Kenai River Festival


“The coolest festival
in Alaska!”–Synette

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.

For all applicable applications, please visit the Kenai River Festival Application Page or visit the correct subpage for your needs, linked below.

Plenty of hands are needed to help provide education and fun for all. Follow the link above to sign up as a volunteer. Your time is greatly appreciated!

KWF Education Zone
The KWF Kids Zone is busting with free, hands-on fun for the entire family on festival Friday (3pm-6pm) and Saturday (11am-6pm).  

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.

Live Music
Celebrate the glacial waters of the Kenai River through free, live music during the festival.

Friday: 5pm-10pm

Saturday: 4:30pm-10pm

Become a Sponsor
Want to become a sponsor? Click on the link above and fill out the digital form to help support the family friendly fun at the Kenai River Festival.

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.

Friday: Runners feed from 5pm-6pm

Saturday: Race begins at 8am

Beer Garden
The Kenai River Festival Beer will open during the festival Friday afternoon and will serve local brews on Friday (5pm-10pm) and Saturday (5pm-10pm).

Festival Recycling
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.

The Kenai River Festival would not be possible without support from our sponsors!

Working together for healthy watersheds on the Kenai Peninsula since 1997.