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We are a community that loves to celebrate! Perhaps it’s our cold winters and long summer days, but Fairbanksans, as a rule, make recreation, and organized fun a priority. In fact, we will find almost any excuse to hold an organized festival or event. Cold winter day? Let’s have fireworks! Long summer night? What about a baseball game? We live for that kind of stuff…

No matter what your taste we’ve got it all!

Tanana Valley State Fair
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Ice Art Joust
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Midnight Sun Street Festival
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Tanana Valley State Fair
Photo credit: Tanana Valley State Fair
Ice Art Joust
Photo credit: Fairbanks Convention & Visitors Bureau/Craig Cheledinas
Midnight Sun Street Festival
Photo credit: Beth Deutsche

Annual Community Event Highlights

Spring Events March- May

Fairbanks Grizzlies

Arctic Man Ski & Sno-Go Classic

Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Running Races

Nordic Ski Races

UAF Alaska Nanooks Sports

World Ice Art Championships

Summer  Events  June- August

Chatanika Music Festival

Ester LiBerry Music Festival

Fairbanks Folk Fest

Fairbanks Grizzlies

Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival

Golden Days

Golf Tournaments

July 4th Celebration, North Pole

July 4th Celebration, Pioneer Park

KUAC Red Green River Regatta

Midnight Sun 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Midnight Sun PowWow

Midnight Sun Street Festival

Running Races

Salcha Fair

Softball Tournaments

Tanana Valley State Fair

The Alaska Goldpanners  Baseball Team

World Eskimo Indian Olympics

Yukon 800 riverboat race


Fall Events September -October

UAF Alaska Nanooks

Running Races

Equinox Marathon

International Friendship Day

International Sled Dog Symposium

IABA Parade of Homes


Winter Events November- February

Dog Mushing and Skijoring races

Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Athabascan Old Time Fiddling Festival

Festival of Native Arts

Nordic Ski Races

North Pole Winter Festival

North Pole Candle and Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Running Races

Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmachine Race

UAF Alaska Nanooks Sports

World Ice Art Championships

Yukon Quest Dog Race

For even more events, check out these Community Event Calendars:
Explore Fairbanks
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
City of North Pole
City of Fairbanks
Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
Fairbanks North Star Borough Parks & Recreation
Churches in Fairbanks

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