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  Out&About Summer 2020
Ongoing Through
Farmer’s Markets
Across the state, there are numerous family-friendly farmers’ markets to visit for locally grown food, as well as music and activities. For a list of Alaska farmers markets, visit alaskafarmersmarkets. org/market-directory.
July 11
Palmer Museum Garden and Art Faire Come enjoy local food, live musicians, vibrant gardens, beautiful art, and family-friendly activities. From 10am-6pm in downtown Palmer. For info, visit palmergardenandart. org.
July 11-19
Golden Days
Celebrate Fairbanks’ golden past with Alaska’s largest parade, a food truck-filled street fair, a rubber duckie race along the Chena river and much more. Various times and locations, Some events will be modified due to COVID-19. Fairbanks. For info, call 452-1105 or visit goldendays.
to COVID-19. For event listings and more info, visit
July 22-25
Soldotna Progress
Days The largest event
of the year includes a parade, family activities, Dutch oven competition, Sawfest Chainsaw Carving Competition and a community picnic provided by the City of Soldotna. This year the celebration will be four days instead
of two, kicking off with the Soldotna Wednesday Market and culminating with live music and a vendor market on Saturday. Events may change due to COVID-19. Soldotna Creek Park. Free. For info, call 262-9814 or visit
 July 8-12
Bear Paw Festival
Featuring a parade, the Slippery Salmon Olympics,
a classic car and motorcycle show, the Bear Paw Pageant, Running with the Bears,
a Teddy Bear Picnic and many more family-friendly events. Some events may be changed, cancelled, or delayed due to COVID-19. Various events and times, downtown Eagle River. Free. For info, visit
 July 17-18
Pyrah’s Pioneer Peak Farm Strawberry Festival This fun community event celebrates all things summer — from hayrides and watermelon to music and
the arts – and, of course, strawberries! Throughout the day, enjoy the Crazy Rooster Market & Arts Fair, live music with special guest concerts, agriculture-themed rides
and games. For info, visit
July 20-26
Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival With a wide variety of events featuring workshops, performances, music, dance, readings, and more, there’s something
for everyone at this multi- disciplinary art festival. Events will be modified due
July 22-26
Alaska Bearfest
A five-day event featuring a Bear Symposium with bear researchers, music, workshops and classes, kids’ events, craft bazaar, golf tournament, marathon/5k and charter trips to Anan Bear and Wildlife Observatory to view black and brown bear
  July 26
Mud Factor The misfit of mud runs — no keeping score, no first or last place, just thousands of people playing in the mud. Various wave times. Kincaid Park, Anchorage. For info, visit
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 July 17-18
Copper River Salmon Jam
A modified event this year, with socially distanced and stay-at-home activities in lieu of the usual running events and live music. Details will be announced on the blog when specifics are decided. Cordova. Free. For info, visit salmonjam. org.

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