Cultural in Seward

Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival

A favorite of costumed masochists who plunge into frigid Resurrection Bay with a smile in mid-January, all to raise money for cancer.
Cultural in Seward

Mt Marathon Race

This Fourth of July race attracts runners who like to test themselves by running up a near vertical peak, and fans who like to drink beer and yell.
Cultural in Seward

Silver Salmon Derby

An event held in mid-August that gets even bigger crowds, all vying for prizes in excess of $150,000.
Music in Seward

Seward Music & Arts Festival

Held the last weekend in September, this summer’s-end celebration brings together an eclectic mix of local artists and musicians, and is particularly kid-friendly, with circus training and mural-painting.
Cultural in Ninilchik

Kenai Peninsula State Fair

Mid-August fair with live bands, food stalls and more.