Customers pick out plants during the Central Peninsula Garden Club’s annual plant sale at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The annual plant sale is always popular — this year, volunteers said that there was a massive crowd gathered even before the sale opened at 10 a.m., nearly clearing out the tables in less than two hours. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Summer sun, fun arrive on the Kenai

Between the yard sales, lemonade stands, festivals, fairs and markets on Saturday, it was hard not to find something to do.

Residents of the central Kenai Peninsula headed outside the enjoy the June sunshine and warm temperatures Saturday with a variety of activities, from the Kenai River Festival in Soldotna to the Kenai Municipal Airport’s annual Air Fair. On various curbs and lawns, kids tried their hands at selling lemonade for business experience as part of the area’s annual Lemonade Day, and runners lined the shoulder of Redoubt Avenue in Soldotna as part of the Kenai Watershed Forum’s annual Run for the River.

Though a chilly fog hovered over Kenai around midmorning, by early afternoon it had cleared into a sunny blue sky. The National Weather Service is predicting the sun to stick around in the central Kenai Peninsula area from Sunday through Wednesday, with temperatures in the upper 50s to mid-60s.

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Vanessa Lopez of Nikiski arranges necklaces on a rack at the stall for The Studio at the Kenai Saturday Market on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The Kenai Chamber of Commerce coordinates the Saturday markets for farmers and craftspeople on the lawn at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center every Saturday during the summer. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Erik Hamilton, 3 1/2, enjoys the view from the cockpit of a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter at the Kenai Municipal Airport’s annual Air Fair on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. The Air Fair opens up the tarmac to the public to come and get a closer look at a wide variety of aircraft, including small civilian planes, a commercial plane owned by Hilcorp and larger military planes. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

Stuffed salmon hang in a gillnet from the back of the “F/V Sustainability” display at the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s booth at the Kenai River Festival on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. The annual festival, coordinated by the Kenai Watershed Forum, began Friday night and continues through Sunday. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

A pilot signals to the pilots on two nearby planes that he is ready to taxi at the Kenai Air Fair at the Kenai Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion)

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