You Don’t Want To Miss This One-Of-A-Kind Whale Festival In Alaska

Each spring, the community of Craig in Southeast Alaska hosts the Prince of Wales Whalefest. Named for the island on which Craig is located, this unique whale festival celebrates the giants of the deep and their importance to life in the area. In this part of Alaska, winter is just turning the corner to spring and the island is exploding with warmth and life. Head to Craig for this amazing gathering of community for fun contests and events, a joyful celebration of the whales that makes Alaska’s waters their home, at least some of the year.

Prince of Wales Whalefest
Craig High School Auditorium, The Hill Bar, and on the waves
Craig, Alaska
March 28-31

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More info on the Prince of Wales Whalefest here!


If you love whales, check out 7 Whale Watching Adventures You Can Only Have in Alaska. There is also this Amazing Video Of Humpback Whales Feeding Off The Shores Of Alaska.

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