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FEBRUARY 2017


(907) 452-8602
Older model snowmachine races and fun for the entire family downtown on the Chena River.


MARCH 2017


(907) 451-8250
International ice sculpting competition with 180+ sculptures plus a kids park made entirely of ice.

(907) 474-6889
Celebrate Native culture with song and dance, arts and crafts.

(907) 457-6874
Dog mushing championship for mushers ages 2-18, at Morning Star Park in North Pole.

(907) 978-2282 or (907) 378-7797
2-dog skijor, 4-, 6- and 10-dog races in North Pole.

(907) 832-5446
Raising of the Tripod on the Tanana River and entertainment for the entire family in Nenana.

(907) 456-1002
International, classic and feature films sponsored by the Congregation Or HaTzafon.

(907) 452-2875
National curling tournament with 20 teams from all over the USA at the Fairbanks Curling Club. Heated spectator area.

(907) 452-5162
Star gaze through telescopes set up by the Fairbanks Astronomical Unit at Creamer’s Field.

(907) 376-5155
This marks the third time in the history of the Iditarod that the restart has been moved to Fairbanks due to poor conditions in the Alaska Range. The first was in 2003, and second in 2015.

(907) 457-6874
Mushers compete in skijoring, 4-, 6- and 8-dog classes at Jeff Studdert Race Grounds at the Mushers Hall on Farmer’s Loop Road.

(907) 457-6874
Three days of sprint races with unlimited dogs—the oldest annual sled dog race in the world. Start and finish in downtown Fairbanks.

(907) 457-1774
Hosted by Alaska Trappers Association during the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Races in downtown Fairbanks.

(907) 456-6485
Showcasing beautiful, handmade summer and winter parkas after the Open North American Championship Sled Dog Races in downtown Fairbanks.

(907) 457-4435
Classic technique cross country ski event on the West Ridge trail system at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

 50km, 40km, 20km cross country ski races starting and finishing on the Chena River.

(907) 457-4435
Super Tour Finals—skiathlon, sprint/free, mixed relay and 30km/50km mass/free races.

(907) 452-2875
Competitive Men’s and women’s divisions and prizes. Commemorative pins, skirts and souvenirs. Heated spectator area.

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APRIL 2017


(907) 459-1087
Free dog sled rides for children plus indoor activities, food, fun and games at Pioneer Park.  Also at www.alaskachildrenstrust.org

(907) 452-5162
Meet lives owls and enjoy kid’s crafts, artifacts and presentations at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.

(907) 456-2626
High speed race with snowmobile pulling a skier between two courses.

(907) 474-5733
Annual springtime fundraiser for Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra.

(907) 452-5162
Celebrate the return of the birds to Fairbanks. Nature walks, crafts, outdoor information, bird viewing at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center, noon-4pm.

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MAY 2017


First 5K of the season benefiting local projects, family fun run on a flat course, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fairbanks. Also at www.fairbanksrotary.org

(907) 459-3758
Feast on fabulous food while raising funds for local charities on this fun 3K graze.

(907) 459-1087
Events, activities and fun for the whole family at Pioneer Park.

(907) 459-1087
Memorial Day ceremony and observance at Pioneer Park.

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JUNE 2017


(907) 683-9532
Free events including musical performances, food, children’s activities and more.

(907) 452-6046
10K run under the midnight sun—walkers and costumes, too!

(907) 388-4627
The longest, roughest, toughest speed boat race in the world, traveling 800 miles along the Chena, Tanana and Yukon rivers.

(907) 452-5162
Stroll among artists and musicians as they demonstrate their skills and display their work at Creamer’s Field’ noon-4pm.

(907) 452-8671
Alaska’s largest single-day event with live entertainment, great food and more in downtown Fairbanks!

 (907) 451-0095
Starting at 10:30pm under the midnight sun with no artificial lights needed.

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JULY 2017


  • 4 July 4th Celebration at Pioneer Park

(907) 459-1087
Food, family activities, craft bazaar, entertainment and military colors ceremony.

(907) 488-2242
Parade, food and fun celebrating Independence Day.

(907) 456-2245
Alaska Natives, American Indians and First Nations People of Canada share their cultures and heritage.

(907) 474-8869
Workshops ranging from two hours to two weeks long in all art forms and skill levels for adults.

(907) 452-6646
Indigenous people compete in traditional athletic games and celebrate through pageants, dances and Native arts and crafts.

 (907) 452-1105
Celebrating Fairbanks’ gold rush history with a parade, comedy night, street fair, BBQ cook-off, historic reenactments, rubber ducky race and more!

(907) 452-5162
Learn the history of the Creamer’s Dairy, Creamer family and dairy farm life.

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AUGUST 2017


(907) 452-3750
Featuring Alaska’s largest produce, grown under the midnight sun! Plus exhibits, rides, craft venders, entertainment and great food!

(907) 978-2388
Competitive sports and activities for anyone 50 and older.

(907) 488-1505
Free day of energy workshops, guest speakers, free lunch and free kids activities at Chena Hot Springs Resort.

(907) 452-5162
Celebrate the return of the cranes to Creamer’s Field! Three days of talks, walks, crafts, music and cranes!

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SEPTEMBER 2017


(907) 347-1061
26-mile marathon through rugged terrain and featuring views of Denali.

(907) 456-1984
Local chefs prepare a magnificent, six-course meal featuring locally grown potatoes.

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OCTOBER 2017


(907) 474-0928
Enjoy the cultural diversity of Fairbanks through ethnic song and dance, cultural displays and ethnic foods; noo-5pm Pioneer Park Civic Center. For more information contact rjkan@alaska.edu

  • 28 Halloween Trick or Treat Town

(907) 459-1087
Alaska’s largest Halloween event—whimsical, family friendly and “spook-tacular” at Pioneer Park. More information also available at www.pioneerpark.us.

(907) 452-5162
Enjoy kids crafts and activities and learn about creatures thought to be “creepy” at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center.

(907) 474-7505
See bones and bugs, bats and birds in the museum’s haunted research labs, 4-7pm. Admission is free with a donation for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank.

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NOVEMBER 2017


(907) 459-1087
Highlighting local arts and crafts at the Pioneer Park Civic Center. More information available at www.pioneerpark.us.

(907) 388-5651
Alaska Native musicians gather in Fairbanks annually for a musical celebration.

(907) 452-5162
Make bird feeders and learn about winter birds and how to feed them at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center, noon-4pm.

(907) 459-1087
Shop holiday gifts and souvenirs including locally made arts, crafts and food products at the Pioneer Park Civic Center.

(907) 452-2875
Two fun-filled days of curling for new players and those trying new positions. Heated spectator gallery.

(907) 590-2522
A magical event in North Pole with Christmas-themed ice sculptures by local and international sculptors and a kids park made of snow and ice.

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DECEMBER 2017


(907) 488-2281
Fireworks, holiday bazaar, tree- and candle-lighting ceremonies, caroling crowning of the North Pole King and Queen.

(907) 590-2522
(continued from November 25)
A magical event in North Pole with Christmas-themed ice sculptures by local and international sculptors and a kids park made of snow and ice.

(907) 452-5162
Celebrate the Christmas season with caroling and a walk down the Creamer’s Field luminary trail, 6-8pm.

(907) 456-1144
Sing along with Fairbanks Choral Society to Handel’s Messiah. 3pm at the First Presbyterian Church.

(907) 452-5162
Make beautiful ornaments from natural materials at Creamer’s Field Farmhouse Visitors Center.

(907) 389-2164
Party on the 15th for children with disabilities. Gift and free buffet for every child. Santa arrives at 6:30pm each night at Chatanika Lodge.

(907) 452-8671
Celebrate the sun’s slow return with fireworks launched from the Chena River downtown.

  • 31 New Year’s Eve Sparktacular

Brilliant fireworks launched from UAF’s West Ridge at 8pm, sponsored by community businesses.

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