Community Event

May
1

Juneau

Friday, May 1 — Sunday, May 31

Visit Juneau for the Spring King Salmon Derby. Sponsored by the Tlingit & Haida Alumni Scholarship Program, proceeds from this annual derby fund scholarships for tribal enrollees. Cash prizes are awarded.

Community Event

May
1

Juneau

Friday, May 1 — Friday, May 16

Juneau Jazz & Classics presents world-class live jazz, blues, and classical music in Alaska's capital city. The 28th Annual Festival will include more than 50 events in 16 days: concerts, workshops, cruises, free events, and more.

Community Event

May
1

Juneau

Friday, May 1 — Sunday, May 24

Perseverance Theatre presents "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England." Dean Wreen is not having a good week. Her college is in dire financial straits and a plan to close its tiny, all-but-forgotten natural history museum is sending unexpected shock waves across campus and out into the local community. At home, her ex-lover, Greer, is staying with her—sending shock waves of a different sort through her relationship with her current (and much younger) girlfriend, Andromeda. Town-gown relations are in tatters! The local newspaper is erupting in protest! Even the awful, historically inaccurate dioramas in the museum have started mouthing off! A screwball sex comedy about the perils of monogamy, certainty, and academic administration.

Community Event

May
1

Kodiak

Friday, May 1 — Saturday, August 1

Visit Kodiak for the King Derby. Over $24,000 in prizes! Net proceeds from the sale of KACO's 2014 King Derby tickets will be used by the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association for costs directly related to king salmon enhancement projects accessible to sport fishers on the Kodiak Island archipelago.

Community Event

May
5

Sitka

Tuesday, May 5 — Sunday, May 17

Visit Sitka for the Ocean Wave Quilt Guild's 31st Annual Quilt Show on display at Harrigan Centennial Hall. Admission is free. A Mother's Day Tea will be celebrated from noon to 4pm on Sunday, May 12.

Community Event

May
6

Cordova

Wednesday, May 6 — Sunday, May 10

Visit Cordova for the Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival. Over the years the festival has grown into a world-class birding event including birding excursions, educational presentations and sightseeing through the efforts of the Cordova Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the USFS, Prince William Sound Science Center, local businesses and enthusiastic and knowledgeable community volunteers.

Community Event

May
7

Homer

Thursday, May 7 — Sunday, May 10

Visit Homer for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. This year's featured bird is the "Bristled-thighed Curlew". As always, expert speakers, naturalists and guides will share their extensive wealth of birding knowledge as they lead you through the many field events, workshops, presentations and boat, bus and kayak tours being offered this year.

Community Event

May
8

Valdez

Friday, May 8 — Sunday, May 10

Visit Valdez for the 12th Annual Valdez Fly-In and Air Show. The event attracts pilots from all over Alaska and the lower 48. The three day event highlights are a Poker Run and STOL competition in various classes of planes. It also includes a Flour Bombing competition, Aerobatics, Sky Divers, Static displays and a kids Balsa Plane event.

Community Event

May
9

Wrangell

Saturday, May 9 — Sunday, June 7

Visit Wrangell for the 62nd Annual King Salmon Fishing Derby. A month long competition for the biggest King Salmon caught in Wrangell waters. Over $30,000 in cash and prizes available to the winner and runners up. Special competitions held during the month to add to the frenzy!

Community Event

May
11

Tatitlek

Monday, May 11 — Friday, May 15

Visit Tatitlek for the Peksulineq Festival, also called the Tatitlek Cultural Heritage Week. This is an annual event hosted by the Native Village of Tatitlek that celebrates the traditional culture of the Chugach Region.

Community Event

May
14

Petersburg

Thursday, May 14 — Sunday, May 17

Visit Petersburg for the Little Norway Festival. This annual celebration dates back to May 17th, 1958 when two local women, Bernadine Trones and Alma Wallen chaired the first Little Norway Festival in celebration of Petersburg's unique Norwegian heritage. Syttende Mai or May 17th, celebrates the signing of Norway’s Constitution in 1814.

Community Event

May
14

Kenai Peninsula

Thursday, May 14 — Sunday, May 17

The Kenai Peninsula offers pristine beaches, beautiful state parks, a fantastic wildlife refuge and thousands of birds. The 4-day Kenai Peninsula Birding Festival is designed to showcase and celebrate area birds with activities for all abilities ranging from guided walks and talks to guided river floats and art exhibits.

Community Event

May
16

Sitka

Saturday, May 16

The Baranof Barracuda Swim Club is excited to announce they will be hosting the 28th Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon! The event consists of a 5 mile run, 12 mile bike ride, and 1,000 yard swim. There is a special short course for the 12 and under participants. Athletes can compete on a team or as an individual.

Community Event

May
21

Kodiak

Thursday, May 21 — Monday, May 25

The Crab Festival is produced annually by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of the residents of Kodiak Alaska. Crab Festival is a time for the community to celebrate its abundant resources from the sea. Join us at the 2014 Kodiak Crab Festival for great food, games, activities, rides, parade and more over Memorial Day Weekend!

Community Event

May
22

Haines

Friday, May 22 — Saturday, May 23

Visit Haines for the 22nd Annual Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival. Gourmet Beer Banquet on Friday evening. Fun-run on Saturday morning. Saturday afternoon enjoy live music, local food, and excellent craft beers from breweries and distributors across the state. Limited tickets available, pre-purchase recommended.

Community Event

May
22

Petersburg

Friday, May 22 — Monday, May 25

The Petersburg Memorial Day Salmon Derby is a big one. Four days of family fun and fishing and hundreds of prizes. Sponsored by the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and supported by the businesses in town and the region.

Community Event

May
22

Seldovia

Friday, May 22 — Sunday, May 24

Visit Seldovia for the annual Human Powered Fishing Derby and community fish fry.

Community Event

May
23

Ketchikan

Friday, May 23 — Monday, May 25;
Saturday, May 30 — Sunday, May 31;
Saturday, June 6 — Sunday, June 7

Visit Ketchikan for the annual King Salmon Derby. Kicks off Memorial Day weekend for three weekends of fishing competition and great prizes. The award ceremony is Friday, June 20.

Community Event

May
23

Sitka

Friday, May 23 — Monday, May 25;
Saturday, May 30 — Sunday, May 31

Visit Sitka for the annual Sitka Salmon Derby. Kicks off Memorial Day weekend for two weekends of fishing competition and great prizes.

Community Event

May
23

Valdez

Saturday, May 23 — Sunday, September 6

The Valdez Halibut Derby features a $15,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest halibut, $5,000 cash for 2nd place and $2,000 for 3rd place. In addition to weekly prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win a 4x4 F-150 Truck.

Community Event

May
24

Bellingham

Sunday, May 24

Visit Bellingham for the Ski to Sea Race and Fairhaven Festival. The Ski to Sea Race is a multi-sport relay race open to all persons 15 years or older. The relay consists of cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or snowboarding, running, biking, canoeing, mountain biking and sea kayaking.

Community Event

May
27

Skagway

Wednesday, May 27 — Saturday, May 30

Visit Skagway for the fifth annual NorthWords Writers Symposium. Three days of discussions, readings & writing. National Keynote Author & Alaskan Faculty with up to 50 participants. Registration includes train ride & trail write, Dyea cabin retreat cookout & music, historic brothel tour, Keynote banquet & most meals.

Community Event

May
28

Yakutat

Thursday, May 28 — Sunday, May 31

Visit Yakutat for the 5th Annual Yakutat Tern Festival and enjoy the opportunity to view up to 200 species of birds, spectacular mountain ranges, and never-ending beaches. Early June is prime time to see Aleutian and Arctic terns up close and personal. Take advantage of an in-depth view of the greater Yakutat area by attending this festival with all of its organized events including seminars, field trips, art show, dinners, youth activities, and more. Arrive early or stay late to take in the additional activities such as surfing, fishing, hiking, beach-combing, and sight-seeing that Yakutat has to offer.

Community Event

June
1

Whittier

Monday, June 1 — Tuesday, September 15

Visit Whittier for the annual Halibut Derby.

Community Event

June
2

Sitka

Tuesday, June 2 — Sunday, June 28

The Sitka Summer Music Festival showcases world-class classical chamber music by internationally acclaimed musicians.

Community Event

June
5

Cordova

Friday, June 5 — Saturday, June 6

The annual Copper River Nouveau is Cordova's premier dining experience and fundraiser. The focus of this event is a celebration of Science, Cordova, and Wild Copper River Salmon. It combines gourmet food with opportunities to meet important leaders, scientists and educators, fishermen, and others dedicated to maintaining our renewable natural systems through science and education.

Community Event

June
5

Pelican

Friday, June 5 — Sunday, June 7

Visit Pelican for the 12th Annual King Salmon Derby. Held on the first two weekends in June every year. The first prize is $2500 and historically they have awarded 15-20 other prize packages worth about $300. The best part of this derby is that after weighing in your fish, you get to keep it!

Community Event

June
6

Skagway

Saturday June 6

The Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walk follows the Dyea road along the scenic Taiya Inlet, through spruce forest to historic downtown Skagway. Volunteer staffed stations provide aid and treats along the way. There is also a half walk, starting in Long Bay. $20 entry fee includes shirt and lunch. All money raised by the walk provides cancer screenings and aid to Skagway residents diagnosed with cancer.

Community Event

June
8

Sitka

Monday, June 8 — Friday, July 24

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is a nationally acclaimed program that has served generations of aspiring artists of all skill levels. In addition to class work, students attend live evening performances and presentations by the talented camp faculty. For many rural students, this is their first exposure to professional artists.

Community Event

June
12

Kenai Peninsula

Friday, June 12 — Sunday, June 14

Celebrate with free, family fun for everyone at the Kenai River Festival! The Kenai Watershed Forum is excited to bring the pet free festival to the community to celebrate the Kenai River including: Free KWF Kid's Zone Activities, Alaskan artisans market, run for the river 5K/10 Mile race, free rock for the river concert, local beer garden and more!

Community Event

June
13

Juneau

Saturday, June 13 — Sunday, June 14

Juneau Symphony's annual Summer Pops Concert features Assistant Conductor Dwayne Corbin, as he explores music that spans the classical repertoire to the world of fantasy. Selections from familiar film scores, such as “Fellowship of the Ring” and “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” will transport you to a different dimension, and our own Lisa Ibias will move you with John Williams’ heart-wrenching theme from Schindler’s List. We’ll also feature our two incredibly talented 2014 Youth Solo Competition winners, Tezah Haddock and James Cheng, playing works by Vivaldi and Haydn. William Grant Still’s jazz and blues infused “Afro-American Symphony” will round out this diverse and exhilarating concert season!

Community Event

June
13

Skagway

Saturday, June 13

Visit Skagway for the Little Dippers Annual Wine Tasting Event and the third annual Skagway Marathon.

Community Event

June
14

Valdez

Sunday, June 14 — Saturday, June 20

Visit Valdez for the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, an educational experience for playwrights, actors, directors, and theatre enthusiasts. Participants are completely immersed in theatre arts, with a blend of performances, developmental readings, classes and social events.

Community Event

June
19

Seldovia

Friday, June 19 — Sunday, June 21

Visit Seldovia for the Summer Solstice Music Festival.

Community Event

June
20

Haines

June 20

Visit Haines for the 23rd Annual Kluane to Chilkat Bike Relay. From Haines Junction, YT to Haines, AK this race takes you 148.8 miles along Kluane National Park, Tatshenshini Alsek Provincial Park, and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.

Community Event

June
20

Juneau

Saturday, June 20 — Sunday, June 21

Visit Juneau for Gold Rush Days and celebrate its heritage with two fun-filled days of events at Savikko Park featuring logging and mining skills competitions, exhibits, food and fun activities for the whole family.

Community Event

June
20

Unalaska

Saturday, June 20

Visit Unalaska for the Summer Solstice Run. This 2 mile run is the kickoff to our summer racing season! The race starts and ends at the beautiful Carl E. Mosses Boat Harbor and is a great way to celebrate the solstice.

Community Event

June
21

Skagway

June 21

Visit Skagway for the annual Elks Summer Solstice Party. This fun event happens at the ball fields across the river from town. Everyone is invited, food booths, beer garden and games.

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