Big Lake mud volleyball

A member of the Ace Eaters hits the ball over the net during the beginning of the Big Lake Lions mud volleyball tournament.

Friday FlingPalmer’s iconic market, the Friday Fling is free to enter and a family-friendly environment. Every week is a chance to shop for locally grown produce, handmade goods, and fresh meals from food trucks. Plus, there’s always a variety of activities and musical acts at every Fling.

Friday Fling runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 907-745-2880 or visit

Big Lake Lions 33rd Annual Mud Volleyball TournamentThe one-day special event tournament for ages 18 and up at the Big Lake Lions Recreation Center is Saturday.

Teams will be guaranteed two games with double-elimination. Check in is at 9 a.m. Games begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 907-892-6502.

35th annual Willow Garden TourThe Coyote Gardens at 17238 W. Willow-Fishhook Road and the Northern Spirt Gardens at 9125 N. Blackie Loop are part of the Willow Garden Tour Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The Creekside Gardens at 21373 Creekside Dr. is also part of the tour on Saturday from 10 to 4.

Tour organizers encourage visitors to keep safe distancing, and bring their own masks and sanitizer.

Saturday Night Test and TuneAlaska Raceway Park is kicking off a two-day drag event Test and Tune event Saturday at 2 p.m. with Test and Tunes and Grudge matches. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m. Sunday the gates open at 10 a.m. with time trials at 11 a.m., and eliminations at 2 p.m.

As an added bonus, the Harris Muller Lackey Nitro Glacier Shaker funny car will be back to make some more shakedown passes in preparation for the next Top Eliminator race. Weekend bands and camping are available. General Admission: $10. Test and Tune: $25. For more information, visit

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