Alaska State Fair
Runs through Monday at the Alaska Fairgrounds in Palmer
Don’t miss the final weekend of big food, giant veggies, farm animals and great entertainment!
Fri: Wellness Day; Staind in Concert
Sat: Mining Day; Gabriel Iglesius in Concert
Sun: Alaska Native Cultures Day; One Republic in Concert
Mon: Alaska Airlines Day; Colbie Caillat in Concert
For info and a schedule of events: AlaskaStateFair.org.
First Friday Art Walk
Friday, Sept. 2, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at participating Anchorage galleries and businesses
Enjoy “First Friday” as Anchorage galleries and businesses stay open late celebrating the visual arts and presenting new works by local artists. A map of participating galleries is included in the latest edition of the Anchorage Press.
Saturday, Sept. 3, 1:00 p.m. at Goose Lake Park
Join local mushroom hobbyist Diane Pleninger and guest mycologist Lawerence Millman as they “foray for wild fungi” at around Goose Lake.
Dr. Karen Bale Book Signing
Friday, Sept. 2, 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble
You and your preschoolers can leave the rain on the playground and come inside to learn about thunder and lightning. Local author Dr. Karen Bale will be signing her children’s book, “The Preschool Professors Learn about Thunderstorms.”
Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6:30 p.m.
Part of the Healthy Futures program, this fall family tradition kicks off this Tuesday and runs through Nov. 1. Come rain, shine or snow, these fun runs rotate locations throughout Anchorage and offer courses up to 10K. With Farm, Lightning and Munchkin leagues, there’s something for all ages and abilities! $2 kids, $5 adults, $10 family. For info visit: Muni.org. Register at Active.com.