UAA and Alyeska Ski Club Team Up for Swap

West High School in Anchorage is the place to be this weekend for the UAA Ski Team/Alyeska Ski and Snowboard Club ski swap. Opening at Noon on Saturday, and 9 a.m. on Sunday, the swap will feature used ski/snowboard equipment as well as vendors offering deals on new stuff, waxing clinics, and sign-ups for winter […]

Getting Children Outdoors: Go Wild!

Mark this date down in red pen, parents and caregivers: Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m., Spenard Recreation Center. It’s an evening for an informative, important message about getting our kids outside and off the couch. Martin LeBlanc of the Children and Nature Network will be in Anchorage to speak to the value of allowing our […]

Fun Friday: Spooky Weekend Ahead!

Happy Friday, hope your family is all set to experience some truly unique Halloween adventures this weekend, because we’ve got ’em. Here is a list of some of our picks for family fun on the trick-or-treatiest night of the year… Alyeska Resort is hosting a halloween party for kids in its Daylodge on Saturday from […]

It’s Coffee and Playtime

Here at AKontheGO we know moms and dads sometimes need a little fuel to keep up with their little (or not so little) ones. We have made close friends within Anchorage coffee circles, choosing shops that do not mind our kids’ chatter, activity, or choice of food item to spill on the floor. Yet, these […]

Museum of Natural History Hosts a ‘Ghoul-y Good Time’

Oh my, it seems as if we are not the only ones interested in up-close and personal interactions with potions, notions, and stuff this Halloween. The Alaska Museum of Natural History on Bragaw Avenue in Mountain View is getting ready for an incredibly interesting, albeit kind of unusual party for Halloween on Friday and Saturday. […]

Parks and Recreation Hosts Halloween Fun

It’s a spooky Halloween tradition in Northeast Anchorage this Friday night! Haunted Trails, a family-friendly event held each year at Russian Jack Springs Park and hosted by the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Department offers enough spine-tingling fun for older kids, plus a healthy dose of activity for little ones. Kicking off at 5 p.m. with […]

Fun Friday Means Family-Friendly Events in Anchorage!

Ohhh, AKontheGO’ers; this is going to be one fun weekend of festivals and events in the greater Anchorage/MatSu area. Music, art, outdoor activities, the lineup is just too cool to miss. Here are our family’s best bets for tomorrow. Somehow we’ll fit it all in. Timing, people, it’s all in the timing… The Alaska Native […]

Oxygen and Octane Coming to Anchorage!

AKontheGO Fam loves to investigate new ways of having fun in Alaska, and this weekend is going to provide the perfect method to our madness… Alaska Coast magazine, staunch supporters of AKontheGO, is sponsoring its second Oxygen and Octane outdoor expo October 16-18 at the gorgeous Dena’ina Convention center in downtown Anchorage. It’s 50,000 square […]

AKontheGO’s Gear Swap Sweep

And so it begins, AKontheGO’ers; this weekend begins the annual rush to gear up for winter fun in Alaska. The first two of probably many gear swaps and sales have crossed my email path, but before I list their locations, here are our best tips for getting the most out of your favorite used-gear sale… […]

Why Ride When You Can Walk This Week?

Our family just received a great email from Brian Litmans of the Bicycle Commuters of Anchorage, a fabulous group dedicated to getting folks out on the 200+ miles of paved trail systems. The BCA likes to encourage anyone to commute via bicycle, maintaining that a healthier lifestyle and environment is just a chain crank away. […]

AKontheGO Has a Calendar Now!

Yes, after many months of trying to figure out the best way of getting events and activities regularly updated (besides our exciting posts, I mean), we now have a handy Calendar of Events, accessible via the home page. Thanks to our partners at Coast Magazine, readers now can click on the Events Calendar tab […]