5 fun, free things to do with your family in Anchorage
If you are looking for something free and fun to do this summer with your children, Anchorage has a lot to offer.
1. Music for Little Ones
Music for Little Ones happens every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. at Peratrovich Park on Fourth Avenue. This event, sponsored by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership, particularly appeals to children under 10.
Live musicians interact with the audience and dancing is highly encouraged.
2. Movie in the Park
Movie in the Park is another Anchorage Downtown Partnership event that takes place in Town Square Park once a month throughout the summer. The movies are shown on a large LED screen which can easily be seen in daylight.
Titles are not yet available for upcoming movies, but sponsors say the films will be family-friendly. Movies are scheduled for July 12, Aug. 2 and Sept. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m.
3. Shelter Cat Storytime
Shelter Cat Storytime is a new event at Anchorage Animal Care and Control for young readers. The fun begins when volunteers read children an animal-themed book, after which children read to cats in the shelter.
Participation is limited to 10 children and an RSVP is required through the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Facebook page.
Dates are Sunday, June 16; Wednesday, June 19; and Sunday, June 23. Storytimes run from 2 to 3 p.m.
Wednesday storytimes are for readers 4 to 7 years old. Sunday sessions are for readers 8 to 10 years old.
4. Yoga in the Park
Yoga in the Park takes place every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Delaney Park strip. The Alaska Club, which sponsors the event hosted by Studio, advertises it for all ages and abilities.
Bring a yoga mat if you have one, otherwise a towel or blanket will work just fine.
5. Live at the Library
Live at the Library is a free concert series on the lawn of the Loussac Library. This all-ages, family-friendly event features the music of local bands every Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. (However, there will be no concert on July 4.)
If it's a rainy day, the music moves indoors to the Wilda Marston Theater.
Know of fun, free events we didn't include? Post them in the comments!
Editor's note: This article has been updated to include additional information from Anchorage Animal Care and Control about Shelter Cat Storytime.
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