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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Fireworks in Alaska? by Lynn Lovegreen

I’ve never been a fireworks fanatic, and I think it’s because I’m an Alaskan. We shoot some off on the 4th of July, just for tradition’s sake, but it’s not very dramatic. Remember, this is the land of the midnight sun, which means fireworks are hard to see then.

via Alaska Memes, @907memes on Facebook

Our best fireworks holidays are in the winter, when it’s dark in the evenings. My favorite fireworks memories are from New Year’s Eve and Fur Rendezvous (an Anchorage winter festival held in February). But there are times when it’s too cold to be outdoors for very long without getting frostbite. I admit I can be a wimp about standing around in the middle of a winter night just to see a few man-made sparkles in the air.

So fireworks are not a big thing to me, unless we’re visiting Outside (outside Alaska) and we see some where it’s warm and dark at the same time. That’s always been a novelty to me—back home, it’s either warm or it’s dark at night, not both. 

I guess it’s all in what you’re used to—I love it when I can go to bed in the sunlight in the summertime, but some people can’t sleep when it’s still light out. What’s up with that? ;-)

Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. She taught for twenty years before retiring to make more time for writing. She enjoys her friends and family, reading, and volunteering at her local library. Her young adult/new adult historical romances are set in Alaska, a great place for drama, romance, and independent characters. See her website at You can also find her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Pinterest.


Judith Ashley said...

Fun post, Lynn. One of the things I love most about the Genre-istas here at Romancing the Genres is the opportunity for me to see the world from so many different points of view as well as so many points on the globe!!!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks, Judith. It is fun to learn what's different and what we have in common.

Diana McCollum said...

I never thought about it being light in Alaska during the fourth! Of course, you wouldnt' see the fireworks that well. Great post.

Sarah Raplee said...

Tell us more about Fur Rendezvous!

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks, Diana.

Fur Rendezvous, Fur Rondy for short, is based on the time the fur trappers came into town to cash in their furs. We have sled dog races, a costume ball, snowshoe softball, a downtown run with reindeer, all kinds of fun and silly things to do in the wintertime. :-)