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Seward is located in Kenai Peninsula Borough on Resurrection Bay, on the eastern Kenai Peninsula 127 miles south of Anchorage. Seward is one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities, known as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

The city was named for U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia during the Lincoln Administration.

The harbor is ice free all year, making Seward an important supply center for Interior Alaska, as well as allowing residents and visitors easy access in and out of the city.

The Seward Chamber of Commerce-Convention and Visitors Bureau operates two visitor information centers.

The visitor center at Mile 2 Seward Hwy is open daily Memorial Day to Labor Day, weekdays the rest of the year. The Information Cache, located in a railroad car, is open daily June to August.

4th of July Festival - Mount Marathon Race | Best Western Edgewater Hotel | Seward Polar Bear Festival | Van Gilder Hotel | Seward |
Art Fjordland Studio & Fine Arts Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Alaska's Treehouse B&B | Northern Exposure Bed & Breakfast |
History Brown and Hawkins Downtown | Chugach Heritage Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Hotel Edgewater | Midnight Sun Lodging | River Valley Cabins | Seward Military Resort | The National Historic Iditarod Trail |
City Parks Departments Kenai Fjords National Park |
RV campgrounds and dealers A Creekside RV Park & Motel | Kenai Fjords RV Park |
Shopping I.R.B.I. Handmade Knives |
Transportation Seward Airport | Location: Seward Alaska 99664

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09/21 Coming to The Seward area
Great Alaska Sportsman Show Anchorage AK March28 The Great Alaska Sportsman Show is one of America's most unusual gatherings of men and women who love the great outdoors and the Alaska vendors, exhibitors and experts who seek to equip and prepare them for a season afield. The four-day show draws sell-out crowds of people who care passionately about fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing and virtually all other outdoor activities.
Anchorage Festival of Music Anchorage AK April14 The Anchorage Festival of Music is a non-profit community organization dedicated to presenting classical music and educational opportunities in music for the people of Alaska. It is supported in part by grants from the Atwood Foundation, Getty Foundation, Carr Foundations and by major contributions from corporations, as well as generous contributions of time and financial support from many individuals and businesses.
Slam'n Salm'n Derby Anchorage AK June7-16 Win a boat, motor, and trailer.
Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon Anchorage AK June22 The Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon includes, a marathon (26.2 miles), marathon relay (4 X 6.5 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles). five miler (5.6 miles), and a youth cup (1.6 miles).
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 Located in Eagle River, in the parking lot south of the Garcia's Restaurant, the Bear Paw Festival Vendor Court is a great place to find live entertainment, a variety of great food, and shopping for everyone. Definitely the perfect place to take your family!
Bear Paw Festival Eagle River AK July10-14 This event includes, US Army & AK National Guard Games & Exhibit, 3 on 3 BB Tourney, Celebrity Jeopardy, Community Service Awards, Classic 5K Race, Bear Paw's Got Talent, Grand Parade, Motorcycle Show, Bear Paw Photo Contest, Bear Paw Quilt Exhibit & Events, Bear Paw Royalty Pageant, Chepo's Classic Car Show, Community Entertainment on Stage, Dog & Owner Look A Like with VCA, and much more.