Calendar of Events

Annual Events

  • January 1, 2020 - Polar Bear Swim
    At the Port Chilkoot Dock beach, jumping in at 10 am.  Contact Tom Morphet 907-766-3775 for more information.
     
  • January 3, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • January 5 & 23, 2020 - Avalanche & Wilderness Safety Training, Borough Public Library
    Department of Publice Safety FREE Backcountry Skills Workshop at the library from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.  Bring questions and essential rescue gear: beacon, shovel, & probe.  Also an avalanche courses will be offered in January and February, for more information visit https://alaskasnow.org/haines-hac/
     
  • January 16,  2020 - River Talk, Chilkat Center Lobby
    Come and share your story or come and listen to mine.  Seven speakers, seven stories, seven minutes, seven o'clock and the cost is $7 to enjoy a cafe' setting with local stories, musicians and refreshments.  Want to sign up?  Call 907-314-0282.
     
  • January 17-19, 2020 - Alcan 200
    International snow machine race from the U.S. Canadian border to Dezadeash Lake and back on theHaines Highway.  Calcutta is Friday night, Saturday the race and on Sunday the snow drags will take place.  For more information, contact 766-3775 or web site www.alcan200.org/sign up.   Beware of road closure northbound and southbound from Pleasant Camp to/from Dezadeash Lodge from approximately 8am to 4pm (Canadian time).
     
  • January, 2020 - Haines Dolphins' Winter Games North, Haines Pool
    Southeast Alaska and Canada swim teams will present some of the finest swimmers in a competitive but friendly competition.  For more information: Haines Dolphins site.

 

      If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • February, 2020 - Youth Raptor Program Kicks Off
    Young people ages 9 to 17 are invited to participate in the American Bald Eagle Foundation's "Youth Raptor Program." Classes are held on Saturdays at the Foundation through April. For more information call 907-766-3094 or programs@baldeagles.org.

  • February 6 & 20, 2020 - Avalanche & Wilderness Safety Training, Borough Public Library
    Department of Publice Safety FREE Backcountry Skills Workshop at the library from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.  Bring questions and essential rescue gear: beacon, shovel, & probe.  Also an avalanche courses will be offered in January and February, for more information visit https://alaskasnow.org/haines-hac/

  • February 7, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.

  • February, 2020 - Triple Threat Middle School Basketball Tournament, Haines School
    For more information call 907-766-6700.

  • February, 2020 - Valentine's Market, Chilkat Center
    Treats and treasures for everyone, from 10am -2pm.

  • February 20,  2020 - River Talk, Chilkat Center Lobby
    Come and share your story or come and listen to mine.  Seven speakers, seven stories, seven minutes, seven o'clock and the cost is $7 to enjoy a cafe' setting with local stories, musicians and refreshments.  Want to sign up?  Call 907-314-0282.

  • February, 2020 - Haines Winter Festival, Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds
    Winter fun is about to begin!  Events include the Telluride Mountain Film Festival, Koot to Kat Alpine Adventure Race, Miles Klehini Nordic Ski Classic, and more!  Schedule coming soon to seakfair.org For more information call 766-2476.  

  • February-March, 2020 - Dick Hotch Basketball Tournament, Haines High School
    Four days of basketball with teams from Southeast Alaska and Canada.  Contact 907-766-3023 for more information.

        If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • March 6, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • March 19,  2020 - River Talk, Chilkat Center Lobby
    Come and share your story or come and listen to mine.  Seven speakers, seven stories, seven minutes, seven o'clock and the cost is $7 to enjoy a cafe' setting with local stories, musicians and refreshments.  Want to sign up?  Call 907-314-0282.
     
  • February-March, 2020- Dick Hotch Basketball Tournament, Haines High School
    Four days of basketball with teams from Southeast Alaska and Canada.  Contact 907-766-3023 for more information.
     
  • March, 2020 - Academy Award nomidated "Live Action Short" films, Chilkat Center
    Showing Thursday at 7 pm.
 
        If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

 

 

 

  • April 3, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • April 10, 2020 - KHNS Spring Wine Tasting, Harriet Hall
    More information to be announced.
     
  • April 16,  2020 - River Talk , Chilkat Center Lobby
    Come and share your story or come and listen to mine.  Seven speakers, seven stories, seven minutes, seven o'clock and the cost is $7 to enjoy a cafe' setting with local stories, musicians and refreshments.  Want to sign up?  Call 907-314-0282.
     
  • April 24, 2020 - Spring Fling, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds (Harriett Hall) Live music TBA. 
    BBQ, beer and music at 6:00 pm, members FREE andnon-members $10 (fee covers BBQ & Concert only).  Any questions call 907-766-2476, email kari@seakfair.org.
     
  • April 24-26, 2020 - American Contract Bridge Sectional Tournament, American Bald Eagle Foundation
    This three day event brings visitors from Whitehorse and Juneau along with Haines residents.  For more information go to http://www.acbl.org/tournaments_page/ or call Ardy Miller 907-303-0065.
     
  • April, 2020 - "Big Air Competition, at the Chilkat Pass
    Held annually near the Three Guardsmen Mountain in British Columbia.  Skiers and snowboarders compete in three divisions; beginner, intermediate and advanced and judged on their air, style and landing.

       If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • May 1, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • May 22-23, 2020 -  Annual Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival
    Gourmet Beer Banquet on Friday evening.  Fun-run on Saturday morning.   Saturday afternoon enjoy live music, local food, and excellent craft beers from breweries and distributors across the state. 
    Limited tickets available, pre-purchase recommended.  Must be 21 with valid ID to enter.  Contact: SE Alaska State Fair at 907 766-2476 or Email: kari@seakfair.org   www.seakfair.org
     
  • May 23, 2020 - 5K - 10K Slammin Salmon Run
    Contact:  SE Alaska State Fair at 907-766-2476 or Email: kari@seakfair.org www.seakfair.org

     If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • June 5, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • June 6,13,20,27, 2020 - Farmer's Market, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds
    Organization providing a place for growers, chefs, and artisans to sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products to the area.  Open on Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 12 pm.
     
  • June 20, 2020 -  Annual Kluane to Chilkat 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.  Contact: Judy Ewald at (907) 766-2455 www.kcibr.org
     
  • June 20, 2020 -  Annual Fisherman's Community Barbecue, Fairgrounds
    A Salmon dinner at Dalton City with music, dancing and a beer garden to celebrate Southeast Alaska's wild Salmon fisheries. Contact: SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476; Email: kari@seakfair.org  www.seakfair.org.

 

 

     If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • July 3, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • July, 2020 - Summer Youth Theater Conservatory, Chilkat Center
    Consists of conservatory for students 8-18 and a playmaking session (half-time) for ages 5-7.  For more information or call 907-766-2708.
     
  • July 4,11,18,25, 2020 - Farmer's Market, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds
    Organization providing a place for growers, chefs, and artisans to sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products to the area.  Open on Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 12 pm.
     
  • July 4, 2020 - Independence Day Celebration
    Fireman's BBQ, Mt. Ripinsky run,  breakfast at the Legion,  a parade, mud volleyball, and much more.  List of events with time schedules TBA.
     
  • July, 2020 - 4th Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon, Haines area
    Join us for the Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon - 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 23-26, 2020 - 52nd Annual Southeast State Fair, Haines Fairgrounds
    Four fun-filled days at the end of July.  Includes a parade, exhibits, logging show, live music, horseshoe tournament, fun-run, kids' stage, amusement rides, Alaska vendors, food and entertainment, live animals, puppet shows and more!  Contact SE Alaska State Fair at 907-766-2476 or www.seakfair.org.
     
  • July 25, 2020 - Haines Hustle, Haines Fairgrounds
    5K, 10K and trail half marathon.  Contact SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476 or Email:kari@seakfair.org  or www.seakfair.org

       If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

 

  • August 1,8,15,22,29, 2020 - Farmer's Market, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds
    Organization providing a place for growers, chefs, and artisans to sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products to the area.  Open on Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 12 pm.
     
  • August 7, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • August, 2020 - Studio Incamminati In Your Town, ANB/ANS Hall
    Portrait Painting:  Form and Color Workshop with JaFang Lu.  Hosted by Catotti & Goldberg Art Studio.  Info and registration:  www.studioincamminati
     
  • August, 2020- Haines Totem Trot, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Saturday will be the half marathon and 5K fun run/walk events.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • August, 2020- Annual Mardi Gras, Haines, Alaska
    Friday evening at the Fogcutter, Fort Seward Saloon, Harbor and Pioneer bars.  Join in on the costume contest, listen to Cajun music and enjoy some refreshments.

     If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • September, 2020 - Klukwan Blueberry Festival, Klukwan ANS Hall
    Enter your entries and join the events in Klukwan.  Have questions, email klukwanblueberryfestival@yahoo.com.
     
  • September 4, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • September 5,12,19, 26, 2020 - Farmer's Market, Southeast Alaska State Fair Grounds
    Providing a place for growers, chefs, and artisans to sell homegrown produce, homemade cuisine, and handmade products to the area.  Open Saturdays through mid-September 10 am - 12 pm.
     
  • September - October, 2020 - Annual Haines Silver Salmon Derby, Haines Sportsmen's Association
    Derby costs $25 (ages 11-adults), under 11 is FREE.  To enter and prizes awarded.  Tickets and weigh-in available at Alaska Sport Shop and Outfitter Sporting Goods.  For more information call Charlie DeWitt 907-766-2490.

If you would like more information on any of the events listed, contact us or call or email the contact information above.

  • September - October, 2020 - Annual Haines Silver Salmon Derby, Haines Sportsmen's Association
    Derby costs $25 to enter and prizes awarded, for more information call Charlie DeWitt 907-766-2490.
     
  • October 2, 2020- Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • October, 2020 - Chilkat Chef Competition, Harriet Hall
    Local grown and caught dinner starts at 5:30 pm and the competition begins at 6:00 pm.  Fundraiser for Lynn Canal Conservation.  Contact 907-766-2295 for more information.
     
  • October, 2020 - Haines Backcountry Games. SE Alask State Fairgrounds
    New event starting at 2 pm; Caber Toss, Fish Toss, Stone Lift, Water Haul and Tug-o-War.  For more information call 907-766-2476.
     
  • October, 2020 - Mushroom Dinner, Haines Senior Center
    Event supports the Chilkat Forest Investigators after school program and  hosted by Takshanuk Watershed Council.  Starts at 6 pm at the Haines Senior Cener, $15 p/p or $40 for family.
     
  • October,  2020 - River Talk, Chilkat Center Lobby
    Come and share your story or come and listen to mine.  Seven speakers, seven stories, seven minutes, seven o'clock and the cost is $7 to enjoy a cafe' setting with local stories, musicians and refreshments.  Want to sign up?  Call 907-314-0282.
     
  • October, 2020 - Halloween Harvest Party, American Legion
    Halloween Party for 0-10 year olds, from 1pm-3pm.  Come in costume and enjoy the festivities and games.
     
  • October through January - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Gathering
    World's largest congregation of American Bald Eagles. Up to 4000 eagles gather along the banks of the Chilkat River to feast on spawning salmon.

If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • November 14 & 22, 2019 - Avalanche & Wilderness Safety Training, Borough Public Library
    Department of Publice Safety FREE Backcountry Skills Workshop at the library from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.  Bring questions and essential rescue gear: beacon, shovel, & probe.  Also an avalanche courses will be offered in January and February, for more information visit https://alaskasnow.org/haines-hac/
     
  • November 22 & 23, 2019 - Lust for Dust, Chilkat Center for the Arts
    A Hilarious Melodrama of Jack Dalton and the Dalton Trail, showing both Friday and Saturday at 7 pm.  Come cheer on the hero and hiss the villain!
     
  • November 23, 2019 - 88th Annual Women's Club Christmas Bazaar, Haines School
    Shopping early for that special someone?  Locally made items and treasures for everyone,  10 am - 2 pm at the Haines Elementary School.  Call 907-766-2957 to reserve a table.
     
  • November 28, 2019 - Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, School Cafeteria
    Open to everyone, starting at 11 am to 1:30 pm.  For more information 907-766-3109
     
  • November 30, 2019 - Annual Lighting of the Library Fundraiser, Haines Borough Public Library
    Sponsored by the Friends of the Haines Borough Library.  Kick off the winter season from 5-7 pm, with friends and family, music, refreshments, art project for kids, and of course, the lighting of the tree.  If you would like to help with the decorating of the library, the elves could use your help.  Call 907-766-2545 for more information. www.haineslibrary.org.
     
  • November 6, 2020 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • November, 2020 - Annual Doll Fair, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Event will be from 1 pm - 3pm.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • November, 2020 - 25th Annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, American Bald Eagle Foundation
    This event celebrates the peak of the winter gathering of eagles.  Educational Seminars, tours, and family special events.  Contact American Bald Eagle Foundation at 907-766-3094 or Email:  info@baldeagles.org  www.baldeagles.org
     
  • November, 2020 - Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Chilkat Center
    Dinner at 5:30 pm, films begin at 6 pm.    Advance tickets available Takshanuk Office and the Fair office.  For more information, contact The Fair office at 907-766-2476 or kari@seakfair.org

     If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

  • October through January - Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Gathering
    World's largest congregation of American Bald Eagles. Up to 4000 eagles gather along the banks of the Chilkat River to feast on spawning salmon.
     
  • December, 2019 - Annual Community Christmas Celebration throughout December
    Throughout December there are activities for everyone. Write a letter to Santa and drop at the Post Office and enter the Cookie & Candy Contest. Mrs. Claus will be at the Library for stories & songs. Visit the Haines Sheldon Museum to get pictures with Santa and get an early start on your holiday shopping. The parade goes down Main Street (lineup at Thors @ 3:30 pm) and the Haines Uglys put on The Gifts for Grub toy drive at the American Legion.
     
  • December 6, 2019 - Haines First Friday Event
    Join local residents, galleries, museums and artists for a walkabout to visit featured exhibits around town.  Schedule of events change each month so don't forget to get a schedule.
     
  • December 6, 2019- Community Tree Lighting, 3rd and Main St.
    Visit Santa, vote on the Cookie & Candy entries, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and cotton candy, starting at 5 pm.
     
  • December 7, 2019 - Lighting of the Fort, Fort Seward Parade Grounds
    At 5 pm sharp, the great canon blasts and Fort Seward lights up with Christmas lights. Then follows the fireworks, a Christmas Tableau and music of the season. Join an old-fashioned bonfire, weenie roast.  Hope for snow for the sledding party and get the Christmas spirit going. ALL FREE
     
  • December 12 & 26, 2019 - Avalanche & Wilderness Safety Training, Borough Public Library
    Department of Public Safety FREE Backcountry Skills Workshop at the library from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm.  Bring questions and essential rescue gear: beacon, shovel, & probe.  Also an avalanche courses will be offered in January and February, for more information visit https://alaskasnow.org/haines-hac/
     
  • December 14, 2019 - Mrs. Claus at the Library, Holiday Parade & Uglys Gifts for Grubs
    Stories/songs with Mrs. Claus 3-4 pm at the Library. Line up for the parade at Thors at 3:30 pm, starts at 4 pm than join the Uglys Gifts for Grub at 5 pm at the Legion.
     
  • December 14, 2019 - Community Bazaar, Elementary School
    Locally made items and treasures for that special someone, 11 am - 4:30 pm.  Call 907-766-6727 or email communityed@hbsd.net for details or reserve a table.
     
  • December 15,  2019 - Holly Jolly Follies, Chilkat Center
    A wonderful community variety show surely to delight both young and old and bring Christmas cheer to all.  The show will start promptly at 4 pm.
     
  • December, 2019 - Haines ANS Camp 5 Christmas Bazaar, ANB/ANS Hall
    Something for everyone!  Held at the ANB/ANS Hall from 10 am to 2 pm.  Call 907-766-2166 to reserve a table.

 

      If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

 

In addition to the events listed above, the community of Haines as a wide variety of daily happenings. Please visit the community calendar page to see what's happening this week...