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May 2023

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

May 3 - May 7

Alaska's largest wildlife festival! Located on the beautiful shores and waters of Kachemak Bay, the Homer- based Festival is one of the most accessible places for shorebird viewing in Alaska. With over 100,000 shorebirds of 25 different species migrating through in early May, this four-day event celebrates the return of spring and migrating birds. Since 1993 the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has offered great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars and workshops, and children’s activities to thousands of birders of all ages…

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Little Norway Festival

May 18 - May 21
Petersburg, AK Petersburg,AKUnited States + Google Map

The Petersburg Little Norway Festival Committee and Chamber of Commerce welcome all residents and visitors of Petersburg to the Annual Little Norway Festival each year. Great music always plays a large part of the Festival fun. The heart of downtown is barricaded and booths line the street offering a variety of wares and information. Food, always an important aspect of any festival, ranges from traditional Alaskan Native fare and Petersburg’s world-class seafood to fine Norwegian delicacies. A parade, a walk/run…

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Valdez Halibut Derby

May 23 - September 3
Valdez Valdez,Alaska + Google Map

The Valdez Halibut Derby features a $10,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest halibut, $3,000 cash for 2nd place and $1,500 for 3rd place. In addition, the Valdez Halibut Derby features 1st and 2nd place weekly prizes. It all starts with a derby ticket and you can find out where to get one by visiting our Tickets page. The Valdez Halibut Derby week starts on Sunday and runs through Saturday Night! Derby tickets per species cost $10/Daily or $50/Season.

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Kodiak Crab Festival

May 25 - May 29
Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, 100 E Marine Way #300
Kodiak,AK99615United States
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WHAT IS KODIAK CRAB FESTIVAL? The Kodiak Crab Festival is produced annually by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the residents of Kodiak, Alaska. Crab Fest is a time for the community to celebrate the abundant resources that we recieve from the sea. It is the intent of the Chamber of Commerce, Crab Festival Manager and the Crab Festival Committee to coordinate a variety of family oriented activities that will provide men, women and children a festive…

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Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival

May 27
Haines, Alaska Haines,AKUnited States + Google Map

Taste test some great Alaskan home brew and craft beers! Held at the Fairgrounds in Haines, Alaska. Fun-run on Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon join us for live music, local food, and excellent craft beers from breweries and distributors across the state. Limited tickets available, pre-purchase recommended. Must be 21 with valid ID to enter.

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June 2023

Chickenstock Music Festival

June 16 - June 17
Chickenstock Music Festival, Mile 66 Taylor Highway
Chicken,AK99732United States

Join us for the 17th annual Chickenstock Music Festival! It’s a fun-filled weekend for the whole family hosted by Chicken Gold Camp in Chicken Alaska on “Top of the World”. Enjoy a weekend of boot stompin’ music by Alaskan artists, locally prepared eats, delicious local craft beer, the “Peep Drop”, games, Alaskan made crafts and fun local Chicken hospitality. Come shake your tail feathers “under the Midnight Sun” in Chicken Alaska at our annual “Music Fest on Top of the…

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27th Annual Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay

June 17
Haines Junction Haines Junction,YTCanada + Google Map

Annual bike relay from Haines Junction, Yukon to Haines, Alaska. Has been postponed to June 17th, 2023 due to complications related to COVID-19

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June 17
Anchorage, AK Anchorage,AKUnited States + Google Map

Whether you’re running or cheering on the participants, marathons are always fun, and this summertime race through Anchorage is the biggest marathon in Alaska. The event, which happens during the Summer Solstice in June, has been a tradition for the past 40 years and is something everyone looks forward to. It’s usually ideal marathon weather, between 55 and 70 degrees, which is perfect for the 4,000 runners who fly in from all 50 states and some 15 countries. Racers will…

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Alaska Scottish Highland Games

June 24 - June 25
Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Highway
Palmer,AK99645United States
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Alaska Scottish Highland Games

Featuring all things Scottish-Bagpipes, Heavy Athletics, Celtic Dance, Drumming, Kilted Mile, Scotch Tasting, Tea Tent, Salmon Tossing, Highland Coo, Tug-Of-War, Vendors, Historical Demonstrations, Musical Guests, Axe Throwing, Children’s Events and so much there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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July 2023

Independence Day Celebrations

July 4

Check with local visitor information centers for details.

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