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Summer Signature Events

Alyeska Resort celebrates the great Alaskan outdoors and rich cultural heritage of the region throughout the summer with our signature events. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Alyeska is the perfect backdrop for weekend festivities. From family-friendly events such as the Blueberry Festival to rowdy good times at Oktoberfest, visitors can combine adventures inspired by Mother Nature with a full calendar of Alyeska Resort events.


Fiddlehead Music Festival (June 4 & 5, 2016)
This weekend features fiddle-pickin' great music. Join us for a celebration of the fiddlehead fern season and summer music in the mountains!  This family-oriented outdoors event features live music, local arts and crafts booths, beer and wine garden, kid's activities and more!

Blueberry Festival (August 20 & 21, 2016)
A celebration of the lush blueberry season, this family-oriented outdoors event features over two dozen arts & crafts booths in The Hotel Alyeska Pond Courtyard, as well as live music and all the blueberry concoctions you can try. Blueberry picking and eating is encouraged; find your own secret stash.

Fungus Fair (August 26 - 28, 2016)
Just in time for prime mushroom picking season, Fungus Fair is a multi-faceted weekend of forays, naturalist presentations and workshops. New this year is the Mushrooms & Martinis Cocktail Party featuring creative mushroom appetizers, silent auction and live music with The Sociables. The event benefits Girdwood Center for the Visual Arts.

Mountain Bike Festival (September 2 - 5, 2016)
3 days of biking-themed competitions including whips & tricks, wheelie comp, downhill race and the popular Pond Crossing, where competitors attempt to cross a floating bridge without falling into the cold water.

Alyeska Climbathon (September 10, 2016)
Challenge your vertical capacity while climbing for a cause. Run or hike the North Face Trail, with friends and family, while raising money to help end women's cancers. Set on the North Face Trail (2.2 miles top to bottom with 2,000 vertical elevation gain), competitors head up the trail and download on the Aerial Tram for nine hours. The winner is the one who logs the most laps in the given timeframe. 

Oktoberfest (2 Weekends! Sept. 16 & 17 & Sept. 23 & 24)  
Autumn would not be the same without a festive atmosphere celebrating the many attributes of beer. Both weekends include authentic German fare, souvenir mugs, polka bands plus live music by some of Alaska's favorite bands.

Halloween (October 28 & 29, 2016)
The resort is hosting its popular Halloween Concert at the Sitzmark on Halloween weekend, with music by Lez Zeppelin. Paired with a hotel room package, it's the perfect getaway to celebrate the coming of winter!