The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Tommy Wells
Seward Phoenix LOG 

Hundreds flock to MP for Summer Solstice '17


Bruce Jaffa

Large crowds turned out for the annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival over the weekend. In this photo provided by Bruce Jaffa, cars can be seen lining up along the Seward Highway on Saturday morning for the start of the festivities.

The music was turned up loud and the fun was cranked up even higher this past weekend at the 2017 Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival. The two-day event drew hundreds of visitors to the small community on Saturday and Sunday.

Tommy Wells

Hundreds of people spent time looking through the countless items being sold by vendors at the 2017 Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival. Below, numerous different artists performed live during the two-day event.

"It's been a lot of fun," said Cody Bryden, a soon-to-be freshman at Seward High School who spent much of the weekend working a booth selling hand-made fishing flies and cards.

The activities kicked off early on Saturday with a bevy of live musical entertainment, including performances from Schafer & Chris and Old Timber, which spent more than an hour on stage. Others performing included the Sax Offenders and The Sassholes, Bayou Glace and the Tanana Rafters.

The Tanana Rafters closed out the first day's performances with a 2 1/2-hour show that began at 6:30 p.m.

On Sunday, all the attention turned to the annual auction. The auction brought in more than $3,000 for the Moose Pass Sportsman's Club. Among the more than 100 donated items that were auctioned was an original artwork from Seward's Dot Bardarson. In addition, drawings were held for a $500 give-away from the MPSC as well as a custom knife from I.R.B.I and a bronze work from Shawn McDonald.


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