We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Anchorage Market & Festival

225 E St, Lower Bowl On 3rd Avenue between C and E Streets, Anchorage, AK 99501
+1 907-272-5634
Review Highlights
Nice afternoon walk

After a long morning of walking around downtown we stopped at the market to browse all the tents... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
Great way to spend some week-end time

Visited the market on a Sunday in July. Tons of vendors with all sorts of souvenirs/clothes/local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandra V
Calgary, Canada
Read all 273 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
2017 is the 26th season for the Anchorage Market & Festival in our home at 3rd & E Street in downtown Anchorage. It was first established in 1992 as the Anchorage Downtown Saturday Market, and consisted of about two dozen vendors with an emphasis on fresh Alaska Grown produce. The mission of the market was "To provide a conveniently located family oriented open-air Market for Alaska residents and visitors to shop and enjoy Alaska's beautiful summer season while creating economic opportunities for local citizens and businesses." From its beginnings through the 1998 Season the "Saturday Market" was operated by the Anchorage Parking Authority. In 1999, the Anchorage Parking Authority issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the management of the Market and this was awarded to its current manager, Webb's Consulting and Management Services, Inc. of Anchorage. Under the management of Webb's Consulting the Market grew and flourished into what it is today, one of the largest and most successful open-air weekend Markets of its kind in the United States. Eighteen weekends starting in mid-May and ending in mid-September constitute our season so that we provide the Anchorage community and visitors with a summer weekly attraction and family event suitable for the enjoyment of adults and children of all ages without charging for admission. During the 2017 season, more than 300 vendors will fill our booths to offer Alaska's largest variety of products, including unique handmade arts, crafts and gifts by Alaskan artisans, collectibles, furs, jewelry, fresh produce, a wide variety of foods to eat at the market or take home and so much more! But shopping is only part of the Anchorage Market & Festival's appeal. Our Main stage provides continual entertainment during operating hours of 10AM to 6PM on Saturdays and 10AM to 5pm on Sundays while buskers (street entertainers) perform in the area by headquarters and in the aisles throughout the market. Our 30 food booths make us Anchorage's largest restaurant with the most diverse and exciting menu in town. However, food and shopping are 2nd and 3rd on the pollster's results as the reason to visit Anchorage Market & Festival. People (and dog) watching, along with the general ambiance of the place are way out in 1st place with market-goers. The Anchorage Market & Festival has become a very special event and destination for many locals and visitors, and plays a very important role in our community. Counts by consultants and staff show that more than 600,000 people attended the market last season and more are expected this season, an astonishing 30,000-40,000 visitors per week. Considering Anchorage's population of about 300,000, this is a truly amazing number!
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good42%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“food vendors” (21 reviews)
“local crafts” (8 reviews)
All hours
Hours Today: Closed
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
225 E St, Lower Bowl On 3rd Avenue between C and E Streets, Anchorage, AK 99501
+1 907-272-5634
Write a Review
Reviews (273)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

After a long morning of walking around downtown we stopped at the market to browse all the tents. Since it was a cooler morning and the end of the season, I noticed a lot of empty spots in between the tents. I'm sure it is...More

Thank lmstrad83
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the market on a Sunday in July. Tons of vendors with all sorts of souvenirs/clothes/local crafts and artwork/local jewellery etc. Stayed several hours and had lunch there plus a very decadent ice cream treat. Lots of food options.

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to the market the last day of the season: Sunday, Sept 10. Many vendors weren't there. I was excited for this market to see native artwork and gifts for sale. There was some but I found more touristy junk rather than authentic merchandise....More

Thank Cameron K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Anchorage open air market (very close to the Railroad Depot) in August 2017. Very vibrant and festive atmosphere. Lots of local businesses and had variety of merchandise ranging from local berry jam, cashew and almond nut bars, handicrafts, coffee, and a whole...More

Thank Sara_Ramaswamy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't want to miss this market place. They have about anything you would want fruit and jelly, shirts, knifes, dog collars, hats just about anything for everyone.

Thank Termite42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There weren't as many local venues - such as veggies - as I thought there was going to be. Some were crazy prices - like $3 per cob of corn?!? I realize it is grown here, but seriously?!? Lots of knives and prints of Alaskan...More

Thank lulubelle99ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Large open-air Market selling all kinds of Alaska goodies. Many opportunities for food of all kinds. Some fresh produce from local sources. Lots of trinkets. Lots of Artisans work to see. Located near the Hilton Hotel and also located near the Alaska railroad Depot.

Thank wayne m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were looking out the windows hurrying them along with the opening. these are Alaskan artists bringing handmade treasures and food. this market runs mid may to mid September and is in the parking lot across from the Anchorage Hilton.

Thank Cynthia U
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Fell into this market by accident. It was a great way to kill an hour. Loved the food stands, we had halibut on a stick...yummy street food!

Thank Altitodd
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It's a street market like you'd find in any other city. There are some uniquely Alaska wares and it's worth a walk through. Took us about an hour and didn't really find anything worth buying.

1  Thank Greg G
Nearby Restaurants
Haute Quarter Grill
198 reviews
.22 km away
Wild Scoops
43 reviews
.25 km away
Brown Bag Sandwich Company
150 reviews
.22 km away
The Bubbly Mermaid Oyster Bar
106 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby Attractions
Alaska Railroad
1,697 reviews
.21 km away
Alaska Railroad Depot
910 reviews
.20 km away
McKinley Explorer
201 reviews
.24 km away
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
275 reviews
.18 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Candace S
10 February 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Dana K | Reviewed this property |
I believe it open at or around 9 am on Saturday.
Sherry B
21 July 2015|
Response from MissBehavior81 | Reviewed this property |
The hours were listed as 10-6pm both Saturday and Sunday in the information booklet thst I picked up. I went the two Saturdays that I was in town. The food vendors do pack up and leave once they are sold out.
Sherry B
21 July 2015|
Response from bjf347 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, the market is open on Saturdays from 10 to 6 and on Sundays from 10 to 5.