Events

Top Choice Cultural in Juneau

Celebration

In June of even-numbered years, Southeast Alaska’s three main tribal groups, the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian, gather for the aptly named ‘Celebration,' the largest native cultural event in Alaska. The festival’s se…
Beer in Haines

Great Alaskan Craftbeer & Home Brew Festival

In the third week of May, most of the state’s microbrews compete for the honor of being named top suds.
Wildlife in Haines

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

This five-day event in the second week of November attracts hundreds of visitors from around the country to Haines for speakers and presentations at the Sheldon Museum and the American Bald Eagle Foundation Center.
Sports in Sitka

Running of the Boots

Slip on your rubber boots and run. That is what Sitkans have been doing since 1995 during their annual Running of the Boots Celebration. The half-mile boot race to the harbor is held in late September and marks the …
Fair in Haines

Southeast Alaska State Fair

Staged at the end of July, the fair is five days of live music, an Ugliest Dog Contest, logging and livestock shows and the famous pig races that draw participants from all Southeast communities. It's staged at its …
Music in Sitka

Sitka Summer Music Festival

This three-week event in June extends Sitka’s reputation as the Southeast’s cultural center, bringing together professional musicians for chamber-music concerts and workshops.
Music in Juneau

Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival

Jazz and classical music concerts and workshops.
Art in Juneau

First Friday

Despite all the cruise-ship jewelry stores and gift shops, the Juneau art scene is alive and vibrant. The best time to sample it is during First Friday, a free event when a reception is held for a local artist at th…
Cultural in Sitka

Alaska Day Festival

On the weekend nearest October 18, Alaska Day Festival sees the city reenact the transfer of the state from Russia to the USA – in costumes and even beard styles of the 1860s (now back in fashion thanks to hipsters)…
Cultural in Sitka

WhaleFest!

The city stages WhaleFest! during the first weekend of November to celebrate the large fall gathering of humpbacks with whale-watching cruises, lectures, craft shows and more.