Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy’s transition team announced Friday the schedule of inaugural celebrations.
Other than the swearing-in ceremony on Dec. 3 in Noorvik, the transition team said Alaskans can expect a combination of formal events and less formal, family-centered events. The events will be across the state.
- There will be pre-inaugural events in Kotzebue on Dec. 2.
- There will be a celebration on Dec. 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the Menard Sports Center in Wasilla.
- On Dec. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Soldotna Sports Center.
- On Dec. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Anchorage Christian School.
- On Dec. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., there will be an open house and inaugural celebration at the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau.
- On Dec. 16, from 4 to 6 p.m., there will be a celebration at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
- Another event will be in Anchorage in February.
Inaugural celebration co-chair Cynthia Henry says Dunleavy is “more Carhartt than tuxedo.”
Editor’s note: This story has been edited to correct the start time for the celebration in Wasilla.