February 22nd-24th, 2018
What’s more Alaskan than SNOW!?!? Winter Carnival is a way to break the monotony of the Fairbanks winter with invigorating and entertaining activities in February ranging from ice climbing to dog mushing and everything in between.
Winter Carnival started as a tradition in the city of Fairbanks. The carnival was centered on the "Polar Bear" hockey team. Winter Carnival was also a time for students to get out and be involved with outdoor sports. In 1927 the students constructed a toboggan slide. Other winter sports that were popular were skiing and ice hockey.
1936 is one of the first recorded Winter Carnivals.