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Whether you yearn to see the glowing green light of the aurora borealis fill the night sky, soak in some everlasting sunshine or check out Fairbanks’ colorful gold rush roots our little river city has something remarkable just for you. Whatever the reason, whatever the season, start planning your trip today and don’t forget to pack a sense of adventure!
Get Lucky Aurora Viewing
Under the veil of darkness the aurora borealis, like magic, appears and dances across the sky. Do you dream of seeing the alluring northern lights? Do you long to witness the aurora weave its way across the sky like a lazy river or explode overhead in shards of red and green? Aurora Season in Fairbanks, Alaska, is from August 21 through April 21 — spanning all four seasons and nine months of the year. Read our new blog “Lucky Seven Tips for Aurora Viewing in Fairbanks, Alaska” and start planning your trip to Fairbanks now!
Midnight Sun Season Events
Ready, Set, GO! Fairbanks’ sunshine filled days will delight and surprise you. Summer events that take advantage of the everlasting sunshine include the Midnight Sun Festival, Midnight Sun Baseball Game, Midnight Sun Run, Golden Days and the Tanana Valley State Fair. With the summer sun shining up to 24 hours a day, we invite you to come take in some Midnight Sun Season events and bask in all the glorious light.
Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City
In 1902 that proverbial pot of gold was found in Fairbanks by Italian immigrant Felix Pedro. The gold strike prompted riverboat Captain E.T. Barnette to build a trading post on the banks of the Chena River and the gold rush to Fairbanks was on. Today, visitor attractions and fun-filled events celebrate the historic quest for gold. Discover one of the many reasons Fairbanks is called the “Golden Heart City.”
Fairbanks Visitors and Winter Guides
Email us to request copies of the Fairbanks Visitors Guide and Winter Guide or a media kit and to find out more about the Fairbanks region.