June 21st marks the day for the 2014 Kenai Peninsula 4-H Summer Solstice Festival! The festival is one of Soldotna, Alaska’s most exciting summer events, and you wont wanna miss out. It’s guaranteed fun for all ages!
The Festival will have Live Music from local artists/musicians throughout the event. The Alaska String Band will be taking the stage as well as others. This year has been promised to be even bigger and better than the last! Admission for event is completely FREE!! There will be a $5-$10 parking fee. There will be vendor stations that will have items to sell, food, crafts, etc. Money raised during event helps funding for 4-H Positive Youth Development programs, The Cooperative Extension Service and the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
What is the Summer Solstice? The summer solstice occurs when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star that it orbits. Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the sun is 23° 26′. It will be the longest “day” of the year, having more sunlight than any other day. On Summer Solstice, the Kenai Peninsula gets about 22 hours of functional daylight! So basically, we will be celebrating the first day of Summer!
The Festival is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula 4-H’ers! The Kenai Peninsula 4-H Summer Solstice Music Festival bases its philosophy on the community minded 4-H motto, “To Make the Best Better.” With this motto in mind, the festival is offered as a healthy, family-friendly venue. Keep in mind it is also a Drug-free and Alcohol-free environment.
Come this Saturday to the Diamond M Ranch on K-Beach Road to enjoy the longest day of the year!