Frequently Asked Questions

What are Salmonfest's COVID mitigation measures?

As Salmonfest weekend approaches, there are a few things that we would like our patrons and potential patrons to know. 

1. We are limiting capacity and ticket sales. In fact, we will only be selling an additional 500 tickets to ensure our existing ticket holders, artists, vendors, volunteers and staff can enjoy the Salmonfest experience safely. If you are interested in attending Salmonfest 2021, we suggest getting your tickets now because the 500 additional passes will go fast. The last two weeks have always seen the highest % of tickets sold of any two week period all year.  

2. We highly encourage everyone coming to the festival to come vaccinated, and anyone who isn’t to get vaccinated as soon as possible. To that end, the Sleeves Up for Summer campaign will be onsite for those that are interested in information and getting vaccinated at the festival. Those who are not vaccinated will be encouraged to wear a mask.

3. We are planning the festival entirely outdoors. All stages, vending and festival exhibits and activities will be in the open air with enough space for those who choose to social distance to do so. With transmission rate for outside gathering is well under 1% of transmissions, we feel that a vaccinated person outside in the open air is at very low risk.

With the addition of over 40 acres to the festival site, a large and spacious campground and amphitheater, we are confident that we can provide as safe an environment as possible for our patrons, volunteers and staff. We are also part of an incredibly conscientious Salmonfest community that always does its best to care for one another. Please bring that spirit this year as we navigate our return to fish, love and music.  

A more complete list of our mitigation measures to create the safest environment possible are below: 

    • Limiting ticket sales and overall capacity. 
  • Checking people in with roving staff to diminish lines. 
  • Merchandise in an outdoor setting with several POS locations.
  • 50% more POS locations for beer sales and food. 
  • All stages and activities scheduled outside.
  • Vaccination education and availability throughout the weekend. 
Are vaccinations required at Salmonfest 2021?

We highly encourage everyone coming to the festival to come vaccinated, and anyone who isn’t to get vaccinated as soon as possible. To that end, the Sleeves Up for Summer campaign will be onsite for those that are not vaccinated at the festival. Those that are not vaccinated will be encouraged to wear a mask.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Salmonfest is open to all ages. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Certain areas including beer gardens are only open to adults over the age of 21.

What can’t I bring to the event?
Guns, glass, pets, outside alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted anywhere on the festival site.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is available for a small fee across the highway from the fairgrounds. All proceeds support local youth organizations. Because of limited parking space, please park at your campground and make use of the free Salmonfest shuttle that runs all weekend. More information can be found on our website (salmonfestalaska.org).
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can reach Salmonfest by emailing info@salmonfestalaska.org or calling 907-435-7154.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
You may transfer your ticket to another person. Email info@salmonfestalaska.org for help.
Can I update my registration information?
You can update your information via your Eventbrite account.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes. Please bring either the print out of your ticket, or the PDF confimation file on your phone.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable. You can, however, transfer your ticket to someone else’s name.
The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?
It’s best to transfer the ticket into a different name. Please email info@salmonfestalaska.org for help. It is okay if you give your print out to someone with a different name. For this reason, be very careful with your ticket printout. Once the ticket is used and checked off our list, another person will not be able to enter with the same ticket.