Fun Friday Means Family-Friendly Events in Anchorage!

Always something interesting at the Native Heritage Center

Always something interesting at the Native Heritage Center


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 Heritage Center is proud to host anther World Music Festival at their beautiful facility near Bartlett High School (8800 Heritage Center Drive) in east Anchorage. Local and inernational artists like Estrella Acosta, Medicine Dream and H-3 will entertain everyone in the family. A big woot woot is that the whole thing is FREE. Yes, your family can hear amazing music and check out the exhibits, and try out the new Children’s Art area. The festival runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

We’ve already spoken about the Oxygen and Octane Expo at the Dena’ina Center downtown. Gear, travel info, snow machines, even hot tubs will be in the 50,000 square foot space for everyone to peruse. 600 W. Seventh Avenue is the place, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. is the time. Be there.

An AKontheGO top outing pick, the Palmer Musk Ox Farm, is hosting their annual Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday at the Palmer Train Depot. Enjoy some fragrant teas, big band music (an AK Kid favorite), silent auction, and yummy treats await the family. This is a fundraiser, mind you, so admission is not cheap, but hey, we’re all supporting the wonderful work the folks at the Farm do to save our Musk Oxen.

Action packed? Of course. But don’t forget to get outside for a bit, too. The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail is a great place to stretch little legs and enjoy the last of the fall leaves. Try a scavenger hunt for different shapes, colors, and textures of leaves and see what you come up with! Enjoy this beautiful time of year…

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