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 […]

Important Fur Rendezvous Update!

Good morning AKontheGO readers — Yesterday was a bit of a scramble as many of you read my Kids in the Outdoors column in the Alaska Dispatch News and then saw an update on Facebook from ADN saying the Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Races were canceled. Then, if that wasn’t enough, Fur Rondy […]

Fur Rendezvous Family Fun: Saturday

You can tell Fur Rendezvous is here when the ferris wheel and swings show up on the Anchorage skyline. Alaska’s largest winter festival kicks off tonight in downtown Anchorage, and even with a lack of snow, enthusiasm is high. For most families, “Fur Rondy” represents the best of an Alaska winter, and with 80 years […]

Anchorage Centennial Kids: Life in 1915

  The annual Fur Rendezvous festival begins this weekend, and like many other Anchorage residents, we’re working on costumes for our favorite event, the Frostbite Footrace. 2015 marks the centennial year for Anchorage, a former tent city initially developed as the site of a railroad down on lazy Ship Creek. Now Alaska’s largest city and […]

KTVA 11 Daybreak for February: Alaska family fun at your fingertips

Yesterday was the first Thursday in February, and that means my favorite morning crew at KTVA 11 Daybreak invited me to sit on the couch and talk about Alaska family fun. (You can watch the segment HERE). What makes February special? A perfect swirl of Alaska culture and history, that’s what, coupled with innovative methods […]

Alaska’s Winter Festivals Great for Families

Mid-winter has arrived in Alaska, and though this time of year typically sends a rush of residents to Hawaii or Mexico, it also marks the beginning of winter festival season. The fun starts this weekend in Anchorage and migrates north toward Fairbanks, and even those who don’t like cold can’t argue with the beauty of […]

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 […]

Fur Rendezvous and Alaska’s Love Affair With Winter

It’s true, Alaskans do love winter. A good thing, too, since winter around here lasts anywhere from seven to nine months. Oh, we embrace summertime with the enthusiasm of a long lost love, to be sure, but there’s something about this frosty, sparkling-white season that brings out the best in 49th state residents. Like Fur […]

Alaska Winter Takes Center Stage This Snowy Fun Friday

Hello, hello? Is anyone out there? Southcentral Alaska is positively buried in snow; from driveways to rooflines, we’re full, full, full of white stuff. I think it’s just perfect for throwing down that snow shovel and jumping headlong into a pile of family fun, Alaska-style. Welcome to Fun Friday, your weekly newsletter of interesting Alaska […]

Furry Fun Friday! Rondy Kicks Into High Gear

It’s here, it’s here; the 76th year of providing relief from winter doldrums in the form of a crazy, fun-filled week of Fur Rendezvous fantabulous-ness! Fun Friday today will provide you our fav events for this weekend, and be sure to stay tuned throughout the following week, too, since so many AKontheGO’ers have provided us […]