Celebrate winter; that’s what Alaskans do, with a hearty dose of “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” spirit. And why not? A season that lasts and lasts, and lasts some more, Alaska and snow fit together like skies and boots. I can also note with complete authenticity that Alaskans do love a good party, and Anchorage Fur Rendezvous is one big shindig. The 2014 celebration kicked off yesterday in Anchorage with appropriate levels of cheering, hollering, and howling, and continues through next weekend.
A 79-year tradition in Alaska’s largest city, Fur Rendezvous shines as a bright spot during a time of year when colors are dull, weather can be dreary, and people need a mood-booster. From outhouse races to ferris wheels and a parade, Fur Rendezvous is a great opportunity for locals to bundle up the family and take to the streets, and an even better chance for visitors to experience the Last Frontier in a way no cruise tour can provide.
What will you see?
Try these photos, shot from today’s gala events, to pique your curiosity, and visit the AKontheGO Calendar for family fun all week long!