Last weekend in January and first weekend in February
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 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.
Download the Vendor Application here.
Carnival Vendor App
Each year in May
Spring Clean Up
4th of July Parade and Picnic
The second Saturday in November
Do your holiday shopping at the Willow Holiday Bazaar. A variety of exhibitors will have those perfect holiday gifts in the Willow Community Center.
The first Saturday in December
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 in the Willow Community Center.