Explore Fairbanks Presents - 101 Days of Summer

101 Days of Summer

There's tons of fun things to do under the midnight sun in Interior Alaska with Magic 101. 1 and Explore Fairbanks. Celebrate the 101 Days of Summer ~ maybe it's bird watching at Creamer’s Field, taking a class at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival, or camping under the midnight sun. With 101 options to choose from, you’ll find something you and your whole family will enjoy! Get started on your 101 Days of Summer List and be sure to listen to Magic 101.1 for your chance to win fantastic prizes all 101 Days of Summer long, thanks to Explore Fairbanks and our great local businesses!

  1. Make the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center your first stop to planning your summer adventure. www.morristhompsoncenter.org
  2. Take a vacation using new flights on United to San Francisco and Denver. www.explorefairbanks.com/united
  3. Discover Alaska's Arctic on a one-day or overnight adventure with Northern Alaska Tour Company. www.northernalaska.com
  4. Private cabins overlooking the Healy valley - great stay after a day in Denali National Park. alaskaone.com/ridgetop/
  5. Meet 2019 Yukon Quest finisher Chase Tingle and take a dog cart ride with Paws for Adventure! www.pawsforadventure.com
  6. Chena Hot Springs Resort is your place north to relax and enjoy this summer! www.chenahotsprings.com
  7. McCafferty’s – a cozy place to meet. Sand Castle performs Friday & Saturday beginning at 8:30pm. www.mccaffertys.net
  8. Experience our award winning distillery, tours and delicious drinks in historic Old City Hall downtown. www.fairbanksdistilling.com
  9. Master your camera on the breathtaking Alaska landscape with Denali Photo Guides. www.denaliphoto.com
  10. Friendly, happy huskies and puppies! Meet the Sirius Sled dogs and learn about mushing. www.siriussleddogs.net
  11. Visit Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum; experience our world class collection of automobiles and vintage fashion. www.fountainheadmuseum.com
  12. Alaska-Wildlife-Guide LLC. One of a kind tour company to explore Alaska. www.alaska-wildlife-guide.com
  13. Make your own porcupine quill earrings or beaded bracelet at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. www.morristhompsoncenter.org/programs/
  14. Experience the unparalleled beauty of Denali and the Alaska Range by air with Talkeetna Air Taxi! www.talkeetnaair.com
  15. Alpine Creek Lodge is located at mile 68 Denali Highway and is open all year! www.alpinecreeklodge.com
  16. Come experience tradition at the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics! July 17-20 at the Carlson Center. www.weio.org
  17. Expressions in Glass a unique gift store, great array of art, gifts, glass, jewelry, classes. www.expressionsinglass.net
  18. Ten days of rides, entertainment, food and fun during the Tanana Valley State Fair - August 2-11. www.tvsfa.org
  19. Spend a beautiful summer day aboard the Riverboat Discovery! There's always room for Fairbanks friends! www.riverboatdiscovery.com
  20. Catch gold fever at Gold Dredge 8! Ride the train; learn to pan for gold! www.golddredge8.com
  21. Visit Alaska House Art Gallery at 1003 Cushman Street featuring 101 Alaskan artists. Free CLAIRE FEJES MUSEUM. www.thealaskahouse.com
  22. Enjoy the scenic beauty on a trip down the Chena River with Fairbanks Jet Boat Adventures. www.fairbanksjetboatadventures.com
  23. Why Knot Adventures is slashing our prices of all excursions by $25.00, book your trip now. www.whyknotadventures.net
  24. Enjoy fresh soups, salads and sandwiches at the Co-op Market. Local and organic produce, meats and wellness items. www.coopmarket.org
  25. Visit the North Pole Visitor Cabin at 2550 Mistletoe Drive for Made in Alaska gifts. Mention Explore Fairbanks & receive 10% off 1 item. northpolechamber.us/visitor-information.html
  26. Become an expert gold digger, find buried treasure and make memories that outshine the gold. www.golddaughters.com
  27. Forget Me Not Tours offers day tours to Central or Chena Hot Springs. Book online at www.forgetmenottours.com
  28. Visit North Pole Santa's Senior's Gift Shop at 101 E. 5th Avenue. Open 11 am-3 pm, M-F. www.santaseniors.com
  29. Chase a midnight sunset at a nearby vantage point.
  30. Buckle up your flotation device and spend some time on a lake or river.
  31. See how a tree is turned into pieces of functional and decorative art.
  32. Share your adventures on social media using #explorefairbanks
  33. Jump in a small plane and view the landscape from the sky.
  34. Have an adventure in a local, state or national park.
  35. Drive along a local highway for a scenic road trip.
  36. Visit an art gallery and talk with an Alaskan artist.
  37. Sit on Santa's lap and let him decide if you're on the naughty or nice list.
  38. Have your picture taken at the Arctic Circle sign after traversing the Dalton Highway.
  39. Try a different kind of golf…with a disc.
  40. Find out about historic Fairbanks and its gold rush history at Pioneer Park.
  41. Learn what makes UAF “Naturally Inspiring.”
  42. Enjoy the 4th of July with food, family and friends.
  43. Taste a variety of locally-brewed beverages.
  44. Take a stroll along the trails at Creamer's Field.
  45. Traverse as many of the nearby walking and hiking trails as possible.
  46. Let your dog play at a park made just for them.
  47. Ask about what winter has to offer.
  48. Camp in a public-use cabin or at a local campground.
  49. Go berry picking with your family and make your own jams and jellies.
  50. Tie your shoes and bowl a few frames.
  51. Find out more about events happening around Fairbanks at www.explorefairbanks.com/events
  52. Soak up the sun while dining on a waterfront deck.
  53. Gather your friends to have a BBQ and roast marshmallows.
  54. Watch a show about the northern lights.
  55. Visit local monuments and statues.
  56. Paddle alongside the guides on a whitewater excursion.
  57. Discover new treasures at a yard sale or antique shop.
  58. Shop for local produce and products at a farmers or open air market.
  59. Fill your water bottle with fresh spring water.
  60. Peer through your binoculars and search for Alaskan wildlife and birds.
  61. Watch gold nuggets be fashioned into jewelry.
  62. Book an overnight getaway at a hotel or B&B.
  63. Sample cuisine from around the world.
  64. Pack a basket and have a picnic in a park.
  65. Hear about Alaska’s state sport of dog mushing.
  66. Strike a pose under the Antler Arch.
  67. Take a class in painting, dancing or another form of art.
  68. Stay up all night and celebrate summer solstice under the midnight sun.
  69. Grab your camera and document your travels.
  70. Learn about Alaska’s aviation history.
  71. Spend some time with muskox or reindeer.
  72. Wander along the river walk.
  73. Test your adventurous spirit in Denali National Park.
  74. Chill out and hang with the ice sculptures.
  75. Discover everything that downtown Fairbanks has to offer.
  76. Rejoice in the return of Aurora Season on August 21.
  77. Perfect your panning technique on your search for gold.
  78. Participate in a run or walk for charity.
  79. Bait your hook and catch a fish. (Don’t forget your fishing license!)
  80. Check out a book from the local library.
  81. Immerse yourself in the arts scene by taking in a play, concert or performance.
  82. Climb aboard and ride the rails.
  83. Rent an RV and travel the “Adventure Corridor.”
  84. Cool off with ice cream or shave ice.
  85. Play on every playground in town.
  86. Swing your clubs and tee off under the midnight sun.
  87. Hoot and holler as the boys of summer play baseball without artificial lighting.
  88. Protect your skin with sunscreen and hit the beach at Chena or Tanana lakes.
  89. Calculate how many hours of daylight we have today at www.explorefairbanks.com/midnight-sun-tracker
  90. Start your search for Made In Alaska holiday gifts.
  91. Grab some friends and cleats to go kick around a soccer ball.
  92. Explore the exhibits or watch free films on Alaska’s history, nature and culture at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.
  93. Head south and view “the High One.”
  94. Stop and smell the flowers in a garden.
  95. Celebrate Golden Days with your "Picks, Pokes and Golden Folks."
  96. Dine on fresh Alaskan seafood.
  97. Search out a geocache in an urban or remote location.
  98. View the pipeline and learn what a “PIG” has to do with it.
  99. Lace up your sneakers and try a new sport.
  100. See what’s on display in a local museum.
  101. Explore more things to do in Fairbanks, Denali, Alaska's Interior and Arctic at www.explorefairbanks.com

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