Fun Friday: Fur Rendezvous 2018

It’s time for one of the Last Frontier’s signature events – Fur Rendezvous  – and the 2018 festival promises to deliver tons of hot family fun in our cool climate.  Events kick off today with the opening of Fur Rendezvous carnival, where everything from the Ferris Wheel and Gravitron to a teeny-tiny toddler train make […]

Alyeska Spring Carnival 2017

by Erin Kirkland ProTip: If you intend to ski or ride Alyeska Resort’s Slush Cup during the annual Spring Carnival, it’s good to have a costume, the crazier the better. And probably nerves of steel. A showcase event marking the end of another Alaska ski season, the Spring Carnival has been a 40-year tradition in […]

Hooking Kids on the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

This article originally appeared in the Tuesday, May 3 issue of the Alaska Dispatch News.  When I first approached my family about driving to the small town of Homer to attend a birding festival, I received a look of incredulous trepidation followed by a solid minute of silence. “Birds?” my son asked. “Why can’t we […]

Iditarod 2016 With the Family

A whopping 86 teams make up the current field of Iditarod 44, putting this year’s contest in the top five for numbers. Who drops out just before the official start remains to be seen, but as of today, this is shaping up to be a contest for the books. Of course, the fact that Anchorage has […]

Alaska State Fair is ‘Good Time Fun’ in 2014

We know when it’s time for the fair, around here. The rhubarb leaves are big enough to sleep under, my car windows fog up in the morning on the way to school, and I only need to cut the grass once a week. Yep, it’s time. The 2014 Alaska State Fairbegins tomorrow, and as always, […]

Fun Friday: Rondy, Jr. Iditarod, and More!

It’s an active weekend, AKontheGO’ers, with wintertime fun busting out all over. Beginning today, events center around a last hurrah to cold and dark, as the days begin to edge ever-closer to spring. We’re not quite there, not yet, but at least we can see signs of its impending arrival. One such event is the […]

Native Youth Olympics a Cultural Opportunity for Visitors

One cannot go wrong exploring the richness of Alaska’s Native people. It is the rare tour that does not take at least a brief look into the many indigenous groups possessing traditions going back thousands of years and setting the stage for Alaska’s past, present, and future. In fact, so much of our state’s heritage […]