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Ice Maze

January 20, 2022 by Casey Ressler
You can wind your way through the world's largest ice maze at the Alaska State Fair this winter. The new attraction opened in mid January, welcoming guests to navigate a labyrinth of pathways among solid ice formations illuminated by lights frozen within it. The Ice Maze is the creation of artist...

Explore State Parks

January 12, 2022 by Casey Ressler
Make 2022 the year you explore more of the Alaska State Parks. It's a world-class parks system that includes lakes, rivers, campgrounds, public use cabins and much more. Now that the calendar has flipped to the new year, don't forget to get your annual Alaska State Parks parking pass so you can get...

Colony Christmas

December 7, 2021 by Casey Ressler
There is simply no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Colony Christmas, which is this weekend in downtown Palmer. The entire community comes together to make it one of the most memorable weekends on the calendar. From a parade of lights and fireworks to outdoor events and...

Shop Palmer

November 26, 2021 by Casey Ressler
This holiday season, shopping in downtown Palmer could pay off big time for customers. The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is brining back Shop Palmer, a program where the more you shop at small businesses, the better your chances are to win up to $1,000 in Bingles, which can be spent in town....

Holiday bazaars

October 20, 2021 by Casey Ressler
You know the holidays are right around the corner when craft fairs and bazaars highlight the calendar, and this weekend, one of the most popular is back for its second weekend. The annual Alaska State Fair Holiday Bazaar began last weekend and continues through this weekend, with more than 100 local...

Alaska Day

October 18, 2021 by Casey Ressler
Happy Alaska Day! October 18 marks the anniversary of when formal transfer of the Territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States. And it was a pretty good deal, too - just $7.2 million. The sale price was approximately 2 cents an acre and enlarged the United States by 586,000 square miles....