Events Calendar

Events Calendar


Nov 6
General Election

The 2018 General Election takes place Tuesday, November 6. Every Alaskan is affected by election results, so Alaska Business highly encourages every eligible resident to participate by voting.


Nov 10
Big Band Bash

Join the Alaska Aviation Museum at the Egan Civic & Convention Center for the Big Band Bash. This 1940s-themed dance includes vintage photos, a photo booth, live and silent auctions that benefit the Alaska Aviation Museum, and a sit-down dinner.

Nov 10
The ‘Great Wide Open’ Party

National and local bands, Arctic hip-hop artists, and DJs are featured at Anchorage Museum’s annual fall party, headlined by national touring act The Cave Singers. Galleries are activated with music, hands-on activities, and artists. Northern cuisine, from reindeer sausage to poké bowls and other food, will be available for purchase from local food trucks, and cash bars will be placed throughout serving local beers, craft cocktails, and wine. Open to patrons twenty-one and older.

Nov 17
Animal Masquerade

Join Williwaw for its fourth annual Animal Masquerade with award winning British duo SNAKEHIPS, creators of global smash hits, Don’t Leave, All My Friends, Cruel, and more. A free animal mask is provided at the door (while supplies last).

Nov 22
Skinny Raven Turkey Trot

The annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by Skinny Raven, is back and warmer than ever. The event will stage and finish inside the Dena’ina Center so runners can stay warm. Adults run a one-loop 5K and young runners complete a 3K. Turkey Trot collects food items and will match cash donations (up to $1,000), all of which is then donated to the Food Bank of Alaska.

Nov-Dec 30-9
Anchorage International Film Festival

This festival is a thought-provoking showcase of some of the best independent films and videos from around the world. Hundreds of volunteers, filmmakers, artists, sponsors, partners, and supporters make it possible to put on this two-week event every year.


Nov 14-17
Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance

Get your jig on and learn the two-step, double jig, duck dance, rabbit dance, and more at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Dance lessons are available all four nights from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for those unsure of the steps.

Nov 17
Thanksgiving for the Birds

Visitors can make bird feeders and learn about winter birds and how to feed them at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center from Noon to 4 p.m.

Nov 20
Costco Opening

The new Costco, located at 48 College Road, opens on Tuesday, November 20. Attendance is free and open to the public; shoppers must be a member to purchase merchandise.


Nov 7-10
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

Many festival activities are located at the American Bald Eagle Foundation museum such as wildlife workshops, tours, and presentations. There are also visits to the Alaska Bald Eagle Preserve to witness the “Gathering of the Eagles,” where usually more than three thousand eagles can be found this time of year.


Nov 23
Christmas Comes to Kenai

The kick off for the holiday season begins with Santa, an electric lights parade, and fireworks at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. Santa arrives at 11 a.m., the parade begins at 6 p.m., and fireworks start at 7 p.m.


Nov 23
Festival of Lights and Community Tree Lighting

The lighting of the seventy-foot Community Christmas Tree is celebrated with hundreds of people parading with Santa, carrying lightsticks or candles. Complimentary hot cider is available. The tree is provided by the Public Works crew and the lighting of the tree and the decoration of the downtown power poles is done by the Petersburg Power and Light crew.

Nov 23
Devil’s Thumb Brew Fest

Bring on the beer, bring on the wine! Lug in those chili pots and get ready to rock and roll at the Annual Chili Feed and Brewfest at the Sons of Norway Hall. Participants will be awarded prizes for the beer and wine by “real” judges and People’s Choice awards for the various categories of chili (which change from year to year).


Nov 11
Mat-Su Orchestra in Concert

Presenting Remembrance, a centennial celebration of Armistice Day. Armistice Day celebrates the cessation of hostilities on the western front of WWI, took place at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 1918. The concert is free and will feature composers of the WWI era. Donations are welcome and benefit Skeetawk, an alpine ski area run by Hatcher Alpine Xperience, a local non-profit, member-driven organization working to bring lift-access downhill skiing, boarding, and other alpine sports to Hatcher Pass.