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Coming up: Incubus, Girdwood Forest Fair, beer in the Alaska Botanical Garden

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: July 6, 2018
  • Published July 5, 2018


Moose's Tooth's summer music series kicked off last month with Nas and rocks on this weekend with classic nu metal, alternative rock band, Incubus. The group has multiple platinum records, including 1999's "Drive" and 2001's "Wish You Were Here." The Saturday show is sold out, but there are still tickets available for their Sunday concert. 21 and over. $60. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, 3300 Old Seward Hwy. (

Festivalgoers gather near the music and food stands at the 40th Annual Girdwood Forest Fair on July 3, 2015. (Shelby Lum / ADN)

Forest Fair

Just a scenic drive outside of Anchorage is Girdwood's Forest Fair. This summertime fest has been bringing tasty treats, live music and handcrafted items from Alaska artists and entertainers from all over the state since 1975. You don't want to miss the Forest Fair parade (10 a.m. Saturday). Attendees have several camping options nearby. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Mile 2.2 Alyeska Highway (

Celebrating Alaska businesses

For three years, Alaska Business Monthly has been celebrating the top local businesses in Alaska with a fun, summer shindig. Come out for live music from a surprise band, a taco bar, craft beers, wines and cocktails and door prizes. $35. 4-7 p.m. Thursday, 49th State Brewing Company, 717 W. Third Ave. (

Beer in the Garden

Grab some friends and head to the Alaska Botanical Garden for live music from local island band H3, food vendors and, of course, beer. More than 10 local breweries are bringing lagers, pilsners and pale ales to the scenic garden for a night that promises to be a good time. $45 in advance, $55 at the door and $20 for a designated driver ticket. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip (