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March 2023

Iditarod

March 3
Anchorage, AK Anchorage,AKUnited States + Google Map

You can’t compare it to any other competitive event in the world! A race covering  1000 miles of the roughest, most beautiful terrain Mother Nature has to offer. She throws jagged mountain ranges, frozen river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side…

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White Mountains 100

March 26
White Mountains National Recreation Area, Wickersham Dome Trailhead, Milepost 28 Elliott Highway
Fairbanks,AKUnited States
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Are you ready for an adventure in the remote beauty of interior Alaska? Come north to Fairbanks, Alaska for the annual White Mountains 100-mile ultra race. A 100-mile human powered race across interior Alaska. The race course cuts through the heart of the jagged limestone peaks that define the White Mountains National Recreation Area. This rugged wilderness will challenge racers with a variety of terrain and trail conditions, satisfying even the most experienced winter athlete. Steep climbs, bowel-clenching descents, sharp…

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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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July 2023

Independence Day Celebrations

July 4

Check with local visitor information centers for details.

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World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

July 12 - July 15
Ester Community Park, 3566 Old Nenana Hwy
Fairbanks,AK99709United States
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The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (or WEIO) is an annual multi-sport event held over a four-day period beginning the 3rd Wednesday each July, designed to preserve cultural practices and traditional (survival) skills essential to life in circumpolar areas of the world. The WEIO features games or sports rooted in ancestral hunting and survival techniques employed by the Inuit, Iñupiat, Yupik, and other Native Americans, as well as dance storytelling competitions, and an annual cultural pageant, called Miss WEIO, that focuses on…

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Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

July 16 - July 30
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 600 University Ave
Fairbanks,AK99709United States
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Very few art festivals in the country are as boldly multi-disciplinary as the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival with classes in music, dance, theatre, visual arts, literary arts, culinary arts, and healing arts. A thousand people, from beginners to advanced practitioners, register each year to explore their inner artist. FSAF brings in 120+ guest artists from around the globe to afford Alaskans the opportunity to learn new artistic techniques and spread their knowledge through instructors. Whether you want to be part…

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Tanana Valley State Fair

July 28 - August 6
Ester Community Park, 3566 Old Nenana Hwy
Fairbanks,AK99709United States
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This annual fair is a community gathering point featuring family fun for all, including livestock, games, rides, an amusement park, horse shows, art and crafts, competitive exhibits, quilt shows, giant cabbages, contests and special events, and two outdoor stages with free entertainment daily. More than 300 booths and fabulous food can be found at our Fair, making for fantastic meals and snacks, excellent shopping opportunities, and information on community services, programs, and opportunities. You will also enjoy a spectacular fireworks…

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August 2023

Alaska State Fair

August 18 - September 4
Alaska State Fairgrounds, 2075 Glenn Highway
Palmer,AK99645United States
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For over 80 years, the Alaska State Fair has been a gathering place for all Alaskans, and a “last hurrah” before summer gives way to the long Alaska winter.What started as a celebration for the Mat-Su colonists in 1936 has grown into the state’s largest annual event. Each year, hundreds of thousands of fairgoers enjoyed nightly concerts featuring headline entertainers in the AT&T Concert Series, carnival rides and games, hundreds of food and vendor booths featuring uniquely Alaskan items, tens…

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September 2023

Equinox Marathon

September 16
UAF Patty Centre, 410 Alumni Drive
Fairbanks,AK99701United States
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The Equinox Marathon is the premier running event in Interior Alaska. With most of the course on trails and a challenging climb up and over Ester Dome—and up and over it again!—it is a challenging marathon that will test your running abilities. But don’t worry if it seems too overwhelming! Our generous 10 hour time cutoff is great for walkers who can keep a steady pace, and you can do roughly a half of the course by doing the half…

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