Juneau Events Calendar: What’s Happening Near Your Stay

08 July, 2024

Juneau is a lively community with constant activities, festivals and gatherings. While you’re staying in Juneau, learn more about the area, the locals and unique entertainment opportunities by reviewing the local events calendar to learn what’s happening when you’re in the area.

You’ll find that the Alaska capital has more going on than you might think. Despite the small population of 31,685, the community stays very active and engages in a variety of entertainment and events. Take a look at this upcoming schedule to see what might be of interest to you and enjoy the lively community.

Juneau Upcoming Events – As of July 2024

Here’s a listing of fun events in the Juneau community throughout the upcoming months. Find some that coincide with your visit to build a fun, engaging schedule during your stay. And if you’re already planning your June visit for 2025, don’t miss out on Juneau Gold Rush Days

Ongoing Events

These events happen on a regular schedule that you can integrate into your travels.

  • Art for Self Care: in the Articorp building, you can test out whether art helps you relax, de-stress and enjoy some you time. This happens every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 
  • Friday Noon Organ Concerts: enjoy free concerts that are open to the public at the State Office Building. You’ll hear from the historic Kimball Theatre Organ on the 8th floor every Friday.
  • Karaoke at the Crystal: Mondays at 8 p.m., head the The Crystal Saloon for three hours of karaoke. 
  • Karaoke at the Alaskan: Wednesdays at 8 p.m., sing your heart out at The Alaskan.
  • A Felicidade Fridays: The Crystal Saloon hosts A Felicidade for their performance of jazz, Latin and contemporary music each Friday evening at 6 p.m. Entry is free of charge.
  • Juneau Piano Series: the Juneau Arts and Culture Center hosts regular performances from skilled pianists. Follow along on the Facebook page to learn whether an event will take place during your stay.
Juneau Events Calendar

July Events

Plan your July Juneau hotel stay with these fun activities.

  • July 20 – Christmas in July Bar Crawl: experience Christmas in the middle of summer with the Juneau Christmas in July Bar Crawl from 5-11 p.m. Sip seasonal cocktails while dressed for the holiday season as you go from bar to bar. It’s a unique event that allows those who love the holidays to celebrate and experience Juneau’s bar scene while enjoying drink and food specials. Learn more on the event page.
  • July 25 – Kitchen Dwellers with Muskeg Collective: this Montana quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Crystal Saloon. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased here.
  • July 27 – Juneau Marathon and Half Marathon: see Juneau like you’ve never seen it before – on foot! Take part in the race as you experience the various locations and highlights. For slower runners, this is a great race because there are no time limits and course does not close until every racer finishes. It’s a fun atmosphere ideal for racers of all abilities.


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August Events

Enjoy these events taking place throughout August.

  • August 6: Michael Franti & Spearhead: this concert is great for all ages and will take place August 6 from 6-10 p.m. His music helps instill a sense of calm in the audience. Tickets cost $85 per person. Buy tickets here.
  • August 9-11 – 78th Annual Golden North Salmon Derby: those who enjoy fishing come in for this event. But you can also spectate and watch as people compete for awards totaling $76,000.
  • August 14-16 – Tlingit & Haida Men’s Healing and Wellness: this free event takes place at Juneau’s Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall for healing and wellness.
  • August 17 – August Ale Trail Bar Crawl: hop from one bar to the next while enjoying exclusive drink specials with your Bar Crawl wristband. Don’t miss this chance to enjoy local ale from 5-11 p.m. Learn more on the event page.
  • August 22-25 – 2nd Annual Juneau Tattoo Expo: Head to the Peratrovich Hall August 22-25 to watch live tattooing from up to 80 award-winning tattoo artists. Get your dream tattoo on the spot or watch as others do.

September Events

If you’re planning to get a trip to Juneau in before the tourist season ends, make sure you take part in these fun September events.

  • September 7 – Juneau Official Bar Crawl Bingo: visit the best bars in town and socialize with others as you go from one establishment to the other. Enjoy drink specials from 5-11 p.m.  as you fill your bingo card on your way to winning cool prizes. 

October Events

There’s nothing on the calendar just yet. Instead, you can watch the Travel Juneau website for events in the area to learn more about events happening during your stay.

November Events

The focus starts to shift to the holidays this time of year, and that’s no exception in Juneau. Here’s a look at fun things to do this time of year.

  • November 29 – December 1 – Juneau Public Market: this event draws in crowds to shop the various vendors in search of fun and unique gifts for the holiday season. This always takes place Friday through Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend in Juneau.

December Events

  • December 6 – Gallery Walk: downtown Juneau closes down its main streets to allow walkers to go through the shops with art from pop-up artists. It’s always held on the first Friday of December. 

Experiencing Juneau’s Community and Heritage

One of the best ways to experience Juneau’s community and heritage is to take part in their events. While tours and excursions can get you up close to nature and wildlife, events can help you enjoy what makes Alaska special – its people. 

Integrate tourist outings with local events to see Juneau from various angles and enjoy its unique experiences.

Some good activities you’ll want to participate in near your Frontier Suites during your hotel stay include:

  • Eat at Donna’s Restaurant: this classic diner offers food from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day except for Monday, when it closes at 2:30 p.m.. It is delicious and walkable from Frontier Suites. Enjoy breakfast on the way to your activities for the day or grab a bite before you head to the airport. Service is punctual to help you get to your next activity.
  • Hike Mendenhall Refuge Trail: located just .7 miles from your hotel, enjoy the fun hiking at Mendenhall Refuge Trail. 
  • Visit Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure: soak in the beauty at Glacier Gardens and admire the unique environment. This experience is in the heart of Tongass National Forest and allows you to step inside an Alaskan botanical garden. The gardens are perfectly manicured and allow you to take in sights you won’t find in other parts of the world.
  • Auke Lake: sit and take in the beauty of the lake as you watch the wildlife. This peaceful area is a great place to spend a day. And if you want to enjoy a delicious meal during your stay, pop into Auke Bay Café.

There’s so much to see and experience in Juneau. Start making your plans now to enjoy a great experience. Book your stay at Frontier Suites, the Juneau airport hotel, to enjoy a comfortable hotel experience complete with a full kitchen in every suite.

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