It’s Alaska State Fair time. That means loads of people will make the trek out of Anchorage for a day or more of liquid sunshine (it almost always rains during the fair), fried food, carnival rides and big vegetables.
Good luck to those folks.
For those of us not heading out to Palmer this weekend, maybe a couple hours spent in Midtown Anchorage will be the tonic to a somewhat depressing summer (chilly days, rainy days, more chilly days).
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, there is a grand opening of the Cuddy Family Midtown Park. The park is near the Loussac Library off Denali Street and 36th Avenue. The grand opening celebration features live bluegrass and Dixieland jazz music, Alaska Theatre of Youth performances, circus arts, a climbing wall, a mechanical sailboat regatta, REI boat tutorial, rollerski races, activities for the kids and food booths. Dogs are also invited, and they’re encouraged to arrive in costume.
If you’re a local or a guest, it sounds like a great way to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.