Community Event

May
15

Kodiak

Thursday, May 15 — Friday, August 15

Visit Kodiak for the King Derby. Over $24,000 in prizes! Net proceeds from the sale of KACO's 2014 King Derby tickets will be used by the Kodiak Regional Aquaculture Association for costs directly related to king salmon enhancement projects accessible to sport fishers on the Kodiak Island archipelago.

Community Event

May
17

Valdez

Saturday, May 17 — Sunday, August 31

The Valdez Halibut Derby features a $15,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest halibut, $5,000 cash for 2nd place and $2,000 for 3rd place. In addition to weekly prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win a 4x4 F-150 Truck.

Community Event

June
1

Whittier

Sunday, June 1 — Monday, September 15

Visit Whittier for the annual Halibut Derby.

Community Event

June
9

Sitka

Monday, June 9 — Friday, July 27

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is a nationally acclaimed program that has served generations of aspiring artists of all skill levels. In addition to class work, students attend live evening performances and presentations by the talented camp faculty. For many rural students, this is their first exposure to professional artists.

Community Event

June
30

Haines

Monday, June 30 — Sunday, July 20

The Lynn Canal Community Players are again sponsoring the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory for students ages 8 to 18. It's three weeks of specialized instruction in the performing arts. This year's play is "The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad," which will be performed on July 18 and 19.

Community Event

July
1

Whittier

Tuesday, July 1 — Monday, September 15

Visit Whittier for the annual Silver Salmon Derby.

Community Event

July
5

Bellingham

Saturday, July 5 — Sunday, July 20

The Bellingham Festival of Music is one of America's premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. Each summer the Festival returns to Bellingham, Washington to perform a repertoire of the finest symphonic music. Members of the orchestra all hold artistically prestigious positions elsewhere, and many of them are principal players in major North American symphony orchestras. The Festival also features world famous guest artists and young rising stars.

Community Event

July
18

Cordova

Friday, July 18 — Saturday, July 19

Visit Cordova for the Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival. A weekend full of fun for the entire family. Live music, wild salmon, good food, arts & crafts, road races, dancing and fun activities for kids.

Community Event

July
19

Ketchikan

Saturday, July 19 — Sunday, July 20

Visit Ketchikan for the annual summer halibut derby.

Community Event

July
19

Valdez

Saturday, July 19 — Sunday, August 31

Visit Valdez for the Silver Salmon Derby. Fishing for silvers in Valdez is a great sport. With the Solomon Gulch Hatchery releasing millions of coho fry each year, the silvers swim right past Valdez and are fairly easy to catch either from shore or by trolling by boat.

Community Event

July
23

Wrangell

Wednesday, July 23 — Sunday, July 27

Celebrate Alaska Bears with Wrangell, during the 5th Annual Bearfest! Workshops, musical performances, native cultural programs, films, story tellers, golf tournament and most important, trips to the Anan Bear Observatory to see black and brown bears.

Community Event

July
26

Ketchikan

Saturday, July 26 — Sunday, July 27

Visit Ketchikan for the annual summer halibut derby.

Community Event

July
31

Haines

Thursday, July 31 — Sunday, August 3

Visit Haines for the Southeast Alaska State Fair. Four fun-filled days at the end of July. Includes a parade, exhibits, logging show, live music, horseshoe tournament, fun-run, kids' stage, amusement rides, Alaska vendors, food and entertainment, live animals, puppet shows and MORE!

Community Event

Aug
1

Ketchikan

Friday, August 1 — Sunday, August 3

Visit Ketchikan for the Blueberry Arts Festival & Gigglefeet Dance Festival. This annual event promises three days of fun music, dance, art, cuisine and contests.

Community Event

Aug
1

Sitka

Friday, August 1 — Sunday, August 3

Experience Alaska's seafood through entertainment, education and culinary delights during the Sitka Seafood Festival.

Community Event

Aug
1

Valdez

Friday, August 1 — Tuesday, August 5

Visit Valdez for Gold Rush Days. A five day celebration honoring the past, present, and future of Valdez. Activities for all ages, including scavenger hunts, dive for gold, night at the museum, historic home tour, pet show, food fair, parade, and much more!

Community Event

Aug
2

Yakutat

Friday, August 2

Visit Yakutat for the Annual Fairweather Day. Music concerts at local establishments and Canon Beach, food booths, fresh oysters, games, tug-of war, beach golf, raffles for prizes donated by local establishments, community dinner, fireworks display, and more!

Community Event

Aug
6
Aug
6

Metlakatla

Wednesday, August 6 — Sunday, August 10

Visit Metlakatla for Founders Day. A four day celebration honoring and remembering the founding of Metlakatla.

Community Event

Aug
8

Juneau

Friday, August 8 — Sunday, August 10

Visit Juneau for the Golden North Salmon Derby. Families, people (young and the young-at-heart) that love to fish, and even some who don't but want to support the purpose of the Derby, spend the weekend in pursuit of Kings and Cohos and the chance to compete for prizes generously donated by local businesses and individuals.

Community Event

Aug
8

Sitka

Friday, August 8 — Saturday, August 9

Visit Sitka for the Home Skillet Music Festival. Music for all ages, featuring local and out of town bands.

Community Event

Aug
8

Valdez

Friday, August 8 — Saturday, August 9

Visit Valdez for the Women's Silver Salmon Derby. Fishing for silvers in Valdez is a great sport. With the Solomon Gulch Hatchery releasing millions of coho fry each year, the silvers swim right past Valdez and are fairly easy to catch either from shore or by trolling by boat.

Community Event

Aug
9

Coffman Cove

Saturday, August 9 — Sunday, August 10

Visit Coffman Cove for the By the Sea Arts & Seafood Festival. Celebrate our marine-based lifestyle with an authentic seaside fair.

Community Event

Aug
11

Bellingham / Lynden

Monday, August 11 — Saturday, August 16

Visit the community of Lynden, near Bellingham, Washington for the Northwest Washington Fair.

Community Event

Aug
23

Juneau

Saturday, August 23

Visit Juneau for Beat the Odds Women's Race Against Cancer, sponsored by Cancer Connection. Distances: 2 mile walk or 5K run. Starts at 9am at the Riverbend Elementary School covered playground. Ladies only; fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. Companion event for men on the same date.

Community Event

Aug
23

Valdez

Saturday, August 23

Visit Valdez for the Richardson Highway Rendezvous Music Festival. Enjoy a day of live music, dancing, food, and fun!

Community Event

Aug
28

Seldovia

Thursday, August 28 — Sunday, August 31

Visit Seldovia for the Craft Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition.

Community Event

Aug
29

Petersburg

Friday, August 29 — Sunday, September 7

Visit Petersburg for the Rainforest Festival Art Show. Enjoy exhibits of art created about the rainforest.

Community Event

Aug
29

Seldovia

Friday, August 29

Visit Seldovia for the End of Summer Fun Run.

Community Event

Aug
29

Sand Point

Friday, August 29 — Monday, September 1

Visit Sand Point for the Sand Point Silver Salmon Derby.

Community Event

Aug
30

Kodiak

Saturday, August 30 — Monday, September 1

Visit Kodiak for the Kodiak Rodeo & State Fair. Locals enter textile goods, canned goods, breads, jams, and animals of all kinds in the American tradition. Of course, there's a rodeo too!

Community Event

Aug
30

Sitka

Saturday, August 30 — Monday, September 1

Visit Sitka for the Mudball Softball Tournament. This Labor Day weekend tournament invites softball teams from around the nation.

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