Events in Our Parks

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Election Day
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Join us in voting for candidates who care about parks and trails. Rank UP TO FOUR candidates (the top 4 vote-getters from the August 16 primary) in your order of preference for each seat on the state to the federal levels – including yet ANOTHER vote for a US House candidate to serve a full 2-year term. Visit the Alaska Division of Elections here.

Trail Tales
Tuesday, November 15 @ 7:00pm
A benefit for the Anchorage Park Foundation
Anchorage Museum
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Alaska Trails is excited to present the Trail Tales storytelling series, partnered with a different community trail group each event. ​In the spirit of Arctic Entries, storytellers will share seven minute stories about their trail experiences, adventures, and life in general. Our 2022 Trail Tales events will be held at the Anchorage Museum and tickets cost $20. The November 15 show benefits the Anchorage Park Foundation.

Giving Tuesday
Tuesday, November 29th

This global giving day takes place each year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Following the consumer-driven holidays of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday encourages communities ushers in the charitable giving season and encourages giving back to the causes you care about.

Winter Solstice Festival
Wednesday, December 21st from 5pm – 8pm
Cuddy Midtown Family Park

Make the most of the shortest day of the year by enjoying all that winter has to offer. This Winter Solstice Festival offer activities for everyone. Bring your ice skates for skating around the oval to your favorite holiday music. Take a break by a warm fire while sipping hot chocolate and visiting with friends.  You can take a ride on a horse-​drawn wagon, hop on a dog sled for a ride around t​he park or visit Santa’s reindeer, and you might see Santa if he’s not too busy getting ready for his big day. Food truck goodies are available for purchase. All the activities are free to the public. There is nothing like bringing in the holiday season and enjoying fresh air on a beautiful night in this lighted park!​