Weekend Market is Open to All Vendors
Weekend Market receives the safety approval from the City of Anchorage
Due to the Municipality of Anchorage’s announcement of Phase 3 and approval of Anchorage Markets & Events’ safety plan, the Weekend Market will be allowed to host all vendors at the Chinook parking lot in downtown Anchorage on 3rd Avenue.
“We were pleased to receive the full support from the Municipality of Anchorage to allow vendors back once again at the Weekend Market,” said Mike Fox owner of Anchorage Markets & Events. “The safety of our vendors and market guests is our #1 priority as well providing economic opportunities to local and small businesses.”
The Weekend Market will also have additional safety measures put in place for its vendors and customers. Safety measures that have been put in place are the following: Masks are required, 6 ft. distancing required, encouraging cashless transactions, mobile hand wash stations have been put in place, and all vendors must take a pre-setup health screening.
“We are pleased to have the full Weekend Market back in our unutilized parking lot,” said Demetric Tuggle, Parking Director for EasyPark. “The outdoor Weekend Market has brought vibrancy to downtown Anchorage and transformed our parking lot.”
The Anchorage Community Development Authority is a public corporate authority for the Municipality of Anchorage. ACDA’s parking division, EasyPark, manages more than 6,000 parking spaces in downtown Anchorage. ACDA’s parking mission is to provide convenient and safe parking services for the Municipality of Anchorage.
Anchorage Markets & Events
Since 1992, the Weekend Market (originally the Saturday Market) has become a staple for visitors and locals alike. Anchorage Markets & Events has been managing the Weekend Market since 1999. During 2019 estimated counts show that more than 500,000 people attended the market and an astonishing 25,000-40,000 estimated visitors per week. Out of those numbers 65% attendees are locals. The Weekend Market has truly become a local favorite event to attend in downtown Anchorage.