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 will be available to returning vendors on February 1st. Applications will be available to the public on February 15th.
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bring your dynamic duo down to the Museum lawn to determine Palmer's cornhole champion!
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
• 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
• Mayor’s Choice •
1955 Ford F100
• People’s Choice •
1960 Willy's 4x4 Pickup
My Favorite Cornhole Tourney