Alaska (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide) by DK Publishing

By DK Publishing

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Most end up very wet and cold. MAY Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival (1st week), Cordova. The return of shorebirds to the Copper River Delta is marked with three days of bird-related activities. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (1st full weekend), APRIL Alaska Folk Festival (midApr), Juneau. This weeklong festival features the hottest folk and bluegrass performers from around Alaska and the Northwest. Participants can also attend free dance workshops at the festival. Alyeska Spring Carnival (3rd week), Girdwood.

Replaced by fishing, Under the directorship of shipbuilding, and lumformer sales representative bering. Realizing that Alexander Baranov, the American traders and Britain’s Hudson Bay Russian-American Company Company already had was granted a trade monointerests in Alaska, Russia poly by Tsar Paul I in 1799. He was also authorized to began to lose enthusiasm make Sitka the seat of colo- William H. Seward, US for its distant and increasSecretary of State nial government. Just two ingly unproductive colony.

Little Norway Festival (weekend nearest May 17), Petersburg. A vibrant celebration of the town’s Norwegian roots, including a traditional bunad dress competition, parade, and Norwegian delicacies. Great Alaska Craftbeer and Homebrew Festival (3rd Bird’s-eye view of the rides at the Alaska State Fair SPRING In the spring, as the days grow longer, the ice is starting to break up, the birds are beginning to return, and Alaskans are gearing up for summer activity. Some communities try to get a jump on the excitement by staging early festivities, but the weather can be unpredictable, with snow possible in April and May.

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