Seward Polar Bear Jump Festival + Winter Weekends Launch

Join us January 25–27 for a weekend full of winter family fun! In addition to the 34th Seward Polar Bear Jump, we’ve got live music, outdoor recreation, lodging specials, and a variety of community events to enjoy. 

Schedule of Events

Friday, January 25
7:00 PM
Polar Bear Pool Tournament Fundraiser at the Breeze Inn Lounge ($20 entry)
303 North Harbor Dr. 
7:30 PM
Polar Bear Jump auction at Tony’s Bar (benefits the American Cancer Society)
135 Fourth Ave.
9:30 PM
Blackwater Railroad live at the Seward Alehouse
215 Fourth Ave. 
Saturday, January 26
11:30 AM
Polar Bear Jump Parade
Start at 5th & Jefferson; main route is along 4th Ave towards the harbor
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
301 Railway Ave.
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Kids’ Winter Carnival at AVTEC gym, hosted by Seward Parks & Recreation (Kids 8 and under)
519 Fourth Ave. 
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Oyster Fest at the Breeze Inn
303 North Harbor Dr.
8:30 PM
Karaoke at the American Legion
402 Fifth Ave. 
Sunday, January 27
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Locks for Love hair donation at the Breeze Inn Motel lobby
303 North Harbor Dr.

Shop Local on Saturday, Nov. 24!

Kick off the holiday season by showing some love to Seward’s local businesses! Join us as we celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24. 

Start at our welcome station for free swag!

Start your day at our welcome station inside Sweet Darlings (205 Fourth Ave) from 10 am – 2 pm. Order a warm drink, sample their new beverages on tap, and pick up a free canvas tote bag (available to the first 200 shoppers). Then grab a Shop Small bingo card—enter to win great prizes by visiting participating businesses—and head out to shop!

Participating stores and restaurants will be ready with a variety of special treats and discounts. You’ll find sweet deals all across town, from our historic downtown to the harbor and beyond!  

Enjoy special promotions from the following small businesses.


A Flyin’ Skein 
20% off storewide. Open 11 am–6 pm. 

Alaska SeaLife Center
10% off reusable water bottles. Open 12–5 pm.

Brown & Hawkins Mercantile 
50% off select items. Santa pictures with SOS Pets from 11-4. Rise bAKed goods. Free tea, cider, and butter cookies all day. Open 9 am–7 pm. 

Frontier Trading Post
Free 12 oz latte with $50 or greater purchase. Open 9 am–5 pm.

Ranting Raven Gallery
Closeout sale on clothing and select jewelry. Open 10 am–6 pm.

Resurrect Art Coffee House
25% off Rez Art merchandise (hydroflasks, hoodies, ceramic mugs). Open 7 am–5 pm.

Sew’n Bee Cozy 
25% off all regular price fabrics. 10% off clearance. Open 10 am–6 pm.

Sweet Darlings
Buy two, get one half-off packaged items (popcorn, fudge, peanut brittle, bark, and taffy). Open 10 am–6 pm.

The Retreat Day Spa & Salon
20% off all retail. Open 10 am–5 pm.

50% off all dresses and coats. Open 10 am–4 pm.

30% off storewide. Open 9 am–6 pm.


Breeze Inn
Kids 12 and under eat free. 10% off stays booked on Small Business Saturday. Open 7 am–10 pm.

$5 appetizer special. Open 12–9 pm.

Harbor 360 Hotel Gift Shop
$2 coffee drinks of any size. Buy one get one free keychains and 5×7″ stickers. Buy one get one free $10 t-shirt bin. Open 24/7. 


LuLaRoe Amanda Hughes
Open House from 10am-2pm at 33194 Peace Avenue
Gift Boxes for the first 20 customers! All leggings are buy 3 get 1 free. 40-60% off select items. Door prizes, coffee, cocoa, and yummy treats!


Ascent Wellness Alaska
15% all wellness services booked on Small Business Saturday. Book by calling at 907.500.8415.

Seward Ocean Excursions 
15% all trips booked on Small Business Saturday. Book by calling at 907.599.0499. 


If you’re a business with a question about participating, please contact Elizabeth Hashem at the Seward Chamber of Commerce: or 907-224-8051.

Chamber Luncheons

Held at the Breeze Inn Mt. Alice Room 12:00 – 1:00 pm

January 26th  Doug Capra – Rockwell Kent 100th Anniversary Celebration in Seward 2018

February 09th – Alaska State Chamber – Worker’s Comp Reform

February 23rd – TBA

March 09th – Summer Lazenby – Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

March 23rd – Tara Riemer – ASLC 20th Anniversary

The New!

Welcome to the new online home of the Seward Chamber of Commerce, Conference & Visitor Bureau. We’ve updated our website for a lot of good reasons – most obviously, for mobile compatibility. It’s important that visitors can easily find and enjoy the content on these pages on any mobile device, and it’s important to our Members that they get maximum online exposure as one of the benefits of their membership with this organization. 

Your opinion is important to us! Please contact us with any feedback or concerns you may have as you browse through our new website. You can find our contact information at the bottom of every page, or visit the Chamber Staff page. We look forward to hearing from you!

— Your Chamber Team