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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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Buckwheat Ski Classic

March 11
Skagway, AK Skagway,AKUnited States + Google Map
BuckWheat Sea Classic Race Day

An annual ski race held in March. The only way to truly prepare for this race is to make sure you have a good costume and love of strong hooch. More details on http://buckwheatskiclassic.com/  

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Alaska Eagles

March 12 - March 16
Homer, AK Homer, AK,AK99603United States + Google Map
$3995

Join professional wildlife photographer/instructor Kathleen Reeder for an incredible 5 night/4-day photo workshop in Homer, Alaska to photograph bald eagles.

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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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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
$10

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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