42nd Annual Blueberry Arts Festival
Friday, August 4 – Sunday, August 6, 2017

Always the first Saturday in August!

Applications for the 2017 Blueberry Arts Festival are available!
For an application, stop by the Main Street Gallery, print off this PDF, or APPLY ONLINE HERE.


Start planning to join in on the Blueberry Arts Festival Fun:

Gigglefeet Dance Festival
Blueberry Arts Festival Gallery Exhibit
Pet & Doll Parade
Best Blueberry Dish Contest
Blueberry Beard and Mustache Competition
Blueberry Handmade Human-Powered Boat Race!

Blueberry Arts Festival Shuttle Bus

The Arts Council wants to make sure the Blueberry Arts Festival is accessible to all, so we have worked with Borough Transit to arrange a free shuttle for the festival. The shuttle will run on Saturday, August 5 only, and will offer handicap accessible transportation. This gives people the opportunity to park at the mall to take the bus and get dropped off smack-dab in the middle of the Blueberry Arts Festival! The bus will be the shorter blue bus and will have the Blueberry Arts Festival logo in its window. Click here to see the schedule!

2017 Blueberry Arts Festival Schedule of Events!

(Schedule will be updated as events are confirmed; schedule subject to change.)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 2017
10:00am-12:00pm – FUN RUN: Preregistration, Ketchikan Public Library (or preregister online here!)

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 2017
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 musical escorts will lead us to the  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).

4-6pm – FUN RUN: Preregistration, Ketchikan Public Library (or preregister online here!)

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

7:30pm – 19th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 2017
8am – REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FUN RUN: Front of Police Station, Grant & Main.  Preregistration online, or at the library on Thursday or Friday is strongly recommended!

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.

10am-5pm – BOOTHS OPEN!  150+ artists and vendors!

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

10:30am – SLUG RACE (12 & under), Methodist Church parking lot.

11:30am –  BLUEBERRY PIE-EATING CONTEST, Methodist Church parking lot.

12:30-5:00pm – 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 6, 2017

1:30-1:45pm – 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 – 26th ANNUAL RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, DICK WHITTAKER, and LILLIAN FERENCE MEMORIAL TROUT FISHING
IN AMERICA POETRY SLAM & LOW TIDE LIMERICK CONTEST!
New York Cafe, Prizes by Soho Coho, Parnassus Books, Chinook & Co., and the New York Cafe

7:30pm –  19th 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