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7 Things to Do in Alaska in July

Posted by on June 28, 2017

Ah, Alaska in July. Summer is in full swing and there’s lots to do all over the State. Be sure to take advantage of our short summers and head outside and enjoy! Check out these 7 Things to Do in Alaska in July!

7 Things to Do in Alaska in July - IdlewildAlaska

Things to Do in Alaska in July

Mountain Race in Seward

It often seems like the entire State of Alaska heads for the small town of Seward for the 4th of July. Mt. Marathon is a long time tradition of a 3 mile race from the middle of town, up to the top of the mountain, and back. It’s a lottery to even get in the race, but it’s always fun to watch and join in all the other activities.

Woodsy Fair in Girdwood

The Forest Fair in Girdwood has been around for a long time. There is music, lots of hand-crafted items, great food, a parade and much, much more!



Party with the Salmon in Cordova

The fish are running and the people are too! Lots of music and lots of activities for all ages to celebrate.  Be sure to check out the Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival!

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Golden Fairbanks

Be sure to check out Golden Days in Fairbanks. Play Old Tyme Games, watch the parade, the rubber duckie race, and be sure to check out all the street vendors!

Alaskan Olympics in Fairbanks

The World Eskimo-Indian Olympics are an amazing thing to see. “The games that are played by these people display the preparedness one needed for survival. They require skill as well as strength, agility, and endurance. In this manner, the people could at least teach the children that they had to be tough to make it on their own, not just in one area, but in all. The games left no part of the body untested.” *source* Well worth a trip to Fairbanks to watch!

Fairtime in Haines

The Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines is fun for the whole family. Music, crafts, beach wrestling, fiddle contest, logging show, and so much more! The towns of southeast Alaska come together for this great summertime celebration.

To Market to Market

Get out and check out all the local markets happening this summer! The Downtown Market on Saturday and Sundays in Anchorage, the Friday Flings every Friday in downtown Palmer, the Glennallen Wednesday Market, the Homer Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturday, the Tanana Valley Farmers Market in Fairbanks on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Sitka Farmers Markets on Saturdays, and many more.

Looking for more things to do in Alaska? Check out the list of Things to do in Alaska for every month of the year and 50 Cheap Things to Do in Alaska all Year ‘Round! What are some of your favorite things to do in Alaska in July?

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4 Responses to 7 Things to Do in Alaska in July

  1. Elizabeth

    Spent my Alaskan Julys in Kodiak – hiking and soaking in the nature and fishing opportunities. Kodiak goes all out for their Crab Festival in May (Memorial Day weekend) so June and July are recovery months — 4th of July parade and Farmers Markets on the weekends are a given though.

  2. Eddie Lee

    Because you get to stuff your face with the best Alaskan king crab in the world, and it’s totally acceptable to do so since everyone else at the festival is doing it too. What’s your favorite thing to do in Alaska ?

    • IdlewildAlaska

      Totally depends on the time of year! Anything that gets me outside is a great activity. Just getting out on the 4-wheelers, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, snowmachining… it’s all amazing!

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