Seward Area Information
Visiting Seward Alaska
Historic, picturesque Seward, Alaska at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Only 126 scenic miles from Anchorage Seward is a charming location for your Alaskan adventure.
Annual Seward Events:
Polar Bear Jump Off - 3rd weekend in January
The 1st Seward Polar Bear Jump was held in 1986. Individuals dressed in costumes and jumped into Resurrection Bay. Sponsors were acquired by the jumpers in order to raise money for the Alaska Division of the American Cancer Society.
Silver Salmon Derby - August 10-18.
The annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby draws anglers from around the world who try their luck at catching silvers and winning prizes totaling over $150,000.
Mt. Marathon Race - 4th of July
The tradition of the Mt. Marathon Race, according to folklore, began when two sourdoughs had an argument about whether it was possible to climb and descend the mountain in less than one hour. "Impossible" one said. To settle the argument and the resulting wager it was decided to hold a race with the loser to furnish drinks for the crowd. 4th of July Celebration - 4th of July On the Fourth, the population of Seward swells from about 2,500 people to over 30,000. Main Street is completely blocked off to traffic and the streets fill with people.