Tuesday, April 6, 2010

1st Annual Arctic Circle Spring Festival!

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Here is the schedule of events for the 1st Annual Arctic Circle Spring Festival. It looks like it's going to be tons of fun. What a great opportunity this is to come together as a community and have a good time.

List of Community Events:

Wednesday, April 7, 2010:

All day NPS/SNWR Bird Sighting Contest

4:00 pm Tea Making Contest Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

4:00 pm Clothesline Run Races for the kids Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

4:00 pm START of Snow Block Sculptures Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

6:00 pm Doughnut/Fry Bread making Contest JNES Cafeteria

6:00 pm Meet the Mushers/Spaghetti Feed JNES Cafeteria

7:00 pm Kobuk 440 & ACC Sign‐Up & Drawing JNES Cafeteria

For starting positions with Eskimo dancing

Thursday, April 8, 2010


All day NPS/SNWR Bird Sighting Contest

12:00 pm KHS Girls Basketball Bake Sale Post Office

3:30 pm Tug O’War Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

4:40 pm MASS START of Kobuk 440 Dog Race Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

5:00 pm Tuuq Competition Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

6:00 pm AF/WG Memorial Snowmachine Race

Sign‐up & drawing for start positions Lion’s Club

Friday, April 9, 2010
(Headquarters/Craft Tables at the Nullagvik Hotel)

All day NPS/SNWR Bird Sighting Contest

12:00 pm Arctic Circle Championship Race Start Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

1:00 pm First Fish Caught Competition Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

3:00 pm Judge Erlich’s Retirement Celebration Kotzebue Court House

4:00 pm Toboggan & Foot Races Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

TBD Ice Sculpture Mobiles for Tots Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

Saturday, April 10, 2010
(Headquarters/Craft Tables at the Nullagvik Hotel)

All day NPS/SNWR Bird Sighting Contest

8:00 – 9:30 am Sourdough Pancake Feed Nullagvik Hotel

10:00 am AF/WG Memorial Tech Inspection Front Street

11:00 am START AF/WG Memorial Snowmachine Race Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

11:30 am Snow Coloring Activity for Kids Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

12:00 pm Arctic Circle Championship Race Start Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

12:00 pm Snowshoe Softball Game Sea Ice in Front of Kotzebue

1:00 pm Clothesline and Run Races Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

1:30 pm Archery Competition Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

4:00 pm 120 cc Snowmachine Race Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

5:00 pm Ski Races Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

7:00 pm KSRA AF/WG Memorial Snowmachine

Race Awards Ceremony Nullagvik Hotel

11:00 pm Kotzebue Sound Racing Assoc. Dance Lion’s Club

Sunday, April 11, 2010
(Headquarters/Craft Tables at the Nullagvik Hotel)

Estimated time for the Kobuk 440 Finish is between 7:00 am and 9:00 am…!

Easter Baskets will be distributed to 20 lucky children as mushers finish the Kobuk 440.

All day NPS/SNWR Bird Sighting Contest

7:00‐9:00 am Pancake Feed with Bacon and Sausage Nullagvik Hotel

12:00 pm Arctic Circle Championship Race Start Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

1:00 pm Snow Shoe Race Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

2:00 pm Harpoon Throwing Contest & Harpoon

Target Competition Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

3:00 pm Gunny Sack Races Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

5:00 pm Judging for the Snow Sculpture Contest Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

5:00 pm Community Eskimo Football Game Sea Ice in front of Kotzebue

Monday, April 12, 2010

All day NPS/SNWR Bird Sighting Contest

6:00 pm Awards Banquet/Community Potluck JNES

7:00 pm Super Dessert Contest JNES

Taikuu to all of the community organizations who are sponsoring events!

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Man I wish I was home to participate ! I will look out for some pictures !

Dog Hair in my Coffee said...

This looks like so much fun. Tea making? What's that like - using wild things, like spruce, etc, or what? Take TONS of pictures!!!

Finnskimo said...

Headquarters and Craft tables are available all week now.

Also, Saturday at 3:30 we'll have Ice Mobile Making for Tots too.

And a few more things to add!

skippynscoop said...

I WAAAANNNNNAAAAA come.

That's me whining again.