Anchorage Market & Festival

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Anchorage Market & Festival
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Key Info

Lower Bowl, 225 E Street

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Festivals, Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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A local favorite since it first opened in 1992, the Anchorage Market and Festival started out as a Saturday-only market with just two dozen vendors, but it quickly grew to host more than 300 vendors and now also operates on Sundays. Situated on 7 acres in downtown Anchorage, the market is the place to shop for clothes, food, crafts and more while enjoying live entertainment and snacking on locally grown eats. There's also a kids market suitable for ages 8 to 16 that sells goods crafted by other youngsters.

Recent visitors spoke highly of the quality and quantity of unique wares, gifts and local food available at the market, while others warned that finding parking can be a challenge. Plan ahead and take public transportation: People Mover route Nos. 13 and 15 drop passengers off a couple blocks from the market, which is located at the intersection of 3rd and E Street. The market is open from mid-May to September on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the market's website.

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