Events Calendar
Events Calendar
World Ice Art Championships
This family-friendly event, produced by the World ICE Association, features interactive ice sculptures, multiple ice slides, and ice art exhibitions created by a multitude of artists, all at the Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds.
APWA Gala: An Evening of Exploration
Hosted by the Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association, this gala raises funds for Alaska Resource Education and includes a reception, dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music performed by Chill Factor at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown from 6 p.m. to Midnight.
Iron Dog
Iron Dog is the longest, toughest snowmobile race in the world, running from Big Lake to Nome and finishing on the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. Race events include the Donlin Gold Safety Expo in the valley on February 15 and the Halfway Ceremonies in Nome on February 20. The Pro Class start is February 17 in Big Lake.
Anchorage Boat Show
Get a head start on summer boating and get out on the water this spring with the boat, equipment, and services needed to make the most of the fishing, hunting, and sailing season. There will be a host of big boat builders, brokers, and dealers at the Dena’ina Center who can connect prospective owners with the boat of their dreams.
Alaska Marine Gala
The Alaska SeaLife Center hosts the annual Alaska Marine Gala at the Dena’ina Center. This “black tie affair with an ocean blue flair” promises a night of food, fun, and fundraising. Cocktails and a silent auction kick off the night, followed by dinner, the Alaska Ocean Leadership Awards, a live auction, and live music.
Fur Rondy
Come join the iconic Alaska tradition that includes winter sports, native art and culture, and many other events that celebrate life and the frontier spirit of Alaska, all in Downtown Anchorage.
Denali Winterfest
Denali Winterfest offers loads of outdoor fun and educational events such as dog sledding, a 5k race, snowshoeing, hiking, park ranger programs, and more. This engaging, community-oriented festival starts off with a potluck and ends with a chili feed and cake walk—small town charm in the heart of Denali National Park at Mile 237 Parks Highway.
Yukon Quest
Taking place every February, the Yukon Quest is a 1,000 mile international sled dog race between Whitehorse, Yukon, and Fairbanks. It takes from ten to sixteen days and has been run every year since 1984.
Fairbanks Alternative Improvisational Music Festival
This music festival, sponsored and organized by the Fairbanks Concert Association, takes place at venues throughout Fairbanks including Pioneer Park, Davis Concert Hall, and Unitarians Fellowship Hall. Performers includes Sirius Quartet, Seven)Suns, and other renowned artists.
Homer Winter Carnival
This is a weekend event of outdoor activities and fun for the whole family, including a parade, community dances, an outhouse race, wedding expo, hockey tournament, Mr. Homer pageant, arts and crafts, and lots of food. This year’s carnival is celebrating the US Coast Guard’s 50th Anniversary in Homer with the theme “Coasting through Winter.”
Circus of Curiosities
This is the 33rd annual Wearable Art Show in Ketchikan, taking place at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Artists in the Ketchikan community and beyond create original wearable wonders out of duct tape, foam, sequins, trash bags, wood, milk jugs—and lots of glue. The artwork comes alive modeled on the runway to music: fashion, sculpture, engineering, theatrics, dance, and music in one performance.
Sitka Jazz Festival
The Sitka Jazz Festival teaches music appreciation, skills, history, artistic expression, and cross-cultural understanding through jazz in a supportive environment. Visiting artists and local educators provide clinics in history, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, and a variety of individual instrument and section-specific workshops. Student performances are non-competitive, with an emphasis on cooperation and appreciation.
Valdez Ice Fest
This winter festival features a variety of winter and climbing activities, including a welcome reception, workshops, clinics, dance party, and silent auction.
Ice Fishing Derby for a Cure
The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Alaska is hosting its 5th Annual Ice Fishing Derby for a Cure at the Palmer Elks Lodge from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be door prizes, fishing prizes for kids and adults, and activities for kids when they need a break from fishing. All funds raised in the derby help 130 Alaskan families fighting muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related muscle debilitating diseases.
The Savannah Sipping Society
In this delightful comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate—and an impromptu happy hour—and decide it’s high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they’ve lost through the years. Over the course of six months, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.