UPDATE!!!  While we have taken the opt out COVID-19 plan out of respect for our community and the well being of Alaskans, we are offering a virtual event!  This is a FREE event to support and honor our artisans whom inspire us to keep the vibe alive!  Please get your FREE ticket here:


There is a great music line up and vendors on line shopping sites will be available – tune your 4th of July party in via your blooth tooth device!  Happy Forest Fair people!!!! 


The Girdwood Forest Fair committee has made a decision to cancel the 45th annual Girdwood Forest Fair.
This decision was based out of respect for the community of Girdwood. The GFF committee is United on prioritizing the safety of our community and the Alaskans who recreate in our valley. While we are hopeful this situation will show great improvements by July, we are not willing to risk the safety of our community, vendors and patrons. We have taken this decision early to allow time for our vendors to adjust to this lack of economic opportunity and to process full refunds to vendors at a time when funds are needed by many. It is a disappointing decision yet we are fully committed to continuing our planning for an amazing Girdwood Forest fair in 2021!
Girdwood Forest Fair Committee


Alaskan artists, exotic foods and entertainers from all over Alaska!

The Girdwood Forest Fair is a family fair that has become an annual event in the resort town of Girdwood, Alaska located 36 miles south of Anchorage. This year event times are as follows:

Friday July 3 ~ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday July 4 ~ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Parade at 10:00 am
Sunday July 5 ~ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Forest Fair features Alaskan artists, hand-crafted items, exotic foods and entertainers from all over Alaska. Fun for the whole family is kicked off by the Forest Fair Parade on Saturday, at 10:00 am.

The fairgrounds are located at Mile 2.2 on the Alyeska Highway in the community park area.  Limited parking is available at the Alyeska Resort Daylodge with Shuttle service provided.  Car pooling is encouraged!

There is no admission fee, only good times! Be sure to purchase a limited edition Girdwood Forest Fair T-Shirt “The Cover Charge that Covers Your Back”!

Camping will be allowed in Forest Fair Campgrounds only for a fee – Camping permit required.  Public Camping is prohibited in the town of Girdwood during Forest Fair Weekend.  Law enforcement personnel will be patrolling the Girdwood Valley.