Alaska Cruise Season Calendar of Events

 Here is a selection of events happening during Alaska's peak cruise season, check with the local chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau for specific dates--perhaps a client will be passing through!


May - Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival, southeast Alaska's largest musical event.


May - Little Norway festival

May - Salmon Derby, over Memorial Day Weekend, four days of fishing for the renowned King Salmon, with over $30,000 in prizes. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, 907-772-3646.

Fourth of July Community Celebration, during the first week of July, Petersburg's old-time Independence Day celebration takes place with concession and craft booths, parade, carnival games, races, street games and contests, logging events, and of course, a fireworks display at night. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, 907-772-3646


July - Fourth of July Celebration, a grand celebration complete with a parade, demonstrations, game and food booths, softball tournament, dance, and fireworks display.

August - 13th Annual Running of the Boots (, the annual Running of the Boots Fun Run. Lots of prize categories.  Proceeds benefit Sitka Works! Call Sheila Finkenbinder at (907) 966-3066.


May/June - King Salmon Derby, two weekends of fishing competition with great prizes. Contact Kim Larson at 907-766-3885

June - Ride Yukon Motorcycle Event ( The first annual Golden Circle Ride during the Ride Yukon Motorcycle Event begins in Whitehorse and includes an overnight in Haines. Poker Run, BBQ, music. Contact Ride Yukon at 867-456-7433 or e-mail: [email protected].

July - Southeast Alaska State Fair ( Five days of live music, parade, exhibits, food, a logging show, entertainment and more. Contact SE Alaska State Fair at 907-766-2476 or e-mail: [email protected]  

September - Mardi Gras. Labor Day weekend's Saturday on the town - costume prizes, Cajun music, face painting, and refreshments.

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