Alaska Events and Festivals Featuring the Kodiak Crab Fest May 23-27

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Alaska offers great events and festivals throughout 2013. Check out all of the events here.

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May Festivals and Events in Alaska

May 23-27, 2013  Kodiak Crab Festival – Kodiak, Alaska

Ask any Kodiakan what the best five days in May are and they’ll smile and say “Crab Fest, of course!”

May 24-25, 2013  Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival – Dalton City, Alaska

Sample excellent craft beers from breweries around the state and region. Enjoy live music, eat good food, and taste great beer!

June Festivals and Events in Alaska

June 7-16, 2013  Slam’n Salm’n Derby – Anchorage, Alaska

Salmon fishing derby benefits Downtown Soup Kitchen, which provides 90,000 meals annually and other services for the hungry and homeless in Anchorage, Alaska.


July Festivals and Events in Alaska

JULY 4, 2013 – There are so many events on this day that they are too numerous to list. Virtually every community in the U.S. has a 4th of July celebration.

August Festivals and Events in Alaska

August 2-11, 2013  Tanana Valley State Fair – Fairbanks, Alaska Founded in 1924, the Tanana Valley State Fair was the first fair in the state of Alaska. Some of the oldest ongoing competitions at the Fair, dating back to at least 1926, include the baby show, farm and garden display, most attractive commercial booth, and of course, the biggest cabbage. Other highlights include music, livestock, freight dog pull, antique tractor pull, talent show, rodeo, and fireworks.   August 22-Sept 2, 2013  Alaska State Fair – Palmer, Alaska Located in the heart of the Chugach Mountains in the fertile Matanuska-Susitna Valley, the Fair is home to record-setting giant vegetables, grown in the long days of summer when the sun stays out much longer than it does in the lower US. Records include a 138-pound cabbage, 18.9-pound carrot, 39.5-pound broccoli, 39-inch bean, and 1,287-pound pumpkin.  Alaska Seafood Throwdown, Dutch Oven Cook-Off, Beef Throwdown, Moose Calling Contest, etc.  Other attractions include concerts, a rodeo, fair food, Baked Goods, Canning and Livestock exhibits.  Attendance: 290,000.

November Festivals and Events in Alaska

November 28, 2013  Thanksgiving Day – Nationwide All StatesThere are so many events on Thanksgiving Day they are to numerous to list.  (4th Thursday in November).

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  1. Parker Macak says:

    I have heard nothing but great things about the Alaska State Fair!


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