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2016 Downtown Summer Solstice Festival


June 18, 2016 (Anchorage, Alaska) – Grab your shades and head downtown on Saturday, June 18th 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 downtown.

Celebrate the longest weekend of the year by watching the 8th annual Kendall Toyota of Anchorage Hero Games! The Hero Games will take place on 4th Avenue between C and E Street from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This friendly competition of Alaska’s first responders and military personnel feature U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Coast Guard, Air and Army National Guards, Anchorage Fire Department, and Anchorage Police Department. Watch as teams compete in this race through various obstacle courses involving water balloon toss, tire rolling, donut eating contest, tug of war and much more. The winning team will be announced at 4:30 p.m. on the Hard Rock Café stage on 4th & E st!

Enjoy other activities that the Downtown Solstice Festival has to offer from 12noon – 6pm:

  • Rage City Roller Girls - Watch the Rage City Roller girls race it out in Town Square from 2-3pm.

  • Underground Dance Company – Performs at 12pm sharp.

  • The Beard & Mustache Contest - Town Square; The South Central Beard and Mustache Club will be throwing a beard and mustache competition to try and find Alaska’s most righteous facial hair. Competition starts at 3:30pm.

  • The Kids Zones - Will include a puppet show production put on by Steven’s Puppets, a kayak pool, giant sandbox, petting zoo, and rides, just to name a few! *Please note that the Bungee Bounce & Tons of Fun Inflatables require a fee to ride!

  • The Solstice Skate Jam - Showcases skateboard skills from professional skateboarders and local team members. 12-6pm

  • The Cricket Wireless Presents: Taste of Anchorage Food & Art Zones - Features delectable treats from local Alaskan chefs & food trucks, and local Alaskan Art

  • The Antique Auto Mushers will be showcasing some classic cars ranging from early 1900 Fords to T- birds and Mustangs alike! Walk down memory lane and see some historical American automobiles.

  • Live Music and Beer Gardens – The Hard Rock Café Beer Garden & Music stage has a great lineup! But don’t forget about the other three locations: 4th Avenue stage, Darwin’s beer garden and music stage on G st., and the Gaslight Bar and lounge on G st. are all refreshing stops while heading down 4th avenue! Enjoy food, beer, and great music.

    The official Downtown Summer Solstice Map is available for download! To print for yourself or store on your smartphone for the day of, please click here: http://anchoragedowntown.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/2016- Map.pdf The Anchorage PRESS prints the Official 2016 Downtown Summer Solstice Guide and will be inserted in the Anchorage PRESS on June 18th! (A copy of the content may be provided sooner if requested for reporting purposes)

    Enjoy these events and many more during the Solstice Festival. Come to downtown Anchorage on June 18th to experience one of the best events of the summer! Brought to you by: EasyPark • ConocoPhillips • Diamond Parking • Anchorage PRESS • Movin 105.7 • Delta Air Lines • Kendall Toyota of Anchorage • Cricket Wireless

    For more information or to see a complete schedule of the events, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1635343046789019/ You can also call (907) 279-5650.


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