Annual Events

Annual Event Calendar.  For current events and dates, please visit the Haines VIsitor Information Center website. 


Alcan 200 International Snowmachine Road Rally

Snow machine race from the US/Canada Border to Dezadeash Lake in Yukon Territory and back to the Border.
Contact person: Karen Hess 907.766.2050

Haines Dolphins Swim Team

Winter Games Invitational Swim Meet. Hosted by the Haines Dolphins.


Dick Hotch Basketball Tournament
Location: Haines High School Karl Ward Gym
Call 907.767.5505 for more information




Spring Fling
Eat BBQ, enjoy Haines Brewing Co. beer on tap
Contact: SE Alaska State Fair Office 907.766.2476

Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival
Beer tasting, dinner, and awards.
Contact: SE Alaska State Fair Office 907.766.2476

King Salmon Derby (canceled for 2015)
Two weekends of fishing competition. Great Prizes.


Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay
The most beautiful ride in the world! Starts in Haines Junction, YT and ends in Haines, AK.
Contact: Judy Ewald 907.766.2455


Independence Day Celebration  Old-time small town events: Foot races, Chilkoot River raft race, Mt. Ripinsky Run, watermelon feed, mud volleyball, fire hose battle, nail-pounding competition, Main Street parade, pie-eating contest, BBQ, and fireworks highlight this multi-day celebration.

Southeast Alaska State Fair
Five fun filled days with exhibits, logging show, horse show, live entertainment and food.
Contact: SE Alaska Fair office 907.766.2476


Labor Day Weekend Mardi Gras Party
Saturday evening - a night on the town. Costume prizes, Cajun music, refreshments.


World's largest congregation of Bald Eagles gather along Chilkat River to feed on a late run of Chum salmon. The Alaska Bald Eagle Festival features naturalist guided tours into the preserve, speakers, photo workshops, art exhibits, educational seminars and more.


Community Christmas Celebration  Letters to Santa, Angel Trees, Cookie and Candy Contest, Pictures with Santa, Open Houses, Caroling, and a Parade.

Visit the Chamber Calendar and the Haines Convention & Visitor Bureau  for additional event listings.