A curfew is a law that prohibits people from being in public places during certain hours, generally late at night. In Alaska, state law allows each municipality to establish its own curfew law for minors (those under the age of 18), and sets a maximum fine of $250 for an offense.
Anchorage, for example, has adopted a curfew law that makes it an offense for a person under the age of 17 years to be in a public place during curfew hours, and for the owner of an establishment to allow a minor to remain there during curfew hours. The curfew hours are 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. on weekends and each night from June through August. For the rest of the year, the curfew hours each night other than Friday and Saturday are 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Exceptions in the law include under 17 year olds who have parental consent, who are directly on their way to work, or who are married or emancipated.
Your town or village may have different curfew rules than Anchorage, so be sure to check the rules for your own community.