Visit Anchorage: Midsummer Night’s Salmon Derby!

In Adventure, Airfares, Alaska Travelgram, Consumer, Travel Deals by scott

Fishing is an important part of our “Big Wild Life” here in Anchorage–especially since the big King Salmon swim right into the middle of town!

That’s right: Ship Creek is a productive fishery all summer long. Join us for the “Slam’n Salm’n” Derby June 8-17, 2012. This is a fundraiser for the Downtown Soup Kitchen, which serves about 90.000 meals each year. Click through for details on this valuable service.

Derby tickets are free (we suggest, however, a modest $20 donation to the Downtown Soup Kitchen). There are more than 20 tagged fish (one worth $1,000) plus plenty of other prizes: fishing gear, boats, train trips…and more.

Presenting sponsors include Microcom and the Alaska Railroad. Plan now to bring your fishing gear to Ship Creek starting on June 8! We’ll see you there!

Speaking of Midsummer Nights, it’s time to plan for Anchorage’s downtown Summer Solstice events on June 23, 2012! Alaskans celebrate the longest day of the year in Anchorage’s Town Square with tons of events packed into one sweet celebration. Live musical performances keep downtown hopping until the sun goes down, a tall order on a day with 22 hours of functional daylight. The Hero Games are a day-long friendly competition between the police, troopers, each military branch and the fire department. Enjoy the heart-pumping adrenaline with entertaining and challenging games such as the obstacle course, a “rescue the cat” climb, litter carry, the bucket brigade and tricycle races.

Buy a ticket and fly north from Long Beach to Anchorage on jetBlue and get a FREE ticket from Long Beach to Oakland, San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City or Austin, TX! Wow! There is a $14 charge for government taxes. Here’s the link with all the rules.

Check out the website for more deals in and around Anchorage: cruises, packages, fishing trips–and more. 

Order a vacation planner online–or get one in the mail. 

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