Alaska May 26, 2019
Celebrate 24 Hours Of Daylight At This Epic Summer Solstice Festival In Alaska
Summer in Alaska is absolutely magical. It all culminates in the peak of our sunshine soaked days on summer solstice. Fairbanks is arguably the summer solstice capital of Alaska, and boy do they show it! They throw the most epic outdoor summer single day festival Alaska has ever seen!
Summer solstice may be one of Alaska's biggest holidays.
After a long winter of darkness, who can help but celebrate the daylight? The longest day of the year feels like the perfect time for a party!
The city of Fairbanks is only 140 miles south of the Arctic Circle.
That makes "The Golden City" the perfect place to host the Midnight Sun Festival! With 24 hours of delicious sunlight in Fairbanks on summer solstice, people love celebrating in the largest city up north.
The streets of downtown Fairbanks are thronged with over 30,000 people!
The event itself is twelve hours long, running from 12:00 p.m. through 12:00 a.m. This is more than enough time to check out almost 300 Alaskan business vendors!
You can find so many amazing things to do and see during this festival.
There are three stages, hosting 45 live performances throughout the day. There are also street performers and break dancing!
And don't forget about the kids! There are so many things to do for the younger ones in the family.
There are carnival rides, pony rides, and even a climbing wall! Looking for something less physical? They offer gold panning fun, as well!
The food itself can be reason to dive on into this festival.
There are tons of different types of food available, from fresh Alaskan seafood to traditional Alaska Native dishes. You can also find some of your favorite fair foods!
This year the Midnight Sun Festival is falling on Sunday, June 23rd.
Make sure to make all of your arrangements soon! With over 30,000 attendees you don't want to be looking for somewhere to stay the week before. Plan early for the festival so you can relax and have a great time.
Have you ever visited the Midnight Sun Festival in Fairbanks? If so, what was your favorite part? Let us know in the comments below!
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