“Alkhalalalai” is the main Itelmen holiday. Here the indigenous inhabitants of Kamchatka thank nature for gifts: Kamchatka rivers are full of salmon and hunting is always successful. An Ethnic Dance Marathon is the culmination of the Fest. It is the Russian Open Championship on the dances of indigenous small peoples of Kamchatka.

In December 2009, Alkhalalalai, along with the Koryak “Hololo” and the Even “Nurgenek”, became an official holiday of the Kamchatka Territory.