“The coolest festival
Celebrate the lifeblood of our community!
Join the Kenai Watershed Forum in celebrating the Kenai River through free, family fun at the annual Kenai River Festival.
Kenai River Festival
Soldotna Creek Park
June 9-11, 2017
Saturday- Run for the River begins at 8am, festival 11am-11pm
KWF Kids Zone
The KWF Kids Zone is busting with free, hands-on fun for the entire family on festival Saturday and Sunday. Learn about the river and get a chance to win an iPad!
Alaskan Artisans Market
The festival draws a wide array of Alaskan artisans from across the last frontier. Come peruse the variety of unique treasures.
Festival Food Booths
Satiate your sweet tooth or satisfy your hunger with food vendors from across the state right in the heart of the festival.
Celebrate the glacial waters of the Kenai River through free, live music all festival weekend.
Run for the River
This combination 5K & 10 Mile event is great for all ages and abilities. The multi-turn, looped course is routed along the famous Kenai River.
The Kenai River Festival Beer Garden will open on festival Friday at 5pm and will serve local brews all weekend long. Enjoy a selection of beers from peninsula brewers.
We hope to turn forks into forests and cups into compost! Please discard your items into their corresponding containers to redirect our organic waste from the landfill.