Salmonfest has become widely recognized both nationally and within the state as the most compelling and dynamic event in Alaska.  Every year over 8,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a city as families and friends fill the region with encampments full of music, food, fish and love.  Over the three day weekend many of Alaska’s top food, crafts, art and brews are available throughout the grounds and a family friendly atmosphere, including a daily children’s program is part of the four stage extravaganza that includes over 50 acts.

With Salmonfest, we wish to emphasize and celebrate the connection of all Alaskans to the fish and the waters that provide this magnificent resource. We urge everyone from all over the state, and entire country, to come together for this Salmonfest weekend, and find camaraderie in the issues that unite us and put aside the things that divide us. Together let’s continue to move forward and celebrate wild Alaska in a weekend of Fish, Love and Music!

Salmonfest is supported by and benefits The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society. KBCS is a longstanding Homer-based non profit organization that seek to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish-filled waters.

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Cook Inletkeeper has joined the festival as a primary sponsor and partner in our ‘fish first’ advocacy. Inletkeeper will play a crucial role in coordinating educational and outreach components of the festival.

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