The inaugural Sitka Seafood Festival was held in 2010. Inspired by the role that local access to amazing seafood resources plays in our town's culture, a group of dedicated volunteers created the festival to celebrate our seafood culture and industry.
In 2012, the Sitka Seafood Festival became its own nonprofit organization. The festival's history is deeply rooted in local volunteerism, regional sponsorship, and community involvement. After a brief hiatus in 2016, the Sitka Seafood Festival was then adopted by the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust, which will host the 2017 festival for the first time in partnership with the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association.
Thank you to everyone that has been involved in putting on this event, both in the past and this year!
Sitka and its surrounding area is known for excellent fishing, and the seafood industry makes up the backbone of our local economy and culture.
The vision of this festival is to allow locals and visitors to experience and celebrate the fishing culture and heritage that our local economies, palates, and pantries depend on, as well as the unique ecosystems of Southeast Alaska that sustain our fish and families.
Please view our schedule of events for specifics.
CHRISTINE HARRINGTON, LLC Sitka Vision Clinic
The following businesses and organizations have partnered with us to help host the event:
Sitka Conservation Society | Sitka Maritime Heritage Society | ArtChange, INC. | Sitka Kitch | Sitka Film Society | Sheldon Jackson Museum
The following businesses and organizations are hosting booths at the event:
Sitka Tribe of Alaska | Sitka Sound Slayers | Kenwa Karate | Citizens Climate Lobby | Bags For Change | Save Bristol Bay | SEARHC | Sheldon Jackson Museum | Sitka Conservation Society | Ashmo's | Reindeer Red Hots | Sitka Maritime Heritage Society
Special thanks to : Sitka Sound Science Center | Beak Restaurant | Mean Queen | Coliseum Theater | Sitka Farmers Market