1 to Sept. 11 Alaska Kitchen Garden
Enjoy a free exhibit at the Alaska Botanical Garden entrance located at 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd. View a colorful display of vegetables, herbs, fruit and edible flowers. This harvest is donated to Bean's Cafe and the Food Bank of Alaska. For more information, phone 907-770-3692.
5 Festival of Flowers
The flower season begins with a fundraiser for the City of Flowers program in Downtown Anchorage, Town Square and on E and F streets, noon to 6 p.m. Come celebrate with music, art vendors a flower auction and educational seminars and flower walks presented by master gardeners. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to the City of Flowers endowment fund. For more information, phone 907-279-5650 or visit www.anchoragedowntown. org/events.
11 Paint Mania Festival
Dad's shaving cream makes great art and squirt guns make rainbows, or mark your foot steps with colored feet. Try these and other creative art booths to paint your world at the Paint Mania Festivals. Pre-registration is required. For more information, phone Rebecca Simcox 907-343-4130 or visit www.muni.org/parks.
18 Sand Castle Beach Party
Visit Goose Lake between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to play volleyball, Frisbee or enter the sand castle building contest. Anchorage Sand and Gravel is donating a special truck load of sand just for this event. Bring your Super Soaker, picnic and toys for a day of family fun and summer entertainment. For more information, phone 907-343-4138 or visit www.muni.org/parks.
19 Art in the Garden
This annual silent auction event held in the gardens of Alaska Mill and Feed features the work of local artists and garden art as a fundraiser for Friends of Pets. For more information, phone 907-333-9534 or visit www.friendsofpets.org.
19 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival
Featuring the Hero Games along Fourth Avenue, Humpy's Solstice Concert in Town Square and the Fourth Avenue Family Festival. Fourth Avenue is hub of activity from noon to 5 p.m., and then the fun shifts to Town Square for an evening concert under the midnight sun. For more information, phone 907-279-5650 or visit www.anchoragedowntown.org/events/.
26 to 27 13th Annual Garden Fair and Art Show
Family fun, garden art show, craft and plant vendors, demonstrations, Children's Village, show of alpine and rock garden plants, music and food court at The Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Rd. Admission: $5 per person. Age 2 and under are free. For more information...