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Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary Events

Events planned to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway.

May 30 Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce
Fairbanks, Alaska,
Carlson Center, 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Meadow Bailey, Alaska Department of Transportation
(907) 451-2240,
June 2, 2017 Ft. Wainwright Block Party
Ft. Wainwright, Alaska
5-9pm, features: food, activities, giveaways
- 242nd Army Birthday
- Vietnam Veteran Commemoration
- 75th Anniversary of the Alaska Highway
Contact: Mel Slater, Ft. Wainwright Public Affairs Office
(907) 353-6701,
June 3, 2017 75 Anniversary of the Alaska Highway and Allen Army Airfield
Delta Junction/Ft. Greely, Alaska
10am-7pm, Family activities including: bouncy houses, games, vendors, dance recital
and softball tournament
5pm, Concert with Danielle Bradbery,
Contacts: City of Delta, Mary Leith
(907) 895-4656,
Ft. Greely, Elliott Ross
(907) 873-5032,
June 5, 2017 Anchorage Celebration
Anchorage, Alaska
11:30 a.m., 333 West 4th Ave.
Contact: Jean Pollard, Chair, Alaska Highway Project
(907) 764-7464,
June 16-17, 2017 Fairbanks NAACP Juneteenth Celebration
Lilly of the Valley Park, Fairbanks, Alaska
Contact: Ruby Sutton
(907) 322-7764,
June 29, 2017 Celebration at Soldier’s Summit, Alaska Highway
Co-sponsored by Parks Canada and Government of Yukon

Soldier's Summit is a location along the Alaska Highway in the vicinity of Kluane National Park and Reserve, with interpretative panels on the construction of the Highway along a maintained trail. On June 29 Parks Canada will host a day-long celebration with hospitality, special guests, special activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway, the opening of a new trail, and new interpretive exhibits in Kluane National Park and Reserve.
Contact: Stella Patera, Parks Canada
(867) 393-6741,

Government of Yukon
Clare Daitch
July 4, 2017 Tok Celebration
Contact: John Rusyniak, Tok Chamber of Commerce
(907) 883-3124,
Oct. 10, 2017 Tuesday Nite History Talk, Alaska Highway
Valdez, Alaska
Valdez Museum, 5:50-6:30 p.m.
Contact: Faith Revell, Curator of Education & Public Programs
(907) 835-2764,
Oct. 25, 2017 Alaska Governor Bill Walker’s proclamation for “Alaska Highway Day”
Statewide recognition of the date, Oct. 25, 1942, when the two contingents building the Alaska Highway met up.
Contact: Jean Pollard, Chair, Alaska Highway Project
(907) 764-7464,