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  1. Alaska Folk Festival

    Website This festival was born on a cold winter day in 1975 when eight Juneau folk musicians decided to perform in the Alaska State Museum and proudly announced it as the First Annual Southeast Alaska Folk Festival. The audience and the musicians had a great time; it was apparent there would be more such festivals….

  2. Juneau’s Gold Rush Days

    The Gold Rush Days is a small-scale annual celebration every second or third weekend of June wherein all the locals and visitors get to participate in various gold mining and logging activities. This simple family event turned into a community celebration that has entertained the people of Juneau for almost thirty years. The Celebration’s Brief…

  3. Wickersham State History Site: Home of Alaska’s Patron

    If you are looking for a place that tells a remarkably interesting history about Juneau, Alaska, then you are in luck. Wickersham State Historic Site is the place for you. Wickersham State Historic Site, located at 213 7th Street in Juneau Alaska, is only a 12-minute drive from the Aspen Suites Hotel. It was the…

  4. Fourth of July Parade

      Enjoy an old-fashioned Independence Day celebration at the annual Juneau Fourth of July Parade. The 2018 theme is “Volunteers: Fabric of Our Community.” You’ll see first-hand just how committed local volunteers are with incredible decorations, family-friendly events, and a famous parade that winds through the streets of downtown showering candy on the spectators. With…

  5. St. Patrick’s Day

      Alaska takes St. Patrick’s Day seriously—so seriously that even though St. Patrick’s Day occurs during Lent, Juneau’s Diocesan Administrator and local Father Pat Travers in Ketchikan allows parishioners to eat meat (specifically corned beef and cabbage!). Catholics know St. Patrick’s Day as the Memorial of Saint Patrick, and excuse the no-meat month for the…

  6. Best Chocolates in Juneau

      Nothing pairs better with Christmas hot chocolate than ooey, gooey local chocolate. The Alaska Fudge Company at 195 S. Franklin Street is a top-rated candy and confectionary shop with rave reviews. Famous for their fresh and creamy fudge that’s made daily with zero preservatives, you’ll be challenged to choose from the variety of flavors….

  7. Juneau Holiday Village

      Open to the public throughout the month of December from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. most days, the Juneau Holiday Village quickly became a tradition when it started just a few years ago. The mini holiday village is the perfect destination for families looking for carolers, decorations galore and a trip back in time…

  8. It’s Gift Expo Weekend!

      Mark your calendars for November 24, 25 and 26 for the 35th annual Public Market. Open from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, you can snag a three-day admission to Centennial Hall for just $7 (free for children ages 11 and younger). There’s…

  9. Mount Roberts Tramway

      It’s your last chance to hop on board the only tramway in southeast Alaska for 2017! Mount Roberts Tramway only operates May – September, and it boasts the title of being the only aerial tramway in this part of Alaska. Cars are lifted 1,800 feet in the air, whisked from the cruise ship dock…

  10. A Juneau Fourth

      Nothing compares to Fourth of July in Juneau, where the fireworks go head to head with some of the most famous skies and vistas in the world. On July 3, a fireworks display in nearby Gastineau kicks off the long weekend, leading up to a full day of celebration and patriotism on the Fourth….

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