you don’t have to hike too far to find them.
August 17-18 | Anchorage
Come get your heart pumping with a collection of running events that celebrate runners of all abilities!
Alaska State Fair
August 22-September 2 | Palmer
You haven’t fully experienced the Alaskan festival scene until you’ve eaten deep-fried food on a stick while gazing at a pumpkin or cabbage the size of your house.
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