Fur Rondy

"Rondy is a 77-year tradition in Anchorage and you are invited to join us for our 10-day celebration of life in Alaska!"  http://www.furrondy.net/.  Fur Rondy is a fun time for the whole family with events taking place all over Anchorage from February 22 through March 3.  There will be a parade on Saturday, Feb 23 on 5th and 6th Avenues starting at 10:30.  The carnival will be on 3rd and E St starting  on Feb 22 at 1 PM. The Victorian Tea at the Senior Center is on Saturday, Feb 24 from 2-4 PM (Must purchase tickets in advance.  Call 770-2000). The fur auction will be Sat. Feb 23 from 11 AM to 4 PM at 3rd and E St.   Snowshoe softball at Kosinski Field on Saturday, Feb 23 from 8:45 AM to 6 PM. Outhouse races on Sat Feb 23 at 4 PM on 4th Ave between E St and F St.  dog races, Blanket toss on the weekends from 2PM to 4Pm at 3rd and E St. Snowboarding demo (I saw that a couple of years ago.  Awesome!) is on 2d Ave downhill from the Carnival on Sat. Feb 23 from 5 PM to 6 PM.  The melodrama is again at the Snow Goose Theatre on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.   There will also be a juried art competition at the Senior Center, a hockey tournament, basketball, Runnning of the Reindeer, Frostbite Footrace on 5th Avenue starting at Egan Center skywalk (you can register on-line by going to the Fury Rondy website), snow sculptures on Ship Creek Avenue, Native arts market at Dimond Mall.   My favorite event: the fireworks display will be on Saturday, February 23 starting at 6:45 PM at the small boat harbor, Ship Creek Avenue.  Shake off cabin fever, get out and rondy!

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