Apr 5 @ 4:00 PM – Apr 8 @ 5:00 PM
Great Alaskan Holidays is pleased to announce we will once again be a main exhibitor at the annual Great Alaska Sportsman Show. The 2018 event will be held at the Sullivan Arena and Ben Boeke Arena with show hours being Thursday, April 5th from 4pm to 9pm, Friday, April 6th from Noon to 8pm, Saturday, April 7th from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, April 8th from 10am to 5pm. Please stop by and visit the professional staff from Great Alaskan Holidays for show special pricing on new and certified pre-owned motorhomes on site at the show, as well as inventory located at their main facility at 9800 Old Seward Highway in Anchorage. And new this year, Great Alaskan Holidays now features Winnebago Travel Trailers!!! As in previous years, Great Alaskan Holidays will be on prominent display just outside the main entrance on the southwest corner of the Sullivan Arena. Great Alaskan Holidays will be offering some very special show prices on newer models of Winnebago Minnie Winnie’s, as well as Ace, Vista, Fuse, and Thor models, with a variety of floorplans to choose from. The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America’s most extraordinary gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield. With the Children’s Fishing Pond, The Archery and Laser ranges, and the Hands-On Air Rifle Range, The Great Alaska Sportsman Show has always proven to be a great family attraction and the 2018 show promises to be just as great, drawing crowds of people who care passionately about RVing, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities.
Apr 20 @ 2:00 PM – Apr 22 @ 5:00 PM
Great Alaskan Holidays will once again be a main exhibitor at the annual Fairbanks Outdoor Show. The 2018 event will be held at The Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska and will run from 2pm to 8pm on Friday, April 20th, and 10am to 6pm on Saturday the 21st, and will conclude from 11am to 5pm on Sunday, April 22nd. Great Alaskan Holidays will once again be featuring their premier line of motorhomes for view and purchase, and will be positioned on the main floor of the exhibit center, as well as outside the facility’s main entrance. And new this year, Great Alaskan Holidays now carries a line of Winnebago Travel Trailers!!! Please stop by and visit the professional staff of Great Alaskan Holidays for show price specials on not only RV’s exhibited on site at the conference, but also those located at the company’s main headquarter facility in Anchorage. Great Alaskan Holidays will be offering some very special show prices on newer model Winnebago Minnie Winnie’s with a variety of floorplans to choose from. Also featured will be Great Alaskan Holidays’ famous Fly ‘N Drive program, offering customers an opportunity to fly from Fairbanks to their main showroom location in Anchorage, and driving from there after an RV purchase. The Fairbanks Outdoor Show is one of America’s most extraordinary gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield.
May 15 – Sep 19 all-day
The Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby is the longest running halibut derby in the state of Alaska, with cash prizes up for grabs. The derby runs May 15th to September 15th 2018, concluding with the Halibut Derby Gala on September 20th, where the major tagged fish winners, Just for the Halibut, and kids prizes are announced.
May 17 – Sep 30 all-day
On the world-famous Kenai River, you can expect Red (Sockeye) salmon runs mid-July through mid-August. King (Chinook) salmon typically run mid-May to early-July (early run) and early-July to season closure late-July or early-August. Silvers (Coho) normally run late-July to late-September.
Jul 31 all-day
Three Barons Renaissance Fair – Hillshire is named for Hillthelstan the Bold, a warrior of great virtue and repute, who saved the village from a monster (some say it was a giant bear, some a direwolf, some a mythical beast) that ravaged the area for years, raiding food stocks, carrying off animals and children and fouling the ground. Legend has it that he fought the monster with three bold knights, finally dispatching it with his spear, before vanishing into the mists of legend. The 3 Barons Renaissance Fair celebration honors the great combat where the Barons Red, Green, and Blue compete for the privilege of winning the relic associated with Hillthelstan; the Spear of Hillthelstan, and thusly ensuring a good harvest and prosperity. Anchorage, Alaska 6/2 and 3, 6/9 and 10
Aug 3 – Aug 5 all-day
Salmonfest has become widely recognized both nationally and within the state as the most compelling and dynamic event in Alaska. Every year over 8,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a city as families and friends fill the region with encampments full of music, food, fish and love with Alaska’s top food, crafts, art, brews, and family-friendly activities celebrating the connection of all Alaskans to the fish and the waters that provide this magnificent resource.
Aug 4 – Aug 5 all-day
Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival – If you love bluegrass and camping in the Alaskan wilderness, this is the festival for you. Bands play for 20 hours each day, and there are vendors selling handmade Alaskan craft items and food of all kinds. The festival is also focused around camping, and the whole family is encouraged to participate: there’s even a designated family camping area. Talkeetna, Alaska 8/4 and 5
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
Alaska Greek Festival – If you love Greek food as much as everyone else in the world, you have stumbled upon the festival for you. Tantalize your taste buds with kabobs, gyros, and sticky baklava. Celebrate the heritage at the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, as they’re throwing a fantastic annual event. Anchorage, Alaska 8/17, 18, and 19
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
Kenai Peninsula Fair – Connecting the Greater Kenai Peninsula ~ providing a fun filled, entertaining, educational and safe environment for the community to come together, in part or in whole, by means of the Kenai Peninsula Fair and other community events. Exhibits, live performances, entertainment, and rides and attractions totally unique to Alaska, and the likes you won’t find anywhere other than the Kenai Peninsula. Kenai, Alaska 8/17, 18, and 19
Aug 18 – Aug 19 all-day
Alyeska Resort Blueberry Festival – The Alaskan blueberry: plump, delicious, and so popular that every year Girdwood puts on a big celebration in honor of blueberry season. As many as 4,000 people have been flocking to Girdwood one weekend every August for the past several years, and the festival gets larger and more exciting each year, with people coming from all over Alaska. The two-day family-friendly event makes for a great excuse to visit this gorgeous area. Visitors will find blueberry-focused events like no-hands-allowed pie-eating contests (for both kids and adults), chefs doing demos of how to cook various blueberry dishes, and dessert contests (featuring blueberries, of course). The festival also has some 40 booths selling arts and crafts, along with a dozen food vendors and artists from all over Alaska. In addition, there are bands, a beer garden, and plenty of spots to set up for a picnic (bring a blanket). Girdwood, Alaska 8/18 and 19
Aug 23 – Sep 3 all-day
Now in its 82nd year, The Alaska State Fair is the state’s largest fair, featuring record setting giant vegetables, amusement rides, food concessions, competitive exhibits, carnival games, live performances and more, all nestled in a picturesque setting only Alaska can offer.