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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.
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.
Bird Vetch Weeding Party
Tuesday, June 14 | 5:30pm – 7pm
Goose Lake Park, 2811 UAA Dr.
Kicking off Invasive Species Week, join the Anchorage Park Foundation at a bird vetch pull in Goose Lake Park. We encourage you to come out at 5:30 to help clear our park of these dangerous plants. Gloves and bags will be provided. For more information about Anchorage’s invasive species, click here. RSVP to Diana to let us know if you’ll be there.
Invasive Weeding Party
Thursday, June 16 | 5:30pm – 7pm
Campbell Creek Trail at Bancroft Park, Rakof Ave. & Shelikof St.
This volunteer weeding event will be held at Bancroft Park. We encourage you to come participate in helping clear Campbell Creek Trail of harmful invasive plants! Gloves and bags will be provided. We will be meeting at the corner of Shelikof Street and Rakof Avenue (turn right off eastbound Tudor Road). For more information about Anchorage’s invasive species, click here. Please RSVP to Diana if you plan on coming.
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
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.
- July 7: Parlor in the Round @ Cuddy Park | 6:30pm
- July 21: Wiley Post Band @ Lyn Ary Park
- July 28: Emma Hill @ Campbell Creek Park
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.
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.