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    Fort Greely, AK Festivals Arts

    Delta Junction, North Pole, Deltana:

    The Deltana Fair and Music Festival is an annual event in Delta Junction for general fun and entertainment. Activities range from talent shows, parades, and pie eating contests to the pipeline run, tractor pull, mud bog races, and muzzle loaders group who celebrate the old-style weaponry like flintlock and black powder guns and tomahawks.

    North Pole Christmas in Ice Contest features the ice sculpture masterpieces of local and international artists, carved from a single block of ice, and themed of course for Christmas. Ice sculptures go on through the month of December as well as other events including a family picnic, Military Appreciation Day, ice slides and maze, train rides, and Snowflake Drop on New Years Eve.

    Winter Festival is a 2-day fair featuring dozens of holiday arts and crafts vendors in downtown North Pole. The celebration includes one of the area's best fireworks shows, crowning of the King and Queen, live music, and ends with the lighting of a community Christmas tree.

    Frontier Days is a family fun festival held in June in Delta Junction. The celebration begins with live music courtesy of the Army band and a pet parade, then continues all day with a pig roast and BBQ, raffle drawings, farmer's market, and wagon rides for the whole family!


    The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival spans 2 weeks in July that are full of artistic and musical performances and workshops for all skill levels across many genres. Residents have the chance to participate in the worlds of music, dance, visual, literary, and culinary arts all around town and try something new for enjoyable personal growth.

    The Midnight Sun Festival is the biggest one-day celebration in the state and takes place on the longest day of the year. This day in mid-June has almost 24 hours of sunlight in Alaska, so the festival starts at 10pm and goes all night! There is a road race, baseball game, 3 stages of entertainment, over 100 booths of vendors and food, gold panning, and a petting zoo.

    Golden Days is a 5-day celebration of Fairbanks' heritage and gold mining history, held in July when, back in 1902, gold miner Felix Pedro struck gold near town. Activities include Alaska's biggest parade, Victorian-era costume contest, a rubber ducky road race, hairy man contest, comedy shows, and a street fair. Don't miss one of Fairbanks' biggest festivals.

    The Tanana Valley State Fair has been held annually in Fairbanks since 1924, making it the oldest fair in the state. This 9-day festival has many activities for the whole family, including classic fair games and food, a BBQ cook-off, rocket launch, antique tractor pull, barn dance, mud bogs, and two events from the very first fair still taking place: the farm and garden display and the biggest cabbage contest.

    The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics is a 4-day competition of games meant to test endurance and strength in traditional survival skills. Hunting and general survival skills as well as dance and storytelling competitions are featured to honor the cultures of many different Eskimo and Indian tribes.