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The Alaska Day Festival occurs once a year during the week of October 18th. This years festival's theme is Honoring Alaska Fishermen. With a reenactment ceremony, a ball, parades, and contests, the festival is an exciting event that you can't miss!

Alaskans come from all over the state to this annual party in Sitka, including politicians, musical bands and other dignitaries. It’s a legal state holiday to celebrate the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867, as the first U.S. flag was first raised in Alaska at Fort Sitka.

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There’s no shortage of amazing things to do when you visit Sitka, Alaska – explore our FREE app and get ready for the trip of a lifetime!