Alaskans and Salmon

Date: May 1-September 30

Location: Anchorage Museum

A multi-media exhibition that celebrates salmon culture in Alaska! From commercial, subsistence, sport fishing, processing, preserving to eating – we celebrate the significance of salmon and the way it is embedded into the Alaskan lifestyle and economy. It is presented in conjunction with The Salmon Project which is a non-partisan effort to bring Alaskans together to raise awareness of and sustain Alaska’s wild salmon for its economic, social and ecological values.


First Friday

Date: May 3

Local galleries, boutiques and restaurants celebrate Anchorage’s very own artists. A complete rundown of host locations can be found in the Anchorage Press on Thursday, free on newsstands.


Arctic Comic Con

Dates: May 4-5

Location: Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center

Get your fix of comics, movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and all things pop culture! There will be special guests that are big screen actors, TV favorites and comic illustrators and artists.


Mother’s Day Craft Show at The Diamond Center Mall

Date: May 4, 5

Time: Saturday 10 am-7pm, Sunday 11 am-6pm

A craft show to find the perfect gift for your mom! You can find details at


Garden Bros Circus

Dates: May 10-11

Location: Sullivan Arena

The 2019 edition of Garden Bros Circus is coming to Anchorage! A family friendly night out full of laughs and memories. This 100 minute performance will have everything from horses, aerial artists, motorcycles, contortionists and jugglers as seen on Americas Got Talent!


Anchorage Market & Festival

Dates: May 11-September 8

Recurring weekly, Saturday & Sunday

Location: 3rd & E St. Parking Lot

Come enjoy the nice weather that this season will bring to get fresh produce, exotic goods and Alaskan favorites. This outdoor market has more than 300 vendors on 7 acres of downtown Anchorage! 


Gold Nugget Triathlon

Date: May 19

Location: Bartlett High School

This triathlon is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through athletics. It’s a “women’s fitness event that encourages women of all ages and abilities to participate.”  If you aren’t already participating, come cheer on mothers, daughters and the strong women of Anchorage in this inspiring event!