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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 Shuttle Service

The Arts Council wanted 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 August 6 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 FOR THE FREE SHUTTLE SCHEDULE!

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, prizes from Ketch-i-kreatures!

10am-1pm – KIDS CRAFT TABLE OPEN

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

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

10:30am – SLUG RACE (12 & under), Methodist Church parking lot, prizes from Ketch-i-kreatures!

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

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

12:30-5:00pm – MAIN STAGE EXTRAVAGANZA!
     12:30-12:50pm   Scattered Sunshine Trombone Choir
      1:00-1:20pm   ArtsCool
      1:30-1:40pm   Julian Jackson
      1:45-1:55pm   Dillon Kalkins
      2:00-2:50pm   The Free Radicals & Square Dance
      3:10-3:30pm   Peter Jacob
      3:45-5:00pm   Dave Rubin & Crew

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