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Upcoming Community Events

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October

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.

Indigenous People’s Day
Monday, October 10th at 4:30pm
Potter Marsh in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (2999 E 154th Ave)
known by the Dena’ina as Hkaditali

Join us in celebrating the Dena’ina place name, Hkaditali and culture of the Potter Marsh area at the newly installed Indigenous Placemaking sign. The ceremony will feature Dena’ina dancers – Ida’ina K’eljeshna. Speakers include Aaron Leggett, President and Chair of the Native Village of Eklutna.


William B. Lyons Park Celebration
Saturday, October 15th 1pm-3pm
335 Price Street

Explore the newest inclusive playground in Anchorage at William B. Lyons Park in Mountain View. The revitalized play area includes Alaska’s first “crab trap,” a separated 2 to 5-year-old play area, fitness equipment for the entire community, side by side basket swings, and a very popular spinner called the Supernova. The additional lights to make this park more accessible year-round and the improvements will amplify the existing picnic shelter and amphitheater for community gatherings.

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.

November

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
Purchase Tickets

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
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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.