Things to do in Anchorage

Events and other things to do in Anchorage

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There is so much going on this month all over Southcentral.

August 6

Alaska 10K Classic

Lace up those running shoes; it's time for one of Alaska's oldest road-running races. The 10K Classic begins at in front of Atwood Hall at the Alaska Pacific University campus and follows an incredibly scenic route before heading back to the start. Can't manage 10 kilometers? Why not sign up for the 5K run? Either way, you'll be raising money for the Alaska Special Olympics and be able to participate in the post-race party. When you're ready to register, you'll find all the information you need at

August 11

Bike Tour: Architecture of Anchorage

The best way to take a look at the incredible city of Anchorage may just be atop your

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Let’s face it, summer, for many of us, is when life kicks into high gear. With vacations and other activities to plan, work and looking forward to back-to-school, we’re pulled in so many different directions it’s amazing we even remember we have kids, let alone feed them!

Have no fear; the Unity Home Group® has put together a handy list of places the family can dine in Southcemtral that won’t break your budget because at these eateries, kids eat free! Call ahead to ensure the deals are still valid.


On Tuesdays from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. Denny’s in Anchorage offers kids a freebie. On the kids’ menu you’ll find hot dogs, cheeseburger, chicken nuggets, a grilled cheese sandwich and pizza.

Find Denny’s at 2900 Denali St and 3850 Debarr

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We still have a little bit of time to eke out that last vacay or staycay before the kids head back to our Southcentral schools and fall descends. If you are parents of a baby or toddler, rejoice! Instead of lugging around all those large and hard-to-maneuver baby accessories, manufacturers are stepping up and redesigning the things you’ll most commonly need on your trip. Now they’re leaner and totally portable. These travel-friendly offerings range from collapsible bassinets to strollers that do double duty.

So, go ahead, pack the fam in the car and relax because the baby, at least, will have all the comforts of home on this vacation.

Fold n’ Go Bassinet

For those times when you’ll be staying in a hotel or a home that lacks a bassinet, Brica

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The word luau written in the sand


A luau in Alaska? Why not? With winter a distant memory, July is the month we immerse ourselves in the endless summer days that bless us here in southern Alaska. Outdoors has never felt so good and when it comes time to entertain, that’s the place to do it ― right in your own backyard. What better way to celebrate summer than by treating family and friends to a taste of the tropics?

Parties have been a part of Hawaiian life since Polynesians settled the islands. Ancient Hawaiians called the basic celebratory feast the ‘aha ‘aina. Today, one word is used for gatherings: luau. So, let’s get you outfitted for what is sure to be the best summer party in Anchorage, Eagle River, Palmer, Wasilla or wherever you call home in Southcentral.

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Ice cream cone

In the year 1776, on July 4, the thirteen colonies formally claimed independence from England, via a Declaration of Independence, drafted two days earlier. We were in the midst of the Revolutionary War at the time and folks’ complaints included being unfairly taxed and that their grievances were ignored. Then, there were the religious and economic issues of the day.

From the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Boston Tea Party in 1773, with King George, in 1774, giving away large grants of land to Quebec (land the colonists considered theirs), to the battles of Lexington and Concorde, this period of American history shows a young country feeling its oats.

So, sure, say the word “July” to an American, and the seminal event of 239 years ago still comes

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Happy July! We’re knee-deep in summer and the events calendar is packed with ways to have fun in Southcentral.

July 1-3

Girdwood Forest Fair

Looking for food, games, and live performances before Independence Day? You don’t need to travel far. The annual Girdwood Forest Fair runs from 11 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It’s a terrific place to shop for handcrafted items and sample exotic foods. You can also catch the Forest Fair Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Entrance is free for this summertime classic. Find information regarding parking and entertainment at

July 3

Eagle River 4th of July Fireworks

The first official Independence Day fireworks celebration begins at midnight at Lions Park. The

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June 1-30

The Great Northern Lights

In the Land of the Midnight Sun, you can experience the most amazing displays of atmospheric lights. Now, you don't need to head out into the cold to view these phenomena; you can do it from the comfort of the Anchorage Museum or the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Both venues offer daily photographic displays. Find out more at and


June 3

Battle of the Breweries at Muse

Sample a flight of local beers at the Anchorage Museum's Muse restaurant. This month's brews include Glacier Brewhouse Berry Wheat and Silver Gulch Iliamna Raspberry Wheat. There's also a mystery on the menu in June. Entrance to Muse is free, and flights of beer cost $5. The

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With less than two months left before Southcentral schools let the kids go for the summer, it's time to start thinking about how you'll keep them busy for those almost-three months of “vacation.” Summer camp, if you can afford it, is one way to ensure your children are being cared for while they have some fun, learn something new or both.

Trailside Discovery Camp

All kids need to get out in the great outdoors in the summer and Trailside Discovery Camp provides the perfect opportunity. Here, children (ages 4 -16) participate in environmental educational experiences at the Campbell Creek Science Center in Anchorage or Spring Creek Farm in Palmer. It's such a popular camp, in fact, that the program for ages 10 to 13 is already full and has a

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There's so much to do this month in Southcentral so get out your calendar and circle some dates!

April 8-10

Spring Carnival at Alyeska Resort

The 38th Annual Spring Carnival will feature all your favorite wild and wacky events spread over three days, beginning with the 6th Annual Costume Party at 6 p.m. on April 8. In addition to wearing crazy creations, it's the time to register for the Slush Cup, Idiot Swim, Dummy Downhill and all the competitions hosted throughout the carnival. The full schedule of events is available at

April 13

Wildlife Wednesday at the Zoo

Worried about the effects of global warming on our Alaskan wonderland? Learn more about what's happening to the wildlife around us during a free lecture at

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Salmon Berry Travel & Tours was founded by locals in Alaska based on the belief that living in Alaska should be fun and entertaining. Based on past reviews, Salmon Berry Travel & Tours never failed to amuse all their guests from around the world.

There are several types of tours you will be able to enjoy from Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, but it is highly dependent on the season since certain tours are only available during the winter. Below is the list of highly recommended tours you may want to consider.

Matanuska Glacier Walk

This is one of the local favorites and well-received by past visitors. Matanuska Glacier is a 27 mile stretch of frozen river all the way from the head of Matanuska Valley. The glacier guide will tour by your side on

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