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40th Annual Blueberry Arts Festival
First Weekend of August – July 31-August 2, 2015

Booths are filled on a first come – first served basis after all returning vendors have confirmed their space. Questions?
Call Marni at 225.2211.

Click here to fill out a Blueberry Arts Festival Application!

2015 Schedule of Events TBA!


2015 Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, July 31st
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 – DEADLINE for Best Blueberry Dish Contest, 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 – 17th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 1st
8am – REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FUN RUN: Front of Police Station, Grant & Main. 

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!

10am-5pm – BOOTHS OPEN!  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!

11-2pm – INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO, On Main Street in front of the Main Street Gallery.

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

12-12:30pm – PEANUT BUTTER JELLY FISH SING-A-LONG with Peggy Hovik, Methodist Church parking lot.

1pm SPELLING BEE with Alonso Escalante, Methodist Church Sanctuary. Kid & Adult categories!

1-4pm – BATTLE OF THE BANDS, Methodist Church parking lot.

2pm – TRIVIA CONTEST with Tom LeCompte, Methodist Church Sanctuary. Kid & Adult categories!

1-3pm –  COMMUNITY ART PROJECT TBA, Main Street Gallery.  Everyone is invited to contribute to a community art piece!

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 2nd
3pm – ANNUAL RICHARD BRAUGHTIGAN, LILLIAN FERENCE AND DICK WHITTAKER MEMORIAL TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA POETRY SLAM CONTEST, New York Cafe, Hosted by Tom Fowler, Sponsored by Soho Coho Gallery, Chinook & Co., and Parnassus Books. Kids poetry slam kicks it off at 3pm!

7:30pm – 17th ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

 

 

 Please join us in thanking our sponsors for the

2015 Blueberry Arts Festival:

2014 Pet & Doll Parade Sponsor:

Community Connections Early Learning Program

Want to become a sponsor? Call Kathleen! 225.2211

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