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Calendar of Events

The Mat-Su Valley is filled with fun events for the whole family, from concerts and live music to fishing derbies and community celebrations. The handy events calendar can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Popular summer events include Colony Days and the Alaska State Fair, but don't forget to come back in the winter! 

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Thursday Aug 21, 2014


Palmer Cash Mob

  • August 21, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Palmer
  • Address: S. Alaska St, Palmer, AK 99645

Palmer Cash Mob will be scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. The date will be announced at least a week in advance via a Facebook Group.The pre-mob gathering place will be announced a week prior to the event. Mobbers are encouraged to gather early and grab a bite and a brew.The host businessis announced at the gathering place, just prior to departure. Mobbers commit to regular participation, and the minimum amount to spend will be $20.The business must have products ...

 

KC & The Sunshine Band

  • August 21, 2014
  • Location: Alaska State Fair
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy, Palmer, AK 99645

Come "Get Down Tonight" and "Shake Your Booty" to the music of one of the most well-loved pop/R&B bands of all time at the Kendall Toyota Borealis Theatre Lawn Area. Tickets are $30 and $45 for reserved seating. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.

 

Alaska State Fair

  • August 21, 2014 - September 01, 2014
  • Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds
  • Address: Mile 40 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645-6799

Alaska's largest event kicks off Aug. 21 and runs through Labor Day (Sept.1). Don't miss world record cabbages, first-class entertainment and events throughout the fair that highlight all the very best of Alaska. The fair runs 11 days and features carnival rides, food galore, demonstrations and contests, concerts and much more. Visit www.alaskastatefair.org for daily schedules, admission tickets and more information.

 

Friday Aug 22, 2014


Seether Concert

  • August 22, 2014
  • Location: Alaska State Fair, Inc.
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645

In a career that’s spanned nearly a decade, the power trio known as Seether has toured the globe on the strength of five gold and platinum-selling albums, and the popularity of hard rock hits like “Broken,” “Remedy,” “Country Song,” “Fake It” and “Tonight.”

 

Alaska State Fair

  • August 22, 2014 - September 01, 2014
  • Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds
  • Address: Mile 40 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645-6799

Alaska's largest event kicks off Aug. 21 and runs through Labor Day (Sept.1). Don't miss world record cabbages, first-class entertainment and events throughout the fair that highlight all the very best of Alaska. The fair runs 11 days and features carnival rides, food galore, demonstrations and contests, concerts and much more. Visit www.alaskastatefair.org for daily schedules, admission tickets and more information.

 

Saturday Aug 23, 2014


Thompson Square Concert

  • August 23, 2014
  • Location: Alaska State Fair, Inc.
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645

With multiple Vocal Duo of the Year honors and hit singles like "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not,” "I Got You,” "Glass” and "If I Didn't Have You," husband and wife duo Thompson Square have one of the most thriving young careers in country music.

 

Alaska State Fair

  • August 23, 2014 - September 01, 2014
  • Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds
  • Address: Mile 40 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645-6799

Alaska's largest event kicks off Aug. 21 and runs through Labor Day (Sept.1). Don't miss world record cabbages, first-class entertainment and events throughout the fair that highlight all the very best of Alaska. The fair runs 11 days and features carnival rides, food galore, demonstrations and contests, concerts and much more. Visit www.alaskastatefair.org for daily schedules, admission tickets and more information.

 

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Denali Flightseeing

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Alaska Rafting

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Dining in Mat-Su

Dining in Mat-Su

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The Mat-Su Valley is your place for adventure. From flightseeing Mount McKinley to rafting the Matanuska River, excitement is right around every corner. Spectacular views abound, from mountains to glaciers to wildlife. Conveniently located 35 miles north of Anchorage, your Alaska experience begins when you get to the Mat-Su Valley. Spend a day exploring Hatcher Pass, test your luck fishing or take advantage of the bountiful hiking. The Mat-Su Valley - where Alaska comes to play!



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