Your 2018 Alaskan Festivals Guide

Posted by Credit Union 1 on May 17, 2018 5:53:45 PM
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Alaskan Festivals Guide

Summer is in the air, 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 15-17. Visit Chicken, Alaska for “good music, plenty of beer, and lots of fun!” Bonus: you can also pan for gold at this event.

  • Nome Midnight Sun Parade: June 21. Watch the floats and fun, then cool off with a Polar Bear Swim at East End Beach.

  • Midnight Sun Festival: June 24. Road trip to Fairbanks for Alaska’s largest single-day event and enjoy 33 live performances from dance groups, traveling artists, local musicians and talent acts.

  • Seward 4th of July Celebration: July 3-4. Come watch the Mt. Marathon race and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the world!

  • Girdwood Forest Fair: July 6-8. Music, family-friendly activities and a beer garden. Need we say more?

  • Copper River Salmon Jam: July 13-14. Join Cordova residents in a fun-filled festival that promotes the health and sustainability of local salmon runs.

  • Southeast Alaska State Fair: July 26-29. This unique, fishing-centric fair in Haines, Alaska features a fishermen’s rodeo!

  • SalmonFest: Aug 3-5. Visit the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik for three days of fish, love and music.

  • Alyeska Resort Blueberry Festival: Aug. 18-19. 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.

  • Anchorage RunFest: Aug. 18-19. Come get your heart pumping with a collection of running events that celebrate runners of all abilities!

  • Alaska State Fair: Aug. 23-Sept. 3. 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.

Wherever you roam this summer, don’t forget to tag #AKRoadTrip to your adventure and immortalize your memories. If CU1 helped finance that chariot that’s carrying you from SalmonFest to the Alaska State Fair, be sure to tag #CU1LUV as well! We could feature your travels in an upcoming newsletter, blog or more – and that means your summer fun will be famous long after the termination dust settles. Make the most of that sunshine, Alaska!


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