The annual Midnight Sun Festival is one big community celebration of the summer sun. In 2019, it will be in its 38th year and is Alaska’s largest single-day event, where 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th avenues become pedestrian only and a huge street fair party comes to life.
So much to see and do under the midnight sun!
The Festival features nearly 200 vendors offering a variety of shopping and eating opportunities and 35 live performances across three stages. As the Festival is a large fundraiser for the Fairbanks Downtown Association, be on the lookout for volunteers selling raffle tickets. In the past, they have raffled off 4-Wheelers, roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines and Ravn Alaska, as well as other major prizes.
Other events within the Festival include a kid’s activity park, a skate park, pony rides, a petting zoo and gold panning. There are even carnival rides, a beer garden with local and Alaskan craft beer, as well as a WWE-style wrestling event by the Fairbanks Ladies of Wrestling.
If you go:
- What: The annual Midnight Sun Festival
- When: Sunday, June 23, 2019
- Where: Downtown Fairbanks, Alaska
- Time: noon to midnight
- Parking: Street parking or parking garage at Second Avenue & Lacey Street [map]