Cultural in Palmer

Alaska State Fair

A rollicking 12-day event that ends on Labor Day, the first Monday in September. There's live music and prized livestock from the surrounding area, as well as horse shows, a rodeo, a carnival and the giant cabbage w…
Cultural in Anchorage

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous

The place to get fresh-trapped furs is still the ‘Rondy,’ but most folks prefer to sculpt ice, ride the Ferris wheel in freezing temperatures, or watch the ‘Running of the Reindeer.’ When Rondy ends, the famed 1049-…
Fair in Girdwood

Girdwood Forest Fair

Girdwood's Forest Fair combines local art and live music in a gorgeous wooded setting. The beer garden backs onto a glacial stream, and there's a fun hippie vibe. It's held the first weekend of July each year.
Music in Anchorage

Spenard Jazz Fest

For three days cool, trendy and local jazz musicians stage concerts and workshops throughout Anchorage. One event includes a hike up to the top of Flattop, where a live band plays on the summit.
Fair in Palmer

Colony Days

Every June, Palmer's Chamber of Commerce hosts a celebration of the town's origins as a farming colony. The down-home festival features a parade, market, sidewalk art and tractor pull.
Fair in Eagle River

Bear Paw Festival

A carnival, a teddy-bear picnic and the 'Slippery Salmon Olympics' are just a few of events at this small-town festival.
Cultural in Anchorage

Three Barons Renaissance Fair

Duchesses, counts, knights and wenches gather for revelry, merriment and drinking at the Crooked Toad Tavern for a week at Tozier Track.