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Flower Festival to Raise Funds for City Flower Program

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - – The first week of June will start the planting season in downtown Anchorage with gorgeous hanging baskets dangling from street polls and the planting of the many municipal flowerbeds throughout the city.

To celebrate the kick off of the flower season, Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd. and Anchorage Parks & Recreation will host the Festival of Flowers in downtown on Saturday, June 1st in Town Square from 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Funds raised at the Festival of Flowers will go into an endowment fund for the City of Flowers program to ensure that these flowers will always be present in the community.

The Festival of Flowers is a way to celebrate the City of Flowers and will feature live music, food and art vendors, free flowers for children, flower basket sales,Wine & Beer Garden from 2-6 p.m., and much more!

New this year is a VIP Wine tasting from 12-2pm sponsored by Crush Wine Bistro & Cellar combined with a Silent Auction. Space is limited for the Wine Tasting. All proceeds for the wine tasting and silent auction will go towards the Flower Endowment Fund.

Tickets for the VIP Wine Tasting can be purchased at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6131909707?ref=ebtnebtckt or found online at www.anchoragedowntown.org

Come celebrate the beautiful flowers in downtown Anchorage! Don’t miss out on this one-day event at the Festival of Flowers!

For more information about the Festival of Flowers or to see a complete schedule of the events, please visit www.anchoragedowntown.org or call (907) 279-5650.

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