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2018 Blueberry Arts Festival Schedule of Events! 

(Schedule will be updated if events are changed; schedule subject to change.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 2018
2:00 pm – 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.

3:00 pm – BEST BLUEBERRY DISH CONTEST DEADLINE, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street (entries served at exhibit opening reception).

5:00 -7:00 pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT OPENING, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street.

7:30 pm – 21st ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2018
8:00 am – REGISTRATION OPENS FOR FUN RUN: Front of Police Station, Grant & Main. 

9:00 am – FUN RUN: 1- Mile Children’s Run (12 & under) and 5K Walkers, Presented by Ketchikan Running Club.

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

9:30 am – SLUG WEIGH-IN
for the Big Slug Contest! (12 & under) Methodist Church parking lot.

10:00 am-5:00 pm – BOOTHS OPEN!  150+ artists and vendors!

10:00 am-5:00 pm – BLUEBERRY ART EXHIBIT ON DISPLAY, Main Street Gallery, 330 Main Street.

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

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

12:30 pm -5:00 pm – MAIN STAGE EXTRAVAGANZA!

3:00 pm – GREAT BLUEBERRY BALL ROLL, Main Street, Presented by Ketchikan Youth Court.  Purchase your blueberry ball at the KYC’s booth.

4:00 pm – 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 5, 2018

1:30 pm-1:45 pm – CHECK-IN FOR THE HANDMADE HUMAN POWERED 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, 2:00 pm. Get a registration and waiver form here. Please help thank our NEW SPONSORS Island Air Express !!!

2:00 pm – HANDMADE BLUEBERRY BOAT RACE BEGINS!, Thomas Basin.

3:30 pm – 27th ANNUAL RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, DICK WHITTAKER, and LILLIAN FERENCE MEMORIAL TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA POETRY SLAM & RAIN QUATRAINS CONTEST! New York Cafe, Prizes by Soho Coho, Parnassus Books, Chinook & Co., and the New York Cafe

7:30 pm –  21st ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium.

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 4 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! We will post the bus schedule here when we know it!

  Please join us in thanking our sponsors for the

2018 Blueberry Arts Festival Sponsor:

2018 Handmade Human Powered Blueberry Boat Race Sponsor:

2018 Pet & Doll Parade Sponsor: 

Want to become a sponsor? Call Kathleen! 225.2211