Alaska State Honest opens, plus Chugach Fest and Greek Competition in Anchorage

By Anchorage Day by day Information

Up to date: August 18, 2022 Printed: August 18, 2022

The Alaska State Honest kicks off Friday in Palmer, with three weekends of leisure extending till Sept. 5.

Hundreds of individuals will descend on the truthful for large greens, stay music, rides, animals, vendor displays, carnival video games and meals galore. This 12 months’s longer schedule implies that there’ll be no festivities on Tuesday or Wednesday on the state fairgrounds in Palmer for the following two weeks; you’ll be able to go to the truthful’s web site for full particulars on distributors, displays, admission and parking.

Listed here are this week’s leisure choices:

• Caamp: Headed by Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, this people band kicks off the truthful’s leisure slate. The group performs Friday at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $34-$39, not together with truthful admission.

• Chris Janson: A Tennessean who’s a fast-rising star on the nation scene, Janson takes followers into the weekend with a Saturday efficiency at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $39-$49, not together with truthful admission.

• Blue Oyster Cult: This traditional rock band is thought for hits like “(Don’t Concern) The Reaper.” This Sunday night live performance begins slightly earlier at 6 p.m. with doorways set to open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the present are $39-$49, not together with truthful admission.

• TobyMac: A multi-talented Christian artist who works as a producer, a songwriter and a hip-hop performer, TobyMac takes the stage Monday at 7 p.m. with doorways opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the present are $35-$69, not together with truthful admission.

• Chayce Beckham: The champion on Season 19 of “American Idol” has blossomed into a serious nation star. Beckham will convey crowds again to the principle stage Thursday at 7 p.m. with doorways opening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for the present are $25-$39, not together with truthful admission.

Alaska Greek Competition: 3-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 2800 O’Malley Street

In its twenty eighth 12 months, this pageant is a big celebration of Greek tradition every summer season. Not solely does it characteristic a few of the finest Greek delicacies like do-it-yourself gyros, souvlaki and pastries, however there’s additionally a market, bookstore and musical choices. There may even be conventional Greek dancing all through the weekend. Go to the pageant’s Fb web page or web site for extra particulars.


Chugach Fest: begins at 5 p.m. Friday and midday Saturday; Arctic Valley Ski Space

Chugach Fest contains numerous Alaska’s high bands like Sundog, Blackwater Railroad Firm, The Jangle Bees, Freeway 9, Casey Smith Undertaking and Wiley Put up. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for teenagers upfront, and $35 and $25 on the gate. There can be meals vehicles and a beer backyard, plus numerous meals choices. Verify Arctic Valley’s web site for extra particulars.

Radiance AK: 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; Alaska Hashish Change, 2906 Spenard Street

Radiance is a one-day live performance celebrating the native arts scene in Spenard. It contains numerous DJs, together with the duo Dystraxion and Visitor Checklist. Tickets are $20.

Hmong Competition: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; Chinook Lot, 225 E St.

This celebration of the Hmong New Yr contains numerous traditions like “pov pob,” a ball-tossing customized. There can be different showcases and conventional clothes as properly meals distributors and produce on the market.

Canine Days of Summer season: 5 p.m. Saturday; Bernie’s Bungalow Lounge, 626 D St.

This pet pageant present is a fundraiser for the Alaska SPCA, which helps present care and welfare for canine, cats and rabbits. The occasion features a free raffle and can showcase numerous SPCA’s success tales.

Alaska Latin Dance Fest: 8 p.m. Friday, midday Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday; Alaska Dance Promotions, 300 E. Dimond Blvd.

This three-day occasion options loads of salsa and cha cha dancing, workshops and events in addition to a picnic on Sunday. Passes for the complete weekend are $75. Particular person workshops are $15 and events on Friday and Saturday beginning at 10 p.m. are $10 every.


Anchorage RunFest: 10 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, varied places

The Anchorage Working Membership hosts this two-day occasion that incorporates a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon, a 49K extremely race, a 5K, a Children’ 2K Enjoyable Run and the Anchorage Mile. You’ll want to examine the RunFest web site for particulars on beginning occasions and places for the assorted races.

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