Category - Events

Friday Flings

June 18, 2020 by Casey Ressler
After a delay to start the summer, one of Palmer’s best small-town traditions is back – Friday Fling. Starting tomorrow (June 19), downtown Palmer is the place to be every Friday through September 11. The event has added four more weeks to its schedule to make up for the delay and to extend into the...

Memorial Day

May 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The annual Memorial Day celebration will take place Monday at the Veterans Wall of Honor, with a few changes in face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event takes place at 1 p.m., and there will be bleacher seating available for people since the governor's announcement of a complete reopening of the...
Today kicks off National Travel and Tourism Week, and, in the face of a global pandemic, it takes on a much different tone. While we can't welcome our guests in person, we can still celebrate the Spirit of Travel and all the positive things the tourism industry provides to our community. Communities...

Oosik Ski Classic

March 11, 2020 by Casey Ressler
With a healthy dump of fresh snow, it's time for the fun and funky Oosik Classic Ski Race in Talkeetna Saturday, March 14. The Oosik, now in its 20th year, is hosted by the Denali Nordic Ski Club and is one of the most fun and funky races in Alaska. The course changes every year, but there are two...

Pond Hockey

March 9, 2020 by Casey Ressler
More than 100 hockey teams are coming to Big Lake March 13-15 for Alaska's largest outdoor hockey event, the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic. This is the fourth winter in a row the tournament is being held on Big Lake, with 13 rinks being cleared. The event is hosted by the Scotty Gomez...

Iditarod 2020

March 3, 2020 by Casey Ressler
The 2020 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race officially gets started Sunday, March 8 in Willow, as mushers depart for Nome, 1,100 grueling miles away. This is officially called the Iditarod "Restart" because there is a ceremonial start in Anchorage on Saturday, March 7. That day does not count in the...

Iditarod Trifecta

February 20, 2020 by Casey Ressler
This year, fans of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have a new way to follow the race - the Iditarod Trifecta. The Trifecta is a contest where race fans predict the winning musher, the winning musher's finish time and the winning musher's number of dogs that cross the finishing line in Nome. The...

Iron Dog

February 13, 2020 by Casey Ressler
Fans of the Iron Dog have always come to Big Lake for the race start each February. But this year, they'll get the chance to see something entirely new - the crowning of a champion. For the first time, the Iron Dog is finishing in Big Lake, rather than starting there. Pro Class racers will start in...