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Events Calendar

JANUARY

To Be Announced

FEBRUARY

Iron Dog Snowmobile Race
Friday, Feb 15, 2013 – Trail Class Race begins at Big Lake, Alaska.
Sunday, Feb 17, 2013 – Pro Class Race begins at Big Lake, Alaska.
Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 – Halfway Race Ceremonies & Banquet (Held in Nome) at the National Guard Armory at 6:00pm.
The Iron Dog, known as the World’s Longest, Toughest Snowmobile Race is divided into two classes. The Pro Class is a 2,000 mile race that begins in Big Lake, Alaska on the third Sunday of every February, and ends in Fairbanks. The Recreation Class begins two days prior to the Pro Class, and they finish in Nome. On the Wednesday following the race start, there is a halfway banquet in Nome which is held by the Iron Dog committee every year. For more information contact Iron Dog Headquarters at (907) 563-4414. See the official Iron Dog website at
www.irondograce.org.

MARCH

“There’s No Place Like Nome” during the Iditarod! For a list of events that will be going on in Nome, please check out the EVENTS CALENDAR!

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
Saturday, March 7, 2015 – Ceremonial Start in Anchorage, Alaska
Monday, March 9, 2015 –Race Restart begins in Fairbanks, Alaska.
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as the “Last Great Race on Earth” begins in Anchorage, Alaska, and ends in Nome. The first musher usually arrives into Nome about nine or 10 days after the official race start. The ceremonial start takes place in Anchorage, Alaska on the first Saturday of every March, and the official start begins the following day in Willow, Alaska. For more information visit www.iditarod.com.

Iditarod Awards Banquet
Sunday, March 22, 2015; 3:00pm
Held at the Nome Recreation Center
The Iditarod Awards Banquet usually takes place the third Sunday of March. Banquet tickets may be purchased only after the first musher completes the race, and tickets cannot be reserved or purchased in advance. Tickets will be sold at the Mini Convention Center (Nome’s Iditarod Headquarters). For more information visit www.iditarod.com.

APRIL

To Be Announced

MAY

To Be Announced

JUNE

Midnight Sun Parade
Saturday, June 20, 2015; 11:00am 
Begins at the State Building on Front Street. This year’s parade theme is “Having Fun in the Midnight Sun.” Come watch this year’s parade as our judges choose their favorite floats! For more information contact the Nome Visitors Center: 443-6555

JULY

Independence Day Parade & Festivities 
Saturday, July 4, 2015; 11:00am                                                                                                                                                                   Parade begins on Front St. with street games to follow. Come celebrate the City of Nome’s annual 4th of July Parade with fire trucks, old time cars, floats, candy and much, much more!! For more information, contact City Hall: 443-6603

Independence Day Parade & Festivities 
Saturday, July 25, 2015; 4:00pm – 8:00pm                                                                                                                                                  Takes place place on West Beach next to the Mini Convention Center. Music, games, food, bounce house, dunk tank, sumo-suits & hi-striker. Come join us for a day in the sun and the water! Event sponsored by Youth Education Services Agency, National Park Service, City of Nome Parks & Recreation, NSEDC and the Bering Sea Lions Club. For more information call Bruce Klein: 304-1604

   

AUGUST

Garden  Tour 
Sunday, August 23, 2015; 1:00pm – 6:00pm                                                                                                                                                Tour starts at Old St. Joe’s Church. A school bus will take everyone around on the tour. $10 per person or $20 per family. This event will be followed by a potluck. For more information call Cheryl Thompson: 304-1669

SEPTEMBER

39th Annual Great Bathtub Race
Monday, September 7, 2015; 12:00pm (high noon)                                                                                                                                 Starts in front of City Hall proceeding down Front Street to the US Post Office Building. $25 entry fee per team/bathtub. For more information call Leo Rasmussen: 304-2573         

OCTOBER

To Be Announced

NOVEMBER

To Be Announced

DECEMBER

To Be Announced