When the United States purchased Alaska from Russia; the actual transfer ceremony occurred on October 18, 1867, on Castle Hill in Sitka. Annual celebrations include a reenactment ceremony, a period costume ball, dances, dinners, contests, a parade and more!

Unfortunately, the 2020 Alaska Day Festival has been cancelled due to the risks and prolonged uncertainties of the coronavirus pandemic. Mark your calendars for the 2021 Festival!