60th Annual Syttende Mai Festival

Petersburg Alaska hosted the 60th annual Syttende Mai in its town this year. In addition to the usual festival events there was a musical addition of Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers. Lots of singing, dancing, drinking, and Norwegian festivities for all were had during the festival week. Residents and visitors, young and...

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We are downtown and lookin’ good!

A little late with the post… come swing in and say hi at our new office in downtown Petersburg Alaska. I must give a personal shout out to my most amazing husband Patrick McGrath for his craftsmanship in transforming the place and in making my desk (honed from a sentimental redwood tree). Our front lounge area is set up...

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First Annual Pumpkin Patch in Petersburg, Alaska

Anchor Properties brought the first ever pumpkin patch to Petersburg residents. Anchor Properties believes in giving back to the community and personally connecting with the people of the island. The proceeds from the pumpkin patch went to benefit the local non-profit public radio station, KFSK. This pumpkin patch was a hit!...

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Petersburg Alaska’s Wearable Arts Show 2017

The last weekend of March found Alaska’s “Little Norway” fully entertained with their local performance of “Wearable Arts.” This annual event is put on by Petersburg’s award winning non-profit radio station, KFSK, and raises a lot of money for a great cause. This year’s theme was “Freaks of Nature” and exhibitors brought just...

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Petersburg, Alaska

Even the Norwegian town of Petersburg Alaska knows how to honor the Irish. This years parade was held amidst rain and snow but the marchers carried on proud of their heritage and history. This years parade had all walks of life join in on the fun; from children who were apart of their local girl scout troop organization to the...

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Your Personal Nite Lite in Petersburg, Alaska

Getting a glimpse of the Northern Lights, or “Aurora Borealis,” is usually at the top of the list for people visiting Alaska. People often think they have to travel far north to see them, but tourists visiting Petersburg, Alaska, can catch a glimpse of this spectacular light show too. These photos were taken right here in the...

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5 Best Summer Activities to do in Petersburg

Planning a visit to Petersburg? Summer is by far the most popular time to visit, and with good reason — temperatures are pleasant and the sun doesn’t set until 8 or 9 at night, leaving plenty of time to hike, fish, and explore all the town has to offer. July is generally the peak tourist time in Alaska, so if you want to avoid...

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A look at Petersburg by resident photographer Carey Carmichael Case

Wild Iris Photography by Carey Carmichael Case – I’m based out of Petersburg, Alaska, the place I am lucky enough to call home.  I love the outdoors, living in southeast Alaska, and photography. Being able to combine the three to produce an image is magic to me.  I spend much of my time with my family – husband, two...

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5 Things to do in Petersburg for Nature Lovers

Petersburg is a nature lover’s haven, full of activities for everyone from the tranquil nature observer to the thrill-seeking outdoor adventurer. While many of the most popular tourist activities are best in the summer, there are plenty of options for year-round outdoor fun as well. Hiking Lacing up those hiking boots and...

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Halloween 2015 with the Sons of Norway

Welcome to Fedrelandet #23 Sons of Norway! Its a spooky time of year — HALLOWEEN in Southeast Alaska. Everyone and anyone who has a little child on Mitkof Island pour into this old hall to partake in spooky festivities. Built in 1912 this hall can accommodate a lot of people within its walls. Weddings, funerals, dances,...

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