Want to do something totally unique to Southeast Alaska? We’ve compiled a number of local Juneau events that should appeal to a wide array of visitors. Depending on the time of your visit, you can join a lesson on learning the areas native language, Tlingit. Classes are also taught at the University of Alaska on Auke Lake, making it one of the prettiest universities in the United States (in our humble opinion). If karaoke is up your alley, Open Mic at the historic Alaskan Hotel Bar is calling your name. As the oldest hotel in Juneau, the Alaskan Hotel opened in 1913, just one year after Alaska became a territory. There’s even occasional instrumental performances at the beautiful Shrine of St. Therese. The Shrine is one of the prettiest and most serene locations in the region, and we highly recommend making a trip out there. Juneau events are always changing and being updated, so please be sure to check back often for updates.
Juneau events are often thought of in terms of private moments captured in nature, but if you’re looking to spend some time with friends and family, look no further than the historic bars and restaurants downtown. Juneau has two movie theatres, one downtown and one in its residential valley neighborhood, so if you can’t wait to see Hollywood’s latest release, check out Glacier Cinemas in the valley or Gross Alaska downtown.
The Mount Roberts Tramway is a fun trip up the steep western face of Mount Roberts. The tram operates from May through October from 8 am to 9 pm Tuesday through Sunday, and 11 am to 9 pm on Mondays. After enjoying a breathtaking four minute excursion on the tram, guests can explore a number of gift shops, the Lady Baltimore bald eagle exhibit, and the famous Timberline Bar and Grill for a great meal or cocktail. The tram runs every few minutes, so reservations are not required (Tram Schedule).