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Activities keep visitors busy year-round

Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2001

Kenai

June 9-10 -- 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 16 -- Kenai Firefighters Association Golf Tournament 4-person scramble at Kenai Golf Course. For more information, call 283-7666.

July 4 -- Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Kenai Chamber of Com-merce. There will be a community parade, games, arts and crafts, entertainment and food booths. For more information, call 283-7989.

July 6 -- Midnight Sun Golf Classic.

Aug. 11 -- Women's Resource and Crisis Center annual 5K and 10K walk-run for women. For more information, call 283-9479.

Sept. 11 -- Annual KSRM/WRCC radiothon with proceeds directly benefiting victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information, call 283-9479.

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

Oct. 27 -- 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. 23-Feb. 1 -- Village of Lights.

Nov. 23 -- Christmas Comes to Kenai and the Electric Light Parade. Santa comes to town, there will be free movies, hot chocolate and cookies, a Christmas tree lighting celebration, bonfire, Christmas carols and fireworks. For more information, call 283-7989.

Nov. 23-25 -- Kenai Art Guild Craft Fair held at the Kenai Central High School. For more information, call 283-3017.

Soldotna

June 2 -- Third annual Brain Awareness Walk and Barbecue, sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Brain Injury Support Group. For more information, call 283-5711.

June 9 -- Kids All-American Fishing Derby through the Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce. Call (907) 235-8531

June 17 -- Pop Drop. Soldotna Chamber Merchants Committee drops more than 1,000 ping pong balls with coupons on them. For more information, call 262-9814.

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

June 21-23 -- Annual Quilting on the Kenai. For more information, call 262-5438.

June 23 -- Wearable art fashion show. For more information, call 262-5438.

June 30 -- Kenai Bluegrass Festival -- live music, Bluegrass, jazz, Dixieland and rock and roll bands, food and drinks. Call 283-8433 for more information.

July 13-15 -- AKC Dog Show and Agility Trial held at Skyview High School. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

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

July 28 -- Soldotna Senior Citizens Annual Endowment Barbecue. For more information, call 262-2322.

Aug. 3-5 -- Funny River Festival. For more information, call Wilda at 260-4660.

Aug. 25 -- Industry Appreciation Day. Free food and information at Soldotna Ball Park from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-4099.

Sept. 3 -- Annual Labor Day Picnic with free food and entertainment. For more information, call 283-4238.

Oct. 20 -- Annual pie auction fund-raiser for the Soldotna chamber programs. For more information, call 262-9814.

Nov. 3-4 -- Soldotna Senior Center annual fall bazaar. Craft and art show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch available. For more information, call Jan at 262-2322.

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

Nov. 9-11 -- Sterling Christmas Bazaar at the Sterling Senior Center.

Homer

May 1-Sept. 4 -- Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby. Weekly monthly and jackpot prizes. For more information, call 235-7740.

June 2 -- Alaska Run for Women. The race starts at 10 a.m. at Homer Middle School. Entry fee is a donation for the breast cancer program. For more information, call 235-0227.

June 30 -- Homer 10K Spit Run. For more information, contact the Homer News at 235-7767.

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

July 4 -- American Legion Auxiliary Carnival. From noon to 5 p.m. Games, food and refreshments for all ages. Free admission. Legion is 2 miles down East End Road. For more information, contact Darlene at 235-6789.

July 21 -- Annual Summer Street Fair at Homer High School. Arts, music, crafts, food and kids' activities. For more information, contact the Homer Council on the Arts at 235-4288.

July 29 -- Concert on the Lawn. A day of music, food and crafts at CIRI Meadow just off Main Street. For more information, call 235-7721.

August-September -- Silver Salmon Derby. For more information, contact the Homer chamber at 235-7740.

Sept. 2-12 -- Summer string festival with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. For more information, call 235-6318.

October -- Octoberfest at the Homer Elks Lodge. For more information, call 235-7721.

Nov. 25 -- Stocking stuffer party at the Pratt Museum for kids, with food and Santa. For more information, call 235-7740.

Dec. 2-3 -- Nutcracker Arts and Crafts Fair. For more information, contact the Homer Council on the Arts at 235-4288.

Seward

July 4 -- Fourth of July bash, culminating with the grueling Mount Marathon Race. For more information, call the Seward chamber at 224-8051.

August -- 45th annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby. More than $100,000 in cash and prizes. For more information, call the Seward chamber at 224-8051.

Nikiski

June 16 -- 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

August 17-19 -- Kenai Peninsula State Fair. Games, concession booths and 4-H demonstrations held at the Ninilchik fairgrounds. "Alaska's biggest little fair." For more information, call 567-3670.



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