Calendar of Events

Annual Events

  • January 1, 2019 - Polar Bear Swim
    At the Port Chilkoot Dock beach, jumping in at 10 am.  Contact Tom Morphet 907-766-3775 for more information.
     
  • January 18-20, 2019 - 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. 
     
  • January, 2019 - 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, 2018 - 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 9-11, 2018 - Triple Threat Middle School Basketball Tournament, Haines School
    For more information call 907-766-6700.

  • February 10, 2018 - Canvas Painting Night with Kelleen Adams, Haines Sheldon Museum
    For more information call 907-766-2366.

  • February 15,  2018 - 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 16-18, 2018 - Southeast Garden Conference, Haines, Alaska
    Conference will focus on home use and small-scale farms.

  • February 24-25, 2018 - Haines Winter Festival, Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds
    Winter fun is about to begin!  For more information call 766-2476.   

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

  • March 2, 2018 - Call and Response Exhibit, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Local artists' interpretations of Alaska Positive photographs exhibit opens.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • March 8-11, 2018 - 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 15,  2018 - 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. 
 
        If you would like more information on any of the Events above feel free to contact us.

 

 

 

  • April 19,  2018 - 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 27, 2018 - 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 director@seakfair.org.
     
  • April, 2018 - Northern Lights Showcase, Chilkat Center
     
  • April, 2018- "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.  For more information call 907-303-0101.
     
  • April 18-22, 2018 - SE AK EMS Annual Conference, Haines, Alaska
    Expecting about 75 attendees.  For more information call Julie Anderson 907-314-3111.
     
  • April 21-23, 2018 - American Contract Bridge Sectional Tournament, American Bald Eagle Foundation
    This three day event brings visitors from Whitehorse and Juneal along with Haines residents.  For more information go to http://www.acbl.org/tournaments_page/ or call Sally Lix 907-766-2955.
     
  • April 30 - May 11, 2018 - Fortnight of Learning, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Evening lectures on the history and natural history of the Chilkat Valley, every day for two weeks.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     

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

  • April 30 - May 11, 2018 - Fortnight of Learning, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Evening lectures on the history and natural history of the Chilkat Valley, every day for two weeks.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • Ma 21-28, 2018 - Haines Student Art Exhibit, Haines Sheldon Museum
    For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • May 25-26, 2018 -  24th 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: director@seakfair.org   www.seakfair.org
     
  • May 26, 2018- 5K - 10K Slammin Salmon Run
    Contact:  SE Alaska State Fair at 907-766-2476 or Email:  director@seakfair.org www.seakfair.org

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  • June 1, 2018 - Princess Sophia Exhibit, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Exhibit opens.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • June, 2018 - 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 - 1 pm.
     
  • June 16, 2018- 26th 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 16, 2018 - 11th Annual Fisherman's Community Barbecue, State Fair Grounds
    A King 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: director@seakfair.org  www.seakfair.org.

 

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

  • July, 2018 - 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 - 1 pm.
     
  • July 1, 2018 - 2nd Annual Chilkat Challenge Triathlon, Haines area
    Join us for the 1st 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 1 - 4, 2018 - 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, 2018 - Baking Competition, Southeast State Fair-Harriet Hall
    Annual baking competition and live auction!  This year is "anything chocolate", prizes and ribbons for adult and youth categories, complete rules here.
     
  • July 26-29, 2018 - 50th 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 http://www.seakfair.org.
     
  • July 28, 2018 - Haines Hustle, Haines Fairgrounds
    5K, 10K and trail half marathon.  Contact SE Alaska State Fair at (907) 766-2476 or Email: director@seakfair.org  or www.seakfair.org

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

 

  • August, 2018 - 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 - 1 pm.
     
  • August 10-11, 2018 - Haines Totem Trot, Haines Sheldon Museum
    Friday's Spaghetti Feed and Silent Auction starts the event off at the Senior Center from 5:30-7:30 and Saturday will be the half marathon and 5K fun run/walk events.  For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • August, 2018 - 26th 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.

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

  • September - October, 2018 - 1st Coho Derby, Haines Area
    Derby costs $25 to enter and prizes awarded, for more information call Charlie DeWitt 907-766-2490.
     
  • 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.
     
  • October 6, 2018 - 41st Annual Doll Fair, Haines Sheldon Museum
    For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • October 25, 2018 - 100th Anniversary of the Sinking of the Princess Sophia, Haines Sheldon Museum
    For more information call 907-766-2366.
     
  • October, 2018 - Chilkat Chef Competition, Harriet Hall
    Grilled salmon dinner starts at 6 pm and the competition begins at 6:30 pm.  Fundraiser for Lynn Canal Conservation and the Haines Senior Village.  Contact 907-766-2295 for more information. 
     
  • October, 2018 - "Trick or Trot" 5K Fun Run or Walk, SE Alaska State Fairgrounds
    Presented by the Fair and SEARHC and starts 5:30 pm at the Fairgrounds.   Costumes encouraged.  Fire pit, hot drinks, fun music and lights, entry is $10.

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

  • November 7-10, 2018 - 24th 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, 2018 - Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Harriett Hall/Fairgrounds
    Doors open at 6 pm, films begin at 7 pm.  There will be a dessert auction.  Advance tickets available at the Babbling Book, Takshanuk Office and the Fair office.
     
  • November, 2018 - Women's Club Holiday 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 907-766-2455 to reserve a table.
     
  • November, 2018 - 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 6-8 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.

     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, 2018- 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 and enjoy the Cookie & Candy Contest goodies.  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, 2018 - Haines Community Tree Lighting, 3rd and Main St.
    Visit Santa, Christmas caroling, hot chocolate and cotton candy, starting at 5 pm.
     
  • December, 2018- Haines Community Education Holiday Bazaar, Elementary School
    Locally made items and treasures for that special someone, 10 am - 2 pm.  Call John at 907-766-6727 or email communityed@hbsd.net for details or reserve a table.
     
  • December, 2018 - 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.
     
  • December, 2018 - Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center Christmas Event,  Klukwan
    Christmas benefit concert & silent auction in Klukwan, starts at 6:30 pm.  For more information contact info@jilkaatkwaanheritagecenter.org
     
  • December, 2018 - 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.
     
  • December,  2018 - Holly Jolly Christmas 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 31, 2018 - Annual Casino Night, Chilkat Center
    Casino Night, doors open at 9 pm.  $25 buys entrance, choice of mask at the door & $400 in chips.  Email director.haineschamber@gmail.com or call 907-766-2202 with questions.

 

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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...