All dates are 2017, unless indicated otherwise.
Denali Winterfest & Birthday Festivities: February 25-26
This community-wide event offers something for all ages, interests, and abilities.
Events at the park typically include guided skiing and snowshoe walks, activities for kids, exhibits, guest speakers, dog sled rides, hot drinks and light refreshments.
During Denali’s annual Winterfest, several special events are being planned for Sunday, February 26 to commemorate the specific date of the park's 100th birthday.
Anchorage and Fairbanks Feature, "An American Ascent Film:" February 26-28
The park will host screenings of An American Ascent in Anchorage, Talkeetna, Denali Park and Fairbanks. Narrated by Shelton Johnson, the acclaimed 2015 ﬁlm sheds light on a complex relationship that "minority majority" populations have with wild places. The documentary features nine African-American climbers on a grueling expedition led by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) on America's biggest and baddest mountain.
Youth Event - Experience a Winter Encampment: February
An interactive youth/family oriented special event to see a winter work/history in Denali. Example: Camping set up with Arctic Oven, dog sled, interactive displays, etc. Mushing “day in the life” that features participatory activities.
Spring Human Hundred Event - Ranger-Led Bike Rides: April 15 & 22
During the weekends of National Park Week, Denali Interpreters will lead family-friendly, interpretive bike rides on the Denali Park Road.
SummerFest: June 10
Centennial Summer kick-off event. A celebratory event that will feature musical performances, food, birthday cake, children's activities and more. Happy Birthday to Denali!
Denali Staff Reunion: September 1-3
If you've ever worked in Denali (park staff, inholders, bus drivers, and concessions staff), you're invited to join us for a reunion on Labor Day weekend.
Headquarters Cultural Landscape Kick-off: August
A ribbon cutting event to kick-off the new interpretative and cultural opportunities afforded by the updated park headquarters landscaping and historic cabin.
Denali’s 100th Anniversary Celebration in Talkeetna: Summer
A community celebration of Denali’s 100th Birthday in Talkeetna and the 20th Anniversary of the opening of the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station.
Road Lottery/Military Appreciation Day: September 15-19
An annual event, the 2017 Road Lottery and Military Appreciation Day will be a special time for participants to reflect on 100 years of Denali.