Fairbanks Community Celebration of the Arctic


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Various Locations in Downtown Fairbanks

The Fairbanks community celebrates all things Arctic. This four-hour activity-filled event features two main downtown locations – one at the Doyon, Limited Plaza and Building and the second at the Worthington building – home to the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. All activities and performances are free to the public. Door prizes. Food and beverages are available to purchase.

Doyon, Limited Plaza and Building

  • Fairbanks food trucks
  • Local entertainers and cultural performances on stage in the Doyon, Limited Plaza
  • Alaska Native arts and crafts show and sale in the Doyon, Limited Building

Worthington Building - Fairbanks Children’s Museum

  • Children’s activities at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum are sponsored by UAF Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Community Talk on the Arctic coordinated by the Alaska Center for Energy and Power (ACEP)
  • Arctic Business Showcase with locally-based businesses that specialize in doing business in the Arctic and Arctic-related products

Additionally, various downtown restaurants will be participating in the “Arctic Crawl” which will feature northern-themed adult beverages.

As the USA’s farthest north city with air, rail and road access, Fairbanks serves as the hub for Alaska’s Interior and Arctic. Fairbanks-based civic organizations - including the Downtown Association of Fairbanks, Explore Fairbanks, Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce - are collaborating to coordinate and host this event. Open to the general public and “Week of the Arctic” attendees.