Soldotna Wednesday Market

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At best, the lack of nearby parking in downtown Soldotna every Wednesday in the summer is a nuisance for marketgoers.

But Soldotna Wednesday Market organizer Annette Villa said it can also drive away customers.

“When they drive through and there’s no parking spots, then they tend to leave," she said.

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City of Soldotna

Ten Wednesdays from now, Soldotna Creek Park will again be buzzing with the sights and smells of the Soldotna Wednesday Market.

This time, people can also expect the sounds they're used to. After a year hiatus, the daytime performances and evening concerts will return to the park in full force.

Courtesy of the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District

Farmers market season is right around the corner but so is a giant crop of uncertainty regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Still, market organizers on the central Kenai Peninsula are planning to open on schedule, if not completely as normal.