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List of Alaska events canceled or postponed

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Due to the new coronavirus, a growing number of Alaska events and meetings are being canceled, postponed or held remotely. State officials announced the first positive case of COVID-19 on Thursday evening.

Here’s what we know so far. We’ll keep updating this list as the situation develops.

If you have a cancellation, postponement or other event change to report, you can email us at

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• Closed: All state-operated libraries, archives, and museums, March 14-March 31. All public programs and events scheduled in those facilities are suspended.

• Closed: The Anchorage School District’s Education Center will be closed through March 30.

• Canceled: all Anchorage Museum public programming has been canceled through April 6.


• Postponed: AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program assistance at all sites until further notice.

• Canceled: Alyeska Resort Ski Bus. Also, block 3 of the Discover skiing and snowboarding program (all participants will receive a full refund)

• Canceled: All Anchorage Public Library events, March 14-31, Anchorage. (Libraries are closed until March 31.)

• Canceled: Iditarod events at Nome city facilities, which with the exception of City Hall, will be closed until the end of March.

• Postponed: Alaska’s state high school basketball tournaments and any conference tournaments, scheduled to start after March 14.

• Canceled: Lonnie O’Connor Iditarod Basketball Classic in Nome, scheduled March 15-21.

• Canceled: Arctic Winter Games, scheduled to begin March 15, Whitehorse, Yukon.

• Canceled: Special Olympics Alaska Winter Games, March 15-17, Anchorage.

• Postponed: Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska “ABC’s of Caregiving,” “Memory Cafe,” “Art Links” painting workshop and other programs in Anchorage, Juneau, Mat-Su (see calendar for details)

• Postponed: Tanana Chiefs Conference annual convention, March 16-19, Fairbanks.

• Postponed: St. Patrick’s Day Ceilidh at Hard Rock Cafe, March 17, Anchorage.

• Postponed: UAA Tuesday night ski race, March 17, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Alaska State Employees Association 2020 Biennial Convention, March 18-22, Anchorage.

• Canceled: West Anchorage Candidates Forum, March 19, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Festival of Native Arts, March 19-21, Fairbanks.

• Postponed: Anchorage Daily News Spring Job Fair, March 20, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Meet Alaska Conference and Tradeshow, March 20, Anchorage.


• Postponed: Bird Treatment and Learning Center’s“For the Birds" fundraiser, March 21, Anchorage.

• Postponed: Pulse Dance Co.'s anniversary concert, March 20-21, Anchorage.

• Postponed: Cama-i Dance Festival, March 20-22, Bethel.

• Postponed: TBA Theatre’s “Hello, Dolly,” March 20-29, Anchorage.

• Postponed and canceled: The Andreafski Dog Races, basketball tournament, and the Yup’ik dancing have also been canceled, March 20-22, St. Mary’s

• Postponed: Juneau Health Fair, March 21, Juneau.

• Postponed: Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament, March 21, Homer.

• Canceled: Midtown Mall Spring Craft Show, March 21-22, Anchorage.


• Postponed: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race meet-the-mushers event, March 21, Nome.

• Canceled: 2020 Raven’s Ball, March 28, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Denali State Bank Sonot Kkaazoot, March 28, Fairbanks.

• Canceled: Alaska SPCA walk-in veterinary clinic, March 21, Anchorage; adoption clinic at Alaska Mill & Feed, March 28, Anchorage

• Postponed: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Awards Banquet, March 22, Nome.

• Canceled: The Mat Su Suey Cup adult hockey tournament, March 22, Palmer.

• Canceled: American Fisheries Society Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting, March 23-26, Fairbanks.

• Postponed: Arctic Entries, March 24, Anchorage.

• Postponed: Anchorage Daily News Alaska State Spelling Bee, March 25, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Alaska Summer Showcase, March 28, Anchorage.

• Postponed: The Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame Gala, March 28, Anchorage

• To be conducted electronically: Statewide K-12 Alaska Science & Engineering Fair March 28, Anchorage.


• Postponed: Resident Hunters of Alaska Annual Banquet, March 28, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Alaska Miners Association Biennial Conference, March 30-April 4, Fairbanks.

• Canceled: North Pacific Fishery Management Council meeting, March 30-April 6, Anchorage.

• To be conducted electronically: The Alaska Republican Party convention, April 2-3, Juneau.

• Canceled: 2020 Western Alaska Interdisciplinary Science Conference and Forum, April 2–4, Dillingham.

• Canceled: Alaska Association of Student Governments’ Spring Conference, April 3-5, Sitka.


• Canceled: Alaska Surveying & Mapping Conference, April 6-8, Anchorage.

• Postponed: 2020 Bristol Bay Sustainability Summit, April 7-8, Dillingham.

• Canceled: Arctic Man, April 8-12, Richardson Highway.

• Canceled: Alaska Folk Festival, April 13-19, Juneau.

• Postponed: Anchorage Museum North x North Festival and Critical Futures Creative Conference, mid-April, Anchorage. (Anchorage Museum closed.)

• Postponed: Alaska Press Club Conference, April 16-18, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Native Youth Olympics Games and all related activities, April 23-25, Anchorage.

• Canceled: Alaska State Improv Festival, April 23-26, Juneau.

• Canceled or postponed: All University of Alaska gatherings of at least 25 people until March 31.

• Canceled: University of Alaska spring commencement ceremonies statewide.

• Canceled: All Alaska Pacific University commencement events in April, Anchorage.

• Canceled: All General Federation of Women’s Clubs meetings, luncheons through June; 1915 Re-Creation of the Pioneer School House in April; state convention, May 21-23, Anchorage.