coc Kodiak Chamber of Commerce
100 East Marine Way, Suite 300
Kodiak, AK 99615
907-486-5557
FAX: 907-486-7605
chamber@kodiak.org


Crab Fest



The 2013 Kodiak Crab Festival
Schedule of Events

May 23rd - May 27th, 2013

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EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

Crab Festival Headquarters!
Visit the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce booth on the Midway for Crab Fest information and merchandise. Souvenirs, 2013 Kodiak Crab Festival® posters, t-shirts, sweatshirts, sweatpants, yoga pants, fleece jackets, cloisonné pins, key chains, magnets, and more available. Messages, including lost and found, can be made from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce booth. Please note: The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce works hard to ensure the schedule of events is accurate but we are not responsible for changes to the schedule beyond our control.

Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Booth Hours:
Thursday 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Golden Wheel Amusement Rides and Games on the Midway! Fun for the whole family, Sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Rides start at Noon Thursday and run through Monday.

Festival midway may remain open beyond 8:00 p.m. depending on attendance and weather.

Baranov Museum - Located at 101 Marine Way across from the Ferry Terminal Building, the museum is a National Historic Landmark originally built by Alexander Baranov in the early 1800's as a fur warehouse. Explore the large collection of objects rich in Kodiak's history, housed in the earliest documented log building on the west coast. Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4 p.m. (Museum not open on Memorial Day.) For more information call 486-5920.

Baranov Museum Special Exhibit! - Found on Site: Pick up a floorboard, discover a locket. Restore a window, find a doll dress. You never know what surprising objects are hidden within the Baranov Museum, the old Russian American Magazin. This exhibit highlights objects found within the building or unearthed from the ground around it. It also includes objects that belonged to people that lived or worked in the building. Like an old scrapbook, what you find within the magazin is often unexpected. This collection of found objects, images, and stories help us to discover 200 years of Kodiak history: history all found within the magazine.

Crab Festival Poster Sale and Poster Signing at Northern Exposure Gallery, 1314 Mill Bay Road. - 2013 Crab Festival Poster sale! Poster signing with Adina Preston at the Crab Fest Art Show in the Best Western Kodiak Inn on Friday May 24th 6:30-9:30pm; and at our store on Saturday, May 25th immediately after the grand parade until 1:00 p.m. Save 20% on ALL AVAILABLE YEARS Crab Festival posters custom framing orders until June 1st. For more information call Janet at 486-4956.

Alutiiq Museum - Hours of operation: Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon-4p.m. Check out our newly updated gallery. Closed Memorial Day. For more information contact Katie St. John at 486-7004.

KVOK/KRXX - HOT 101.1 FM Crab Cab Fly Away 2013 - Pick up your 2013 Crab Cab bumper stickers at participating sponsors for a chance to win 2 roundtrip tickets to Honolulu, Hawaii. Save the number from the back of the sticker then just listen at 8am, 11am, 2pm & 5pm to KVOK/HOT 101.1 for your number to be called and your name to go in the drawing! Winner will be drawn on Tuesday May 28th. Sponsored by your Homeport Radio Stations! For more info call 486-5159.

20th Annual Crab Festival Tent Sale at Mack's Sport Shop - A huge parking lot sale loaded with clearance merchandise and special buys purchased just for this spectacular, once a year event! New markdowns every day, deep discounts on your favorite brands, and much more...don't miss it! Mack's Sport Shop - 212 Lower Mill Bay Road. For more information call 486-4276. 22ND-26TH 10AM ON EACH DAY

Kodiak Library Crab Fest Book Sale - Giant book sale featuring thousands of adult and children's books, videos, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more! Opens Monday the 20th at 6pm. Tuesday – Saturday opens at 10am. Come early for the best selection - all proceeds benefit your public library!

Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center - 402 Center Street (Corner of Mission & Center). The hours of operation for the week will be: Tuesday, May 21 - Saturday, May 25: 10am - 5pm closed Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27. If you have any questions please call 487-2626 or visit www.KodiakWildlifeRefuge.org.

Blood Bank of Alaska Blood Drive - Roll up your sleeves to donate at the Kodiak Crab Festival! We'll be coming to Kodiak with our terrific phlebotomists, and our dedication to help save lives all over the state! We'll be in the Stellar Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Building (at the corner of Shelikof & W. Marine Way) We'll be there on Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (907) 654-4299 to make your appointment.

News Coverage of Events - All Day, Every Day! Find out the contest winners. Sponsored by AM 560 KVOK and HOT 101.1 FM, KMXT 100.1 FM, and the Kodiak Daily Mirror.

Art in the Park – May 22nd 7:00-9:00 PM at Fort Abercrombie State Park. Enjoy an evening outdoors and music by the High School Jazz Band. Event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments and limited seating provided. Bring your family and picnic on the lawn overlooking beautiful Monashka Bay. Sponsored by Kodiak State Parks Citizen Advisory Board & Friends of Kodiak State Parks.

Edward Jones Tennis Tournament - May 22nd 5 -10 pm - Craig Johnson will coordinate doubles tournament and Steve Johnston will coordinate singles tournament. This event will take place at court 1 and 2 at the Baranof Park. In case of rain, one court will re-locate to the North Star Elementary school, and the other will move to the enclosed Ice Rink at Baranof Park. Call Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or Steve Johnston at 486-3297 for more information.


THURSDAY, MAY 23RD

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Senior Citizens Art Show. Art show featuring senior citizen artists at the Senior Center located 302 Erskine Ave. Art Show throughout the month of May. Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5pm. Call 486-6181 with questions.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Blood Bank of Alaska Blood Drive. Roll up your sleeves to donate at the Kodiak Crab Festival! We'll be coming to Kodiak with our terrific phlebotomists, and our dedication to help save lives all over the state! We'll be in the Stellar Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Building (at the corner of Shelikof & W. Marine Way) We'll be there on Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (907) 654-4299 to make your appointment.

Kodiak Library Crab Fest Book Sale - Giant book sale featuring thousands of adult and children's books, videos, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more! Opens Monday the 20th at 6pm. Tuesday – Saturday opens at 10am. Come early for the best selection - all proceeds benefit your public library!

5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. -Edward Jones Tennis Tournament - Craig Johnson will coordinate doubles tournament and Steve Johnston will coordinate singles tournament. This event will take place at court 1 and 2 at the Baranof Park. In case of rain, one court will re-locate to the North Star Elementary school, and the other will move to the enclosed Ice Rink at Baranof Park. Call Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or Steve Johnston at 486-3297 for more information.

6:00 p.m. - 10p.m. - IN DA MIXX ON DA MALL with DJ Marc "Island Style" Entertainment. Join us for music Games, Dance Contest and Guest Performances. Hosted by DJ Marc. For more information contact DJ Marc at 539-1542.

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Drop off time for all local artists displaying their works at the 13th Annual Crab Festival Art Show sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists. Drop off location is the Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Entry forms available at the Public Library, and Northern Exposure Gallery. There is a $25 entry fee. For more information, call Antoinette at 486-3167. Please pick up your art work on Sunday, May 26th by 4pm.

6:00 p.m. Predicted Mile Race - Held at Joe Floyd Track in Baranof Park, is canceled this year due to track and field construction For more info call 486-8670.

7:15 p.m. Predicted Mile Swim at the Kodiak Island Borough swimming pool. Sign up on the pool deck at 7 p.m. to participate. This is an event in which participants estimate the time it will take them to swim one mile (35 laps, down and back). The winner is the person who comes closest to his or her prediction. Wearing watches is not permitted. There will be awards for first and second place. There is no charge for this event. Contact Corey Gronn for more information, 481-2267.


FRIDAY, MAY 24TH

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Senior Citizens Art Show. Art show featuring senior citizen artists at the Senior Center located 302 Erskine Ave. Art Show throughout the month of May. Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5pm. Call 486-6181 with questions.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Blood Bank of Alaska Blood Drive. - Roll up your sleeves to donate at the Kodiak Crab Festival! We'll be coming to Kodiak with our terrific phlebotomists, and our dedication to help save lives all over the state! We'll be in the Stellar Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Building (at the corner of Shelikof & W. Marine Way) We'll be there on Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (907) 654-4299 to make your appointment.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Kodiak Library Crab Fest Book Sale - Giant book sale featuring thousands of adult and children's books, videos, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more! Opens Monday the 20th at 6pm. Tuesday – Saturday opens at 10am. Come early for the best selection - all proceeds benefit your public library!

Noon – 1 p.m. – Celebrating our Wild & Local Foods – Meet at Gibson Cove (at the end of Gibson Cove Road) Make your way to the beach to join Alaskan Chef Rob Kinneen and local wild foods expert, Gayla Pedersen, in identifying and collecting seaweed and other wild greens. The harvest will be used in Rob's Saturday cooking demonstration! For more information contact Katie St. John at 486-7004. Sponsored by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council and the Alutiiq Museum.

2 p.m. - Kodiak Waterfront Tour - Meet outside Harborside Coffee, across from the small boat harbor ramp. Sponsor Kodiak Maritime Museum This 90 minute walking tour gives visitors and non-fishing residents an up close and personal tour of the Alaskan fishing industry. Learn about the boats, the gear, the fish, and the men and women who make their living in the nation's most dangerous occupation. Hear true stories of huge catches, wild storms, and the tragic losses that sometimes go with working at sea. Guides are long time Kodiak fishermen. Fee $25.00 per person. Contact Toby Sullivan (907) 486-0384 or email info@kodiakmaritimemuseum.org .

4:30 – Brian Young Invitational Post Season All Star Tri-Meet – at the Joe Floyd Track & Field in Baranof Park. Field events begin: Girls High Jump | Boys Long Jump | Boys Shot Put | Girls Discus For more info call Marcus Dunbar at 907-317-4325

5:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m - Edward Jones Tennis Tournament- Craig Johnson will coordinate doubles tournament and Steve Johnston will coordinate singles tournament. This event will take place at court 1 and 2 at the Baranof Park. In case of rain, one court will re-locate to the North Star Elementary school, and the other will move to the enclosed Ice Rink at Baranof Park. Call Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or Steve Johnston at 486-3297 for more information.

6 p.m. – Brian Young Invitational Post Season All Star Tri-Meet – at the Joe Floyd Track & Field in Baranof Park. Running events begin plus Girls Triple Jump. 4 x 200m relay | 110m Hurdles | 100m | 400m | 4 x 800m Relay For more info call Marcus Dunbar at 907-317-4325

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Opening reception of the 13th Annual Crab Festival Art Show located at the Harbor Room Best Western Kodiak Inn. Sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists, Best Western Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar. Art by local artists will be on sale. Also open Sunday, May 26, 12-4 p.m. For more information, call Antoinette Walker at 486-3167. Please make sure that you pick up your art work by Sunday at 4pm May 27th.

Crab Festival Poster Sale and Poster Signing by Northern Exposure Gallery, 1314 Mill Bay Road. - 2013 Crab Festival Poster sale! Poster signing with Adina Preston at the Crab Fest Art Show in the Best Western Kodiak Inn on Friday May 24th 6:30-9:30pm; and at our store on Saturday, May 25th immediately after the grand parade until 1:00 p.m. Save 20% on ALL AVAILABLE YEARS Crab Festival posters custom framing orders until June 1st. For more information call Janet at 486-4956.

8 p.m. – Comedy Show featuring Cowboy Comedian, Kip Attaway – at the Village Bar Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets on sale at the Village Bar.

8 p.m. Kodiak Arts Council presents Marian Call: at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Celebrate Crab Fest Friday with a night of live music! Marian Call is an independent Alaska Singer-songwriter based in Juneau who spends most of the year playing concerts all over North America and Europe. Her songs are quirky acoustic pop, with flavors of folk, funk, and jazz. Eclectic and diverse, her music is always heartfelt and often humorous. Tickets available at the door at 7pm, or in advance through www.kodiakartscouncil.org Sponsored by the Kodiak Arts Council. 486-5291


SATURDAY, MAY 25TH

8:45 a.m. - Grand Parade Line up ** Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year ** Parade participants line up on Powell Ave by Main Elementary School. Judging begins at 9 a.m. Plaques awarded: Grand Prize/Mayors Award, 1st place Marching Group, 1st place Theme Award. Parade sponsored by Kodiak Kiwanis and Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, 486-5557.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Beartown, Arts and Craft Market. The market will be held at the Sun'aq Tribal Building on the Mall. This market offers a wide selection of quality goods, art, Alaska gifts and souvenirs many hand made by local artisans and crafters. For more information contact Annie at 907-486-4542.

9:15 am - Shrimp Parade: Free Goody Bags and Balloons for participants. Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year. The Shrimper will receive Goody Bags from Shell Oil Company, Natives of Kodiak Islandf and Associated Island Brokers Inc. will be giving away free balloons to Shrimpers lined up in the Noodles parking lot. Contact Amanda Sanford for more information at 942-4684. Thank you to our Shrimp Parade Sponsor: Shell Oil Company Natives of Kodiak Island, Native Village of Afognak, Old Harbor Native Corporation, Ouzinkie Tribal Council, Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak, Woody Island Tribal Council, Kodiak Area Native Association, Afognak Native Corporation, Koniag, Inc, Ouzinkie Native Corporation, Shuyak Native Corporation.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Library Sidewalk Book Sale. Book sale featuring thousands of books, videos, DVDs, and CDs at bargain prices. Come early for best selection. All sales benefit the public library. Sale takes place in front of the library - inside the library if it rains. Contact Joe D'Elia for more information 486-8686.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Blood Bank of Alaska Blood Drive. - Roll up your sleeves to donate at the Kodiak Crab Festival! We'll be coming to Kodiak with our terrific phlebotomists, and our dedication to help save lives all over the state! We'll be in the Stellar Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Building (at the corner of Shelikof & W. Marine Way) We'll be there on Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (907) 654-4299 to make your appointment.

10 a.m. - Crab Festival Grand Parade. ** Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year ** The parade runs along Mill Bay Road between Powell and Bartel Avenues. Parking is limited so be sure to come early.
10:15 a.m.- Crab Festival Shrimp Parade. Lineup at 9:15 a.m. at the parking lot in front of Noodles. All entrants must have adult supervision before the parade and while walking the parade route. Everyone wins in this parade! Sponsored by Shell Oil Company, Natives of Kodiak Island and Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, 486-5557.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Crab Festival Poster Sale & Signing at Northern Exposure Gallery, 1314 Mill Bay Road. - 2013 Crab Festival Poster sale! Poster signing with Adina Preston at the Crab Fest Art Show in the Best Western Kodiak Inn on Friday May 24th 6:30-9:30pm; and at our store on Saturday, May 25th immediately after the grand parade until 1:00 p.m. Save 20% on ALL AVAILABLE YEARS Crab Festival posters custom framing orders until June 1st. For more information call Janet at 486-4956.

Noon - 6 p.m. - 13th Annual Crab Festival Art Show Sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists. Best Western Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Art by local artists will be on sale. Also open Sunday, May 26, 12-4 p.m

Noon - 9 p.m. - Edward Jones Tennis Tournament- Double Elimination. Craig Johnson will coordinate doubles tournament and Steve Johnston will coordinate singles tournament. This event will take place at court 1 and 2 at the Baranof Park. In case of rain, one court will re-locate to the North Star Elementary school, and the other will move to the enclosed Ice Rink at Baranof Park. Call Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or Steve Johnston at 486-3297 for more information.

1 p.m. - Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race. Teams that want to participate must sign up at the boat ramp by Harbormaster's office before 1 p.m. on the day of the event. Serious fun in this popular event. Entry fee is $20 per team. Those who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive a plaque and a hooded sweatshirt. First place winners get to hold the traveling trophy for the next year. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Sponsored by the Kodiak Fishermen's Wives & Associates. For more information call Emily at 486-5699.

1 p.m. - Kodiak Island Drummers. Listen to the rhythmic sounds from this drum/percussion group made up of Kodiak youths, on the mall. Always a crowd pleaser! For more information call Michael Daquioag at 539-6966.

2 p.m. - Kids Sawdust Pile on the Mall. Fun for children! Watch the sawdust fly as kids search for $1000 in loose change. Sponsored by the Kodiak Lions Club.

2 p.m.-6.pm- Kodiak Maritime Museum Art Show. The Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium Foyer! Get Your Crab Fest Posters signed by the artist Adina Preston 3-4 PM. Come by to view a series of beautiful and informative fine art illustrations of Alaskan fishing boats! Commissioned by the Kodiak Maritime Museum, the images will be available for printing and framing, courtesy of The Frame Shop. Proceeds support KMM's efforts to preserve Kodiak's maritime history.

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Celebrating our Wild & Local Foods – at the Koniag/KANA Building on Near Island. Come enjoy a cooking demonstration and tasting event featuring locally harvested seafood and wild edibles with Alaskan Chef Rob Kinneen. Sponsored by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council & Kodiak Area Native Association. For more info, contact Rachel Donkersloot at 907-277-5362

3 p.m. – Making A Joyful Noise - Island gospel music from various worship teams that is filled with soul and spirit. Touching your heart and moving you to bob your head, tap, clap, and dance to a joyful noise. On the Mall. For more information call Michael Daquioag at 539-6966.

3 p.m. – Brian Young Invitational Post Season All Star Tri-Meet – at the Joe Floyd Track & Field in Baranof Park. Field events: Boys High Jump | Girls Long Jump | Girls Shot Put | Boys Discus For more info call Marcus Dunbar at 907-317-4325

3:30 p.m. Kids Foot Races. Held in Sargent Park. Youth from two to about twelve years are divided into age groups. Ribbons are awarded to winners and participants. There is no charge for this event.

4:30 p.m. – Brian Young Invitational Post Season All Star Tri-Meet – at the Joe Floyd Track & Field in Baranof Park. Running Events Begin, plus Boys Triple Jump: Exhibition Middle School 1600m | 4 x 100m relay | 300m Hurdles | 800m | 200m | 3200m | 4 x 400m Relay For more info call Marcus Dunbar at 907-317-4325

7:00 p.m. – "Nothing but Net" hosted by Kodiak Assembly of God. They will be having a 3 on 3 tournament along with a 3 point shooting contest. ALSO, one team will have a chance to win $10,000 with a half-court shot! All middle school and high school ages only! It'll be a fun-filled evening with free food, games, and prizes so make sure to come on down! Location: 3416 Woodland Drive (Kodiak Assembly of God) Please contact Jeremiah Olsen at 486-3894 if you have any questions.

7:30 p.m. - Lion's Arm Wrestling Championships held at Tony's Bar on the Mall. Weight classes for men and women. Arm wrestling professional table. Participants must sign up and weigh in by 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10 with proceeds going to Lions Charity. Must be 21 to enter. Sponsored by the Lions Club. This is the highest adrenaline activity at Crab Festival! Contact Pattie for more information, 486-9489.


SUNDAY, MAY 26th

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Beartown, Arts and Craft Market. The market will be held at the Sun'aq Tribal Building on the Mall. This market offers a wide selection of quality goods, art, Alaska gifts and souvenirs many hand made by local artisans and crafters. For more information contact Annie at 907-486-4542.

9 a.m. Pasagshak-to-Kodiak Bike: This 41-mile event begins at the mouth of Pasagshak River and ends on Marine Way in front of the Harbormaster's building. Entry fee is $20. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Awards include first, second and third men's and women's overall winners, medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in five different men's and women's age groups, and t-shirts. Awards will be presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. Register at 58 Degrees North by 6 p.m. Friday, May 25. Contact Corey Gronn for more information at 481-2267. Click here for registration form

9 a.m. Crab Festival Marathon: This standard 26.2-mile marathon begins between Silver Beach and Kalsin Bay and ends on Marine Way in front of the Harbormaster's building. Entry fee is $20. Trophies for men's and women's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Awards and t-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. For more information call 486-8670. Click here for registration form

9 a.m. - KGA Crab Festival Golf Tournament. Bear Valley Golf Course. 9 a.m. shotgun start. 18 hole, one day event. $25 entry fee (Green Fees not included). Entry fees go towards gifts and other prizes. Sponsored by Kodiak Golf Association. Sign-up sheets available at the Golf Course. Contact Alan Skaw at 486-5066 or Bear Valley Golf Course at 487-5323 with questions.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Blood Bank of Alaska Blood Drive. - Roll up your sleeves to donate at the Kodiak Crab Festival! We'll be coming to Kodiak with our terrific phlebotomists, and our dedication to help save lives all over the state! We'll be in the Stellar Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Building (at the corner of Shelikof & W. Marine Way) We'll be there on Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (907) 654-4299 to make your appointment.

Noon - 9 p.m. - Edward Jones Tennis Tournament - Double Elimination. Craig Johnson will coordinate doubles tournament and Steve Johnston will coordinate singles tournament. This event will take place at court 1 and 2 at the Baranof Park. In case of rain, one court will re-locate to the North Star Elementary school, and the other will move to the enclosed Ice Rink at Baranof Park. Call Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or Steve Johnston at 486-3297 for more information.

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. - 13th Annual Crab Festival Art Show located at the Harbor Room Best Western Kodiak Inn. Sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists, Best Western Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Art by local artists will be on sale. Please make sure that you pick up your art work by Sunday at 4pm May 27th. For more information, call Antoinette Walker at 486-3167.

12:30 p.m. Pillar Mountain Race: The traditional Pillar Mountain course starts on Marine Way in front of the Harbormaster building, goes up Mill Bay Road, down Birch, up Pillar Mountain Road, follows the trail west along the top, goes down a rugged trail into Swampy Acres, and back on Rezanof to the finish at the starting line. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in five different men's and women's age groups. Awards and t-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. Click here for registration form

Ididarock: BIKE 41 miles with the bike riders from Pasagshak to town, then RUN the 9-mile Pillar Mountain Classic, and then SWIM one mile between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. at the school district swimming pool (fins okay). Need to pay lap swim fee of $2. Awards presented at the Teen Center at 4:00p.m. Sponsored by Kodiak Parks & Recreation. For more information and to sign up, contact Tari Lindquist at at 486-2498.

1 p.m. - Kodiak Balalaika Players at the Baranov Museum, 101 Marine Way. Sponsored by the Kodiak Historical Society and the Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players. A lively performance of authentic Russian folk music with guitars, violins, violas, flutes, accordions and of course, balalaikas. Enjoy refreshments and free admission to the museum. For more information, call 486-5920.

1:30 p.m. - Kodiak Inn Crab Festival Bed Races. Sponsored by the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Deadline for entries will be Tuesday, May 21st. Entries may be dropped off at the front desk of the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Bed inspection site will be at 1 p.m., half an hour prior to the race, in the Ferry Terminal Parking Lot. A Captain's Meeting will follow the inspection. This year's course runs on Marine Way from the Elks Lodge to the Ferry Terminal. Prizes will be awarded for Best Bed - Fastest Bed -and Best Team Costume. Get your entry in early! And VAROOM down the road with the winning bed!!! For more information call Susan at 486-5712.

2 p.m. – Stickin' It to Cancer High Heel Race. Grab your high heels and help support Relay for Life with this high heel race. The course runs on Marine Way from the Elks Lodge to the Ferry Terminal (same route as the Bed Race). $20 for early registration / $25 if registering the weekend of the race. Prizes will be awarded to winner(s). Contact Carey Devine at 942-3762 or carey.devine@gmail.com.

2 p.m. - Kids Sawdust Pile on the Mall. Fun for children! Watch the sawdust fly as kids search for over a $1000 in loose change. Sponsored by the Kodiak Lions Club.

3 p.m. - Fishermen's Memorial Service at the Fishermen's Memorial Site by the Harbormaster's building in downtown Kodiak. This annual memorial service is to honor fishermen lost in Alaskan waters and lost to the Kodiak community. Sponsored by Kodiak Fishermen's Wives & Associates. For more information call Emily at 486-5699.

6 p.m.- 1 a.m.-. Kodiak Elders Gathering: Dinner and Dancing. Sun'aq Tribal Hall with Live Music by New Stuyohok Band. Admittance fee for the event will be $15.00. Sponsored by Kodiak Elders Council.

8 p.m. – Comedy Show featuring Cowboy Comedian, Kip Attaway – at the Village Bar Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets on sale at the Village Bar.


MONDAY, MAY 27th

9 a.m. & 1 p.m. - K.A.C.O. Take the Kids Fishing Day. Free saltwater fishing trip for Kodiak kids ages 10-12. Departures at 9am and 1pm from the water dock at the end of the spit, pick-up at Dog Bay. Sign up by May 18th and pick up participation forms at Mack's Sport Shop, or Ton of Fun. Kids can come the day of the event if there is space available. Brought to you by the Kodiak Association of Charterboat Operators.

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Kodiak's 4-H 26th Annual Sourdough Pancake Breakfast. Held at the Elks Lodge. Sourdough pancakes made from an original starter that is over 100 years old. 4-H members will prepare and serve all you can eat pancakes. Also served will be ham, coffee, and juice. $5 for Senior Citizens and youth 4-12 years old, $8 for adults, free for age 3 and under. Sponsored by the 4-H Club. Call Marie Rice 487-2589.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Blood Bank of Alaska Blood Drive. - Roll up your sleeves to donate at the Kodiak Crab Festival! We'll be coming to Kodiak with our terrific phlebotomists, and our dedication to help save lives all over the state! We'll be in the Stellar Room of the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center Building (at the corner of Shelikof & W. Marine Way) We'll be there on Thursday, May 23rd through Monday, May 27th from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Call (907) 654-4299 to make your appointment.

11 a.m. - Veterans Memorial Service. Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War and honoring Veterans. This service commences at the city cemetery located on Chichenoff St, located behind Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. For more information, contact the Veterans of Foreign War at 486-3195.

12:00 p.m. –The Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers Performance: will be performing a newly written and choreographed "Memorial Song" honoring our Ancestors, Mothers, Fathers, Sisters and Brothers also our "Hunters, Warriors and Fisherman, and those who took care of our families. The dancers will be dancing our recently carved and painted, beautiful,"Memorial Masks". Performance will be cancelled if raining.

1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Blessing of the Fleet at Pier 1: The traditional blessing of the fleet is open to all vessels. A blessing service is sung followed by an Orthodox priest sprinkling each passing vessel with Holy Water. This year, the service will be sung from the dock of Pier 1 (the ferry dock). Skippers are asked to have their vessels waiting in Shahafka Cove by 1 p.m. Kayakers gather in front of the Vizhunz Hair Salon / Old East Point Cannery dock by 1 p.m. Sponsored by Harbormaster/Russian Orthodox Church. Contact the Harbormaster Office at 486-8080 or on Channel 12 VHF.

2 p.m. - Rubber Duck Race. Held at the Russian River. The 20th Annual running of the Ducks Rotary Fundraiser to benefit scholarship funds. Wagers purchase a numbered rubber duck that is released into the Russian River. The swiftest, most cunning ducky to cross the finish line earns its owner a handsome share of the proceeds. 1st prize- $ 3,000 and 12 other money prizes. Sponsored by the Kodiak Noon Rotary.

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