The period dress ball that the committee hosts every year on the eve of Alaska Day is probably the highest attended event behind the parade.

Each year folks from near and far dress in their best 1860s attire, socialize, and dance the night away to a backdrop of music performed by the U.S. Army band's finest.

Not only is there music and dancing, but you'll also find a period themed photo station, a full service bar, as well as a spread of heavenly finger foods catered by Sitka's local Emblem Club.

 

Other than just plain old fashioned fun, one of the big draws to the annual ball is the costume contest. 

Guests compete under various categories for female, male, and couple outfits. The grand prize winner often walks away with a pair of Alaska Airlines tickets.

 

Thinking about attending the ball, but not sure what to wear? No worries, the committee has many pre-made outfits for lending. 

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