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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 Sep 03, 2015


3 Doors Down With Special Guest 10 Years

  • September 03, 2015
  • Location: Alaska State Fair - Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Borealis Theatre
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Highway, Palmer, AK 99645

With smash hits like “Kryptonite,” “When I’m Gone” and “Here Without You,” this Grammy-nominated rock quintet has sold 16+ million albums and earned two American Music Awards and five BMI Pop Awards, including BMI’s coveted Songwriter of the Year award.

 

Alaska State Fair

  • September 03, 2015 - September 07, 2015
  • Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645-6799

The largest event in Alaska kicks off Aug. 27, as the Alaska State Fair takes center stage for the entire state. There are 12 days of fun, concerts, food, games and exhibits. For a daily schedule, visit www.alaskastatefair.org.

 

Friday Sep 04, 2015


Jim Gaffigan

  • September 04, 2015
  • Location: Alaska State Fair Borealis Theatre
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645

Grammy-nominated comedian and New York Times best-selling author Jim Gaffigan will spread laughter at the Fair as part of his CONTAGIOUS national tour. Gaffigans latest accolades include 2015 Best Comedy Album of the Year Grammy nomination for his hour-long special Obsessed, and the No. 3 debut on the New York Times Bestseller’s List for his latest book, Food: A Love Story. For more information, visit jimgaffigan.com. Fair admission additional. Convenience fees apply.

 

Iditaprov

  • September 04, 2015 - September 05, 2015
  • Location: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

Iditaprov is ramping up for a side-splitting summer sendoff show. "Theatre without a net" is a celebration of spontaneous comedy - they'll take a suggestion from the audience and run with it for an entire show. Tickets available online at DenaliArtsCouncil.org.

 

Alaska State Fair

  • September 04, 2015 - September 07, 2015
  • Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645-6799

The largest event in Alaska kicks off Aug. 27, as the Alaska State Fair takes center stage for the entire state. There are 12 days of fun, concerts, food, games and exhibits. For a daily schedule, visit www.alaskastatefair.org.

 

Saturday Sep 05, 2015


Lee Brice

  • September 05, 2015
  • Location: Alaska State Fair Borealis Theatre
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645

Chart-topping Nashville hit-maker Lee Brice is the voice behind 2009s No. 3 hit Love Like Crazy, as well as gold-selling Hard 2 Love, featuring three No. 1 country singles, including I Drive Your Truck,which won Song of the Year at both the CMA and ACM Awards. His latest album, I Don’t Dance, features the hit single and title track, which Brice wrote for the first dance at his May 2013 wedding. Sept. 5, 7 p.m. at the Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Borealis Theatre. Please note there is n...

 

Artisans Open Air Market

  • September 05, 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.

 

Iditaprov

  • September 05, 2015
  • Location: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar

Iditaprov is ramping up for a side-splitting summer sendoff show. "Theatre without a net" is a celebration of spontaneous comedy - they'll take a suggestion from the audience and run with it for an entire show. Tickets available online at DenaliArtsCouncil.org.

 

Alaska State Fair

  • September 05, 2015 - September 07, 2015
  • Location: Alaska State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK 99645-6799

The largest event in Alaska kicks off Aug. 27, as the Alaska State Fair takes center stage for the entire state. There are 12 days of fun, concerts, food, games and exhibits. For a daily schedule, visit www.alaskastatefair.org.

 

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Dining in Mat-Su

Dining in Mat-Su

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