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Mother’s Day Craft Show at the Dimond Center

Join us May 4th & 5th for the Mother's Day Craft Show in the Dimond Center

Mother's Day is just around the corner, falling on May 12, 2019. This day isn't just about giving gifts, it's about giving the mom in your life a treasure or token of your love and appreciation. It could be something you know she'd love, or maybe something she's wanted forever. A gift she will use instantly, or something that reminds her of a cherished memory.

Crafters, Artisans & Packaged Food Makers, Oh My!

Join us on May 4th & 5th to shop the more than 50 crafters, artisans and packaged food vendors that will be here in the Dimond Center. There will be jewelry, confections, massage therapist, metal arts, handbags, and home goods.

Find the Perfect Gift for Mom at the Dimond Center

The Craft Show at Dimond Center opens at 10 am on Saturday and 12 pm on Sunday. Admission is free!

Mother, sister, daughter, mother-of-your-grandchildren, auntie, cousin, best friend …. whoever you are shopping for this Mother's Day — the perfect gift will be here waiting for you!

The Mother's Day Craft Fair is sponsored by Magic 98.9 FM with a live broadcast by April Powers.

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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes — A Community Event Hosted at the Dimond Center

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in our community about the serious causes, effects, and remediations to men's sexualized violence against women.

There is an old saying: “You can't really understand another person's experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® asks men to walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. It's not easy walking in these shoes, but it gets the community discussing something that's difficult to talk about: gender relations and sexual violence.

The Dimond Center will be hosting the event Saturday, April 27 from 11 am – 2 pm

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CANstruction at the Dimond Center March 23-31, 2019

CANstruction is an annual event that helps stock the shelves at Food Bank of Alaska at a time when the pantry is critically bare.
When: March 23-31, 2019

What’s this event about?
CANstruction is an international design & build competition hosted every Spring in Anchorage by the architecture, engineering and construction community. Teams for the A/E/C community compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of full cans of food. It takes months of planning and thousands of cans to create a structure. At the end of the event, all of the cans are donated to the Food Bank of Alaska!

The event is held at the Dimond Center! The teams will begin building their structures on March 22! CANstruction is free to the public, and the viewing hours are during regular Dimond Center hours.

Why should I come?
First, the structures are amazing! This year’s theme is Superheroes vs Villains, and promises to be incredible! Second, this annual event benefits the Food Bank of Alaska. All of the cans used to build the structures will be donated, plus all of the cans used to vote for the community favorite will be donated.

Last year, the CANstruction event provided 30,000 pounds of food to our Anchorage Food Bank!

Who is building the structures?
Structures are made out of full cans of food by teams representing the Architect/Engineer/Construction community.

Vote With Your Can!
Bring an unopened, unexpired can of food to vote for your favorite structure during the competition. Just place the can in the donation bin next to your choice. Cans will be tallied at the end of the event.

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Top 5 Things to Do for Valentine's Day at the Dimond Center

Top 5 Valentine’s Day Adventures in the Dimond Center

Try something new this Valentine's Day

Looking for something to do on Valentine's Day in Anchorage? Forget the store-bought Valentine’s chocolates and roses, we've got better ideas. 

  1. Let's skate! The Dimond Ice Chalet will be open for ice skating on Valentine's Day. Bring your skates, or rent a pair and spend an hour or two on the ice.
  2. Catch a movie. Check the Regal Dimond Center Cinema schedule here.
  3. Dinner + Games. Dave & Busters promises to be lively and festive on Valentine's Day. Enjoy a meal and play some games, they'll be open until midnight with 1/2 price games after 9PM. Chili's Restaurant is serving a meal for two for $25 and includes an appetizer, 2 entrees, and a dessert.
  4. Enjoy a Sweet Treat. Baskin Robbins will be serving their Love potion # 31. Or stop by Ms. Fields for a gooey chocolate chip cookie or a heart-shaped cookie cake.
  5. Add Sparkle! One of Dimond Center's original retailers, Zales, will be the place to be on Valentine's Day. Their Valentine's Day collection is full of sparkle at really affordable prices!

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Meet & Greet with Augie T and Shawn Garnett



Augie T and Shawn Garnett will be in the Dimond Center for an autograph session and meet & greet right after they play on the Aloha Days stage!

Stop by from 3-4 PM and get your merch signed, take a selfie, shake hands, and talk story.



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Aloha Days — January 12th

Enjoy Hawaii in the middle of Winter!

Join us for Aloha Days January 12, 2019, from 11 AM to 6 PM at the Dimond Center.

The live entertainment schedule is packed with favorites — the Hawaiian Time Band, comedian Augie T, Shawn Mokuai Garnett, H3, and many more will be playing!

The Ohana Dance Group will be kicking off the festivities in the morning. There's a hula hoop contest at noon and big giveaways in the evening.

10th Anniversary of Aloha Days!

To help celebrate 10 years of Aloha Days, we’ve partnered with Alaska Airlines to give some big prizes away — including TWO $500 gift cards and a gift basket filled with goodies from the Dimond Center.

Aloha Days is a free event put on by the Dimond Center. RSVP here, and tell us your coming!

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Skate with Santa at the Dimond Center

Join us for a very special event with Santa!

Jolly ol' Santa Claus will be hitting the Ice at The Dimond Center December 9th from 2-3:30! Come skate, take a photo and talk to Santa about how good you've been this year!


Event Details: 

  • December 9th from 2-3:30
  • Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for children 12 & under, military w/ ID, and seniors 65+
  • Bring your own skates! If you need to rent skates, rentals cost $3.50 for your choice of figure or hockey.
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Festival of Trees at the Dimond Center

Celebrate the spirit of the season with the Festival of trees at the Dimond Center!

Gaze at the eleven designer-decorated trees on display, enter the raffle to win one, and join the fun — with dozens of holiday activities planned through December!

You can find the trees on the street level of the North entrance, between the new Dave & Busters entrance and Olive Garden.

Complete details of the Festival of Trees — including the entertainment schedule, details on the tree raffle drawings (yes, you can win one of these beautiful trees!) and many other prizes can be found at

Festival of Trees Raffle

Alaskan residents can enter to win one of the designer trees through the raffle. Each tree is beautifully decorated, and if you look closely you'll see the many very special gifts tucked in and hung on each tree. Tree packages range in value from $750 – $3,000. Raffle tickets are $10 each or six tickets for $50. Continue reading “Festival of Trees at the Dimond Center”

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