The Top Community events in Alaska this September

Sep 3, 2019, 21:16 PM by Author Unknown

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Things are looking good in Alaska this September. There are a number of fun festivals and events happening across the state, along with various community fundraisers and outreach initiatives. Checkout a few of the best ones here: 

Anchorage

Anchorage Market & Festival

When: August 31st, 2019 – September 8th, 2019
Where: 3rd & E St. Parking Lot
Cost: Free

Come out to Alaska’s largest outdoor market. With over 300 vendors and over 600,000 attendees annually, it’s an event you won’t want to miss. The environment is exciting and fun, and features a stage with entertainment, a kid’s tent, a wide variety of products from fresh produce to Alaska souvenirs.

Rodeo Alaska - September To Remember

When: September 13th, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: Sullivan Arena (1600 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK)
Cost: $25/ticket

See the cowboys in action at this spectacular event in the Sullivan Arena. Tickets are $25 dollars and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. Proper ID is required to get in.

Senshi Con 2019

When: September 27th – 29th, 2019
Where: Hilton Hotel (500 W 3rd Ave, Anchorage, AK)
Cost: $10-$300

Love Asian culture, animation, or graphic novels? Head over to the Senshi Con at the end of this month for Alaska’s largest celebration of fandoms. This year’s event will include costumes, panels, contests, live events, and plenty of opportunities to shop on-site artists and vendors.

Mountain Bike Festival

When: September 6th – 8th, 2019
Where: Alyeska Resort (1000 Arlberg Ave, Girdwood, AK)
Cost: Free with bike park day lift ticket

Celebrate all things mountain biking at the 6th annual Mountain Bike Festival. The event will feature music, demos, special workshops, and various competitions, including the Pond Crossing and Alyeska Downhill State Championship Race.

Fairbanks

Oktoberfest 2019

When: September 13th-14th, 2019
Where: Silver Gulch Brewing & Bottling Co. (2195 Old Steese Hwy N, Fairbanks, AK)
Cost: $10 at the door

Enjoy a relaxing night full of great beer and great food. There will be live entertainment, a beer garden, bonfires, and authentic German dishes on site.

2019 Far North Fiddle Fest

When: September 11th-15th, 2019
Where: UAF Davis Concert Hall (1708 Tanana Loop, Fairbanks, AK)
Cost: $25/Adults, $15/Seniors, Military, Students, $10/Children (12 and under)

This festival will include dancing, music, and fun for the whole family! There are events happening throughout the week, including workshops on the last two days and a special jam night on September 11th. Attendees will hear from the musicians and dancers Molsky’s Mountain Drifters, Alasdair Fraser and DuoDuo. The main concert takes place on September 14th. All proceeds benefit the Interior Alaska Cancer Association.

Kenai

2nd Annual Root Beer Run

When: September 7, 2019 from 9 am – 1 pm
Where: Soldotna Creek Park (44149 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK)
Cost:  $20/adult, $10/child

Take the family on the annual Root Beer Run at Soldotna Creek Park. Each participant who finishes the race will receive a special event mug and a token for a root beer at the Kenai River Brewing Company. All proceeds form the event go to benefit the Hospice of the Central Peninsula.

Harvest Moon Local Food Festival

When: September 14th, 2019 from 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Soldotna Creek Park (44149 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK)
Cost:  Free

Head over to the Soldotna Creek Park and be sure to stay hungry! The Harvest Moon Festival is the Kenai Peninsula’s largest food festival, and will include cooking demonstrations, farm vendors, the Fermentations Station, and food trucks serving mouthwatering dishes made with local ingredients. There will also be live music and performers, and activities specifically for the kids.

Seward

Seward Music and Arts Festival

When: September 27th – 29th, 2019
Where: Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal (913 Port Ave, Seward, AK)
Cost: $5-15/day

Bring the family to Resurrection Bay for a day full of fun, food, and art! There will be live performances throughout the weekend, as well as activities for children and opportunities to view the work of local artists. 

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