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Blueberry Festival

Hosted by the nearby Alyeska Resort, the annual blueberry festival takes place throughout August and it’s the right place to find the biggest, most delicious, and juiciest blueberries of the season. Up to 4,000 people flock to the small town of Girdwood every year for August’s weekends activities that pay tribute to one of Alaska’s…

Anchorage RunFest

Summer is running season in Alaska, and RunFest is a collection of top-rated events with options for every age and ability. From elite runners that travel to Anchorage from around the world to new runners looking for one of the most gorgeous 5ks in the country, there’s something for everyone. It’s also a great time…

An Anchorage Fourth

Anchorage and nearby towns go all-out celebrating the Fourth of July with a patriotic spirit. The party gets started early in nearby Eagle River with a fete hosted by the Eagle River Lions Club on July 3rd. A full day of food, games, and live entertainment at Eagle River Lions Park ensures you get the…

Summer Solstice Celebrations

There’s no better time to visit Anchorage than during summer solstice. Celebrations take place throughout the month, making your stay even more special. June 21 marks 22 incredible hours of daylight, and you can bet the locals will help you make the most of the experience. The primary celebration takes place June 23 with the…

Treat Mom This Mother’s Day

Are you spending Mother’s Day in Anchorage with a special Mom in your life? The Cattle Company might not sound like the most decadent of destinations, but they offer a fantastic Mother’s Day Brunch. Prime rib is prepared on an open flame, and the sides are homemade with the finest local ingredients. Others praise the…

Anchorage Goes All Out for Cinco de Mayo

Some visitors don’t think there will be much Cinco de Mayo revelry in Alaska, but it’s one of the biggest party weekends of the season. Celebrating the Mexican army’s victory over the French in 1862, the holiday has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture—and nobody does it better than the Carnival at Tequila 61….

Don’t Miss the Alyeska Slush Cup

Every third weekend in April, revelers from around the world flock to Alaska for the Alyeska Slush Cup. It’s a favorite for skiers who show up in crazy costumes to tackle the steep, winding snowy hills. The ultimate goal? Build up enough speed to skid across the frozen pond without falling in. Few make it,…

Check Out the Cannonball Snowmachine Race

Have you ever wondered about the top speed of snowmachines? It turns out they can go as fast as a cannonball, especially when they’re modded out at the Cannonball Snowmachine Race. The fastest machines in the world go head to head at Beam Road where you can watch some of the best racers in the…

Your St. Paddy’s Day Guide

Surprise! Anchorage is home to some fantastic St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, starting with the show from Arctic Siren Cabaret. Any season is a great time to check out this show, but on St. Patrick’s Day you’ll be treated to bagpipes, cloggers and plenty of green-flanked fun. Featuring the Irish Dance Academy of Alaska, the Northern…

Satisfy Your Cravings at These Top Restaurants

Can’t decide what’s for dinner? At Spenard Roadhouse, located at 1049 West Northern Lights Blvd., you’ll find a little of everything. Spicy authentic Thai dishes are served right alongside wood-baked pizzas. With colorful cocktails and local beers on tap, it’s a favorite for happy hour. Try the bacon of the month, super tots or lamb…