The Palmer Midsummer Garden & Arts Faire truly celebrates all things Alaska this weekend in downtown Palmer.

The faire is one of Palmer's best annual events, with activities taking place throughout the downtown area. This year the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event.

The event begins at 10 a.m.on Saturday, July 11. There will be live music from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. both downtown at the pavilion and at the Palmer Alehouse stage nearby. Food and beverage vendors are on hand downtown from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

At the heart of the festival is gardening and local arts and crafts, and there will be plenty of vendors to choose from. The air in Palmer will smell like fresh flowers - don't miss the chance to buy peonies at the peak of their bloom this weekend! Vendors pecialize in locally made goods such as soaps, honey, clothing and everything in between, promising something for everyone. Purchasing from these vendors is a great way to support small, family-owned businesses, many of which have been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. A dollar spent with these vendors is a dollar contributed to a local business.

History buffs won't want to miss the Palmer Downtown Historic Tour which will depart from the Palmer Museum at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce's web site.