The "Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna" sign is one of the first things you see as you drive into town. Talkeetnans share their friendly, small town atmosphere with travelers from all around the world visiting this amazing area. Local flavor is abundant in town at pubs and eateries, which host local and visiting musicians. Plan to say with us overnight and you will find that we have some of the best accommodations and friendliest proprietors around! Dance in the streets, sit by the river, check out our live entertainment, browse our unique gift shops, art galleries and the Artisans Open Air Market, take an exciting water excursion on a jet boat, raft or kayak, hop on an ATV for a one of a kind outdoor adventure, feeling lucky then try panning for gold or landing a 50-pound salmon, zipline through the tops of the trees, take some time to enjoy our fabulous hiking trails, tour our local museums and the National Park Service to learn about Talkeetna's history and soar through the skies for a once in a lifetime flightseeing tour around Denali, the tallest mountain in North America!
“Talkeetna we have everything but whales!” - A quote from local owner of The Talkeetna Roadhouse – Trisha Costello
Talkeetna enjoys warm summer weather with daily temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, with a few days each summer into the 80’s and even low 90’s.
What to Bring
- Hiking boots
- Sweater and a warm fleece
Summer events include "Moose on Parade", which kicks off in May presenting decorated "Moose on the Loose" all over Downtown Talkeetna and a few locations along the Talkeetna Spur Road. Pick up a map marking all Moose locations from one of the stores in town or at the Chamber's info kiosk located next to the Post Office. The event ends with the Moose Art parading on 4th of July followed by a fund-raising auction. This event benefits three organizations: the Talkeetna Historical Society, the Talkeetna Artists Guild, and the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce. Why not take a moose back home?
Live at Five! Concert Series
Every Friday evening, from 5-7 pm, you can enjoy a free concert in the Talkeetna Village Park. This is a family friendly even. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and come and enjoy musicians from all over Alaska and the lower 48! This program is sponsored by the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and the Denali Arts Council. Live at Five! runs all summer long, beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Be sure to come downtown early and do a little shopping and have a great meal!