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March 31-April 2
A Woman’s Affair
At this annual women’s show, see the latest fashions, enjoy a makeover or massage, pick up new home-decorating ideas and gardening information,
or discover a new hobby – all under one roof. 6-9 pm Friday; 10am-5 pm Saturday; 11 am- 5 pm Sunday, Carlson
Center, Fairbanks. For info, visit womans-affair.
April 4-7
Great Alaska Sportsman Show
More than 400 vendors
share everything there is to
do outdoors this summer in Alaska, featuring kids fishing pond, archery and air gun shooting ranges, fly casting pond, over 100 seminars and more. Various times, Sullivan Arena and Ben Boeke Arena, Anchorage. For info, visit
April 13-15
Spring Carnival & Slush Cup
Celebrate the long, sunny spring days with Alyeska Resort’s Spring Carnival, including a variety of races, live music, extended lift hours, the annual Slush Cup, where skiers dress in crazy costumes and skim across a 90-foot pool of freezing water, and more. For a full schedule and more information, visit
April 19-20
Spring Fling for Women and Anchorage Health & Wellness Expo
The ultimate day out for women! Learn how to live longer, better and happier, speak with health and wellness professionals, shop fine arts, crafts, clothing and more. 10 am-6 pm Saturday;
10 am-5 pm Sunday, Alaska age. For info, visit
April 20
More than 100 youth-serving exhibitors gather to provide program information and fun activities. Everything from face-painting to prize wheels, petting zoo, street fair, wild about reading program and live stage performances. 10 am-4 pm, Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center. Free. For info, visit
May 8
Science in the Library
Visit the library for science games, crafts and activities for parent-child teams based on various natural history subjects. Ages 4-10; children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 4-5 pm. Chugiak- Eagle River Library. For info, call 343-1530 or visit
May 9-12
Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival
Enjoy a wide variety of arts, handcrafted goods, and other gift items, optical equipment, educational exhibits and food vendors. All day at various
locations. For info, call 226-4631 or email info@
   April 20
Easter Train
This train departs from the Historic Anchorage Downtown Depot and travels along the coastal trail and down to the Turnagain Arm to Indian before retracing its steps back to Anchorage. Both trains will feature a visit from the Easter Bunny, a magician and plenty of sweet treats for the kids. Anchorage to Indian. $36 for children; $71 for adults. For info or tickets, call 265-2494 or visit
 April 25-27
NYO Games Alaska
More than 600 athletes
from throughout Alaska will compete. Other activities
include musical and dance performances, the Annual
Pilot Bread Recipe Contest and the 2019 Opportunities Expo featuring businesses to help prepare young athletes for future success. Alaska Airlines Center. Free. For info, call 793-3600 or visit
April 27
Spring Migration Celebration
Walk along the nature trails with your binoculars and spot the birds returning to Fairbanks. There will also be nature-related booths in the parking lot, kids crafts focused on the migration, and bird-watching stations. 12-4 pm, Creamer’s Field. For info, call 452-5162 or visit
May 2-5
Annual Copper River Delta Shorebird Festival
Enjoy expert lectures, book signings, art and craft workshops and displays, and The Great Cordova Birding Challenge.
$125 per adult (ages 18 and over), $20 per student (ages 13-18), free for children (ages 12 and under). For info, visit copperriverdeltashorebirdfestival. com.
May 4-5
Great Alaska Aviation Gathering
Have an aircraft enthusiast in the family? Discover industry trends, view aircraft displays and learn all about aviation in Alaska. 9 am-5 pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday. Fedex Hangar at the Ted Steven’s Anchorage International Airport. Free. For info, call 245-1251.
May 12
Mother’s Day Celebration
Join other families for a full day of interactive Alaska Native dancing, storytelling and games. Watch Alaska Native craft demonstrations, films and guided village
site tours. Free admission presented by Target. 9 am-5 pm, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Anchorage. For info, visit
May 18
Annual Reading Rendezvous
Kids will get inspired through building, drawing, writing, painting, dancing, singing and exploring at this fun outdoor event. 12-4 pm, Z.J. Loussac Library, Anchorage. Free. For info, call 343-2480.
May 18
Fairbanks Aviation Day
This one-day event includes airport tours, mini-seminars, a pancake breakfast, free flights for youth, ages
8-17, and a chance to take
a tour behind the scenes.
7 am-2 pm, UAF CTC Aviation Technology Center, Fairbanks. Free. For info, call 455-9000.
April 14
Jams for Fams’ Easter Bunny Hop
Meet the Easter Bunny, search for eggs and hop around to family-friendly tunes. Recommended for kids 10 and under. 11 am-1 pm, Bear Tooth Theatre, Anchorage. $12.50-15
per ticket. For info, visit
 May 10-12th
Valdez Fly-in and Air Show
This annual competition features over a hundred pilots competing for the shortest takeoff and landing. Other competitions include the “Balloon Bust,” where pilots break a balloon with their propeller.
 For a schedule and more info, visit
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