Where

Seward

When

Third Weekend in January

Description

People wearing wacky costumes and jumping into 35-degree water: sounds like the makings of a fun Alaskan winter festival. This tradition began in 1986, and while the jumpoff itself is the highlight, plenty of other wacky activities take place during the festival, including ice bowling, oyster slurping, and a bed-making contest. There’s also a bachelor and bachelorette auction, a parade, dog-sled races, and an arts and crafts fair.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 60.107302
Longitude: -149.441757

Polar Bear Jump Seward