Palmer's popular outdoor market, Friday Fling, returns every spring and continues through August in the downtown area.

Each Friday, the downtown area turns into a makeshift farmer's market, food court and music venue, as Friday Fling takes shape. The market typically runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Fling is held on S. Valley Way, near the Palmer Museum of History and Art and Visitor Center. There are plenty of food vendors, making it a great lunch or dinner stop; there are lots of local arts and crafts for your shopping needs; and some of Palmer's world-famous crops can be found there.

While Friday Fling is a great place to shop and eat, it's also filled with live entertainment. Live music sets accompany the event near the Palmer Pavilion outside the museum. Friday Fling is a great way to shop local and support the local economy. Almost all the things you will encounter at the weekly festival are Alaska Grown or Alaskan made products. The event supports local farmers, artists and more. You can find vendors selling things like handmade jewelry, jams, and honey.

Downtown Palmer is always a fun visit, as it is very walkable with many locally owned shops, eateries, and coffeehouses. Friday Fling only enhances Palmer's charm. After you have visited the market, enjoy a stroll around town and support other local businesses this summer, and take some time to explore the Palmer Museum and Visitor Center, including their fabulous garden. For more details about this year's Friday Fling, visit our calendar of events.

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