Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Paint and Snack

Please join Sitka Seafood Festival for an interactive, family-friendly paint and snack taught by local artist and educator, Mark Sixbey, on Saturday, August 24th at 1pm. No experience required and all ages welcome! Mark is a Tsimshian artist with over 25 years of experience as a multi-media artist. Mark is employed by Sitka Tribe of Alaska where he works to bring cultural arts education to all ages. For a $20 admission ($10 for each additional child) you will receive canvas, paint, brushes, painting instruction, finger foods/snacks, smoked salmon and drinks. All artists will get to bring their work home. The event will take place at 304 Baranof Street. Space is limited. Please come dressed to paint. For more information or to RSVP please contact us at 747-3400, or sitkaseafoodfestival@gmail.com. 

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Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Umami: A Tasting Event

Harrigan Centennial Hall, doors open at 6pm  

Sitka Mermaid Festival and the Seafood Festival are partnering to produce the Umami and Seafood Banquet; A Tasting Event.  The term ‘Umami’ refers to the fifth recognized group of tastebuds found in the center of the tongue, enabling humans to detect the oxytocin releasing proteins that sustain us.  Some describe the experience of Umami as more of a feeling than a flavor, or the perfect balance between richness and seasoning. This event will feature locally caught seafood and seaweed. Presenting Partner Alaska Airlines is flying visiting chef Cassandra Drake Kelly of Arcata, California to Sitka, who will work with local chefs to prepare an exquisite selection of small plates and Charcuterie board sourced from the sea.  Performances by Sitka Cirque. Live Music. Beer & Wine Bar. Silent Auction.  



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Aug
31
9:00 AM09:00

Main Day Events

Mermaid Market @ Harrigan Centennial Hall 9am – 5pm

Food Trucks under Crescent Harbor Shelter 11am – 3pm

Sea-Creature and Mermaid Promenade Along the Sea Walk: Gather at New Playground near Sitka Science Center at 11am.  Parade begins at 11:30am and marches down the SeaWalk to Crescent Harbor Shelter  

Kids Games noon – 3pm under Crescent Harbor Shelter

Fish Tote Races at Crescent Harbor 6pm, sign-ups begin at 5pm. Prizes for men and women

Rock the Dock – 5pm-11pm under Crescent Harbor Shelter = live Music, Beer Garden & Food trucks



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Sep
23
to Sep 28

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 more information, go to

https://www.amsea.org/sitkaakmsit0923282019

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Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

Sitka Tells Tales: Wet Feet II

Sitka Tells Tales brings a night of live storytelling and music to town 7 to 8:30 p.m.  The theme is "Wet Feet: Stories on, in. under and of the sea.” Suggested donation is $5. This event hosted by Artchange, Inc. and the Sitka Seafood Festival.  More information to come!

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Aug
6
to Aug 10

Youth Outdoor Survival Camp (AMSEA)

AMSEA is offering a five-day Outdoor Survival Camp for youngsters, grades 6 through 8. Based on AMSEA's K-12 curriculum, Surviving Outdoor Adventures, the camp will teach children age-appropriate skills needed to prevent and survive outdoor emergencies.

Space is limited. Call  (907) 747-3287.

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Sitka Fishermen's EXPO
Nov
8
to Nov 9

Sitka Fishermen's EXPO

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In partnership with the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA), ASFT has worked to support initiatives that help fishermen to start and maintain successful fishing operations. ALFA has a long history of providing educational opportunities to fishermen, both new and experienced. Whether by helping fishermen to choose equipment that is more fuel efficient, teaching them about the political process, or teaching them about new tools and software like bathymetric mapping, ALFA works hard to keep fishermen in the know about the policies that affect them and innovations that can help them to use best practices and fish more effectively. 

ALFA and ASFT banded together to host the first ever Fishermen's Expo in 2016, which offered workshops on topics such as fuel efficiency, fishing for sablefish using pot gear, and reducing sperm whale depredation on longline gear. Since then, the expo has evolved to focus especially on young people and those who are new to the industry by offering workshops focusing on business skills, beginner's courses in seafloor mapping, and safety courses. 

The next Fishermen's Expo is planned for November, 2017, as part of an initiative by the Sitka Seafood Festival to involved more fishermen with the festivities. Check back soon for details! 

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Fish Skin Sewing Class
Aug
22
to Aug 30

Fish Skin Sewing Class

 

A free fish skin sewing class will be held for those age 12 and up, taught by Sheldon Jackson Museum artist-in-residence Joel Isaak. The class is 10:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. weekdays August 22 through 30. Participants will make a single garment with other members and the artist and must order materials beforehand. To register call 747-8981.

Registration opens August 14th. 

The class will be held held Aug. 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29th and 30th. 

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Ocean treasures family day
Aug
19
12:00 PM12:00

Ocean treasures family day

Held at the Japonski Island boat house by the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society. 

Visitors of all ages are invited on a wet and salty treasure hunt around the Japonski Island boat house. Young pirates can grab a treasure map, participate in a quest and get a prize from the treasure chest. More seasoned sea-wolves are welcome to explore our collections, and learn about legal and professional issues behind collecting maritime heritage items. Got a maritime treasure of your own you always wanted to find out more about? Bring it over – our experts will love to take a look and talk about it.

This event is free of charge.

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Walk about the docks: a marine biology tour
Aug
19
10:00 AM10:00

Walk about the docks: a marine biology tour

This is a kid friendly event! Participants will examine examples of the biofouling community that live on the float (pontoon) edges, and talk about all the many cool species on the docks — who they are, where they come from (if not native), what they eat and who eats them. 

Attendees should meet at the Crescent Harbor Shelter (the main shelter) at least ten minutes prior to the start of the tour!! 

This is a “no boots” necessary marine biology trip, and requires no low tides.  

Two tours available- space is limited! Sign up with the form below: 

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Aug
16
5:00 PM17:00

Fish Canning Class

Sitkans love their seafood, and the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen is offering two great classes in conjunction with the Sitka Seafood Festival — How to Fillet a Salmon and How to Can Salmon.

In the first class, held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Sitka Kitch (505 Sawmill Creek Road, inside First Presbyterian Church), local chef Renée Jakaitis Trafton of the Beak Restaurant will teach students how to fillet a salmon. This includes lessons on how to remove the pinbones from the salmon and how to remove the skin. This class costs $15.

In the second class, held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Sitka Kitch, Jasmine Shaw of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service‘s Sitka District Office will teach students how to can the salmon (using the filleted salmon from Tuesday’s class). In addition, she will teach students how to make a simple berry jam while the class waits for the salmon to process in the canner. This class costs $27.50.

As a special deal, the Sitka Kitch has a $35 fee for students registering for both classes. The Sitka Seafood Festival is providing fish and jars for the classes, so there should be little or no food/supply fee.

The registration deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. Registration is capped at 10 students so sign up early to secure your space in these classes.

Register online at our EventSmart page, http://sitkakitch.eventsmart.com/ (click on class title, there is a separate class title to register for both classes and get the discount), using a debit or credit card or PayPal account. You also can call Chandler or Clarice at Sitka Conservation Society (747-7509) to arrange payment by cash or check. For more information about the two classes, contact Jasmine Shaw at 747-9440 or email sitkakitch@sitkawild.org.

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Fish Filleting 101
Aug
15
6:00 PM18:00

Fish Filleting 101

Sitkans love their seafood, and the Sitka Kitch community rental commercial kitchen is offering two great classes in conjunction with the Sitka Seafood Festival — How to Fillet a Salmon and How to Can Salmon.

In the first class, held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Sitka Kitch (505 Sawmill Creek Road, inside First Presbyterian Church), local chef Renée Jakaitis Trafton of the Beak Restaurant will teach students how to fillet a salmon. This includes lessons on how to remove the pinbones from the salmon and how to remove the skin. This class costs $15.

In the second class, held from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Sitka Kitch, Jasmine Shaw of the UAF Cooperative Extension Service‘s Sitka District Office will teach students how to can the salmon (using the filleted salmon from Tuesday’s class). In addition, she will teach students how to make a simple berry jam while the class waits for the salmon to process in the canner. This class costs $27.50.

As a special deal, the Sitka Kitch has a $35 fee for students registering for both classes. The Sitka Seafood Festival is providing fish and jars for the classes, so there should be little or no food/supply fee.

The registration deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12. Registration is capped at 10 students so sign up early to secure your space in these classes.

Register online at our EventSmart page, http://sitkakitch.eventsmart.com/ (click on class title, there is a separate class title to register for both classes and get the discount), using a debit or credit card or PayPal account. You also can call Chandler or Clarice at Sitka Conservation Society (747-7509) to arrange payment by cash or check. For more information about the two classes, contact Jasmine Shaw at 747-9440 or email sitkakitch@sitkawild.org.

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