Celebrate Petersburg’s Norwegian heritage at the 60th Annual Little Norway Festival May 17-20. Held the third weekend of May to coincide with Norwegian Constitution Day, Alaska’s longest-running festival also celebrates U.S. Armed Forces Day and the start of both spring and fishing season.
As visitors and residents don their best folk costumes and Viking attire, people of all ages line the streets for the annual parade, Scandinavian pageant and herring toss.
Live music and the smells of fresh seafood, Alaska Native fare and authentic Norwegian delicacies fill the streets as festivalgoers peruse the booths for local crafts.
– Megan O’Malley, The Alaska 100