After the coronavirus threw a wrench in most of the Alaska Day celebrations last year, in 2021 the festival was back in mostly full-swing. Sitkans gathered from Lake Street to Lincoln Street on Monday (10-19-21) for the annual parade.
Sitkans participated in a variety of events to mark the state holiday, which recognizes the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.
In recent years, a movement to recognize “Reconciliation Day” in place of Alaska Day has gained support. Read about the weekend’s Reconciliation Day activities here.