Thursday, Sept 8 — Sunday, Sept 11

This year's festival is being held in conjunction with the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society's Wooden Boat Festival,
 and also events being held by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies and the Kachemak Bay Running Club.
We've coordinated schedules and teamed up for key events to create four days of marine festival fun! 


Thursday, September 8, 2016

6-7:30 pm at Land's End Resort Conference Room:  The Center for Alaska Coastal Studies will be holding their 2016 Kachemak Bay CoastWalk Kick-Off.  Chowder will be served, and you can choose YOUR zone on Kachemak Bay and pick up a CoastWalk packet.

7 pm at the Salty Dawg:  Join the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society for sea shanties, tall tales and fishing poetry.  Bring your own or come to listen!

Friday, September 9, 2016  

10 am at the Fishing Hole Campground, behind Pier One Theater:  Set up festival shelter, wood stove, etc.
KBWBS will provide lunch after for any volunteers helping with this.

6-9 pm at the Islands and Oceans Visitor Center:  This free evening reception is hosted by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council
and the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society. The event will include light refreshments, a talk on halibut ecology by Claude Dykstra of the International Pacific Halibut Commission, and a viewing of the film Tordenskjold, a movie about one of the North Pacific's historical wooden halibut schooners. 
T-shirts and hoodies available for sale. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

10 am-5 pm at the Fishing Hole Campground -- Wooden Boat Festival on the Spit

Boats, kids boat building, traditional handcrafts, food vendor, booths by other ocean/fish friendly organizations/people, blacksmithing, T-shirt and hoodie concession, boat-builders show their handiwork.  Bring Your Own Wooden Boat!

2-4 pm:  Join the Alaska Marine Conservation Council at the festival grounds for a free Community  Fish Fry.
Enjoy beer-battered halibut and fresh veggie sides made with food donate by local fishermen and farmers. 

6 pm at Alice's Champagne Palace:  $10 Cover charge.
Have dinner and a drink before the auction starts at 7.
Live and silent auctions to benefit KBWBS and AMCC, including re-purposed buoys decorated and donated by Alaskan artists!
The dancing starts when the auction closes, with live music provided by the Rogues and Wenches, Anchorage’s Celtic bawdy band.
(Check them out at:  www.roguesandwenches.com.)

Sunday, September 11, 2016

10 am at the end of the spit (near Land's End) -- Halibut Hustle 5K Fun Run.
Visit:  http://kachemakbayrunningclub.org to register or to get more info.

Noon-5 pm at the Fishing Hole Campground -- Wooden Boat Festival continues on the Spit

Chantey sing-along with the Rogues and Wenches, noon to 2 p.m. 

For more information or to volunteer for an event during this year's Homer Halibut Festival, please contact Hannah Heimbuch at hannah@akmarine.org.