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Denali Winterfest 2019

One the most beautiful places in Alaska turns into a winter fairy tale

Denali Winterfest in Alaska 2019 - Best Time
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NPS / JACOB W. FRANK

Concerts, campfires, snow sculpturing, skiing, dog sledding, and many other activities—that's what Denali National Park and the surrounding communities offer to visitors during Winterfest. It’s a family-friendly event, so feel free to visit it with children. The festival lasts for a few days, starting off with the community and park activities during the week and leading up to a full day of events on the last Saturday in February. Most Saturday events and activities are free, so come and join!

Denali Winterfest in Alaska - Best Season 2019

In 2017 the park will host a special expanded Winterfest to commemorate the Centennial of Denali National Park and Preserve. Thus, there will be two days of events in the Park (Saturday and Sunday), because February 26, 2017, is the actual 100th anniversary of the signing of the bill that established Mt McKinley National Park. So, mark your calendar and check the up​dated schedule of events in early February 2017 at:

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