Unifying the Public to Preserve and Protect Alaska’s Salmon

Once a Russian settlement dating back to the early 1800’s, Ninilchik currently stands as a must-visit Alaska destination featuring stunning scenery and ample outdoor activities. Outdoor enthusiasts will love locations like Ninilchik State Recreation Area and Deep Creek State Recreation Area, which offer opportunities for sightseeing, claiming, hiking, and more. Visitors should stop by the town’s famous Russian Orthodox Church that’s more than two centuries old, and the town’s most distinctive building.

Salmonfest celebrates Alaska bands

Salmonfest 2016 runs Aug. 5-7 and features a wide-ranging collection of Alaskan bands. Come celebrate during Alaska’s biggest festival weekend right here in Ninilchik.

Jewel booked for Salmonfest

Alaska’s own Jewel becomes the fifth straight female headliner at Salmonfest. Joining an illustrious list of women, (Brandi Carlile, Lucinda Williams, Emmylou Harris, Indigo Girls) who have graced the stage at Salmonfest, we are proud to continue the tradition of being one of the only major festivals in the country that features women at the top of our lineup.

Salmonfest Holds Concert Series at Alice’s

Starting Friday, Alice’s Champagne Palace teams up with Salmonfest to bring a music series, the Salmonfest Concert Series, to Homer that will continue through the August Salmonfest Aftershock Concerts.

Jewel to play at Salmonfest

Continuing a tradition of featuring women musicians to close out the final night, Salmonfest this year brings back to the lower Kenai Peninsula one of Homer’s most successful performers, singer-songwriter Jewel. The daughter of Atz Kilcher and Nedra Carroll, Jewel grew up in Homer as part of the musically talented extended Kilcher family.

SALMONFEST 2017

Right in the heart of the peninsula sits the historic, charming and picturesque village of Ninilchik. Home of the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds and the popular Kenai Peninsula Fair, Ninilchik has, for several years, hosted one of Alaska’s most dynamic weekends.