Local Events

Kenai Peninsula 2019

Get connected in Alaska this Summer with local events listed below! From the Annual Shorebird Festival to Salmonfest, we have them all listed and ready for you to add onto your adventures here in Alaska!

farmers market vegetables

Homer Farmer's Market

May - September 2019

The Homer Farmers Market welcomes all growers of farm, garden, and greenhouse produce to participate in a weekly market. The Homer Farmers Market was established in 2000 to aid in the development of a sustainable local agricultural community for the benefit of the greater community of the Kachemak Bay area.

farmers market fruits stall

Soldotna Wednesday Market

June - August 2019

Soldotna Wednesday Market in Soldotna, AK is held every Wednesday, 11am to 6pm or later June thru Aug at Soldotna Creek Park. Live Music, Artisan and Craft Vendors, Food & fun kids activities every week.

Shorebird Festival poster

Annual Shorebird Festival

May 9th- May 12th, 2019

Visit beautiful Homer for the 27th Annual Shorebird Festival this Summer! This even celebrates the return of migrating birds making their way back to Homer. During this 4-day celebration, you'll have the chance to see over 100,000 shorebirds and 25 different species of migrating birds returning home!

Kenai River Festival

Kenai River Festival

June 7th, 2019

29th Annual Kenai River Festival. Featuring hands-on environmental education activities, presentations, local art vendors, entertainment to promote river stewardship. Plus some of our local breweries in the beer garden and amazing food trucks from the Kenai Peninsula.

Meghan Linsey

Meghan Linsey

June 19th, 2019

Come join us in welcoming Meghan Linsey to our Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series! She is a former Voice contestant and call us biased, but we secretly think she won it all!!! Our very own Kelsey Shields will be taking stage at 6pm and then Meghan will begin at 7pm! As always, community lawn activities begin at 5! Come join the fun!

hand making shape in front of sun

Diamond M Ranch Summer Solstice Music Festival

June 21st, 2019

Fun under the midnight sun. We will be celebrating summer with an amazing line up of talent from across the state and beyond. Welcome Meghan Linsey from season 8 of The Voice, Mike Morgan, The Pepper Shakers, Ben Jamin and more. Join us!

Soldotna Backyard Country BBQ attendees

The Soldotna Backyard Country BBQ

June 28th, 2019

Erickson Unlimited Presents The Soldotna Backyard Country BBQ with Joe Nichols and Elvis Monroe.

** Friday June 28th at The Soldotna Creek Park.
** Doors open at 5pm and music starts at 6pm.
** Meet and greet will be at 7:15pm at the venue. Meet and greets are only sold online and are limited. You'll get more details at the show.
** This is an all ages show and kids 5 and under get in free with a legal parent or guardian.
** Rain or Shine.
** Blankets and chairs are allowed.
** No coolers or big bags will be allowed.
** No refunds.

Being brought to you by Craig Taylor Equipment, Coors Light, Safe and Sound, Bacardi, Cazadores Renewal By Andersen, Q 100 The Point and Great Alaska Holidays.

person running Mount Marathon race

Mount Marathon Race

July 4th, 2019

Race day is always July 4. The Mount Marathon Race® application process takes place beginning March 1st each year and closes at midnight, Alaska time, on March 31st. The foot race is a climb and descent on Mount Marathon – a mile and a half up and a mile and a half down, complete with cliffs, scree fields, waterfalls, and a spectacular view.

crowd at concert


August 2- August 4

Salmonfest has become widely recognized both nationally and within the state as the most compelling and dynamic event in Alaska. Every year more than 8,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a small city as families and friends fill the region with fish, love, and music. The three day weekend includes over 60 bands performing across four stages, Alaska’s top food, art and brews, as well as a science symposium, and daily children’s program.

hands up in heart shape at crowded concert

Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival

August 10th, 2019

The Kenai Peninsula Beer Festival is a fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Soldotna. The profits from this event will be used for LOCAL Rotary projects. The event will feature beer generously donated by the breweries. There will also be live music and food available.

colorful ferris wheel

Kenai Peninsula Fair

August 16 - August 18

For over 65 years, the town of Ninilchik, Alaska has played host to the annual Kenai Peninsula Fair. Every August, approximately 7,000 people come from all points of the state for a chance to reunite with family and friends, to showcase their accomplishments from the past year and to take part in some down home fun.

band playing on stage

The Rebel Blues Band

August 21st, 2019

Born out of a Sunday night blues jam held at a local food and drink establishment, The Rebel Blues Band filled a nook that was left empty in the Alaska music scene at the time. Their goal was simple and straight-forward; to bring blues back to the forefront, and make it accessible to the general public. We love their mission and so they're wrapping up the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series for 2019!!! Come out and enjoy the final evening of live FREE music presented by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, the City of Soldotna, and Vision Soldotna! The Rebel Blues Band takes stage at 7pm, with our very own Rivertown Royal opening the show for us at 6pm!