Fairbanks, Alaska is THE place to be in July!
Light, Energy and Warmth. These 3 words perfectly describe Fairbanks, Alaska or The “Golden Heart City” as it’s known. With 20 + Hours of Day Light every day, Fairbanks is abuzz with exciting Energy – There are non-stop events, celebrations and attractions. The Warmth from the resident Alaskans will surprise you as we genuinely want visitors to enjoy our amazing, culture-filled city! The Interior of Alaska also receives the highest temperatures in the State of Alaska – sometimes reaching 80+ degrees with sun-filled days.
The month of July is so jam-packed with activities; Fairbanks is host to the World-Class Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, World Eskimo Indian Olympics, Golden Days and The Popular Red-Green Regatta, essentially, it’s a Month Long celebration of our Heritage, Gold Rush History and The Arts.
In addition to mentioned events, there are Outdoor Concerts featuring National Bands such as Bare Naked Ladies, Hinder, Brandi Carlile and the Wailers at The Blue Loon in Ester (5 miles south of Fairbanks)
A local favorite event is the Red Green Regatta – This event features Watercraft built by participants floating/racing on the Chena River. Each Watercraft must implement “Duct Tape” into the design. The popular Canadian Show “The Red-Green Show” is the inspiration behind this event that will take place on the Chena River July 24, 2011. For more information please go to http://www.kuac.org/red-green-regatta-2011.html
There is so much to do and see in Fairbanks, Alaska; we promise to welcome all visitors with our Light, Energy and Warmth. Hope to see you soon! Below is a snapshot of *some* of the happenings in July!
W.E.I.O. World Eskimo-Indian Olympics July 20-23, 2011
www.weio.org (907) 452-6646
Held at The Carlson Center – 2010 2nd Ave Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907) 451-7800 Event Website: www.weio.org Indigenous people compete in traditional athletic games and celebrate through pageants and dances. Includes authentic Native arts and crafts show. Come help us celebrate.
Golden Days 2011 July 20-24, 2011 www.fairbankschamber.org (907) 452-1105
A jail on wheels cruises through town, picking up rascals with outstanding warrants. Can-can dancers in fishnet tights and feather boas parade through the streets. Gun-toting rogues in wide-brimmed hats and garter-belted shirt sleeves meander through town.
While this may sound like the turn-of-the-century in Fairbanks, the past comes back to life each July during Golden Days, a weeklong celebration of Fairbanks’ gold rush heritage. The 2011 Golden Days celebration takes place July 20-24.
The Midnight Sun shines on 5 days of Fairbanks-style fun. Take in a can-can show by the Fairbanks Golden Heart Dancers. Watch the Golden Days Grande Parade as it snakes through the city. Try your luck in the Golden Days Rubber Ducky Race where hundreds of numbered, yellow rubber duckies float down the Chena River to the cheers of ticket-holders on the riverbanks who hope to claim the race’s pot.
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival July 17-31, 2011
www.fsaf.org (907) 474-8869
The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, 2-weeks of study-performance opportunities in all art forms, encourages both personal growth and arts appreciation regardless of level of accomplishment. On the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus under the Midnight Sun approximately 1,000 adults register and participate with nearly 100 guest artists in 125 workshops in music, visual arts, literary arts, dance and healing arts with 45 performances.
Alpine Lodge & Finish Line Restaurant Open Year-Round
www.akalpinelodge.com (907) 328-6300 or 800-455-8851
Let the Alpine Lodge be your “Base Camp” when you arrive in Fairbanks! We have terrific rates (www.akalpinelodge.com) and are continually running “web” specials so that you can enjoy The “Golden Heart City” of all it has to offer (which is A LOT!) We are conveniently located near the Fairbanks International Airport and just minutes away from Downtown Fairbanks. We offer Complimentary Shuttle service, Complimentary Continental Breakfast & WiFi and we have the Friendliest staff in town.