Explore the 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

Where can one partake in outhouse races, snowshoe softball, and leaf blower hockey? At the 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous, of course! If you recently decided to buy a home in Anchorage, you might be unfamiliar with this significant piece of Anchorage’s history and tradition. Known locally as Fur Rondy or just plain “Rondy,” this annual event draws visitors from throughout the world to participate in wild and fun winter games over a period of 10 days. What can one expect this year? The 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous promises to deliver an unforgettable experience, and the action is just starting to heat up.

The 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous takes places from February 21st – March 2nd, 2014. During this last week of February, Anchorage transforms into the number one winter carnival in the world, dazzling visitors with demonstrations of Alaskan tradition and unique twists on traditional winter sports. It all started in 1935 when an Anchorage citizen decided to establish a winter festival to add some excitement to an otherwise long and brutal season. What started as a three-day sports tournament has turned into a week-long celebration of Alaskan culture and tradition that folks look forward to each and every year.

As you might expect, there’s a lot of ground to cover at this year’s Fur Rondy event. The next nine days are chock full of athletic, cultural, and just plain wacky attractions that are guaranteed to create a lasting impression. To make sure you hit all of the highlights, here are Madden Real Estate’s must-see items to pencil into your calendar:

  • Rondy Carnival
  • Fireworks Extravaganza
  • Blanket Toss
  • Rondy Grand Parade
  • Rondy on Ice
  • Snow Sculpture Competition
  • World Championship Sled Dog Races
  • Charlotte Jensen Native Arts Market
  • Running of the Reindeer
  • Great Alaska Talent Competition

Luckily, many of these events are ongoing throughout the week, giving you plenty of time to cross all of your favorite attractions off your list. If you happen to be visiting Alaska in hopes of buying a home in Anchorage, you’ve arrived at a perfect time. Attending the 2014 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous is the perfect way to explore your new community, meet your neighbors, and immerse yourself in Alaskan tradition and history. If you need any assistance navigating the Alaskan real estate market this week, please give us a call. The professionals at Madden Real Estate would be thrilled to help you with your home search!

Wes Madden, CEO/Broker
Madden Real Estate
(907) 452-3000

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