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Polar Bear Plunge
This event is held in the blustery month of January each year.  Since 1986, participants dress up in daring costumes and brave a plunge in the frigid harbor of Resurrection Bay to raise money for the American Cancer Society in the name of their loved ones.  Other events to enjoy that weekend include oyster slurping contests, bachelor/bachelorette auctions, pub events and parties, lipsync contests, turkey bowling and waiter/waitress contests.  Applications can be obtained at   Even if jumping into ice with below zero temperatures is not your thing, come join us on the third weekend of January for some warm fun.

Harbor Opening - Whale Migration - Troop Support
If you happen to visit in the spring, come take a boat tour out in Resurrection Bay to the beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park and watch the annual migration of the whales as they come back from Maui. This is also a time the community honors its military by hosting various events and fishing derbies for the military and their families.  Opening weekend usually is accompanied with music, food and other fun.  These happenings are usually in May.  A halibut fishing derby is also held during this time.

4th of July and Mount Marathon Race
A fireworks display along the waterfront during the light of midnight starts off Seward's signature event which hosts thousands over the July 4th weekend to more events and happenings than you can count.  The annual Mt. Marathon Race is world-renowned, with three races throughout the day.  Juniors, Women and Men run through downtown Seward streets on their way to the 3,022 foot Mt. Marathon where they run to the top and back down.  Streets are closed and booths are set up for pedestrian and family fun.  Mini-races for the extremely young, greased pole, egg and spoon, basketball two on two, are some of the types of things offered.

Silver Salmon Derby
Nothing ends our summer season like catching the biggest silver salmon for a prize of $10,000.  This one week event is held beginning the second weekend in August and is put on by our Chamber of Commerce.  There are daily prizes and mystery fish prizes.  If you are really lucky, you could catch the tagged fish worth $50,000.  You can't miss this event. 


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