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Friday Fling

May 12, 2022 by Casey Ressler
Palmer's popular outdoor market, Friday Fling, gets started this week and continues throughout August in the downtown area. Each Friday through August 12, the downtown area turns into a makeshift farmer's market, food court and music venue, as Friday Fling takes shape. The market will run from 11...
Mother's Day is always a special occasion, but for the Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, it has become a tradition that many in the community look forward to all year. The Musk Ox Farm officially opens for the summer season on Mother's Day, for good reason - it's also an unveiling of the newest calves, which...
The largest aviation show in Alaska is coming to Palmer this weekend, as the Great Alaska Aviation Gathering brings together flying enthusiasts from around the state for a weekend full of demonstrations, activities and fun. The annual event is hosted by the Alaska Airmen's Association. The event was...
May 1-7 is National Travel & Tourism Week, which highlights the tourism industry and the many benefits it provides to our communities. This year the theme is "The Future of Travel." This is particularly important give that the last two years have been a challenge for the industry, and it is looking...
The first sign of spring is this weekend - the annual Mat-Su Outdoorsman Show at the Menard Center. You know that summer can't be too far away once the outdoor show season starts, and the Mat-Su show is the first one up on the calendar this year. It's lining up to be the biggest Mat-Su Outdoors Show...

Pond Hockey

February 21, 2022 by Casey Ressler
After a year hiatus, the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic is back in Big Lake. More than 100 hockey teams are coming to Big Lake March 18-20 for Alaska's largest outdoor hockey event. The event was originally scheduled for Feb. 25-27, but unseasonably warm weather in February left the ice unsafe,...

Oosik Ski Classic

February 17, 2022 by Casey Ressler
After a year with virtual participation, the wildly popular Oosik Classic Ski Race is back to an in-person event in Talkeetna in 2022! The Oosik 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 three divisions...