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Talkeetna is hosting our 3rd annual Talkeetna Ice Festival! This collaborative Festival starts Wednesday, January 31st and goes through Sunday, February 4th. Family friendly and mostly free!

Ice Sculpting Workshop – Saturday, January 6th

Professional Ice Sculptor, Tommy Salami will guide you through the intricacies of ice art. You’ll carve a 10lb block of ice into a masterpiece that you get to take home! Ice and tools will be provided. This workshop will be outside at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, so dress warmly. This year we are offering two workshops. The adult workshop is 11am to 1pm and the youth workshop is 2pm to 4pm.

Wednesday, January 31st – The sculpting begins!

Calling all wannabe sculptors! Join us for our third annual Talkeetna Ice Sculpting Competition! The competition will be held in the downtown Village Park. Novice and expert sculpters welcome and this year we have a youth category! No experience necessary! Ice blocks will be set up for sculpting by 12noon on Wednesday, January 31st and sculptors can work at their own pace between that time and Saturday, February 3rd. Public sculpture viewing and voting will officially begin at 12pm on Saturday, February 3rd.

Talkeetna Jeopardy – Thursday, February 1st

Talkeetna Jeopardy is a production of Talkeetna Historical Society and part of the 2024 Talkeetna Ice Festival. This fun, family friendly show will be held at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7pm. Spectate or compete! If you have a team of 3 interested in competing, sign up by calling the museum or email

Art Walk – Friday, February 2nd

The Talkeetna Art Walk will be on Friday, February 2nd from 3pm to 6pm. There are multiple participating businesses featuring local artists. This free, family friendly event will have you enjoying beautiful art, interactive art installations and games, hot beverages and light snacks. Art walk passports will be available for pickup on Friday, February 2nd at the Flying Squirrel Bakery and Cafe and Denali Arts Council Sheldon Community Arts Hangar. Passports can be turned in at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar between 5pm and 7pm that day to be entered into a drawing.
Participating vendors include:
Fairview Inn
High Expedition
Denali BrewPub
House of ReLove
Conscious Coffee
Denali Arts Council
Once In a Blue Moose
Denali Education Center
Mountain High Pizza Pie
Ron Caldwell Photography
Talkeetna Historical Society
Flying Squirrel Bakery and Cafe
Talkeetna Gifts and Collectables

Fire and Ice Art Show – Friday, February 2nd

As part of the Talkeetna Ice Festival, Denali Arts Council presents the Fire and Ice Art Show. This is a community art show, and represents a variety of local artists. The show is on Friday, February 2nd from 3pm to 6pm. Bring your art walk passport to the Hangar between 5 and 7pm to be entered into a drawing for great prizes from the participating businesses! At 6pm join us for a beautiful fire spinning performance outside!

Free House Concert – Friday, February 2nd

Denali Arts Council presents local musicians, playing as Weeping Cooks, for a family friendly concert featuring all our favorite classic rock covers! Music starts at 7pm in the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, directly after the fire spinning!

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Talkeetna Ice Festival Downtown Events – Saturday, February 3rd

Bring your whole family to Downtown Talkeetna for the Talkeetna Ice Festival! Walk around the Talkeetna Village Park and explore the incredible ice sculptures created by your neighbors!

Talkeetna Village Park

12:00-6:00pm Ice sculpture viewing and voting, hot beverages, kid activities, an ice carving demonstration, and hot soup for sale to benefit to Talkeetna Elementary PTA (1-4pm).

Denali BrewPub

1:00-6:00pm Get out of the cold and try your hand at drawing on a classic toy with professional Etch-A-Sketch artist Brian Hutton.

Main Street, Talkeetna

12:00pm Tandem Ski Race (put on by the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce)

3:00pm Dog Keg Pull Race (put on by Denali Education Center)

4:00-6:00pm Main Street Block Party

Ice Sculpture and Dog Keg Pull Winners Announced

6:00-9:00pm Let the good times boil! Family friendly Shrimp Boil at the VFW!>/p>

Poker Ski – Sunday, February 4th

If you are looking for a fun way to work work off the biscuits and gravy, you can join the Frozen Basil! The 13th annual Poker Ski starts at the Flying Squirrel at 12pm and ends at the Denali Brew Pub. This 7.5 mile ski is fun for all ages!

Pond Hockey Style Hockey Tournament – Sunday, February 4th

As a benefit for the SuValley Parent Teacher Students Association (PTSA), there will be a pond hockey style hockey tournament at the Jack MacDonald Ice Rink at Talkeetna Elementary School. Contact Bill Rodwell at (907)378-5064 for more information or to join in the fun!

The Talkeetna Ice Festival was made possible by the generous donation of our sponsors!

Mahays Jetboat Adventures

Jessica Stevens Community Foundation