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41st Annual Blueberry Arts Festival
Friday, August 5 – Sunday, August 7, 2016

.Always the First Saturday in August!

ARTISTS & VENDORS: Click here for booth and festival information!


Blueberry Arts Festival Deadlines to Know!

FRIDAY, July 29
5pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT DEADLINE
Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street. Submit up to two pieces to this annual open call exhibit in conjunction with the Blueberry Arts Festival. Open to artists of all ages working in any medium! Awards given for 1st-3rd Place Adult, Honorable Mention, 1st Place Youth, and People’s Choice. Exhibit runs August 5-26, 2015. Get an application here or fill one out when you drop off your artwork.

5pm – KETCHIKAN’S GOT TALENT DEADLINE, This year during the Main Stage Extravaganza, Ketchikan will witness the vast talent of our community. Want to get in on the action for fame and glory? Click here to fill out your application now or stop by the Main Street Gallery to register.

2016 Blueberry Arts Festival Schedule of Events!

(Schedule subject to change.) 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5
2pm – BLUEBERRY PET & DOLL PARADE.  Sponsored by Community Connections Early Learning Program.  Open to kids of all ages!  Dress up your favorite pets and dolls and meet in the city parking at the corner of Grant St and Main St.  Our escorts, the Ketchikan Fire Department Pipes & Drums, will lead us to the new Fire Department for cookies provided by Wells Fargo and the Ketchikan Volunteer Fire Department.

3pm – BEST BLUEBERRY DISH CONTEST DEADLINE, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street (entries served at exhibit opening reception).

5-7pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT OPENING, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street.

7:30pm – 18th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 6
8am – REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FUN RUN: Front of Police Station, Grant & Main.  Pre-Register Online 

9am – FUN RUN: 1- Mile Children’s Run (12 & under) and 5K Walkers, Presented by Ketchikan Running Club.

9:30am – FUN RUN: 5K & 10K
, Presented by the Ketchikan Runners Club.

9:30am – SLUG WEIGH-IN
for the Big Slug Contest! (12 & under) Methodist Church parking lot, Presented by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game with prizes from Ketch-i-kreatures!

9:30-11:30am – KIDS CRAFT TABLE OPEN

10am-5pm – BOOTHS OPEN!  140+ artists and vendors! Vendor list will be posted after June 25th.

10am-5pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street.

10:30am – SLUG RACE (12 & under), Methodist Church parking lot, Sponsored by Alaska Department of Fish & Game with prizes from Ketch-i-kreatures!

10:30-12pm – INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO, Main Street in front of the Main Street Gallery.

11-4pm –  COMMUNITY ART PROJECT, Main Street.  Everyone is invited!

11:30am –  BLUEBERRY PIE-EATING CONTEST, Methodist Church parking lot.  Thank you Bar Harbor Restaurant for the pies!

12:30-4:30pm – MAIN STAGE EXTRAVAGANZA!

3pm – GREAT BLUEBERRY BALL ROLL, Main Street, Presented by Ketchikan Youth Court.  Purchase your blueberry ball at the KYC’s booth.

4pm – BLUEBERRY BEARD & MUSTACHE CONTEST
, Mike’s Elbow Room.  Can your facial hair compete for Best Artistic Presentation, Wild Man or People’s Choice?
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SUNDAY, AUGUST 7

1:00-1:45pm – CHECK-IN FOR THE HANDMADE BLUEBERRY BOAT RACE, Thomas Basin. Be part of this new Blueberry Arts Festival event! Create a human-powered raft style boat and race it for fame and glory! Prizes for Most Creative, Fastest, and Most Likely To Sink, adult and youth categories. Race Time: Sunday, 2:00pm. Get a registration and waiver form here.

2pm – HANDMADE BLUEBERRY BOAT RACE BEGINS!, Thomas Basin.

3:30pm – ANNUAL BLUEBERRY ARTS FESTIVAL POETRY SLAM, New York Cafe.

7:30pm – 18th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

 


 

 Please join us in thanking our sponsors for the

2016 Blueberry Arts Festival:

2016 Pet & Doll Parade Sponsor: 

Community Connections logo

Want to become a sponsor? Call Kathleen! 225.2211