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.
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. 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, events will include: a Winter Lights Walk in Griffin Park (along the Chena River) and a Holiday Bazaar at the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center.