More than 30,000 people pack downtown for twelve hours of fun under the midnight Alaskan sun! Alaska’s biggest one day event showcases live performances throughout the day in a very special line up to keep festival visitors entertained. Food + Shopping booths offering locally made goods and delicious food selections will line our downtown streets This is an amazing FREE event to experience the best of the midnight sun and the best of beautiful Fairbanks rolled into one special day.




Most frequent questions and answers

This year’s event is on Saturday, June 18th from noon until midnight.

This “large outdoor gathering” is a community celebration of the summer solstice where we estimate 10,000 – 18,000 people will attend. 1st and 2nd Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic.

1st Avenue will be programmed with community activities; 2nd Avenue will be the familiar street fair with food trucks, shopping, vendors, crafts and live entertainment.

Cancellation is a remote possibility, and we would announce it here if it were to happen.

This year we are accepting food vendors, retail vendors, campaign booths and non-profit booths.

Note: non-profits who are located / offices downtown or whose mission can be shown to benefit downtown or be connected to improving the quality of downtown take priority.

Check out our full vendor registration here for more details.

No. We decided not to do a raffle this year.

Booth costs have increased roughly 10% to account for known festival clean up costs and the anticipated costs of a more robust + through trash collection effort, where vendors no longer have to take their own trash to the dumpsters and the festival takes on that task.

Please note this is not a response to economic inflation, but rather improving the festival process.

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