10 Best Memorial Day Parades and Events in Alaska!

This Memorial Day Weekend, come out and celebrate with a series of unique events across Alaska, ranging from running a Murph in Wasilla, watching a movie in Anchorage, racing in Palmer, double header shows in Willow and more. From May 27 - 29, 2023, there are plenty of opportunities to commemorate and show appreciation for our heroes.

Memorial Day Murph, Wasilla,AK

May 27, 2023 at 10:00am
Join Denali Fitness in Wasilla on Memorial Day for an unforgettable event! Push yourself to the limit and challenge yourself to complete the Mile Run, 100 Pull-Ups, 200 Push-Ups and 300 Air Squats. Wear a weight vest of 20/14lbs for an added challenge. Come for an intense test of endurance and determination at Denali Fitness!

Alaska Raceway Park - Memorial Day Weekend Race, Palmer,AK

May 27, 2023 at 6:00pm
Experience the high-adrenaline excitement of Alaska Raceway Park this Memorial Day weekend! Feel the power of the roaring engines and the thrill of the race at the NASCAR/INEX Memorial Day Weekend Race. Enjoy the action with multiple classes of cars and unbeatable prices at the Alaska Raceway Park.

Movie - Saving Private Ryan (1998), Anchorage,AK

May 27, 2023 at 4:00pm
Visitors to Bear Tooth Theatre in Anchorage, AK can experience the 25th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan (1998). Part of the BIG SCREEN BLOCKBUSTER SERIES, this classic war drama follows Ranger Captain John Miller as he and seven men traverse German-held territory to save a lone brother from the battlefield. Don't miss this Memorial Day special event!

Thunder Valley Speedway - Memorial Day Double Header, Willow,AK

May 27, 2023 at 7:00pm
Witness the speed and excitement of Memorial Day at Thunder Valley Speedway! Cheer on drivers from all around as they race their way to the finish line in 360 Sprints, Winged Mini Stock, Stock Cars, Dollar Stock, Hobby Stocks and more. Head to Thunder Valley Speedway on May 27th to experience it all!

Honoring Our Heroes: Headstone Cleaning + Pizza Party, Anchorage,AK

May 28, 2023 at 9:00am
Spend Memorial Day honoring the brave individuals who have served our nation with NuVision, American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 and Elevated Oats. Join us at American Legion Jack Henry Post 1 at 840 West Fireweed Lane for a day of headstone cleaning to recognize and pay tribute to our fallen heroes. After the cleaning, return to Jack Henry Post 1 for a pizza party and drinks to celebrate our hard work.

Alaska Vets MC Memorial Day Run, Trapper Creek,AK

May 28, 2023 at 12:00pm
Motorcycle riders from across Alaska will gather at Mary's McKinley View Lodge for a special Memorial Day Run. In formation, riders will depart at 12:30 pm to visit the Alaska Veterans Memorial. At 1:00 pm, a respectful ceremony honoring those who have paid the ultimate price will take place. An opportunity to place a wreath at the Memorial will be offered.

Honoring our Heroes - Headstone Cleanup for Memorial Day, Anchorage,AK

May 28, 2023 at 9:30am
On May 28, 2023, volunteers of all ages are invited to Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery to join in the honoring of our heroes. From 9:30am - 1:00pm we will be cleaning headstones and tending to the grounds with much respect and appreciation. Following the cleanup, volunteers are invited to a reception from 1:15-3:00pm at Legion Post 1.

Kodiak Crab Festival, Kodiak,AK

May 29, 2023 at 9:00am
Celebrate Kodiak's 35th Annual Crab Festival at various venues throughout the city on May 29th. Start your day off with the Kodiak 4-H 35th Annual Sourdough Pancake Breakfast at the Kodiak Elks Lodge. Show respect and appreciation to our veterans with a Memorial Service at the Kodiak City Cemetery. End the day at the Ferry Dock with a Blessing of the Fleet.

Anchorage Remembers: Memorial Day Ceremony, Anchorage,AK

May 29, 2023 at 9:30am
Join the Municipality of Anchorage in honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country with a special Memorial Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial on the Delaney Park Strip, 9th Avenue and I Street. Speakers, wreath-laying, and patriotic music will all be a part of the event. The public is invited to attend this free event.

Memorial Day BBQ at Legion Post 1, Anchorage,AK

May 29, 2023 at 11:30am
Spend the Memorial Day of 2023 honoring the heroes who have served and their families at American Legion Jack Henry Post 1. Guests can enjoy a free BBQ lunch catered by Peppercini's, live music from Nothin' but Trouble, and a special Memorial Day Ceremony. All local veterans and active-duty military heroes* and a guest are invited to attend.

Memorial Day weekend in Alaska is full of events, ranging from Murph at Denali Fitness, a movie at Bear Tooth Theatre, a weekend race at Alaska Raceway Park, a double header at Thunder Valley Speedway, honoring of heroes at American Legion Jack Henry Post 1, a Veterans MC Memorial Day run, the Kodiak Crab Festival and a Memorial Day Ceremony in Anchorage. Don't miss out on these exciting opportunities from May 27 - May 29, 2023.

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