Anchorage Fun Friday

As I sit here typing today’s Fun Friday post, I am huddled next to the AK Fam woodstove, complete with freshly-brewed coffee and AK Dog curled up on the hearthrug. Rainy and bone-reaching chilly, AKontheGO nonetheless has a bunch of offerings for families willing to get out and about this weekend. Just build the fire […]

Alaska Botanical Garden Hosts Harvest Day

If there is one thing AK Fam is appreciating about this month, it’s the lovely weather that just keeps on appearing. Not only are the colors gorgeous, but so are the daytime temperatures and lack of pouring rain that usually has us hunkered down in front of the woodstove by now. My weather radar says […]

Fun Friday Goes to Whittier

We’re actually going to Whittier Saturday, but what the hey, Fun Friday it is, and on Fun Fridays we talk about upcoming events and happenings around Alaska. This week is the long-awaited Whittier Chamber of Commerce Small Fry Salmon Derby, at which your own small fry can try their hand at fishing like the big […]

Anchorage Museum Presents Events and New Exhibits

The folks at the Anchorage Museum are going full-speed ahead with new exhibits to tempt kids of all ages this Fall. Sarah Henning, Public Relations Coordinator for the newly-renovated, top-of-the-line facility sent me a press release announcing the two newest exhibits; “Science in Toyland” and “Artists at Play”, both of which open Saturday, September 19. […]

Fun Friday and Early Autumn Fun; it’s all here…

Attention parents of children who are either itching to get back to school or lamenting the fact that they are already there; it’s the beginning of an Alaskan autumn and time to find some new stuff to do. This weekend actually is a long one; we could call it a weekend of Fun Fridays. Here’s […]

Anchorage Alaska: Fun Friday Listing

Whooeee, how the heck did it get to be Friday already? More than that, how the heck did it get to be the middle of August, when most kids in Anchorage are fretting and fussing over the fact that school begins next week? Yikes, we’d better get out and about while we still can. Lucky […]

Alyeska Resort: “Pure Alaska” for Late Summer Fun

Oh boy, I almost had to turn the heat on this morning. Not quite, but almost. Temperatures are falling lower and lower at night, so now’s the time to enjoy late summer excitement at one of AKontheGO’s favorite day-tripping spots. Especially now. Alyeska Resort, a skiing mecca for schussers and shredders from Anchorage and a […]

A Ton of Fun in Anchorage This Weekend

Whoohoo, school is almost starting, so it’s a must-get-out weekend for most families in Anchorage. A whole bunch is going on and you don’t want to miss a minute. Pack ’em up, move ’em out! Tomorrow, Friday, is the Anchorage Park Foundation’s Youth in Parks (YEP) family festival at Cuddy Midtown park. The fun starts […]

Double-Good Reason to Celebrate the 4th in Alaska

I could make it a triple-good reason to celebrate this Independence Day, what with all this good weather we’ve been having in the southcentral area. Shoot, we could be anywhere Lower 48 for all this sunshine; AK Kid even has a farmer tan. We’re going to whoop it up this weekend as Alaska partners the […]

A Ton of Fun at Festivals and Fairs This Weekend

Gee, but there is a lot going on this weekend. Kilted miles, grand openings, hero games; it’s all happening in and around Anchorage. AKontheGO fam is set to do our part to support local festivals and events, so here is a short list of fun for the whole family. In true reverence for AKontheGO Dad’s […]

Alaska Ocean Festival in Review

Really, it could not have been a better afternoon. Glorious sunshine, fun people, and a kid who wanted not only to ride the bucking salmon, but who stayed on and impressed all the big folks. The Alaska Center for the Environment indeed pulled out all the stops. Maybe Mother Nature had a hand in securing […]