Alaska State Holidays

Alaska State Holidays include the following dates:

  • March 28, 2022 - Seward's Day (Last Monday in March)
  • October 18, 2022 - Alaska Day - The day that Russia sold Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million

These are in addition to the US Federal Holidays, except that Alaska does not celebrate Columbus Day on October 10, 2022.

Here is a PDF of the 2022 Alaska Holidays from the State of Alaska Government Website!


Local Alaska Observance Days/Weeks

  • Alaska Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - January 9, 2022
  • Alaska School Choice Week - January 23-29, 2022
  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day - February 16, 2022
  • Tsunami Preparedness Week - March 20-26, 2022
  • Great Alaska Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day - March 27, 2022
  • Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank Day - April 3, 2022
  • Flood Safety Awareness Week - April 10-16, 2022
  • Alaska Mining Day - May 10, 2022
  • Alaska Employ People with Disabilities Week - October 2-8, 2022 (First Full Week of October)
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - October 3-9, 2021 (2022 TBD)
  • Alaska Territorial Guard Day - October 18, 2022

Alaska Festivals and Events 
(Date Order)

  • Cordova Ice Worm Days (Festival in Cordova, Alaska) - January 29 - February 5, 2022 (First Full Weekend in February)
  • Yukon Quest - Per their website, "In 2022, the Yukon Quest will be running 4 races, YQ300 (starts February 19th) & YQ100 (starts February 19th) in the Yukon, and the YQ550 (starts February 5th) and YQ200 (starts February 7th) in Alaska.  The four races will run over 1,000 miles through 11 communities in Alaska and Yukon, following historic Northern travel routes"
  • Alaska State Fair 2022 - August 19 - September 5, 2022 in Palmer, Alaska

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National Parks in Alaska

  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Glacier Bay National Park
  • Katmai National Park and Preserve
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Lake Clark National Park

For additional information on National Parks in Alaska, visit the National Park Service.


State Parks in Alaska

There are four State Parks in Alaska.  The State Parks website is a great resource to find detailed information on all of the State Parks as well as the National Parks: http://www.stateparks.com/ak.html


Overview of Alaska



Alaska State Facts and History

  • Alaska became the 49th State on January 3, 1959
  • Alaska State Abbreviation: AK
  • Alaska State Capital:  Juneau
  • Alaska State Amphibian: N/A
  • Alaska State Animal: Moose
  • Alaska State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
  • Alaska State Butterfly/Insect: Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly
  • Alaska State Dog: Alaskan Malamute
  • Alaska State Fish: Giant King Salmon
  • Alaska State Flower: Alpine Forget Me Not
  • Alaska State Gemstone: Jade
  • Alaska State Nickname: The Last Frontier
  • Alaska State Nut: N/A
  • Alaska State Reptile: N/A
  • Alaska State Sport: Dog Mushing
  • Alaska State Tree: Sitka Spruce

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