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No matter the date, there’s always something happening in Alaska’s largest city!  Root for the home team, celebrate with the locals at festivals with wild Alaska flair or jump into annual traditions.

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See Anchorage from the 25k, 40k or 50k route during the Tour of Anchorage ski marathon, held annually on the first Sunday in March.
See Anchorage from the 25k, 40k or 50k route during the Tour of Anchorage ski marathon, held annually on the first Sunday in March. ©Visit Anchorage/Farrar Photography

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Snow, trails and wild tails! The Last Great Race is an endurance race through wide-open spaces of Alaska for the four-legged, gold-medal athletes of the annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Whether you are coming to town for debate, volleyball, football or the big basketball tournament, Anchorage is ready to welcome you and your team! The city hosts many ASAA events throughout the year...
One of Alaska's premier running events, the Big Wild Life Runs are held annually during August. The event draws racers of all abilities for races ranging from a mile to 49 kilometers.
Anchorage does Thanksgiving a little different.  While there is plenty of turkey with all the trimmings, it is also the right place for top-flight college hoops and holiday events that sparkle.
Ring in the New Year in Anchorage; sing “Auld Lang Syne” in Alaska! From fireworks extravaganzas to intimate dinners, Anchorage, Alaska, is the place to be to welcome 2015!
In an Alaska summer solstice tradition, runners from all over the world will convene in Anchorage on June 20, 2015, for the Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon and Half-Marathon. The event has promoted...
Cultural gatherings are a much-anticipated part of the Alaska Native culture and can be some of the best opportunities to interact with Alaska Native locals.
Visiting Anchorage for the Alaska School Activities Association State Basketball Championships, March 14-23, 2015, means awesome opportunities to explore the city and have some fun!
A pair of marathons, fun runs and youth events, triathlons, mountain races and more – Anchorage is a natural fit if you like to lace ‘em up and take off.
Quyana First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth and Alaska Federation of Natives Delegates – Welcome to Anchorage. Welcome, ISDA, Tsin'aen Negha Nonhdaetl, Ninshyaa Ts'in'xunsuu, Paglagivsi,...
Sheer power, unreal flexibility and explosive jumping ability – all tied to the rich cultures of Alaska Native peoples – are on display as hundreds of youth gather in Anchorage for the annual NYO...
Only in Anchorage, Alaska can competitors square off in outhouse races, craft massive yet intricate snow sculptures, and dash to keep clear of reindeer Pamplona-style.
Rush hour takes on a whole new meaning during the Tour of Anchorage — a scenic cross-country ski race through Anchorage’s award-winning trail system.
In summer we Alaskans like to pack in a lot of adventure. There is just so much to do! Fishing, camping, hiking – you get the picture. But one of our favorite ways to soak up the midnight sun is at...
Only with the aid of Alaska’s sparkling winter lights and long summer days can Anchorage host so many great festivals and events in just 365 days.
Close your eyes and listen. Do you hear that? Ignore the first sound, that's just the last few leaves dropping off that tree out back. There, did you hear that? Those are the sounds of...
Travel to Anchorage this winter and be part of an incredible, white and toasty warm holiday season. These are just a few of the festivities, which kick off Thanksgiving week in Anchorage.
In Anchorage, basketball rules Thanksgiving week with the Great Alaska Shootout as visitors and locals gather with turkey sandwiches in hand to watch top collegiate teams show their prowess on the...
Plan to take in some frozen pond action Oct. 9-10, 2015 at Sullivan Arena.
PrideFest is a great time to be in Anchorage. Typically held in mid to late June, this week-long celebration includes the state’s largest LGBT-focused parade, Pride on the Park Strip and a variety of...
Celebrate Alaska's last blast of summer at the Alaska State Fair where monster veggies, crafts and culinary creations showcase rural life in the Last Frontier. 
On the longest day of the year – summer solstice – Anchorage, Alaska, gets 22 hours of functional daylight, and the city makes the most of all that sun. Alaskans gather for big celebrations, classic...
Anchorage, Alaska turns the Last Frontier red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. The city starts our Independence Day celebrations early – and not just because Alaska loves a good party.