Sparkling white winters presents the pulse-pounding international snowmachine race ripping through the mountainous Chilkat Pass and the fun-packed Winterfest that brings visitors in to challenge oneself or bragging rights through the Takshanuk Mountains. Root for the best float in the parades, celebrate local festivals, or jump into annual traditions.
Catch the largest Coho (Silver) during the derby or join the salmon run, no pole needed for this. Watch for the community plays that showcase our local thespians and aspiring musicians on stage. Our largest events; the Brew Fest, International Bike Relay, and Southeast State Fair are such a hit that visitors have to plan well in advance to participate with the locals.
- Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament
- KHNS Spring Wine Tasting
- Spring Fling
- American Contract Bridge Sectional Tournament
- Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
- Fisherman's Community Barbecue
- Studio Incamminati In Your Town Painting Workshop
- Independence Day Festivities
- Chilkat Challenge Triathlon
- Southeast Alaska State Fair
- Sheldon Museum Totem Trot
- Haines Backcountry Games
- Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
- Lighting of the Library
- Holiday Celebrations
Alaska Bald Eagle Festival
The annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival takes place in November and is a birder's paradise event in Haines. November is the peak time of the largest congregation of eagles in the world for the late run of chum and coho salmon, some 2,000 to...Read More
Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay
The Kluane Chilkat race is an international bike relay event from Haines Junction,Yukon to Haines, Alaska. Participants travel from the alpine to the coast. Some participate for the fun some take it as a training leg for their...Read More
Southeast Alaska State Fair
The first Southeast Alaska State Fair was held on August 29 & 30, 1969, at the American Legion and was initially dubbed the “Chilkat Valley Fair”.Read More
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