Patrons listen to live music during Frozen RiverFest on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Soldotna Creek Park, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Patrons listen to live music during Frozen RiverFest on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Soldotna Creek Park, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Frozen RiverFest to feature drinks, music and fireworks

The annual event is family friendly, despite centering on its offering of brews

Frozen RiverFest will return to Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday, offering live music, a variety of beers and brews, food trucks and fireworks.

The annual event, thrown by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, is family friendly, despite centering on its offering of brews, Executive Director Maddy McElrea said.

There will be 18 brewers, two cideries and a winery represented, McElrea said. Live music will be performed by The Ridgeway Rounders from 4 to 6 p.m., and the Derek Poppin Band from 6-8 p.m. At the end of the night, fireworks will be launched.

“We’re hoping to see families out and about,” she said. Children 12 and under get in for free, and non-drinkers pay a reduced admission fee.

McElrea said that the music and the fireworks would contribute to the family atmosphere.

As of Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 32 degrees and likely snow on Saturday, but McElrea said that warm or cold weather won’t make a difference for Frozen RiverFest — there will be several fire rings set up to keep attendees warm.

“We can huddle around those, make it a little bit more enjoyable while you’re hanging around outside,” she said. “If there’s one thing that I would encourage, it’s good footwear.”

Tickets can be purchased online at 2023frozenriverfest.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. General admission costs $25 and comes with a tasting mug and three drink tokens. Non-drinking tickets are $5. Children 12 and under are free. The event runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about Frozen RiverFest and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, visit facebook.com/soldotnachamberofcommerce or visitsoldotna.com.

Reach reporter Jake Dye at jacob.dye@peninsulaclarion.com.

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