Parades, outdoor markets and beer gardens, bed races, car shows, craft fairs, tractor pulls, reindeer rides and much, much more are back this weekend in Palmer with the return of Colony Days.

Colony Days brings thousands of Alaskans into the historic farming town of Palmer for parades, games, food and much more.

Sponsored by the Palmer Chamber of Commerce, the event was cancelled last year due to COVID concerns. This year, the weather will be in the mid-70s, and enthusiastic crowds are expected to fill the historic Mat-Su town.

There’s something for everyone and a list of all activities can be viewed here.

The Saturday parade (11 a.m.) is the premier event, which winds its way through downtown showcasing the unique flavor of the historic farming community. Those looking for fresh local produce will have plenty of options, along with a variety of other food and locally made Alaskan crafts.

This year’s theme is “Growing Together.” For more information, including a rundown of events, times and locations, visit the Colony Day’s website.

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Family friendly Colony Days fest is back, June 11-13 in Palmer

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.