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Local Events, Festivals and More


Make the most of your stay and take part in some of the seasonal events, festivals and tournaments. Whether it’s summer or winter here in Fairbanks, there’s always something going on. And for guests that are Alaska residents, you can save with our seasonal resident’s rate.


  • Annual Winter Weekend Film Festival
  • Hosted by the Skagway Arts Council, this Annual Winter Weekend Film Festival is a celebration of regional and international films. All films are shown at the AB Hall.  


  • Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament
  • Take part in one of the most exciting fishing contests in all of Alaska – the Annual Winter King Salmon Tournament in the city of Homer. This one-day fishing bonanza features top anglers from across the state. 

  •  Annual Festival of Native Arts
  • Held on the campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Festival of Native Arts is a premier area event. Enjoy traditional songs, dances, and arts & crafts. 


  • Ketchikan Hummingbird Festival
  • Celebrate the return of Alaska's migratory birds. Ideal of birdwatchers, the Ketchiakn Hummingbird Festival is known for sightings of the Rufous hummingbird. 

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