The Mount Marathon race is held every 4th of July. It is the biggest event of the year and the 2nd oldest foot race in America. The main streets downtown are closed to vehicle traffic for craft and food vendors. There is also a parade, live music and games for the young and young at heart.

The Silver salmon derby is held the middle of  August with daily prizes and a grand prize tagged fish worth $10,000.

The Polar Bear jump is the 3rd Saturday in January. People dress in crazy costumes, parade through town and then jump into the frigid waters of Resurrection Bay to raise money for cancer research.

Alaska Sealife Center, Exit Glacier, wildlife cruises, kayaking, wheeled cart and glacier- helicopter dogsledding,  flightseeing, fishing,  lots of trails to hike or bike,  Seward Museum, film in library basement on earthquake 2pm, open swim high school pool,

Avtec gym has different activities daily.

Tennis courts by Seward Resort.

A skate park and playground are near the water and Adam's St. A few smaller playgrounds scattered around.

Movie theater located downtown.

A historic walking tour brochure is available from the Chamber of Commerce and the Van Gilder Hotel.