Haines is well known for many of our annual events. Which one grabs your attention?

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Annual Events

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.

By Month

  • Polar Bear Plunge
  • Winterfest
  • ALCAN 200 Snowmachine Rally
  • Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament
  • Sheldon Museum Totem Trot
  • Haines Backcountry Games
  • Holiday Celebrations
Haines Farmers Market
  • Saturdays June through September
First Friday Events
  • Monthly, Year-Round


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...

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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...

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Great Alaska Craft Beer & Home Brew Festival made its first appearance in 1992 and is proud to be Alaska’s oldest craft beer festival!

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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”. 

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