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Events in Our Parks

Volunteer Opportunities and Fun Community Events in Your Neighborhood Parks! Subscribe to our eNews to have neighborhood event information sent directly to you.

June

Summer Concerts in the Park Series | June
The summer concert in the park series features local artists performing in neighborhoods parks across Anchorage in June and July. A partnership with the Anchorage Concert Association, this free concert series brings people together in their own neighborhoods to enjoy live music and the beauty of our parks and trails. These lively one-hour concerts will be held on six Thursdays in June and July from 7pm-8pm. Learn more.

  • June 2: The Ed Washington Experience @ Tikishla Park
  • June 16: Blackwater Railroad @ Ray Storck Park
  • June 30: Kanekoa @ Davis Park

Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon & Half Marathon
June 10-20, 2022

For more than 40 years, the Anchorage Mayor’s Marathon, Half-Marathon, 5K, and relay event has been a summer solstice tradition attracting runners from all over the world. Join us in 2021 for an all-new route. The in-person race takes place June 18. Virtual race option available anytime June 10-20. Register.

Folker Park Reflexology Grand Re-Opening
Tuesday, June 28 | 4pm
Folker Park, 2701 E 42nd Ave.

Help celebrate a new reflexology path and outdoor music equipment at Folker Park, Anchorage’s first intergenerational health and healing park. RSVP to Diana

July

Summer Concerts in the Park Series | July
The summer concert in the park series features local artists performing in neighborhoods parks across Anchorage. A partnership with the Anchorage Concert Association, this free concert series brings people together in their own neighborhoods to enjoy live music and the beauty of our parks and trails. These lively one-hour concerts will be held on six Thursdays in June and July from 7pm-8pm. Learn more.

  • July 7:  Parlor in the Round @ Cuddy Park
  • July 21: Wiley Post Band @ Lyn Ary Park
  • July 28: Emma Hill @ Campbell Creek Park

Fall

Bike Your Park Day
Saturday, September 24

Tuesday Night Races
September 13 – October 25
Activities start @ 6pm | Race starts @ 6:30pm

For many Anchorage families, the Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series is a fall tradition, as these fun runs are like no other in Anchorage. Come rain, snow, sleet, hail or wind, these races are rarely cancelled. Drawing competitive runners and casual trail joggers alike, the wildly popular TNR Series is always an adventure.

Moose Loop Virtual Race
September 23 – 30, 2022 
Registration coming soon

Haunted and Enchanted Trails
Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22
Goose Lake Park

Join the Anchorage Parks & Recreation for two days of Halloween fun at Goose Lake Park. Haunted Trails on Friday, October 21 7pm – 9:30pm is intended for mature audiences (9+) and is no ordinary walk in the park and not for the faint of heart. Enchanted Trails on Saturday, October 22 1:30pm – 4:30pm is  where dreams come alive as younger audiences stroll along the forest playing games, while frolicking and take pictures with forest fairies, knights gathering and hidden wizards and elves. Learn more and purchase tickets.