PO Box 1027, Willow, AK 99688 (907) 495-6633 [email protected]

WACO Events

The Willow Area Community Organization coordinates the following annual events. Join your neighbors and enjoy the opportunity to gather.

January 25 – 27th & February 1 – 2nd

Willow State Winter Carnival

Willow has hosted this annual winter festival for more than 50 years. With a full schedule of events in the dead of winter, the carnival boasts one of the state’s biggest winter fireworks shows, Iditarod qualifying sled dog races, homesteading competitions, $1000 bingo cash pots, talent contests, foot and ski races, entertainment, kids games, a cribbage tournament, and more.

The 2019 Willow State Winter Carnival website has the very latest agenda and updates. Find information about event registration, fees, and other important details on that website.

If you don’t need the event details and just want a quick view of the schedule with date, time and location only, click the pdf schedule button instead.

Carnival Sponsor & Advertising

Support the Willow State Winter Carnival and draw customers to your business. Sponsorship recognition and benefits are customized to each sponsor’s goals depending on the level of participation. Download an overview here.

Carnival Vendors

Download the 2019 Vendor Application here. Have questions? Contact Marion at [email protected]

May 1 – 31st

Spring Clean Up

Help keep our community beautiful with trash pick up each spring.
July 4th

4th of July Parade and Picnic

Willow celebrates the Fourth of July with a community parade and picnic.   Parade floats meet at 11 am at Baptist Church parking lot.  The parade starts at noon and is followed by a community picnic at 1 pm at the Willow Community Center.
November 10th

Holiday Bazaar

Do your holiday shopping at the Willow Holiday Bazaar.  A variety of exhibitors will have those perfect holiday gifts.  Saturday, November 10th in the Willow Community Center.
December 1st

Holiday Dinner

Enjoy a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. This is a free event for all Willow residents.  Bring the kids as Santa Claus will make a guest appearance.  December 1st at 6 pm in the Willow Community Center.