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KODIAK

MAY 23-27

Kodiak Crab Festival

Crab Fest is a time for the community to celebrate the abundant resources received from the sea. Activities include good food, games, a parade, vendors, and more. kodiakchamber.org

ANCHORAGE

MAY 4-5

Great Alaska Aviation Gathering

This is Alaska's premier, must-see aviation event with more than 23,000 attendees, including pilots and aviation enthusiasts. Alaska is the "flyingest" state in the union with more pilots and aircraft per capita than anywhere in the world. The gathering takes place at the FedEx Hangar at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. greatalaskaaviationgathehng.org

MAY 11

Alaska Barefoot Mile

The Barefoot Mile is a 1-mile barefoot walk where participants stand behind the cause of human trafficking and walk in solidarity with those who are the most vulnerable to trafficking. Funds raised will assist in the rescue, restoration, reintegration, and prevention of human trafficking in Alaska, the United States, and internationally. The walk takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Town Square. alaskabarefootmile. org

MAY 18

Equifest and Stallion Showcase

Enjoy horse demonstrations, games, vendors, food, and more at this free horse show. Equifest is an annual event hosted by the Anchorage Horse Council to celebrate Alaska's horses and the arrival of spring. anchoragehorsecouncil.net

CORDOVA

MAY 4-5

Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival

This week long festival is a great experience and a wonderful sight to see. As many as 5 million shorebirds rest and feed in Cordova during the spring migration. There are opportunities for bird watching, hiking, presentations, community events, and many more activities fun for all ages. coppershorebird.com

HAINES

MAY 25

Great Alaska Craft Beer & Home Brew Festival

Also known as Beerfest, this festival includes a Gourmet Brewers' dinner, fun run, and connoisseur and general admission tastings, located at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds. seakfair.org

HOMER

MAY 9-12

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

More than 130 bird species migrate to Kachemak Bay. Sandhill cranes, Arctic and Aleutian terns, Pacific golden-plover, bristle-thighed curlew, horned puffins, and red-necked stint are only a few bird species visitors might see. The festival includes fun and educational activities for any level of birder and all ages. kachemakshorebird.org

JUNEAU

MAY 3-18

Juneau Jazz & Classics

Juneau Jazz & Classics celebrates its annual festival with sixteen days of...

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