Events in Alaska

June 2022

Juneau –

June 8 – 11: Celebration Cultural Festival

Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native peoples and is the second-largest event sponsored by Alaska Natives in the State of Alaska.There is traditional song and dance. Arts and crafts. Food. And people speaking local Native languages. 

June 18 – 19: Gold Rush Days

An event to inform people about mining and logging, and to bring to life the wonderful past, present and future of mining and logging in Alaska.

Skagway – 

June 4: Pride Month Kickoff Drag Show featuring Gigi Monroe at Dedman Stage 

Join us for a weekend of music, coming out stories, drag queens and good times.

June 11: Duff’s Skagway Marathon

Difficult but endlessly rewarding, the Skagway Marathon, Half Marathon, and Walking Half Marathon has quite the reputation. The largely paved course mixes in gravel and dirt stretches featuring some of the most pristine natural beauty found anywhere in the world.

June 14: Flag Day Ceremony

Join the B.P.O.E. #431 on Broadway and Second Ave. to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption.

June 19: Elks #431 Summer Solstice

In honor of the long summer days, the Skagway Elks Club hosts a Summer Solstice celebration with Southeast Alaska flair. This annual celebration is open to all with food, games, live music, and a traditional beer garden.

June 27: Art in the Garden

Join us for an afternoon of fun and local shopping for Royal Caribbean’s President’s Cruise festivities in Skagway, supporting our local artist’s community, all are welcome!

Please email olivia@voyij.com if you would like to participate as a vendor to sell your products, indoor and outdoor setup available.

Sitka – 

June 3 – 26: Sitka Music Festival

Enjoy Alaska’s premier classical music festival, where the best musicians from around the world gather for four weeks of concerts in Sitka.

June 6 – July 30, 2022: Sitka Fine Arts Camp

This creatively rich program develops artistic interests and skills within an intensive 

residential experience for all ages.

Haines – 

June 11: Wine Tasting in Fort Seward Sculputre Garden

Come sip wine in the Historic Fort Seward Sculpture Garden with the Alaska Arts Confluence!

June 17: Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay

The Kluane Chilkat Bike Relay takes place in June, right around the longest day of the year (the summer solstice). The 8-leg relay starts in Haines Junction, Yukon, and ends in Ft. Seward in Haines, a distance of 150 miles. It attracts a wide range of enthusiasts, from serious bike racers to local teams simply out to have a good time. Winning teams have completed the race in less than six hours. And every year, there are a few hard-core athletes who eschew the relay concept and ride the entire route by themselves!

Seward – 

June 10 – 12: Seward Seabird Festival

The inaugural Seward Seabird Festival is at the end of June. All weekend long, visit Seward for events celebrating the arrival of Alaska’s seabirds through education, science, and art!

June: Last Frontier Theatre Conference

Hundreds of national and international playwrights, actors, and readers flock to Valdez for the annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference. The play lab is the highlight of the week, along with the evening performances.

Fairbanks – 

June 18: Midnight Sun Festival

Alaska’s largest single-day event with live entertainment, great food and more in downtown Fairbanks! With over 200 vendors and 35 live performances across three stages, there is something for everyone to enjoy!

June 18: Midnight Sun Run

The Midnight Sun Run 10K is a bucket-list race, attracting elite runners to fun-run walkers. The race starts at 10 p.m. at the UAF Campus and ends inside Pioneer Park where the fun continues till 1 a.m. featuring vendors and a beer garden.

June 21: Midnight Sun Baseball Game

Originating in 1906, the “high noon at midnight” baseball game has become a yearly ritual to play on summer solstice. Starting at 10 p.m. under the midnight sun with no artificial lights needed – watch the sun set and rise all from the stands!

Anchorage – 

May 22 – September 11: The ANC Market Social

Weekly on Sunday. Enjoy the open-air, ANC Market Social–a weekly outdoor market/street fair hosted by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. ANC Market Social brings together local vendors, artisans, growers, and small businesses to offer Alaskan-made art, jewelry, clothing, crafts, florals, plants, fresh produce, baked goods, and specialty foods. Patrons can enjoy live music, entertainment, lawn games, food vendors, a beer garden, and more.

May 22, June 19, July 17, August 14: Taste of Spenard

Experience the vibrant culture of  Spenard at the Taste of Spenard, a fun summer market with local vendors, food trucks, live music, and a beer garden. Fun for the whole family.  

June 18: Summer Solstice Festival

Make the most of the longest day of the year with food trucks and an exhilarating array of family-friendly fun on downtown Anchorage’s Fourth Avenue.

June 18: Mayor’s Marathon

For runners, the Mayor’s Marathon (and corresponding half-marathon, 5k, and kids’ mile) is an iconic way to explore Anchorage-area trails.

June 11 -20: Slam’n Salm’n Derby

Reel in the best catch of the day for the chance to win big during Anchorage’s only king salmon fishing derby. The 10-day Slam’n Salm’n Derby is a charity benefit, with proceeds supporting various Alaska nonprofit organizations.

Talkeetna –

May 28 – September 5: Live At Five! Concert Series

Every Friday evening, from 5-7 pm, you can enjoy a free concert in the Talkeetna Village Park. This is a family-friendly event. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and come and enjoy musicians from all over Alaska and the lower 48! This program is sponsored by the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, and the Denali Arts Council. Live at Five! runs all summer long, beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Be sure to come downtown early and do a little shopping and have a great meal!

Palmer – 

Weekly on Friday: Friday Fling

Friday Flings is a summer friday market in historic downtown Palmer, Alaska showcasing the best from local farmers, artists and more! Come down for live music, Alaska Grown veggies and fun for the whole family. Runs from May 13-August 12 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Friday (except June 10).

Denali –

June 17-18: Solstice Brewfest

Girdwood –

June 4: Summer Hummers Event at AWCC

Do you love hummingbirds and enjoy learning about these fascinating little acrobats of the air? Then visit the AWCC on Saturday, June 4, 2022 for the Summer Hummers event! This all-day hummingbird celebration is in partnership with the AWCC, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Alaska, and The Alaska Hummingbird Project, Inc. 

Homer – 

June 4: Mary Epperson Day Celebration and Art Market

Join Homer Council on the Arts for our annual Mary Epperson Day celebration! There will be live music, an artist market, family craft activities, food for sale, and the gallery will be open.

Rain or shine! We are currently accepting vendor applications for the Arts and Craft Market! Visit homerart.org/mary-day-vendor/ for details.

Jun 20 – 24: Art in the Park: June Session

Summer Art Camp with Homer Council on the Arts, taught by Sharlene Cline. Creative play and making art inspired by nature!

Unalaska – 

Summer Solstice 5k

Ketchikan – 

June 10 – 11, June 17 – 18: Peter & the Starcatcher

First City Players presents Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).