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Activities keep visitors busy year-round

Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2002

Kenai

June 8-9 -- Kenai River Festival. Live music, food and information on conservation on the Kenai River watershed. Features free activities for kids of all ages. At the Kenai ball fields across from the visitors center. For more information, call 260-5449.

June 15 -- Kenai Firefighters Association Golf Tournament 4-person scramble at Kenai Golf Course. Prizes and food. For more information, call 283-4557.

July 4 -- Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. Community parade, games, arts and crafts, entertainment and food booths. For more information, call 283-7989.

Aug. 8-11 -- Kenai Chrysler Open Golf Tournament. For more information, call 283-7989.

Aug. 10 -- 10-kilometer Run for Women. For more information, call the Women's Resource and Crisis Center at 283-9479.

Aug. 24 -- Industry Appreciation Day. Free food and information at the Kenai Ball Fields from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-4099.

Sept. 9 -- Annual KSRM-WRCC radiothon, with the proceeds directly benefiting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information, call 283-9479.

Sept. 14 -- Boys and Girls Club annual Auction Gala. Live and silent auctions, food and prizes. For more information, call 283-2682.

Sept. 15 -- Kenai Lions Rubber Ducky Race with more than $8,000 in prizes. For more information, call 283-4238.

Oct. 5 -- Kenai chamber annual wine tasting, dinner and auction to raise money for the Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration. For more information, call 283-7989.

Nov. 29 -- Christmas Comes to Kenai and the Electric Light Parade. Santa, free movies, hot chocolate and cookies, a Christmas tree lighting celebration, bonfire, Christmas carols and fireworks. For more information, call 283-7989.

Nov. 29-30 -- Kenai Art Guild Craft Fair held at the Kenai Central High School. For more information, call 283-7040.

Soldotna

May 5 -- Cinco de Mayo traveling fiesta with Mexican food, a mariachi band and classical guitar, sponsored by KDLL public radio. For more information, call 283-8433.

June 1 -- Third annual Brain Awareness Walk and Barbecue, sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group. For more information, call Mary Warrington at 283-5711.

June 8 -- Run for the River. A 5-kilometer walk or run on a multiple turn loop course. For ages 12 years and older. For more information, call 260-5449.

June 20-22 -- Annual Quilting on the Kenai. For more information, call 262-5438.

June 21 -- Boys and Girls Club Golf Classic. Fund-raiser golf tournament for adults. For more information, call 283-2682.

June 22 -- Kenai Bluegrass Festival. Live music, bluegrass, jazz, Dixieland and rock and roll bands, food and drinks. Call 283-8433 for more information.

June 23 -- Longest Day of the Year Golf Tournament. For information, call Birch Ridge Golf Course at 262-5270.

July 12-14 -- Kenai Kennel Club Dog Show. Conformation, obedience and agility at Skyview High School. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

July 27-29 -- Soldotna Progress Days. Parade, community dinner, dance, rodeo, car shows, rally arts and crafts. Games for kids of all ages. Sponsored by the Soldotna chamber and city of Soldotna. For more information, call 262-9814.

July 27 -- Soldotna Senior Citizens Annual Endowment Barbecue. For more information, call 262-2322.

July 28 -- Soldotna Creek Celebration. Food, music, kids activities, Alaska art. For more information, call 260-5449.

July -- Peninsula Amateur Golf Tournament. Held at Birch Ridge Golf Course. No date set. For more information, call 262-5270.

Aug. 3-4 -- Funny River Festival with the theme "Buster Bear is Returning," including family games, live entertainment during the Saturday dinner, a golf tournament, card game tournaments, bean bag toss tournament and a parade. For more information, call Wilda Snow at 260-4660.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 -- Kenai Kennel Club AKC Agility Trial. Time and location to be announced. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

Sept. 2 -- Annual Labor Day Picnic. Food and entertainment. For more information, call 283-4238.

Sept. 6 -- Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's annual Soup Supper and Auction. Hand crafted soup bowls by local potters, entertainment and an auction. For more information, call 262-3111.

Sept. 12 -- United Way Kick-Off. For more information, call 283-9500.

Oct. 12 -- Annual pie auction fund-raiser for the Soldotna chamber. For more information, call 262-9814.

Nov. 1-2 -- Soldotna Senior Center annual fall bazaar. Craft and art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch available. For more information, call Jan at 262-2322.

Nov. 22-23 -- Soldotna Sports Center Annual Holiday Bazaar. For more information, call 262-3151.

Sterling

July -- Sterling Community Days. Music and food. Time and day to be announced. For more information, call 262-9811.

Nov. 8-9 -- Sterling Christmas Bazaar at the Sterling Senior Center. For more information, call 262-6808.

Nikiski

June 15 -- Family Fun in the Midnight Sun. Food, games, co-ed softball tournament, displays and area performers at the North Peninsula Recreation Area. For more information, call 776-8800.

Ninilchik

Aug. 16-18 -- Kenai Peninsula State Fair. Games, concession booths and 4-H demonstrations at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. "Alaska's biggest little fair." For more information, call 567-3670.

Homer

May 1-Sept. 2 -- Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Monthly prizes and cash drawings. For more information, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740.

May 9-12 -- 10th annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. Free workshops, lectures, guided bird walks, a large selection of birding cruises, tours, art events and activities for children. For more information, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740.

May 9-12 -- Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival. For more information, call Melissa at 235-5276.

June -- Alaska Run For Women, starting and ending at Homer Middle School. No date set. The entry fee is a donation to the breast cancer program. For more information, call 235-0227.

June 29 -- Homer 10K Spit Run. For more information, call the Homer News at 235-7767.

July 4 -- American Legion Auxiliary Carnival. From noon to 5 p.m. Games, food and refreshments. Free admission. Legion is at Mile 2 of East End Road. For more information, call Darlene at 235-8789.

July 4 -- Fourth of July Parade and community dance. Parade starts at Homer High School; dance follows parade. For more information, contact the Homer chamber at 235-7740.

July 20 -- Homer Street Fair, a summer arts and crafts fair. For more information, call 235-4288.

July 27-28 -- KBBI Concert on the Lawn from 6 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday. Music, food and crafts at CIRI Meadow just off Main Street. For more information, call 235-7721.

August -- Summer String Festival with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. Eleven days of music for players and listeners. No date set. For more information, call 235-6318.

Oct. 12 -- Octoberfest at Duggan's Waterfront Pub. For more information, call 235-7721.

Early December -- Homer for the Holidays festival. Santa Parade, Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and open houses at businesses. No date set. For more information, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740.

Dec. 6-7 -- Nutcracker Arts and Crafts Fair from noon to 6 p.m. at Homer High School. For more information, contact the Homer Council on the Arts at 235-4288.

Dec. 6-8 -- Nutcracker Ballet. Mariner Theater, Homer High School at 3 and 7 p.m. For more information, contact 235-4288.

Dec. 31-- Edible Arts Extravaganza, Bunnell Street Gallery. For more information, call 235-2662.

Seward

July 4 -- Fourth of July bash. Parade, street vendors, food, carnival rides, fireworks display and 3-mile Mount Marathon Race for juniors, men and women. For more information, call the Seward chamber at 224-8051.

Aug. 10-18 -- 47th annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby. More than $150,000 in cash and prizes. For more information, call the Seward chamber at 224-8051.

Early December -- Holiday Train to from Anchorage to Seward. Caroling, storytelling and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Clause. No date set. For more information, call the Seward chamber at 224-8051.

Third weekend in January -- Polar Bear Festival. Dog sled race, games for children, ice bowling, basketball tournament, waitress and waiter contest, karaoke contest, seafood feed, bachelor and bachelorette auction, arts and crafts fair, book sales, rummage sales, oyster slurping, parade, dog weight pull, cross-country skiing, snowmachine rides, ugly fish toss and Polar Bear Jump, which benefits the American Cancer Society. For more information, call the Seward chamber at 224-8051.



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