Experience Fairbanks Festivals

In the Land of the Midnight Sun, Alaskans soak in the daylight before long winter nights. The Golden Days festival in July commemorates the discovery of gold with parades, rubber duck races, a river regatta and old-time reenactments. At the Midnight Sun Festival, jam to live music, stop by the car smash, pan for gold, shop local and watch the Midnight Sun Baseball Game. Experience food and culture at the Summer Arts Festival or many recurring farmers markets. Celebrate Alaska Native heritage as athletes compete in the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics featuring events like the seal hop and the Alaskan high kick. To spice up winter, fireworks at the Winter Solstice Celebration light up the night as visitors listen to music and stroll through the decorated streets. Other must-see winter events include the Iditarod, World Ice Art Championships that attracts ice sculptors from around the globe, Denali Winterfest and International Curling Bonspiel, to name a few.

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