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Photos: 4th annual Salmonstock

A camper sports a colorful hanging basket during the first day of Salmonstock, a 3-day music festival in Ninilchik that was held this year from August 1-3, 2014.
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Salmonstock is held on the Kenai Peninsula fairgrounds, and offers an array of food stands for hungry partiers. August 1, 2014.
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Brian Belay of Anchorage dances with a homemade glowing octopus costume at Salmonstock on August 1, 2014. Salmonstock is a 3-day music festival held in Ninilchick, Alaska.
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Salmonstock has dozens of bands performing throughout the three day event, from noon to late into the night. August 2, 2014.
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Liz Snyder and her 3-year-old son Finn play with a hula hoop at Salmonstock on August 2, 2014. The music festival is family-friendly.
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Kati Ward, right, working of behalf of Bristol Bay United, hands out anti-mining stickers at Salmonstock on August 2, 2014.
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A young audience member dances at Salmonstock on August 2, 2014. The music festival is family-friendly.
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A woman wearing butterfly wings dances at Salmonstock on August 2, 2014.
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Margaret Flannigan, left, and Angelina McMichael dance at Salmonstock on August 2, 2014.
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Audience members enjoy a performance by Lucinda Williams, the headliner of this year’s Salmonstock, on August 2, 2014.
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Audience members enjoy a performance by Lucinda Williams, the headliner of this year’s Salmonstock, on August 2, 2014.
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4-year-old Cody Horne plays air drums with his father Bryan Horne during the Lucinda Williams set at Salmonstock on August 2, 2014.
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Salmonstock is held on the Kenai Peninsula fairgrounds, and offers an array of food stands for hungry partiers. August 1, 2014.
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Ozomatli, a latin-influenced dance band, played late into the night during the second day of Salmonstock on August 2, 2014.
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A salmon-themed torch adorns the main stage during a set by Ozomatli on August 2, 2014.
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Fire dancers offer visual treats for concertgoers during the Ozomatli set early Sunday morning, August 3, 2014.
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Fireworks, although officially banned at Salmonstock, still managed to light the sky early Sunday morning, August 3, 2014.
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A weary Salmonstock reveler sleeps in her chair by a fire early Sunday morning, August 3, 2014.
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Lolo Toohey, age 5, plays in a puddle at Salmonstock on Sunday morning, August 3, 2014.
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Singer-songwriter Emma Hill performs at Salmonstock on Sunday morning, August 3, 2014.
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Sleepy campers remain in their tents late into the day on the third day of Salmonstock, August 3, 2014.
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Salmonstock music festival features scores of bands and educational booths. Last weekend, volunteers passed out informational flyers and anti-Pebble mine stickers. Fire-breathing salmon flanked the main stage. Face-painted kids sprinted up an inflatable slide and hundreds packed into beer gardens with their Salmonstock-issued reusable pint glasses. 

Becca Wolfe, 21, was a volunteer at the festival, working four-hour shifts in exchange for free entry.

“I’m here for various reasons,” Wolfe said. “I’m here -- for the official reason -- because I oppose Pebble mine, and we were also saying last night, I’m here because it’s the biggest party in Alaska.”

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