You’re invited! Walk Together: Anchorage

On Saturday October 21, 2017 at 11:00am, The Anchorage Sister Cities Commission and the Mayor’s “Welcoming Anchorage” initiative are proud to host the second annual Walk Together: Anchorage. Started in Australia in 2012, Walk Together is an annual march celebrating multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion. As Anchorage is proudly home to an extremely diverse community, this is an excellent platform to affirm our continued commitment towards fostering a warm sense of welcome and community throughout our city. Anchorage Sister Cities is proud to connect this event to the “Walk Together” happening in Darwin, Australia, one of our own Sister Cities. 


This year’s theme is “Walk Together for Freedom” – Freedom to Belong; Freedom to be Yourself; and Freedom to Hope. Walk Together is a celebration of all that diversity adds to our city as we recognize that we all have walked different paths to become Alaskans. Walk Together exists to call out the best in the Alaskan character, our inclusive, generous, compassionate and welcoming nature in a large demonstration of the city we’d like to become.



The overall goal for the event is to provide an opportunity for individuals and organizations to express, in a non-political way, their belief in a welcoming, inclusive community that embraces the contributions of everyone and the benefits it gives our City.



On October 21st, hundreds of Anchorage residents will gather and walk together as a symbol of their support to see Anchorage become more welcoming and generous. We will meet at TOWN SQUARE PARK ANCHORAGE, with the walk beginning at 11:00am.

We have a set a short route starting at Towne Square Park, East on 6th Avenue to Cordova Street, and then West on 5th Avenue, back to Towne Square Park. Please register yourself and family members by clicking on the “Individual Registration” button below. If you are with an organization, please register by clicking the “Organization Registration” button below. This is a free event and open to the public to attend.


Individual Registration Organization Registration


Sister Cities Commission

Anchorage Sister Cities Commission 

The Anchorage Sister Cities Commission is organized for the purpose of fostering mutual respect and goodwill between Anchorage and foreign cities, as well as serving as a liaison for commerce and economic opportunities. Commissioners serve voluntarily and are Anchorage residents appointed by the Mayor. In addition to their liaison activities to assist the development of youth, student, sports, and cultural exchanges, Sister Cities Commissioners host events on behalf of Anchorage for visiting citizens and dignitaries from its Sister Cities.


Welcoming Anchorage

Welcoming Anchorage - Stronger Together 

Welcoming Anchorage is a collaboration between the Municipality of Anchorage, local businesses and organizations and the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation that strives to reinforce Anchorage as a place proud of our heritage and poised to position ourselves as a globally competitive, culturally vibrant 21st century community. The Welcoming Anchorage initiative has five pillars: Economic Development; Civic Engagement; Connected, Safe & Healthy Communities; Equitable Access; and Education.