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CELEBRATE OUR LOCAL SEAFOOD CULTURE

SITKA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

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SITKA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL 2019! 





Sitka Seafood Festival would not be possible without the generosity, time, and efforts of…

Lance Twitchell, Sitka Public Library, Outer Coast, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, and Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi staff for hosting the Molly of Denali film screenings. Over 100 people attended this showing of the first nationally distributed children’s series to feature an Alaska native character.

Talented artist Liz Zacher for hosting our salmon themed July Paint and Snack. Each participant left with their own unique salmon painting, along with knew knowledge about the salmon life cycle.

Seafood Producers Cooperative for donating totes for our upcoming tote races on August 31st at 6pm, along with LFS Marine Supplies for generously donating gift cards for the 1st place winners.

July Events: Paint and Snack at the ALFA office:

Paint and Snack, July 20th!

Please join Sitka Seafood Festival for a fun and interactive paint and snack from 1-3:00pm at 304 Baranof St as part of the 2019 Sitka Seafood Festival kick-off. For a $20 ($10 for each additional child) admission you get canvas, paint, brushes, instruction, local smoked salmon, snacks, and drinks. Salmon will be the focal point of the paint and snack, painting will be led by Liz Zacher MFA. We’ll be incorporating science related activities to the salmon life cycle and there will be prizes. People of all ages are encouraged to attend! Discounts for families with more than 2 children are available. For more information please contact us at 747-3400 or sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com.

July Events: Boating without the boys at the Alfa office: 

Join us on July 21st, 8:00am-4:00pm at 304 Baranof St, for a women’s recreational boating class! The cost for this one-day class is $125. This women only class will introduce recreational boaters to basic skills needed to safely operate small craft to manage emergencies on the water. Learn skills such as risk assessment, navigation, emergency signals, outboard engines and troubleshooting, and much more! For more information please contact us at 747-3400 or sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com. Register at amsea.org

July Events: Seafood trivia night at Bayview pub:

Monday, July 29th.

Do you think you’re a seafood expert? Put your knowledge to the test! Join us for a fun night of seafood trivia at Bayview Pub, 407 Lincoln St, from 7-9:00! There will be three rounds of trivia with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for winning teams. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcome.

August Events:Open ocean swim race

Sunday, August 11th.

Join the Baranof Barracuda Swim Club from 7am to 12pm for an open ocean swim race. For more information, please visit https://changeyourlatitude.org/

August Events: Paint and snack at the alfa office:

Saturday, August 24th.

Please join us for a second paint and snack event from 1-3:00pm at 304 Baranof St as part of the 2019 Sitka Seafood Festival. For a $20 ($10 for each additional child) admission you get canvas, paint, brushes, instruction, local smoked salmon, snacks, and drinks. Salmon will be the focal point of the paint and snack, painting will be led by Liz Zacher MFA. We’ll be incorporating science related activities to the salmon life cycle and there will be prizes. People of all ages are encouraged to attend! Discounts for families with more than 2 children are available. For more information please contact us at 747-3400 or sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com.

September Events:AMSEA Marine Safety Inspector training course

AMSEA is conducting a five and a half-day U. S. Coast Guard-accepted Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) in Sitka, Alaska starting on September 23 and concluding on September 28. The MSIT provides practical, hands-on experience in marine survival equipment usage and procedures.

 For prices, times, and more information, please visit https://www.amsea.org/sitkaakmsit0923282019

October Events: Fall Fishermen’s Expo

ALFA and the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust will be putting on their next Fishermen’s Expo in the last week of October 2019, as part of an initiative by the Sitka Seafood Festival to involve more fishermen with the festivities. Check back soon for more information!

www.alfafish.org/young-fishermens-initiative

 

In partnership with the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association,  the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust hosted the Sitka Seafood Festival for the first time ever in 2017! We are thrilled to be back for the 2019 season for a festival full of food, games, prizes, educational events, and much more. 

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS | Click here to see a detailed schedule

 
 

Reserve your spot at the Upcoming SSF Paint and Sip Series or DONATE Here!

Want to support the seafood festival by attending an event or by donating cash, silent or live auctions, or food donation? There are many ways to help- click the button below to find out more and make your donation!

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VOLUNTEER

Historically, the festival has been deeply rooted in local volunteerism and community involvement. The event truly could not happen without the support and time donated by Sitkans- thank you to everyone who has already donated time to help with the festival, past and present! 

As they say, "it takes a village"- learn more and sign up to volunteer at the festival below!