COMMunity eventS


Join us in celebrating these cherished local traditions organized by the Soldotna Chamber and discover even more exciting events throughout the year on our Community Calendar! Our community is stronger together and we love hosting so many community events.

COMMunity calendar

Wondering what’s happening this weekend? Need to fill your weekdays with fun? Check out the Soldotna Chamber Community Calendar to see what our community has to offer!


Our goal is to provide students, families, and adult learners with information about local & state scholarships and other financial aid opportunities. Many state and local scholarship organizations gather at the event to prepare you for the spring season, when most of these scholarships become public to the community. This is your time to ask how to earn that scholarship!

Frozen RiverFest

Brace yourself for a uniquely Alaskan Beer Festival experience featuring brews from across the state, live music, crackling bonfires, food trucks, & a fireworks show illuminating the Kenai River’s frozen river banks.


Gather all the leprechauns in your family, style up your favorite green and chase down that illusive pot of gold as you us join us as Sweeney’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade weaves its way through the snow-kissed streets, spreading Irish cheer to Soldotna!

Lemonade Day:
Kenai & Soldotna

Experience the spirit of entrepreneurship as our community’s youth seize the chance to explore business every second Saturday of June. Lemonade Day: Kenai & Soldotna is designed to teach kids about starting, owning, and operating their very own business — a lemonade stand!


Free live music, every Wednesday in June, July, and August, from 6pm-9pm.

The Levitt AMP Soldotna Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, which partners with changemakers and nonprofits across the country to activate underused outdoor spaces through the power of free, live music—bringing people together, fostering belonging, and invigorating community life. Presenting high-caliber talent and a broad array of music genres and cultural programming, Levitt concerts are welcoming and inclusive destinations where people of all ages and backgrounds come together.
In 2024, the national Levitt network of music venues and concert sites is presenting 650+ free concerts in 45 towns and cities, with audiences over 750,000. In addition to supporting free concerts, the Levitt Foundation is dedicated to advancing equitable music ecosystems through research and partnerships.


We offer free family activities every Wednesday from 5-6pm throughout June, July, & August. Join us an hour before our Levitt AMP Music in Soldotna Creek Park for a variety of fun activities ranging from arts & crafts, interactive music, or even a color fun run!

Progress Days

A cherished tradition dating back to 1957, Soldotna Progress Days stands as the largest annual event in our community, occurring on the fourth Saturday every July! The festivities include a parade, rodeo, carnival, farmers market, community picnic, and so much more!

Pie Auction

Prepare your sweet tooth and your giving spirit for a highlight of the Soldotna Chamber’s calendar—the annual Pie Auction! With each passing year, this beloved event brings a new theme to life, promising an evening of laughter, camaraderie, and, of course, irresistible desserts up for grabs. Bid boldly on your favorite pies and desserts, knowing that the funds raised goes toward empowering local students through our longstanding Scholarship Program.

Spark soldotna

Spark Soldotna, a ‘Shark Tank’-inspired event showcases local entrepreneurs competing for a $4,000 business grant. This annual competition celebrates innovation and supports small business growth in our community. Join us as our Spark Finalists present their business ideas before our panel of Spark Sharks who will select the evening’s winner!


Every year on the first Saturday of December, Soldotna Creek Park welcomes Santa and his reindeer to the park with warm drinks, live music, a tree lighting, & magical firework!

Awards Celebration

Join us at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce Awards Celebration Luncheon, an annual event honoring outstanding local businesses and entrepreneurs for their resilience and community contributions. This event celebrates community spirit and recognizes the hard work and dedication that strengthens Soldotna.


Our monthly Soldotna Chamber luncheons feature various speakers and topics that are of interest to the business community. It’s a great way to stay connected and network with fellow business owners and political leaders. We frequently team up with the Kenai Chamber for Joint Luncheons.

ribbon cutting

We lead the congratulations when our Soldotna Chamber Members have a Grand Opening, Groundbreaking, or Business Expansion/Rebrand. We arrive with red ribbon and giant scissors in hand ready to celebrate and invite the community to join the party!