May 22th- 23th 2020:Haines 27th Annual Beer Fest
Alaska craft beer and home brew festival, come over and enjoy music, food, locally brewed beers and ciders as well as ones from throughout our region and just an all around good time.
June 20 2020: The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
From Haines Junction, YT to Haines, AK. 148.8 miles along Kluane National Park, Tatshenshini Alsek
Provincial Park and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. Covering some of the most spectacular country anywhere in the world with mountain valleys, alpine passes and ocean views. People come from all over the world for this amazing race.
May 27th- 30th 2020: North Words Writers Symposium
Four days of writing workshops, talking about writing, and engaging with writers in the spectacular setting that is Skagway and Dyea. 2018 keynote author: Susan Orlean
June 6th 2020: 24th Annual Fran Delisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon
This beautiful 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.
June 13th 2020: Skagway Marathon
Known far and wide as one of the hardest – and most rewarding – marathons in North America, the Skagway Marathon leaves Skagway and runs up the Dyea road to West Creek and back, a distance of 26 miles. There is also a half marathon and walking marathon up the Dyea Road and back – 13 miles.
June 20th 2020 : The Elks Summer Solstice Party
Come one, Come all. Everyone is invited to this fun event. Located at the ball fields across the river from town. Fun for the entire family including music, food booths, beer garden and games.
July 4th, 2020: Independence Day Celebration & Music Festival
Mt. Ripinsky run, a parade through the heart of downtown Haines, BBQ and pie eating contest and the famous mud volleyball plus much much more. In the evening enjoy the Independence Day Music Festival at the Fort Seward Parade Grounds followed by fireworks.
July 11th 2020- The 3rd Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathalon
8 mile paddle Mosquito Lake to Chilkat River, 21 mile cylce through the Bald Eagle Preserve to Haines and finish with an 8 mile run from Haines to the Chilkat State Park. For more information go to www.chilkatchallengetriathlon.com.
July 30th-August 2th, 2020: 50th Annual Southeast Alaska State Fair
Four days of some of the most fun times of the summer season. People from all over make their way to Haines to experience arts and culture from throughout Southeast Alaska The Fairs goal is promoting events that enhance the economic, cultural and creative well being of Haines and the region.
July 4, 2020: Independence Day Celebration
Old fashioned family fun with a Parade through Historic downtown Skagway, Street Fair & Ducky Derby! Don’t forget the worlds largest egg toss!
July 18th 2020: Little Dippers Wine Tasting & Auction
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
A fundraiser for the kids! Come out to the beautiful Jewell Gardens for a wine tasting, live & silent auction, appetizers & live music, all in support of the Little Dippers Learning Center. Must be 21 or older to attend.
August 8th 2020: Blues, Brews & BBQs
The fourth annual Blues, Brews & BBQ festival!! Join us for live blues music, a beer garden and a variety of tasty BBQ at Dedman Stage.
September 11th-12th 2020: Klondike International Road Relay
This 110 mile relay race begins in Skagway on Friday evening and continues all night along the Klondike Highway. It ends in Whitehorse, Yukon on Saturday afternoon. Teams of 10 members from all over the world compete in this event. (Don’t forget your passport)