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Fairbanks is more than a city, itís a community. Between the Summer Solstice Celebration and the Yukon Quest there are always events bringing our community closer together.

Useful Links

Creamer's Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge - "A special place for wildlife and people", visit Creamer's Field to view a wide variety of migratory waterfowl and other wildlife.

Alaska Bird Observatory - For birders especially, visit the observatory to learn more about Alaska's birds.

Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce - Listing of businesses registered with the Chamber of Commerce.

The Carlson Center Event Arena - A local arena that hosts many sporting events, concerts, conventions, and more.

Summer Events

Tanana Valley Farmers Market - An open air market selling local produce, baked goods, and crafts.

Ester Community Market - Held off the Old Nenana Highway (off the Parks Highway across from the Ester Weigh Station at milepost 351.8), from 4 to 8 pm on Thursdays, June 4 through August 27.Come hear local music and find local goods and fresh, local produce!

Summer Solstice / Midnight Sun Festival - Celebrate the summer solstice, our longest day with sunlight of the year in the heart of Fairbanks!

The Golden Days of Fairbanks - A week long celebration, celebrating Fairbanks gold rush heritage in July with various unique activities!

Tanana Valley State Fair - An greatly anticipated annual event complete with all the usual State Fair trimmings!

Winter Events
World Ice Art Championships - The official website for the World Ice Art Championships, AKA "Ice Alaska". Includes stunning galleries of ice sculptures from previous years.

Yukon Quest - An epic 2 week long sled dog race following a historical trail between Fairbanks and Whitehorse Canada.

Iditarod - 1,150 mile sled dog race following a historical "thoroughfare" through Alaska.

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics - The games played at this event display the preparedness on needed for survival for Native Americans.

Arctic Man - A unique snow machine race/series of events held in Summit Lake, a definite adrenaline rush if you race, a great social event if you like to show off your snow machine.

Fairbanks Snow Travelers - A local snowmachine club; If you are interested in snowmachinining hard to reach trails around Fairbanks, these are the people to know.


Tanana Valley Campus

University of Alaska in Fairbanks

Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

College.gov -comprehensive information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college or other postsecondary education programs.

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