The 2019 Midnight Sun Festival

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Downtown Fairbanks will host the 38th Midnight Sun Festival celebration on Sunday, June 23, from noon-midnight! Alaska’s largest single-day event, the Festival attracts more than 30,000 people to downtown Fairbanks.

Join us for more than 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 also 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. Family and kids’ activities abound – pony rides, bouncy house, gold panning and A1 Midway.

Newest this year, Goldie’s Garden, the official drink lounge of the Festival, will be located near Lacey Street and 1st Avenue at the MAC Federal Credit Union Stage and will feature signature cocktails and craft beer from Midnight Sun Brewing Company. There will also be beer tents at Lavelle’s Taphouse and Soapy Smith’s Pioneer Restaurant, both on 2nd Avenue.

The Festival will provide handicapped-accessible restrooms. There will also be $5 all-day parking in the Parking Garage.

The official 2019 logo, designed by Nathan Belz, will be available on mint, peach or turquoise unisex t-shirts.  Men’s and women’s cut tank tops are available in heathered gray. All shirts will be available for $20 each at the Design Alaska Headquarters Booth on 2nd Avenue during the event or at Big Ray’s while supplies last. Thanks to Nomadic Stars for being the official screenprinter of the Midnight Sun!

The Midnight Sun Festival benefits the Downtown Association of Fairbanks and is hosted and arranged by the Downtown Association of Fairbanks and Event Alaska.

No event is possible without the support of a team. The Midnight Sun Festival has a massive team: dozens of businesses and individuals who make the event Fairbanks’ finest hour – every year. 

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; Alaska Universal Productions; Big Ray’s; Castle Megastore; Co-Op Market; Doyon, Limited; Fairbanks North Star Borough; Fairbanks North Star Borough Recycling Commission; Kendall Subaru of Fairbanks; Kinross Ft. Knox; Kohler, Schmitt & Hutchison, P.C.; Lavelle’s Taphouse; Mt. McKinley Bank; Nomadic Stars; Odom Corporation; Sani-Can; Springhill Suites by Marriott; Sunrise Cares; Usibelli Coal Mine; and Verizon Wireless.


This year’s Midnight Sun Festival Raffle is hot, hot, hot with eight great prizes from eight great sponsors. Tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50, and can be purchased from the Festival’s 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 from Alaska Airlines

3rd Prize: An Arctic Circle Fly-Drive Adventure for 2 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