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Have fun outside this weekend and beyond with picnics, festivals and fundraisers

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 6, 2019
  • Published June 6, 2019

2019 Military Appreciation Picnic — Celebrate those who have served or are serving in the military with food, music and family friendly fun. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Buckner Fitness Center, 690 Sixth and D St. (907-677-7111)

23rd Annual Midnight Sun 7s Rugby Tournament — Watch a rugby tournament with live music and food from various food trucks. There will be over 19 hours of daylight, so take advantage of the sun. Free admission. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 19001 Finland St. (

Alaska Run for WomenJoin members in your community and walk or run in this fundraiser for breast cancer awareness, education and research. Donations accepted. 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sullivan Arena, 1600 Gambell St. (

A crowd gathers on East 16th Avenue for the Run for Women. More than 7,000 participants ran or walked in the 21st annual Alaska Run for Women on Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Anchorage. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)

Alaska Women Build Want to learn how to build or construct a home? Check out this event and work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. No experience necessary. Fundraise $250 to secure your spot. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8314 Duben Ave. (

Walk on the Wild Side, Alaska Zoo’s 50th Anniversary FundraiserThe Alaska Zoo is celebrating its 50 years of existence with a catered picnic, stroll through the zoo, special animal experiences and more. Must be 21 years or older. $100. 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Alaska Zoo, O’Malley Road (

Alaska Zoo Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Sarah Bell / Alaska Dispatch News)

Bar Olympics There will be five classic bar games to represent the Olympic rings — think beer pong, cornhole, flip cup, marsh-a-pult (catapult marshmallows into cups) and giant Jenga Free. 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

Best Ever Bloody Mary Contest: Alaska Edition Sample bloody mary creations from competing local bartenders to see whose is the best. It is not too late to enter this contest, so see if your bloody mary reigns supreme. All proceeds go to Providence Community Services. $15. 11 a.m. Saturday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

Burning Man vs. Coachella Dance PartySee which you like better: the pop and hip-hop Coachella event or the house and EDM Burning Man fest. Promoters promise an epic dance party battle. Free admission. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday, Williwaw Social, 609 F St. (

Pick Your FishPick a fish and paint its design on any flat surface in this class. Tools, snacks and drinks are provided. $12. 6-9 p.m. Friday, Color Me Mine, 8130 Old Seward Highway. (

Super Saturated Sugar Strings at Mat Brewing Listen to groovy instrumentals and shout-to-the-rafter vocals of Super Saturated Sugar Strings. $10. 9:30 p.m. Friday, Matanuska Brewing, 2830 C St. (