Anchorage Folk Festival! Headliners Frank Solivan, Hanneke Cassel

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram by scott


Whoa! Both Fiddler Hanneke Cassel and Mandolin player Frank Solivan are cult favorites. They are “headliners” , but there are hundreds of musicians who are prepping for two weeks of awesome music Jan. 19-29 at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA.  Additionally, there are dozens of venues all over Anchorage, where musicians will be playing!

You have to visit Anchorage. In the winter. ‘Cause it’s a Big Wild Life!  Especially in the winter, Anchorage has got it goin’ on! Just pawing through the website from “Visit Anchorage”. That’s the new name of our local convention and visitors’ bureau.

If you want some nice clips of what we do up here all year long, visit the video page, the “49th Reel”. Adventures, winter trips, food, entertainment–there’s a “big” collection of “wild” videos. Well, not exactly “NSFW” wild….but fun fun fun! HA

Great wintertime events coming up. Check ’em out:

a. Anchorage Folk Festival. Really. This is a great, community-wide event–GOING ON NOW!

b. The 16th Annual Ski for Women on Feb. 5, 2012!

c. The 25th Annual Tour of Anchorage, Mar. 4, 2012! HUGE Nordic ski event–the whole family can play!

d. Fur Rondy! Whoa. Anchorage’s Winter Festival!! Feb. 24-Mar. 4, 2012. Don’t miss it!

e. Start of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The Last Great Race. It’s 1,049 miles to Nome. By dogsled. Don’t miss the start of this EPIC adventure in Downtown Anchorage!

There’s a reason we’re “Wild about winter” in Anchorage. Several, actually. Explore and learn more!

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