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2016 ALASKA - January Through June 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2015 - 2011)

January 15-17, 2016  Crystal Gallery of Ice - Anchorage, Alaska
Ice, Ice and more Ice will be in downtown the first weekend of January in Town Square at the Crystal Gallery of Ice.   Ice carvers from all over the state (and world!) come to compete in our ice carving competition, transforming ice slabs into beautiful works of art.  The ice carving competition starts on Friday, with carvers working throughout the weekend to complete their sculptures by 5 pm on Sunday. Ice Sculptures will be on display at the Crystal Gallery of Ice in Town Square until they melt. Or you can view them anytime on Flickr.


January 22-23, 2016
Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival
Anchorage, Alaska
Showcasing beers of the Northwest with special attention to Alaska's brews. The whole weekend is a celebration of brewing beer, mead and barley wine. Live entertainment.

February 1-7, 2016  Cordova Iceworm Festival 2016 - Cordova, Alaska
The first full weekend of every February, Cordova rolls out the red carpet and welcomes guests from all over the world the the annual Cordova Iceworm Festival. In 1961, a few Cordovans created the Iceworm Festival as a way to break up the winter blues.  Since then, the event has turned into one of the most successful festivals in Alaska.  Three days of fun-filled events showcase Cordova’s talents, hospitality and sense of humor.  The Iceworm Variety Show features local performers and is the stage for the Miss Iceworm coronation.  Groups of locals race down the docks, jump into survival gear and dive into the icy harbor waters in the annual Survival Suit Race.

February 14, 2016  VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

March 7-11, 2016  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide

March 15, 2016  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture.

March 31-April 2, 2016  ComFish Alaska - Kodiak, Alaska
Alaska's Premier Commercial Fisheries Trade Show

March 31-April 3, 2016  The Great Alaska Sportsman Show
Anchorage, Alaska
One of America's most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield.  The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities. Come join us at the Sullivan and Ben Boeke Arenas.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.  Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

May 8, 2016  MOTHERS' DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday).


May 26-30, 2016
Kodiak Crab Festival
Kodiak, Alaska
Ask any Kodiakan what the best five days in May are and they'll smile and say "Crab Fest, of course!"

May 27-28, 2016
Great Alaska Craft Beer & Homebrew Festival
Dalton City, Alaska
Sample excellent craft beers from breweries around the state and region. Enjoy live music, eat good food, and taste great beer!

June 1-30, 2016  Seward Halibut Tournament - Seward, Alaska
Seward’s halibut are a local surprise for those who typically think only of our Silver Salmon runs.  Seward’s Halibut Tournament highlights this fishery, attracting early season visitors and anglers from throughout Alaska.  Daily tickets are $10, with a 3-day “weekender” ticket for $25.  Cash prizes awarded at the end of the tournament for the heaviest fish and the second and third place entries.  Daily prizes increase your odds of winning.

June 10-19, 2016  Slam'n Salm'n Derby - Anchorage, Alaska
Salmon fishing derby benefits Downtown Soup Kitchen, which provides 90,000 meals annually and other services for the hungry and homeless in Anchorage, Alaska.

2015 ALASKA - January to June 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

January 26-April 26, 2015  100 Days of Downtown Dining
Anchorage, Alaska
100 Days of Downtown Dining is a winter-time promotion from January 26th to April 26th for participating restaurants in downtown that rewards you for dining out around downtown. That’s right: eat great food AND get rewards!  It’s simple: Enjoy an entree at participating restaurants and get stickers on your game card or stamps in the “100 Days” Perka App. Visit at least six (6) different restaurants and collect a prize!  6 stickers = $10 dining certificate - 12 stickers = $25 dining certificate - 20 stickers = $50 in dining certificates - 30 stickers = $75 in dining certificates.

2011 ALASKA - January through June 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

waiting for new dates

June 8-10, 2011  Global Food Alaska 2011 Conference & Tradeshow
Soldotna, Alaska
A biennial event, the show covers all aspects of the food supply chain, both national and international, with a special highlight on companies that do business and produce in Alaska.

June 11-12, 2011  Taste of Juneau Food & Music Festival
Juneau, Alaska
NEXT event in 2013, waiting for new dates to be announced.
Celebrates the culinary arts in Alaska, offering great food as well as live music, fun contests and tasty samples.



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