Alaska State Holidays

Alaska State Holidays include the following dates:

  • March 27, 2023 - Seward's Day (Last Monday in March)
  • October 18, 2023 - 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 9, 2023.

Here is a PDF of the 2023 Alaska Holidays from the State of Alaska Government Website!

Local Alaska Observance Days/Weeks

  • Alaska Law Enforcement Appreciation Day - January 6, 2023
  • Alaska School Choice Week - January 22-28, 2023
  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day - February 16
  • Tsunami Preparedness Week - March 26-31, 2023
  • Great Alaska Good Friday Earthquake Remembrance Day - March 27
  • Commercial Fishing and Agriculture Bank Day - April 3, 2022 (2023 TBA)
  • Flood Safety Awareness Week - April 10-16, 2022 (2023 TBA)
  • Alaska Mining Day - May 10, 2023
  • Alaska Employ People with Disabilities Week - October 1-7, 2023 (First Full Week of October)
  • Winter Weather Preparedness Week - September 25 - October 1, 2022 (2023 TBD)
  • Alaska Territorial Guard Day - October 18
  • International Inuit Day - November 7

Alaska Festivals and Events 
(Date Order)

  • Cordova Ice Worm Days (Festival in Cordova, Alaska) - January 28 - February 4, 2023 (First Full Weekend in February)
  • Yukon Quest - Starting in Whitehorse on February 11, 2023, there will be 3 races - 100 mile, 250 miles and a 450 mile.  The race typically runs for 10 to 16 days until the last team finishes.
  • Alaska State Fair 2023 - August 18 - September 4, 2023 in Palmer, Alaska

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Map of Alaska

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:

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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Alaska Resources

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