The Soldotna community is alive with activity, no matter if you're visiting during the height of salmon fishing season or the middle of winter. A diverse cross section of organizations such as the Kenai Peninsula College, Tsalteshi Trails, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and the Kenai Watershed Forum ensure that our residents and visitors can pick from athletic events, scholarly talks and round-table discussions, film screenings and movie nights, and arts and food markets.
Calendar of Events
Check out the Visitor Center's Calendar of Events - it's a one-stop shop for everything happening in our community!
Runs and Races
While you're staying in Soldotna, come run or walk in one of our community races!
Choose Your Weapon 10K
Kenai River Marathon (Kenai)
Farmers Markets & Bazaars
Soldotna has three markets dedicated for farmers, makers, and other vendors, which operate during the growing/summer season. On Saturdays from 10am-2pm, check out the Soldotna Saturday Farmers Market at the parking lot at Kenai Spur Hwy/Corral Avenue. On Tuesdays from 3pm-6pm, the Farmer's Fresh Market is held at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Kalifornsky Beach Road. And on Wednesdays from 11am-5pm, the Wednesday Market is held at Soldotna Creek Park.
Levitt AMP Music Series
Since beginning in June of 2015, our summer concert series, Music in the Park, has become a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, all summer long. It is not uncommon to have 1000 people in Soldotna Creek Park enjoying the music and beer garden on Wednesday nights, June through August. At the end of 2018, Music in the Park was selected to receive a Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Award. This program is an exciting matching grant competition created in 2014 by the Levitt Foundation to bring the power of free, live music to small and mid-sized towns and cities. This year, 18 nonprofits have been awarded $25K each in matching grants to produce the Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians. With this grant award Music in the Park will undergo a name change and will become the Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series.
Events at the Library
The Soldotna Public Library always has something exciting going on! Bring the kids to the ever popular Lego club, check out a movie screening, or even just settle in beside the community fireplace with a good book. Check out the library's website for more information on their awesome services and events.
Soldotna Regional Sports Complex
The Regional Sports Complex hosts large trade shows that are fun to browse, even if you're not actually in the market to buy! The Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec & Trade Show happens every May, and the Kenai Peninsula Builders Home Show is always worth a visit in March.
Additionally, during hockey season (September - March), the Sports Complex is home to the Kenai River Brown Bears, our local NAHL junior ice hockey team.