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Fun things happening this week: Bear Paw Festival, Medium Build all-ages show and more

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: July 10, 2019
  • Published July 10, 2019

Bear Paw Festival 2019 — Head to Eagle River for music, vendors, a pageant, a carnival and games like human foosball. There will also be a rodeo, the 5K Bear Paw and the Slippery Salmon Olympics. Noon-10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, 12001 Business Blvd. (907-694-4702)

Crowds lined the street for the annual Bear Paw Festival parade in Eagle River, AK on Saturday, July 14, 2018. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Medium Build with Cannon Fire Orange — This all-ages concert will feature Medium Build, a musician who recently performed on NPR’s tiny desk concert. Their supporting act will be Cannon Fire Orange, a loud garage and indie rock band based in Anchorage. Free. 8-10 p.m. Friday, Heart of the City, 411 W Fourth Ave.

SunDog and Harper’s Farce — SunDog and Harper’s Farce will be performing outside at Anchorage’s Town Square and accepting donations to send them and Marian Call, Cliff and Ivy and Joel Schnaper to Texas for a conference. 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Town Square Park, 551 Sixth Ave.

Hanging with the Locals — This family event will have live music from Queen Solomon and the Jangle Bees, paddle board demos, free coffee and more. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Kaladi Brothers Title Wave, 1340 W Northern Lights Blvd. Ste. 409 (907-277-5127)

Rock ‘n the Ranch — Come to the RustyRavin and enjoy two days of music from Blackwater Railroad Company, H3 Juno Smile and more. All proceeds benefit the Nukitun Sober Living Home. $35-$55. 6 p.m.-midnight. Friday and 2 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Mile 12.5 Kalifornsky Beach Road at Baranof Street, Kenai (907-398-6935)

World Eskimo Indian Olympics — Celebrate traditional Native games and watch athletes compete, as well as see arts and crafts from various vendors. Everyone can participate in daytime competitions. $10-$15. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave.

Nick Hanson greets blanket toss pullers after his demonstration jump. The 2017 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics opened at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks on July 19, 2017. (Marc Lester / Alaska Dispatch News)