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February 2023

Susitna 100 and Little Su 50K

February 18 - February 20
Big Lake,AKUnited States + Google Map
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The Susitna 100 is a ski, foot, or bike race held on packed snowmachine and dog sled trails in the Susitna River valley, north of Anchorage. The remoteness of the trail, distance between checkpoints, and the winter conditions during the Race make it necessary for the racers to carry with them survival equipment. Gear to be used must pass inspection. Run in conjunction with it's older brother, the Susitna 100, the Little Su 50k shares some of the same course…

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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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May 2023

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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June 2023

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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48th Annual Girdwood Forest Fair

July 7 - July 9
Girdwood Community Room, 250 Egloff Dr
Girdwood,AK99587United States
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Alaskan artists, exotic foods and entertainers from all over Alaska! If you’re visiting Girdwood the first weekend in July, you’ll feel a palpable energy in the air—a little extra jolt of excitement. It’s because of the Forest Fair—a huge festival celebrating Alaskan music, arts, and crafts. Artists and visitors pour in from all over Alaska to perform or just have fun, and the entire community comes together to make it happen. It’s the kind of event that visitors may stumble…

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36th Annual Bear Paw Festival

July 12 - July 16
Chugiak-Eagle River Town Center, 11924 Business Blvd
Eagle River,AK99577United States
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Located in Eagle River, the Bear Paw Festival features a parade, vendor court, live entertainment, great food, shopping and fun for all ages. Sometimes unexpected but always a good time, events run the gamut. The Slippery Salmon Olympics are perhaps the best known event. Teams of two race against the clock and each other with a real salmon as the critical item to take along while tackling all the obstacles. The Running of the Bears, a 300 yard fun run,…

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August 2023

Salmon Fest Music Festival

August 4 - August 6
Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, 16200 Sterling Hwy
Ninilchik,AK99639United States
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Every year thousands of people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a city as families and friends fill the region with encampments full of music, food, fish and love. Festival Hours: Friday – Noon-2am Saturday – 11am-2am Sunday – 11am-10pm

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Salmonfest Alaska 2023

August 4 - August 6
Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, 16200 Sterling Hwy
Ninilchik,AK99639United States
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Salmonfest has become widely recognized both nationally and within the state as the most compelling and dynamic event in Alaska. Every year over 8,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a small city as families and friends fill the region with music, food, fish and love. Over the three day weekend many of Alaska’s top food, crafts, art and brews are available throughout the grounds and a family friendly atmosphere, including a daily children’s program and science symposium, is…

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Kenai Peninsula Fair

August 11 - August 13
Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, 16200 Sterling Hwy
Ninilchik,AK99639United States
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Come visit Ninilchik, Alaska for the 70th Annual Kenai Peninsula Fair. The fair draws over 7,000 people each August from all over the state to take part in all the fair fun! Activities include live music, pig races, rodeo with bull riding, annual parade and much more! The Kenai Peninsula Fair continues to be one of the biggest celebrations on the Kenai Peninsula.  It is an important festival that drives healthy tourism, provides for commerce development, builds community ties and…

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