Famous for its winter extravaganzas, Alaska with its spectacular snow covered mountains, freezing harbors, and exclusive local culture is a matchless place in the world. Among the famous festivals of Alaska are winters Iditarod, Fur Rendezvous, Talkeetna's Winter Fest Native, Wilderness Woman competition and most fascinating Seward's Polar Bear Jump off Festival.
Polar Bear Plunge takes place in Seward in North America, in middle of January. People in folk dresses jump into near freezing waters of Seward's Harbor of Resurrection Bay. The event will be on from January 21, 2012, for a week-long celebration. For those who are unaware of the intentions behind the event; Polar Bear Jump is helping American Cancer Society since 1986, in its mission to eliminate cancer and help millions through awareness, research and support to cancer patients. The noble motive aims at a healthy and happier world. The festival week includes carnival, sumptuous sea food, turkey bowling and many more attractions.
Plenty of inexpensive flight tickets are offered by various airlines which have already led to reservations by more than 11 million people who are expected to pay gratitude to the supporters of the Polar Bear Jump in the current year. Surprise for this year is, you will have no hassle of managing a trip to Seward for a Polar Bear Plunge, as the event management team is there to do it for you and that too for only $50 round-trip; a luxury motor coach from Anchorage to Seward on Friday evening and return on Sunday morning.
Enjoy the ale the way you prefer it at the Alaska Beer and Barley wine festival
Jan 20, 2012 - Jan 21, 2012 is a time for beer lovers with the upcoming Great Alaska Beer & Barley Wine Festival. More than 200 brands of beers are displayed in this annual showcasing. The beer and brewers from Northwest and other places are present. Book flight tickets well in advance or extend your January holiday for this week long celebration to come across 50 regional brewers, brewing beer and barley wines.
Fur Rendezvous up to amaze you with series of parades, fireworks and contests!
Taking one of the flights to Alaska in February will land you amidst visitors and locals celebrating the weeklong Fur Rendezvous. Fur trade used to be third biggest economic activity of ancient Alaska and The Fur Festival depicts its importance in its culture and growth. The Blanket Toss, an old native event was started in 1950 to promote fur trade. Over the time in spite of economic growth in diverse sectors, the importance of fur trade in building up the economy has never been under estimated and Fur Rendezvous remains a keenly awaited event in Alaska. It includes events like sculpture contest, sled dog races, a parade, fireworks and a carnival. The official Rondy Fur Auction has been a regular feature since its beginning. The industry participates in this fair for obvious commercial reasons. Some of the highlights awaiting you in Rondy, 2012 are snowshoe softball, outhouse races and the dashing of the Reindeer, a mass rush down Fourth Avenue with dashing caribou.
The world famous sled dog race
The Iditarod is without qualms, the biggest winter event featuring the 1,100-mile long sled dog race in the most extreme and gorgeous terrain lying between Anchorage and Nome. World-class mushers along with their dog teams mush across mountain ranges, dense forests, frozen rivers, desolate tundra , dense forests and windswept shores .The first day's race magnetize crowds, but it is a formal event. The real racing begins on Sunday after a restart in Willow. This race guarantees you and your family unforgettable moments, watching the teams crossing a thousand miles of wilderness.
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