Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a fireworks show in the heart of downtown Fairbanks! The 2023 fireworks display will be on Saturday, December 16th at 8:00PM, so mark your calendar! The show will be sponsored by Alyeska Pipeline and supported by our generous sponsors.
The fireworks will launch from Shoreway Park on the north side of the Chena River and right in the heart of downtown. There are plenty of parking and viewing options nearby, but please note that the south side of the river is the best location to watch the show. For safety reasons, viewing on top of the river ice is not permitted and the bridges will be closed to foot traffic during the show.
The fireworks display is part of downtown’s yearly (and yearly growing) Winter Solstice Festival – be sure to click for more information! The festival is a community event series of free, family-friendly outdoor events to make light of the darkest days of winter. In addition to the fireworks show, other events will include: a winter lights walk in Griffin Park (alongside the Chena River) and a holiday bazaar at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center. There will also be opportunies to take photos with reindeer and a small business scavenger hunt during the same weekend. For a complete schedule visit our website.
Since the holiday season is right around the corner, downtown Fairbanks is gearing up for a December filled with holiday fun! This year, like in 2022, we are looking forward to even more festival fun and we hope you will join us! If you’re interested in participating in this year’s festival – whether through activities, sponsorships, or volunteer support – please visit our festival website for more information.
If you are interested in specificially sponsoring a part of the Winter Solstice Festival, please take time to view our sponsorship opportunities. You can also reach out to David if you have questions. With your help we can make the 2023 Winter Solstice Festival the best one yet!