The community superheroes are out in full force to celebrate the Iceworm Festival on Feb. 4, 2023. File photo by Amanda Williams for The Cordova Times

By the Iceworm Committee 

The 2024 Iceworm Festival “Pre-Ice-Storic” goes through the end of the day on Saturday, Feb. 3. We hope you’re feeling the excitement! The Cordova Times is the exclusive keeper of the printed schedule, and you’ll see it in this week’s edition. The live schedule is online at, and it is jam packed with so many great events.  

There is still time to sign up to be a street vendor or a float in the parade! Head on over to our website to sign up for both. Get those in ASAP!  

The Cake Competition submissions are due Sunday night. Email your fantastic creations by midnight on Sunday.  

Do you have your treasure chest tickets this year? No need to go find an IW Board member, they’re all online! Use the QR code here in the paper, or by going to our website to purchase yours. When was the last time you flew anywhere for $10? Well, this year, you and your favorite person could fly anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, with no black out dates, for $10 if you win the first prize for the Treasure Chest! Second prize this year is a handmade cedar chest filled with local gift cards. There are four day passes for the ski hill, a gift card to the Whale’s Tale, Baja Taco, Copper River Fleece, and more being added daily. A big thank you to Alaska Airlines for their consistent community support of our festival.  

Iceworm pins are in and available at the Cordova Museum, and the Iceworm Store. 


This week, Baby Iceworm went to the school and gave the Cordova kids a scavenger hunt at school to complete, with clues on the windows of local businesses that give them a special Pre-Ice-Storic themed word to solve. Winners get a prize at the Iceworm Store. The kids also received a piece of special Alaska Airlines paper as a free plane for the Paper Airplane Contest! Come out to the high school Sunday from 1-3 for this family friendly event, featuring activities by the PWSSC and CTC’s Baby Iceworm Birthday Party.  

A big dino-sized thank you to all of the local businesses and community members who host events, donate their time or goods to the festival, and who all contribute to make it the best cure for the winter blues, 64 years running. You all make this festival great by your participation and involvement, and it is truly a joy working alongside you to make our community a better place.