This Week in Anchorage is a short round-up of events happening around town. It’s by no means an exhaustive list and we welcome additional events or activities in the comments!
Tuesday, April 5, until 8pm: Anchorage Municipal Election
The Municipal election is Tuesday, April 5th! Anchorage uses vote by mail so you should have received your ballot in the mail. You can mail your ballot back, drop if off at a secure drop box, or vote in person. Find locations for drop boxes and voting centers. The Municipal Clerk’s website has a wealth of information to make voting easier, including the ability to view your sample ballot, candidate information, and you can even track your mail-in ballot! Find all this information at muni.org/elections.
April 6-8, various times: Alaska Trails Conference
Alaska Trails is hosting its annual Statewide Trails Conference! Join this free, virtual conference to hear about all things trails related, and Huddle’s founder Holly Spoth-Torres will be a featured speaker on April 6th talking about the planning and trails-planning process for the City of Valdez’s Meals Hill Master Plan. Learn more and register here.
While registration is free for the conference, you can always donate to Alaska Trails to support its work.
Thursday, April 7, 7-8:30pm: An Inuk in the Institution: Centering Clanwork & Community as a Matter of Course
The University of Alaska Anchorage is hosting ‘An Inuk in the Institution: Centering Clanwork & Community as a Matter of Course’ with Dr. Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq on April 7th. Dr. Itchuaqiyaq will be talking about how her Iñupiaq identity and cultural knowledge has shaped her educational journey. This event is free and open to the public! You can attend in-person or online. View more information and register to attend.
April 6-9, various times: North X North Festival
The Anchorage Museum is hosting the North X North Festival April 6th-9th. The North X North Festival is an “annual celebration of connection, creativity, imagination and innovation across Alaska and the Northern regions.” View the schedule of conversations, film screenings, music, a climate bus tour along the Turnagain Arm, and more.
Saturday, April 9, all day: Merry Marmot Festival
The Arctic Valley Ski Area is hosting its annual Merry Marmot Festival this Saturday! Admission is free, though some activities such as the Merry Marmot Fat Tire Bike Races require a registration fee. There will be live music, contests, a raffle, and activities for all ages. View more information.