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Festivals

From the first fireworks of the new year to celebrations of the midnight sun, special events are spiced with Alaska flavors in Anchorage. This city loves to celebrate, and we've invented a few reasons to revel that aren't found anywhere else. So join us for festival fun!

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The Alaska State Fair is a gathering place for Alaskans to showcase their monster veggies, crafts, and culinary creations and enjoy agricultural contests, big name performers and more.
The Alaska State Fair is a gathering place for Alaskans to showcase their monster veggies, crafts, and culinary creations and enjoy agricultural contests, big name performers and more. ©Visit Anchorage/Cathryn Posey

Festivals Articles

Listen for the resounding rhythm and song that floats through Anchorage, carried by the beat of an outdoor concert, music festival or cultural performance.
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.
There’s always something going on in Anchorage, and that’s the way locals and visitors like it. In fact, we throw parties year-round, no matter the weather or occasion.
Three huge events spice up late February and early March in Anchorage over 10 days - Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race® and the Tour of Anchorage.
Scratch an early bedtime off your “to-do” list and prepare to wake up early! With Anchorage’s extended summer daylight hours outdoor enthusiasts pack in a lot of adventure, especially during summer...
Vast open spaces, untouched wilderness and the natural wonders of the frontier; Alaska may be exhilarating, but it doesn’t have to be expensive.
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.
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.