Blueberries, Mother Nature’s fruit snack grow right here in our back yard. These delectable little treats are perfect for pancakes, baked goods or, how I prefer them, in the raw right off the plant while I’m on a hike. They’re a staple to our summers in this beautiful state and you can always tell when the bears have been scarfing them down. Yes, the blueberry is an awesome little super food that packs a powerful punch of antioxidants, vitamin K and Riboflavin (which helps you metabolize fats, carbohydrates and proteins) besides just being delicious.
To celebrate blueberry season being upon us Alyeska Resort is hosting the 10th Annual Blueberry Festival August 19 and 20 in the hotel courtyard. This family friendly event features FREE live music from 11 am – 8 pm headlining music by Hope Social Club, events, over 50 craft vendors and food vendors, and everyone’s favorite, the beer and wine garden. Both days at Blueberry Festival will feature the very popular pie eating contest for both kids and adults, front and center in front of the stage. Sunday morning, bring your running shoes for the Blueberry Stomp 5k run. The course takes runners through the wooded Nordic ski trail with a start/finish line gate in the new parking lot just before the Nordic trail starts. The event is free to run and is always a good time.
Join the late night crowd for a free after party on Saturday, August 19th at 10 pm hosted at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill with headlining band Hope Social Club! The Anchorage, Alaska based band is a mix of Bluegrass/American and folk has built a fast growing fan base within the local music venue and festival scene. Hope Social Club will be joined by Jess Meues, a top four finisher on American Idol. Jess Meuse comes to us from Alabama and brings her country rock sound all the way to Girdwood for her first trip to AK. Music Saturday night is FREE and open to those 21 and over.
Live Music Schedule