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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!
Saturday Jul 04, 2015
Skwentna Roadhouse Pig Roast
- July 04, 2015
- Location: Skwentna Roadhouse
- Address: 100 Happiness Lane, Skwentna, AK 99667
Join us for the second annaul Skwentna Roadhouse Pig Roast on July 7, 2012 starting at 3 p.m. $25 all you can eat. Please RSVP by June 29 for this fun event off the beaten path.
Artisans Open Air Market
- July 04, 2015 - September 07, 2015
The Talkeetna Artisans Open Air Market is a summer long outdoor fair featuring handcrafted art by Alaskans. The market features a variety of arts, including jewelry, woodwork, clothing, soaps and lotions and artisan foods. The market runs every Saturday to Monday through Labor Day.
Complete History of America (Abridged)
- July 04, 2015 - July 12, 2015
- Location: Don Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
Celebrate this Fourth of July with Denali Drama, as they bring you 600 years of history in 6,000 seconds. History will never be the same! Visit www.denaliartscouncil.org for ticket information.
Don Sheldon Story
- July 04, 2015 - August 31, 2015
- Location: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
The Don Sheldon Story tells the tale of one of the legendary pilots in the golden age of glacier flying in Alaska. The film traces Sheldon's career from his arrival in Alaska to his riseto the elite of Bush pilots. The film is hosted by the Denali Arts Council, and tickets are available at the door.
Fourth of July parade
- July 04, 2015 - July 04, 2020
- Address: Downtown Wasilla, Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Celebrate patriotism with the annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Wasilla. The parade starts on Main Street in Wasilla and winds its way through town. If you'd like to have a float in the parade, please visit www.wasillachamber.org and click on "events."
Moose on Parade
- July 04, 2015 - July 04, 2021
The moose are on the loose in Talkeetna! Local businesses have decorated wooden moose, which are on display throughout town. On July 4th, enjoy the parade at noon, then get ready for a true Alaskan auction, when the moose get sold to the highest bidder in the Village Park. Fun for all ages, don't miss this holiday celebration.
Yahoo Mat-Su! Where Alaska comes to play
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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