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2013 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival


June 17, 2013 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Grab your shades and head downtown this Saturday, June 22nd for the Downtown Summer Solstice Festival brought to you by Anchorage Downtown Partnership, Ltd.!  The FREE festival will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on 4th Avenue from C Street to L Street in downtown.  

Celebrate the longest weekend of the year with the 5th Annual Hero Games, Ice Road Truckers Star Lisa Kelly, Antique Auto Mushers, professional skateboarder Ceejay Walker, Rage City Roller Girls Solstice Showdown, Art Fair, Jazz Fest, Collaborative Minds Block Party with Live Music & performance stages, Taste of Anchorage Food Court, and an Alaskan Kids Zone featuring different kids activities such as Steven’s Puppets, petting zoo, giant sandbox, kayak pool, bubble machine, arts & crafts and much more!

The 5th Annual Hero Games will take place on 4th Avenue and E Street from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This friendly competition among fire, police and military is an entertaining spectacle to watch as teams go head to head in various challenges like tug-of-war, donut eating contest, scooter race and much more.  The winning team will be announced after the games @ 3:30p.m.!

Meet the star of the hit TV series, Ice Road Truckers, Lisa Kelly in Peratrovich Park at 4th Avenue and E Street! Lisa will be available for free pictures and autographs from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Local roller derby team, the Rage City Roller Girls will play a Solstice Showdown bout in Town Square at 4:00 p.m.  Don’t miss this unforgettable flat track match under the sun!

Watch professional skateboarder Ceejay Walker hit jumps and tricks outside Zak’s Boardroom. Walker will be signing autographs on 4th Avenue and G Street.

The Downtown Summer Solstice Festival has all of these and so much more to celebrate the longest day of the year!

For more information or to see a complete schedule of the events, please visit www.anchoragedowntown.org, or  https://www.facebook.com/AnchorageDowntownPartnership You can also call (907) 279-5650.

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