Planning Your Trip | Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council

On this page you will find information to help you plan your time while attending the festival.

Festival Activities

Registration: The majority of festival events are FREE and open to all. Several events require pre-registration. Please see the festival brochure for more detailed information including registration information. Donations make this festival possible so please consider a donation of $5 to continue the festival into the future.

Information β€œNest”
Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center, Kenai
Learn about festival opportunities, register for festival events and discuss recent wildlife sightings and viewing opportunities on the peninsula. Located in the Kenai Visitors Center, local experts will be on-site to provide detailed information as well as birding resources and posted festival sightings. Festival attendees are invited to visit the "Nest" to gather free materials to plan your festival experience but also to get your festival button.

Activity Locations: Festival activities are generally located in the Kenai/Soldotna area. However there are events located in the surrounding area. Please see the festival brochure for exact meeting location information.

What to bring on the field trips: Binoculars and/or scope, rain gear, a good pair of walking shoes or boots, snacks, water and your field guides. Please remember to leave no trace by respecting wildlife and removing all of your items when you leave each site.


When visiting the Kenai Peninsula, there are endless options for accommodations! Below you will find information organized by area. Each website provides contact information for a variety of hotels, bed & breakfasts, lodges, cabins and campgrounds to meet every interest and budget.

Soldotna area
Kenai area