As summer wanes (unfortunately), we are looking toward new projects in the works this fall. Healthy nonprofits will continually look to bring in individuals focused on supporting their mission, with the right skill sets to help the organization advance and grow. We want to put the word out we are recruiting right now for individuals who have that passion for the work we are doing here at the Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation. We are currently seeking individuals interested in serving on the board who have strong nonprofit accounting and/or financial experience. Learn more about our Board of Directors here!
If you attended the Government Peak Music Festival last year you know that we also feature some great local vendors. Let’s start with our breweries who are helping to support this event! It will be hard for you to choose between Arkose Brewery or Bearpaw River Brewing Company…but I am sure that you will enjoy both!
Bring your hunger because you won’t be disappointed at all! Returning this year we have BBQ Babes, Spruce Tip Cafe, Oh My Goodness Sammies and Pies ,and Jimbo’s Food Bus. And new this year will be Pho Nora and Bruins Coffee Truck.
Whew! We are ready to get the Government Peak Music Festival started! We look forward to seeing you there to support trails and park! But you know what these events can’t even get their feet off the ground without some community minded businesses who want to support our work. So on Saturday put your hands together and thank all of our sponsors they help make it all possible. We want to put out a big thank you this year’s Elevation 4,791′ Title Sponsor ~ Cruz Companies of Alaska. And that’s not all we are appreciate having Matanuska Electric Association, Matanuska Telephone Association joining in, The UPS Store of Palmer for helping us with all of our printing. and Silva Insurance, Now Health, Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union, Lucas Chiropractic, Lavender, Allie Hewitt – State Farm Insurance, Bionic Chiropractic, Active Soles, Backcountry Bike and Ski, and Devon Thomas- Century 21 for helping underwrite this event. We couldn’t do it without all of these great companies.
See everyone on Saturday!
The Government Peak Music Festival is this Saturday! Buy your Tickets Online or visit one of these local ticket outlets in Palmer ~ Arkose Brewery, Active Soles and Lavender (beverage tickets sold separately). This will be a great family event, the weather forecast is looking good, so plan to come out and enjoy a great day. Learn about the work the Mat Su Trails and Parks Foundation is doing to help fund and support trails and parks throughout the Mat Su Borough.
Bring the family and enjoy a great day at what is arguable one of the finest views in the valley. Remember kids under 12 are free when with an adult who has paid for admission to the music festival. The kids activities will be starting up at 3pm. You don’t want to miss out on the music, yoga, and face painting.
A few tips for a more pleasurable experience at the festival. We want to reduce waste and keep this festival green – no disposable plastic please. You are welcome to bring your own non-breakable pint glass, or purchase one of ours at the festival. Tickets for beer (and wine to satisfy some of those non beer drinkers) are sold separately. Must be 21 – ID will be required from everyone. No exceptions. NO outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed on site. Thanks for understanding!
Parking is always at a premium at the Chalet so be prepared if arriving a bit later to hop on our free shuttle bus that will be going to and from the parking lot of the alpine ski area that Hatcher Alpine Xperience is working on. Continue on up the Palmer Fishhook Road towards Hatcher Pass. At MP 10.6 will be signs up to the parking lot. Buses will be running starting at 3pm.
We look forward to seeing everyone lets have a great music festival and raise awareness and funds to support our trails and parks!
Come on out and enjoy this family friendly event on Saturday July 29th 2017. Your kids will love starting off the afternoon with face painting with Original Doodle Body Art and then join in with music with Fiddle De Dee!
Last year, parents commented to us that the music festival venue was a great place to bring their kids for an outdoor event. There are trails and lots of room and safe spaces for them to play while you enjoy the tunes from Big Fat Buddha, Tim Easton & Junior followed up by Hope Social Club.