The 38th Annual Midnight Sun Festival is Sunday, June 23rd from noon – midnight in downtown Fairbanks. Alaska’s largest single-day event, the Festival attracts more than 30,000 people to downtown Fairbanks.
Come to this free midnight sun celebration to enjoy forty live performances throughout the day featuring Matthew Read, Rye, Psychedelic Machine, Tony Taylor The Artist & Muzik Medicine, Dance Theatre Fairbanks, Dance REVolution Crew, C3 Praise and Awaken Antagonist.
The Festival features nearly 200 booths offering a variety of shopping and eating opportunities including BAO Town, Shave Ice Sisters, The Hungry Robot, The Pretzel Chef, Charms by CJ, Alaskan Soda Jerk, AK Crave and Zorba on the Run. Click here for a map of this year’s event, and here for a poster.
The Goldie’s Garden, the official drink lounge of the Festival, will feature signature cocktails and craft beer from Midnight Sun Brewing Company. The 1956 Airstream Trailer mobile drinkery will be located near Lacey Street and 1st Avenue at the MAC Federal Credit Union Stage. There will also be beer tents at Lavelle’s Taphouse and Soapy Smith’s Pioneer Restaurant on 2nd Avenue.
Access and Free Parking
The Festival will provide handicapped-accessible restrooms. There will also be $5 all-day parking in the Parking Garage.
This year’s merchandise features a logo designed by Nathan Belz! Unisex t-shirts are available in peach, mint and teal. Men’s and women’s cut tank tops are available in heathered gray. New this year is a limited edition of kids apparel in mint. All shirts are $20 and can be purchased from the Festival headquarters booth on 2nd Avenue in front of the Lathrop Building. Thank you to Nomadic Stars for being the official screenprinter of the Midnight Sun!
Raffle Midnight Sun Festival Raffle
This year’s raffle is hot, hot, hot with four mega prizes! Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Tickets can be purchased day-of from the Festival headquarters booth on 2nd Avenue in front of the Lathrop Building. Winners need not be present to win!
Grand Prize – 2019 Can-AM Outlander 570 from Delta Powersports
2nd Prize – Two (2) roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines
3rd Prize – Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure for Two from Northern Alaska Tour Company
4th Prize – $500 Gift Certificate to Borealis Med Spa
5th Prize – Yeti Cooler from Goldie’s AK
6th Prize – Stihl Chainsaw from Delta Powersports
7th Prize – 3 Month Gold Family Membership from The Alaska Club
8th Prize – Mini fridge from Alaska Fuel Distributors
Thank you, sponsors!
No event is possible without the support of a team. The Midnight Sun Festival, the signature event of the Downtown Association of Fairbanks, has a massive team: dozens of businesses and individuals who make the event the wild success that it is!
This year’s sponsors include: Design Alaska, Alaska Fuel Distributors, Sourdough Fuel, MAC Federal Credit Union, Subway, Delta Powersports, Alaska Airlines, Kendall Auto, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Northern Alaska Tour Company, Borealis Med Spa, Guardian Flight Alaska, Goldie’s AK, Nomadic Stars, Sani Can, Alaska Waste, GEICO, Walsh, Kelliher & Sharp, CPA’s, APC, Local 375 Plumbers & Pipefitters, Alaska Aerofuel Inc., Diamond Willow Boutique, Big Ray’s, Red Bull North America, Olivia Yvonne Studios, Elk’s Lodge, The Alaska Club, JL Properties, Inc, Festival Fairbanks, Golden Heart Parking Services, Mt. McKinley Bank, Mecca Bar and Springhill Suites by Marriott.
For more information, please call the Downtown Association at (907)452-8671.