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Denali Winterfest Kickoff!

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

McKinley Village Kickoff
Location: McKinley Village Community Center

Join Denali Education Center, the McKinley Park Community Club, and Kids in Motion for an evening of pet and family fun! Highlights include a dog-pulling event (with awards), a chili and soup potluck with a dessert fundraiser supporting Denali Jr. Nordic, and the unveiling of the Denali Quilters Trail Barn Quilt.

  • 4:30 pm – Dog Pull Registration (details below!)
  • 5:00 pm – Dog Pull Event
  • 6:30 pm – Barn Quilt Unveiling and Dog Pull Awards
  • 7:00 pm – Soup/Chili Potluck, Dessert fundraiser for Denali Jr. Nordic. Bring your own bowls and a dish to share!
  • 7:30 pm – Music and Dancing

See the schedule for the rest of the weekend here!


  • $10 to enter
  • All dogs welcome!
  • 2 people per dog needed
  • Dogs will pull varied kegs/cans based on size
  • Harnesses available, but please bring one, if possible

Prize categories include, but are not limited to:

  • First place in each category
  • Biggest cheering squad
  • BEST COSTUME! (Dogs need not race to win best costume!!)


February 23
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm