With the midnight sun high overhead, the colossal Chugach Mountain Range looming on the horizon, and the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet summoning like a siren, Anchorage provides endless possibilities for adventure and entertainment. It is a city of unexpected delights, and its cultural offerings are no exception. Anchorage is alive year-round with adventure, recreation, seasonal festivities, sporting events and more. Summer days stretch long, with massive flowers blooming in the heart of the city, monster salmon surging up nearby streams and live music filling the air. During winter, downtown Anchorage dazzles with thousands of lights, and the excitement of activities like Anchorage Fur Rendezvous and the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race reverberates throughout the entire city.