Tag - Palmer

One of the top community events in all of Alaska kicks off this weekend in Palmer, as Colony Days takes over the downtown area with three days of activities. Colony Days celebrates the Matanuska Colonist project, which relocated more than 200 families to the Palmer area from the Midwest as part of...
This summer, visitors to downtown Palmer have two new ways to explore the area, thanks to new developments at the Palmer Museum. Through a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation and working with Radio Free Palmer, visitors now have an option to rent a headset for a fully narrated self-walking tour of...
May 1 is officially Agriculture Appreciation Day in Alaska, and that takes on special meaning particularly for the Mat-Su Valley, as Palmer is the agriculture hub of the state. The history of farming in Palmer dates back to the Matanuska Colony project, in which more than 200 families were relocated...
The first-ever Great Alaska Music Festival makes its debut on the Alaska State Fairgrounds in May, and this week, tickets went on sale for the two-day event that features five national headliners and several Alaska-based bands. Show organizers have been hard at work putting together the event. They...

Colony Christmas 2017

December 7, 2017 by Casey Ressler
There is simply no better way to get into the holiday spirit than a visit to Colony Christmas, which takes place 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 craft fairs...

Colony Days 2017

June 8, 2017
This weekend, Colony Days takes over downtown Palmer, and with it, plenty of opportunities to get outside, have fun and celebrate the rich history of the Matanuska Colony. Colony Days kicks off Friday with several events, including the weekly Friday Flings open air market with live music from the...

New arrivals

April 18, 2017 by Casey Ressler
The Mat-Su Valley's newest "residents" may just be the cutest yet - so far, 14 new calves have been born at the Williams Reindeer Farm in Palmer, which is gearing up to open to the public in a few weeks. The Williams Reindeer Farm has welcomed 14 calves to the farm so far this spring, with more...
Visitors looking for information on the best places to stay, local's favorite restaurants and can't miss attractions have plenty of options in the Mat-Su Valley, and you'll find a friendly face ready to help you with your planning. In Palmer, make sure you visit the Palmer Visitor Center, which is...