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Colony Days 2024

Celebrate summer, Palmer-style! Colony Days is a summer favorite for locals and visitors alike, filled with fun for everyone!

Entertain yourself with fun activities for the whole family. We'll be hosting 5k runs, comical bed races, kids' carnivals and other fun events! Peruse the farmer's market, where you'll find a great variety of food, and the finest locally made Alaskan crafts. And definitely don't miss our Colony Days Parade!


Vendor applications for next year's Colony Days celebrations are still being worked on! We will provide updates as they become available. Thank you!

June 7th-9th 2024

Colony Days Event Forms

Colony Days is a time for fun, family and celebration. Below are some of the many events in which you can participate, open to everyone!

Simply click the button to apply, and get yourself involved in the Colony Days excitement!

All of these events can earn you great prizes!

Special Events Form

Are you hosting an event during Colony Days weekend? Click the button below and fill out the form to be added to official schedule of events!

Colony Days Parade

Let's have a parade! The Colony Days Parade, powered by MEA will take place Saturday, June 10th, at 11am in Downtown Palmer! This year's theme is "Celebrating Summer", so be sure to come out and show off your amazing float! Or, find a great spot and to view the Parade, and enjoy!

Bed Races

A time-honored tradition! Gather your team of five and enter the weekend's most comical race. Teams will push a bed with one rider down the track, stopping at different pit stops for their rider to accomplish zany tasks as quickly as possible to get back on the road! Hilarity ensues.



Harvest Olympics

A relay race to find the halest harvester in our hometown!

The Harvest Olympics is a relay race consisting of farm-themed events, the fastest harvesters will claim the prize! Bonus time deductions for costumes! Get a team of four and get harvesting!

Any additional questions can be directed to our office at 907-745-2880, or by email at

Cornhole Tourney

Bring your dynamic duo down to the Museum lawn to determine Palmer's cornhole champion!

Rhubarb Revival

If baking is your vibe, get ready to celebrate rhubarb and whip up your finest rhubarb-themed dish!

Colony Days 2023 Contest Results

Check here to see the results of your favorite contests! From Parade Winners to Bed Race Winners!

Colony Days Parade Winners

Overall 1st Place | AC & The 907's

Overall 2nd Place | Midnight Sun 4H Club

Overall 3rd Place | Jonathan's Reptiles

Theme: "Fields of Fun" Category Winner | Hyland Hotel

"Business/Community Service Group" Category Winner | Navy Recruiting Alaska

"Family/Friends" Category Winner | Kerry Jones

"Children/School Group" Category Winner | Northern Lights Swim Club

"Pets/Animals" Category Winner | Alaska Horse Adventures

Bed Races

Results TBD

Rhubarb Revival

• Other Category •

1st Place | Vaughn Jordan- Rhubarb Chutney

2nd Place | Kathleen Cameron- Rhubarb Ice Cream

 • Jams and Jellies •

1st Place | Samantha Jordan- Spiced Jam

2nd Place | Kylecia Lord- Vanilla Bean Jelly

• Baked Goods •

1st Place | Dorothy O'Neil- Granma Dottie's Pie

2nd Place | Kathleen Cameron- Rhubarb Apple Crisp

• Children's Category •

1st Place | Ternise Statz- Rhubarb Dream Bars

2nd Place | Lila Folson- Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Car Rally

• Mayor’s Choice •

Mike Andersen

1955 Ford F100

• People’s Choice •

Dave Cruz

1960 Willy's 4x4 Pickup

My Favorite Cornhole Tourney

Results TBD