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Palmer's Friday Flings

Every Friday from mid-May through mid-August, downtown Palmer is the place to be for one of Alaska's top open-air markets, Friday Flings.

Palmer is Alaska's agricultural hub, and Friday Flings is a great place to find those locally grown vegetables and fruits. The peak of the growing season is mid-July through mid-August, but you can still find local produce all summer at the market.

In addition to a farmer's market, Friday Flings is also a showcase for local artisans. All of the products sold at the market are locally made or locally sourced, so you can find one-of-a-kind items such as handmade soaps, lawn ornaments, wood carvings, artwork and more. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on S. Valley Way, across from the Palmer Museum of History and Art.

On most Fridays, there is live music from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. featuring some of Alaska's favorite musicians. Food trucks are also throughout the area, with items ranging from Thai food to barbecue and everything in between. Friday Flings is hosted by the Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce. It typically begins the week before Memorial Day in May, and finishes the third week in August, just before the Alaska State Fair begins.

Join the fun!