Pioneer Park celebrates 'Fairbanks day' on Wednesday


Today was the 10th annual 'Fairbanks Day' hosted by Pioneer Park, and there was something for everyone.

From 1 to 4 pm, it was 'kids fest' where organizations from around town were able to showcase the events they have for youth through the summer.
Park-goers were also entertained by the Pantheon Steel Drums band.
Later, registration for the all-ages lip sync battle started at 5, and participants were judged by Fairbanks Celebrities as the finalists competed for cash prizes.
Also starting at 5, the HooDoo beer garden was welcoming those 21 and up.
And As always, the main attraction was the all-day free train rides loved by children and adults.

Organizers say Fairbanks day is an event designed to get people into the park, remind the community that Pioneer Park is open every day of the summer, and that there's never a shortage of fun for the whole family.

"So from 1 to 4 today is the kids fest, we have local community groups from non-profits in Fairbanks to host kids activities and get out information of their summer events and then we have free train rides, we have some musical performances, we have Pantheon Steel Drums in the playground area. And then tonight from 5 to 9 we will host a HooDoo beer garden and a all ages lip sync battle so we encourage everyone to come down and sign up for that at 5pm."