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Festival Fairbanks

About Us

To enhance the long term quality of life for Interior Alaska and Alaska residents through tourism and economic development, education through recognition of significant historic anniversaries, and beautification.

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Festival Fairbanks was formed in 1980 and officially incorporated in 1982. We have been involved in planning and facilitating various projects related to historic Fairbanks and Interior Alaska, beautification, and tourism and economic development for more than three decades.

Some of our work includes capital projects constructed as lasting tributes to significant historic anniversaries such as the Golden Heart Plaza for the 25th Anniversary of Statehood, Barnette’s Landing First Avenue Beautification Project in recognition of the founding of Fairbanks, and the William Ransom Wood Centennial Bridge recognizing the 100th Anniversary of the City of Fairbanks.

Festival Fairbanks often serves as a catalyst and facilitator for economic development in Fairbanks and Interior Alaska by creating an environment where the public and private sector can work together for the common good of the people.

Our regular Programs include:
Riverfront Restoration
A corridor has been created to connect people with activities and businesses located along the Chena River. We are now designing Chena Riverwalk North.

Music Festival Fairbanks - Concerts in Golden Heart Plaza
Festival Fairbanks is host to the popular Tuesday and Friday lunchtime and Wednesday evening Concerts in Golden Heart Plaza during June/July.

Market Festival Fairbanks
Hosting local craft vendors in Golden Heart Plaza during summer months.

Flower Festival Fairbanks
The Golden Heart City is filled with vibrant color as our flowers bloom throughout the summer season. Festival Fairbanks plants 1000s of flowers in the downtown core.

Winter Lighting
Our winter lighting project is as popular during the winter as our beautification efforts are in the summer. We light up Golden Heart Plaza and along the Chena Riverwalk.

Potato Festival Fairbanks
A Harvest Dinner. Working with local potato growers, the ACF Midnight Sun Chef’s Association, we host a six course meal featuring locally grown potato varieties.

Sister City Activities
Fanano, Italy, the Birthplace of Felix Pedro. We work with the offices of the Mayor and Tourism and Economic Development in Fanano to implement exchanges between our cities.

Honor Flight Alaska
Taking WWII Veterans to visit THEIR memorial in Washington DC.

Veterans Day Celebration
Annual Ceremony to recognize those who serve(d) in all branches of the Military.


Main Address

516 Second Ave Suite 318
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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(907) 456-1984

Past Contributions

2013: $825.00
2014: $1,300.00
2015: $975.00
2017: $175.00
2018: $175.00
Total: $3,450.00

Cause Types

Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture
Economic Development
Recreational Facilities