Will you win your share of $20K++ in travel prizes?

More prizes keep rolling in for the Alaska Summer Showcase next Saturday, 12-5pm, Mar. 31, 2018 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  YES, it’s time to JUMP-START your summer. Visit with the state’s top travel companies and plan out some great adventures. Then, you could WIN at trip, too!
KNIK GLACIER helicopter tour for two from Anchorage Helicopter Tours. This includes a glacier landing!
CAMPERVAN RENTAL for three days/two nights from Get Lost Travel Vans. Britta will have one of her vans ON DISPLAY next Saturday!

TRIP TO NOME FOR TWO from Explore Tours. This prize includes roundtrip airfare on Alaska Airlines. Visit the Gold Rush town of Nome. Learn about its colorful history, the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and about the Native Alaskans who have called the Seward Peninsula home for thousands of years!
KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK CRUISE for two, plus overnight accommodations at the Seward Windsong Lodge from Kenai Fjords Tours!
DENALI ZIPLINE TOUR for two (in Talkeetna) from “Yahoo-MatSu!”
RAFT TRIP for TWO through the Kenai River Canyon, plus overnight accommodations at the Kenai Riverside Lodge from Alaska Wildland Adventures.
FLIGHTSEEING TOUR for two of Misty Fjords National Monument from Ketchikan. From Taquan Air.

LOTS MORE prizes, including trips on the Mighty Alaska Railroad, tickets on Alaska Airlines, glacier cruises of all sorts, flightseeing trips and more more more. GRAND PRIZE: Condor Air tickets for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt, Germany! Don’t miss it. Get your tickets ($8 in advance, $12 day-of-show). Kids are free. Food trucks. Live music. Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers. Just click the “BUY TICKETS” button, below:


Prizes, prizes, prizes! Which one will you win?

The great prizes are rolling in (more than $20,000 in prizes!!) for this year’s Alaska Summer Showcase. We’ve rented the Alaska Native Heritage Center for the event (again). Save the date: Sat., Mar. 31, 2018, 12-5pm. Dozens of your favorite travel companies are offering great deals and PRIZES. Here are some of our favorites:

Condor Airlines: Trip for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt, Germany
Alaska Airlines: Trip for two anywhere they fly in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Hawaii or Costa Rica
Yakutia Airlines: Trip for two to Kamchatka on their weekly nonstop flight (Petrapavlovsk-Kamchatsky)
Ravn Alaska: Trip for two anywhere on their system, including their new destinations: King Salmon and Dillingham!
Rust’s Flying Service: Flightseeing tour for two
PenAir: Trip for two anywhere they fly in Alaska!
Mighty Alaska Railroad: “Gold Star” trip for two from Anchorage to Seward
Kennicott Glacier Lodge: 3-day/2-night stay for two with meals + flightseeing with Wrangell Mountain Air
Phillips Cruises: Sunset sail for two on the Klondike Express in College Fjord.
Major Marine Tours: A special “Orca Quest” scenic cruise in Seward to find the Orca Killer Whales….plus overnight accommodations at the Harbor 360 Hotel!
…and many more!


Live music by Todd Grebe & Cold Country.  Todd and his group have played for us before…they do a g-r-e-a-t job! Also, we’ll have a SPECIAL presentation by the Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers!


Come for the prizes—and stay for the FOOD TRUCKS! 

Now for the quiz: Are you 18+? Do you want to jump-start your summer? Then click the button and buy your tickets!


Save the date! Sat., Mar. 31, 2018 for Alaska Summer Showcase

Join us at the Alaska Native Heritage Center on Sat., Mar. 31, 2018 for the fifth annual Alaska Summer Showcase! This is the perfect place to jump-start your summer. Visit with Alaska’s best travel companies–and check out the show-only specials.

Win your share of $20,000+ in travel prizes, including:

-Round-trip for two from Anchorage to Frankfurt on Condor German Airlines!
-Round-trip for two on Alaska Airlines.
-Round-trip for two from Anchorage to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula with Yakutia Air.
-Trip for two on the Mighty Alaska Railroad
…and much more. 

Listen to great music from Todd Grebe and Cold Country…and enjoy a special presentation from the Alaska Native Heritage Center dancers!!

YES, there will be food trucks. YES, we have a special “presentation by the Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers! See you there!

COUNTDOWN to Alaska Summer Showcase!


First, you need your TICKET. Get one HERE. Next, pick up your PASSPORT (pictured, above) at check-in. That starts at 12 Noon on Saturday! Visit the best travel companies in the state. It’s easy, since they’re all assembled RIGHT THERE at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. After it’s all filled out–put your name in the hat for more than $20,000 in travel prizes! To win the trip for two on Alaska Airlines, you MUST be present to win when we draw at 4:00pm. Images from the 2014 Alaska Summer Showcase

Bring your sense of adventure, along with your appetite, since we’ll have a FOOD TRUCK RODEO!

We’re adding one more prize…and more fun!

IMG_0027Here’s the thing: prizes and surprises keep coming in for this year’s Alaska Summer Showcase. THIS JUST IN: Trip for two on a Denali Heli-hiking adventure from our friends at Era Flightseeing! You’ll fly in this helicopter (above) up to a scenic ridge for a special adventure with an expert naturalist. I’ve done it. FUN! It’s just one of the prizes at this year’s Alaska Summer Showcase on Mar. 26! Don’t miss it! e17e28_5bb492bf3df9458ca47501e045ac8843Oh…in the food truck rodeo: Tiki Pete’s Alaskan Dogs (above). Hot dogs, sausages, Chili Dogs, Mac + cheese dogs…the works. Don’t miss it!

KOAN, KNIK and MOVIN’ 105: Our awesome media sponsors!

LISTEN UP!  Our media sponsors at HOT TALK KOAN (1080AM, 95.1FM), KNIK “Smooth Jazz” 87.7FM and MOVIN’ 105.7FM are making some BIG NOISE about the Alaska Summer Showcase…, We Love You, Yeah Yeah Yeah!




PRIZE LIST for 2016 Alaska Summer Showcase!

Massive prize list for the Alaska Summer Showcase!! $20,000+ in Alaska travel prizes! We’re giving it ALL away on Sat., Mar. 26 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center!

Which prize do YOU want?

Alaska Airlines: Systemwide tickets for TWO! MUST be present to win (we will draw this asprize at 4:00pm on Sat., Mar. 26, 2016 at the Alaska Native Heritage Center).

Across the Bay Adventure Company: Beachfront lodge accommodations and meals

Alaska Railroad: Gold Star service for two between Anchorage and Seward

Alaska Wildland Adventures: Kenai River Canyon float for two, plus overnight lodging

Alaska TourSaver: Denali Heli-Hike Adventure from Era Helicopters

Condor German Airlines: $500 travel credit

Alyeska Resort: Overnight accommodations and a 26 Glaciers Cruise from Whittier!BartlettGlacier _Snapseed

CIRI Tourism Corp: Kenai Fjords Tour for two (National Park Cruise)

Chena Hot Springs Resort: Overnight accommodations, plus admission to the Aurora Ice Museum and a swim pass to the hot springs!

Alaska Denali Travel: Denali Backcountry Adventure for two from the Park Entrance to Kantishna, plus dinner.P1020544 _Snapseed

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge: Two nights’ accommodations at the lodge

Harbor 360 Hotel: Overnight accommodations in Seward, plus National Park cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park from Major Marine Tours.

Inlet Tower Hotel & Suites: Overnight accommodations for two plus $!00 PubHouse credit

K2 Aviation: Flightseeing trip for two from Talkeetna.kgl

Kennicott Glacier Ldoge: Two nights accommodations, including meals.

Knik River Lodge: Helicopter flightseeing tour for two over Knik Glacier, including glacier landing.

Land’s End Resort: Three-day/two-night Getaway package wtih dinner for two.

Lifetime Adventures: Paddle and Pedal package for two at Eklutna Lake

The New Lodge at Black Rapids: Special lodge packageprincess

Yahoo Mat-Su!! Glacier View Adventure and Relaxation package

Ravn Alaska: Two tickets, systemwide.

Stan Stephens Cruises: Columbia Glacier Cruise for two from Valdez

Northern Alaska Tour Company: Arctic Circle fly/drive for two.

Stillpoint Lodge: Water taxi for two from Homer, overnight accommodations for two, plus kayak adventure

Talkeetna Roadhouse: Bed and Breakfast package for two

Era Flightseeing: Denali heli-hike tour for two!

…and more! Don’t miss it. Buy your tickets in advance at EVENTBRITE and save!

More prizes. More fun. More ways to jump-start your summer!

Alaska-Native-Heritage-Dancers-Courtesy-of-Alaska-Native-Heritage-Center1Make plans now to attend this year’s Alaska Summer Showcase on Sat., Mar. 26, 2016. We’re adding more prizes and more fun for everyone!

Bring the kids. If they are age 12 and under, they get in FREE. Plus, in conjunction with our hosts at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, we’ve got a special “Kids Zone.” Fun games, crafts and activities!knik _Snapseed

Win a helicopter trip for two over the Knik Glacier (with glacier landing!) from our friends at Knik River Lodge. It’s just 54 miles from Anchorage…and a world away!

The Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers will be back again for a special appearance. We’ve got them scheduled for 2:00pm! Don’t miss it.

Win a three-day/two night stay at Kennicott Glacier Lodge, in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This prize includes MEALS at the lodge. We love this place–you will, too!

P1010487Our Master of Ceremonies? The oh-so-famous and entertaining James Gaddis of KTVA News (pictured, left, with the lovely, talented Megan Mazurek of KTVA). We’ve traveled together around the state, but there’s more that he and his crew want to see…let’s help him jump-start HIS summer, too!

Win an overnight stay at Chena Hot Springs Resort near Fairbanks, including admission to the Aurora Ice Museum. Don’t miss your chance to have an “Appletini” at the Ice Bar. Oh…that’s extra. But you’ll want to get one–and get your picture taken. FUN! Then, go soak in the hot springs!aurora_ice_museum

Win a trip NORTH of the Arctic Circle from our friends at Northern Alaska Tour Company in Fairbanks. You’ll drive up, crossing the Yukon River and the Arctic Circle…in the shadow of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. After exploring Coldfoot and neighboring Wiseman, you can FLY back. It’s a fun trip…I’ve done it!!

While you’re scooping up the info you’ll need to make the most of your great Alaska summer (including a 50 percent discount on the Alaska TourSaver 2-for-1 book!!!!!), enjoy the Alaska-grown music of the Hannah Yoter Band. We love them. You will, too.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE and JUMP-START your SUMMER! You can, of course, get your tickets at the door on the morning of Sat., Mar. 26. It just costs a little more ($10 for grown-ups, kids 12 and under, FREE).

Our partners at Alaska Summer Showcase: American Cancer Society

We’re proud to welcome the American Cancer Society as our nonprofit sponsor for the Alaska Summer Showcase. The American Cancer Society is the official sponsor of BIRTHDAYS! 578386_469619209726206_493619010_n

Save the date: Sat., Mar. 26, 2016!


The deck at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

We’re going to help you JUMP-START YOUR SUMMER at this year’s Alaska Summer Showcase.

Join us at the Alaska Native Heritage Center from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sat., Mar. 26. Check out the BEST trips, adventures and travel ideas for this summer. The days are getting longer and heck, we’re all getting restless for some BIG FUN in our BIG STATE.

The band: The Hannah Yoter Band will play. They are awesome. Check out this clip:

The dancers: The Alaska Native Heritage Dancers will share some wonderful dances.
The singer: Tlingit singer Brooke Leslie is coming from Wrangell will share some 15909_500traditional songs from her ancestral home in Southeast Alaska.
Our famous Emcee: James Gaddis from KTVA. We’ve traveled together–trust me, this is gonna be lots of fun!

Who’s coming? Airlines, resorts, adventure companies, wilderness lodges, the Mighty Alaska Railroad, glacier cruise companies, cultural travel companies…basically all of the folks who operate the BEST travel companies in the state.

P1040230 _SnapseedGOOD NEWS: Everyone who sets up at the Alaska Native Heritage Center (like Christy from Juneau, left) will be offering an AWESOME PRIZE to give away later in the afternoon. More than $20,000 in travel prizes will be awarded.

HUNGRY? We’ll have some food trucks in the parking lot, serving up delicious treats.

BRING THE KIDS. Children age 12 and under are FREE. There’s a special “Kid Zone” where Alaska Native Heritage Center staff have some fun crafts and activities planned.

HOW MUCH: $6.59 in advance (plus EVENTBRITE‘s fee=$7.94). $10 at the door. Order your discounted tickets in advance at EVENTBRITE.

What we’ve got so far:
Alaska Airlines: Systemwide trip for two (including Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico, Florida, New York…the works). #IFlyAlaska
Princess Lodges: Rich, the GM from the Mt. McKinley Princess, will offer up a special prize!
Condor German Airlines: A $500 gift certificate towards airfare.
RAVN Alaska: Systemwide trip for two.
Alaska Waters: Awesome jetboat adventure for two to the LeConte Glacier from Wrangell.
Land’s End Resort in Homer: Two-night stay.
Inlet Tower Hotel in Anchorage: Our official hotel! Win overnight accommodations and a $100 credit to the PubHouse gastropub!
Rust’s Flying Service/K2 Aviation: Two great companies, offering flightseeing from both Anchorage and Talkeetna up to Denali National Park. Win a flightseeing trip for two!
Alaska Railroad: Actually, I refer to it as “The Mighty Alaska Railroad!” Win a trip for two!
Visit Anchorage: Our friends at Visit Anchorage will come with all sorts of goodies for you to be the Alaska travel expert that your friends and relatives think you are. SPECIAL PRIZE!!
Alaska TourSaver: The handy 2-for-1 travel guide with more than $20,000 in travel deals. Ya. Heard of it. Here’s the GOBSMACK deal: everyone gets 50 PERCENT OFF. Usually $99.95, it’s available for $49.95 at the show ONLY.
Talkeetna Roadhouse: Trisha Costello, our hostess-with-the-mostest in Talkeetna, will offer COOKIES for everyone, plus a chance to win a PIE-MAKING CLASS for two!!
COMING SOON: Lodge stay and float trip on the Kenai River, Columbia Glacier cruise, Kennicott Glacier Lodge stay plus flightseeing in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Arctic Circle fly/drive adventure, Kenai Fjords cruise, helicopter trips, jetboat rides and MUCH MORE!ASS 2014_LOGO_POSTER_1.ai - Version 2


It’s time to JUMP-START YOUR SUMMER! See you on Mar. 26!

Click here for TICKETS.