Events & Programs

Tribal members walk up a dock in Glacier Bay National Park
Tribal members approach Bartlett Cove from the dock during the raising of two totem poles in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve.

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From cultural events and educational opportunities to special park celebrations, there's a lot to see and do in Alaska's national parks, preserves, and places. For Park Service events happening across the state, view the calendar listings. For general information about park operating hours and season, visit the individual park websites below.

If you're interested in events and programs across all of Alaska's public lands, check out the Alaska Centers website.

Alagnak Wild River
Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Cape Krusenstern National Monument
Denali National Park & Preserve
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve
Katmai National Park & Preserve
Kenai Fjords National Park
Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park
Kobuk Valley National Park
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Noatak National Preserve
Sitka National Historic Park
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
Yukon Charley Rivers National Preserve

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  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Eielson Stroll

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for an easy walk around Eielson Visitor Center, located deep in the heart of Denali.

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    • Location: Eielson Visitor Center (Mile 66, Denali Park Road)
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Pavilion Talks

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a park ranger to learn about life at Kenai Fjords.

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    • Time: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walk

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a guided hike to the Exit Glacier Overlook.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM,11:00 AM to 12:30 PM,1:00 PM to 2:30 PM,2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum Ranger Tour

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Tour a homespun museum dedicated to the gold rush and Skagway's famous outlaw, "Soapy" Smith.

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    • Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM,1:15 PM to 1:45 PM,4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: 2nd Ave between Broadway and State
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Junior Fjord Ranger Walk

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly

    Join a ranger for this family-fun adventure along the waterfront of Seward.

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Marmot Meadows Ranger-Led Hike

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a nature hike to Marmot Meadows along the Harding Icefield Trail.

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    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Off-Trail "Discovery Hike"

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Discovery Hikes are a great way for the adventurous and well-prepared to explore the heart of Denali.

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    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Varies
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Ranger-led Hikes and Talks

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a hike, a talk or a sled dog demonstration.

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    • Location: Various locations
    • Fees: free
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Skagway Walking Tour - Buffalo Soldiers

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers of Company L, 24th Infantry and their time in Skagway

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    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Get free tickets at the Visitor Center at 2nd and Broadway
    • Fees: Free
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Skagway Walking Tour - Untold stories

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Learn about women in gold rush Skagway on this free ranger-led walking tour.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    • Location: Get free tickets at the Visitor Center at 2nd and Broadway
    • Fees: Free
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Sled Dog Demonstration

    Sunday, July 15, 2018

    Everyday

    Denali's most popular program is a demonstration in the park sled dog kennels. Learn about the history of the park dogs and watch a ranger ride a sled pulled by a small dog team.

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    • Location: Sled Dog Kennels (Mile 3.1, Denali Park Road)
    • Fees: Free
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Dyea Walking Tour

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly

    Ranger-led tour of the Dyea Townsite

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    • Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Meet the ranger at the Dyea Townsite parking area
    • Fees: Free
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Eielson Stroll

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for an easy walk around Eielson Visitor Center, located deep in the heart of Denali.

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    • Location: Eielson Visitor Center (Mile 66, Denali Park Road)
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Pavilion Talks

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a park ranger to learn about life at Kenai Fjords.

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    • Time: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Exit Glacier Ranger-Led Walk

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a guided hike to the Exit Glacier Overlook.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM,11:00 AM to 12:30 PM,1:00 PM to 2:30 PM,2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum Ranger Tour

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Tour a homespun museum dedicated to the gold rush and Skagway's famous outlaw, "Soapy" Smith.

    View Details
    • Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM,1:15 PM to 1:45 PM,4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
    • Location: 2nd Ave between Broadway and State
    • Fees: Free
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Marmot Meadows Ranger-Led Hike

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a nature hike to Marmot Meadows along the Harding Icefield Trail.

    View Details
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Location: Exit Glacier Nature Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Off-Trail "Discovery Hike"

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Discovery Hikes are a great way for the adventurous and well-prepared to explore the heart of Denali.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Location: Varies
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Ranger Talks

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly

    Indoor ranger-led talk, topics vary.

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    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM,3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Auditorium at the National Park Service Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
  • Denali National Park & Preserve

    Ranger-led Hikes and Talks

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Join a ranger for a hike, a talk or a sled dog demonstration.

    View Details
    • Location: Various locations
    • Fees: free
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Skagway Walking Tour - Buffalo Soldiers

    Monday, July 16, 2018

    Everyday

    Learn about the Buffalo Soldiers of Company L, 24th Infantry and their time in Skagway

    View Details
    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
    • Location: Get free tickets at the Visitor Center at 2nd and Broadway
    • Fees: Free
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