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Upcoming Community Events

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

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 (unless stated otherwise). Learn more.

August

Election Day
August 16, 2022

Join us in voting for candidates who care about parks and trails. Both the Regular Primary Election for state offices and the Special General Election for U.S. Congress will be held. You can look up your polling location and district here.

With two elections on the same ballot, it could be confusing. Once you look up your voting district, you can view a sample ballot here.

Regular Primary Election – Vote for only ONE candidate on the ballot for each seat on the state to the federal levels – including a vote for a US House candidate to serve a full 2-year term.

Special General Election – Rank the 3 candidates that received the most votes in the Special Primary Election (which was held June 11, 2022) to serve out the rest of Representative Don Young’s term.

Chugach Fest
August 19-20, 2022 | Arctic Valley Ski Area

Visit Chugach Fest this August for live music, food trucks, festival vendors, a beer garden, RVs/camping, and a trail work party. This year’s lineup features Blackwater Railroad Company, the Jangle Bees, SunDog, Michael Kirkpatrick, Greenhouse, Wiley Post, and many other exciting bands! Learn more here.

Invasive Weed Smackdown
Saturday, August 20, 2022 | 10am – 1:30pm
Tikishla Park, 3018 E 20th Ave.

Come volunteer at our biggest invasive species pull of the year! All gloves and bags will be provided, as well as free lunch. Volunteers will receive special T-shirts and a chance to win amazing prizes! Join us for a day of fun and help clear part of the Chester Creek Trail of dangerous, invasive species. For more information about Anchorage’s invasive species, click here. Please RSVP to Diana if you plan on coming.

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 
Participate in this family-friendly virtual event by running, walking, or biking on the Moose Loop trails in Anchorage (or anywhere). Every dollar raised supports Anchorage parks and trails through the Anchorage Park Foundation. Registration is open! Learn more about the race here.

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.

Election Day
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.