Kodiak Crab Festival | Schedule of Events
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Schedule of Events

Festival Hours

Thursday, May 26th – Noon to 8 PM*
Friday, May 27th – 10 AM to 8 PM*
Saturday, May 28th – 10 AM to 8 PM*
Sunday, May 29th – 10 AM to 8 PM*
Monday, May 30th – 10 AM to 5 PM*

*Hours subject to change.

EVERYDAY OF THE FESTIVAL

CRAB FESTIVAL SHUTTLE

Thursday 4 PM – 615 PM | Friday- Saturday 12 PM – 715 PM | Sunday 12 PM – 615 PM | Monday 12 PM – 4 PM

Take a ride on Kodiak Crab Festival’s FREE SHUTTLE! Free shuttle courtesy of First Student. Shuttles will run between the High School (cafeteria stairs) and Orpheum Theater every 15 minutes.

98.7 KVOK/HOT 101.1’S ANNUAL CRAB CAB FLYAWAY 2022
98.7 FM KVOK HOT 101.1 FM | May 9th – June 3rd | 8 AM – 6 PM

Pick up your Limited Edition 2022 Crab Cab Bumper stickers at participating businesses for a chance to win (2) two roundtrip tickets to Hawaii. Listen weekdays at 9 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM & 4 PM on 98.7 FM KVOK & HOT 101.1 FM for your license plate number to be called and your name to go in the drawing. For more information call the KVOK Office at (907) 486-5159 or go to www.kvok.com for the rules and participating businesses. The winner will be drawn on Friday, June 3rd during Hotline.

TENNIS TOURNAMENT | CITY OF KODIAK PARKS & RECREATION
Weather Dependent, Baranof Park | May 24th – May 31st | 6 PM

There will be a singles and doubles division. Awards will be presented for 1st in each division. Matches will depend on the weather and will run through Memorial Day on evenings and weekends. Register by Monday the 23rd by 5 PM. Entry is free. For more information and registration, contact tournament director Steve Johnston at (907) 654-7014, or sfjohnston@hotmail.com

FIRST-ANNUAL KODIAL DAILY MIRROR CRAB FEST TOKEN SEARCH 2022
All Around Kodiak | May 26th – May 31st

This inaugural event starts Thursday, May 26th, and runs through Tuesday, May 31st, if the token isn’t found sooner. The Token is a 4-inch wooden circle with official lettering that indicates it is the KDM Crab Fest Token. The token will be hidden on public property, and no digging or property destruction will be required to find it. To find the Token, KDM will be releasing a clue a day starting on May 26th. Thursday’s and Friday’s clues will be put in those issues of the Kodiak Daily Mirror and will also be available at the Crab Fest Headquarters, Booth #1. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday clues will only be available at the Crab Fest Headquarters, Booth #1. The first person to find the Token and return it to the Crab Fest Headquarters booth or the Kodiak Daily Mirror office during regular business hours no later than June 1, 2022, will win $1,000.

DISCOVER KODIAK’S CRAB FEST COLORING CONTEST
Discover Kodiak | May 26th – May 31st | 8 AM – 4 PM

Coloring contest for age groups: (3 and under), (4-6) (7-11), and (12-up). Stop by Discover Kodiak for a page to color and return it by 4 PM on Tuesday, May 31st to be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift card to The Islander Bookshop. Each age group will be eligible for (1) gift card.

Art will be displayed in the visitor center until later in the summer, where then the artists can then come and pick up their entries.

ALUTIIQ MUSEUM | 12 PM
The Alutiiq Museum | May 26th – May 28th | 12 PM – 4 PM

During Crab Festival visit the Alutiiq Museum Gallery and learn about the rich cultural history of Kodiak. Everyone is welcome and admission is free for all during Crab Fest. The Alutiiq Museum gallery and store are open from 12 – 4 PM, Tuesday – Saturday. Located at 215 Mission Road, just up the street from Crab Fest!

ARMY NATIONAL GUARD | BLOOD DRIVE
125 Powel Ave | May 26th – May 30th | 8 AM – 430 PM

You can make the difference. Schedule your appointment with Terra Cupp by calling or texting (907) 654-9419 . For those with recent piercings, there is no wait time, and for those with recent tattoos; if done in Kodiak, you need to wait one month. If done outside of Kodiak, must wait 1 year.

BIG RAYS ANNUAL CRAB FESTIVAL TENT SALE
212 Lower Mill Bay Road | May 27th – May 29th | Opens 9 AM daily

This huge parking lot tent sale is loaded with clearance merchandise and special buys purchased just for this spectacular, twice-a-year event! New items are added daily, deep discounts on your favorite brands, and much more… don’t miss it! For more information call (907) 486-4276.

MONDAY, MAY 30TH

4-H ANNUAL SOURDOUGH PANCAKE BREAKFAST | 9 AM

Kodiak Elks Lodge Upstairs | 9 AM – 12 PM

Join Kodiak 4-H on Memorial Day as they serve you sourdough pancakes from a starter that dates back to well over 100 years ago. This will be their 34th year serving the community a pancake breakfast (to include ham and fruit) and their 4-H families couldn’t be more excited to see you there. They hope to have face painting for kids there too!

LIVE MUSIC FEATURING “HOME BRU” | 10 AM

Crab Fest Stage on the Mall | 10 AM – 2 PM

“Home Bru”, composed of Matt & Chelsea Brunoehler (hence the Bru), Evan Coombs, and Zac Bowers, is a recently
‘re-formed’ band of Coast Guard affiliated folks. We all met in Elizabeth City, NC. We play an eclectic swath of music owing to our unusual instrumentation (banjo + drums) and love of everything from ZZ Top to traditional Irish folk tunes. The band’s sound is heavily influenced by Matt and Chelsea’s love for singing together (lots of harmony), and the Americana experience of moving every 3-5 years for 20 years to places with distinct cultures, scenes, tastes, and genres. Simply put, we like lots of music and can’t wait to share that love with you. New to Alaska, we are very excited to be included in this year’s Crab Festival and hope you will see much more of us around town in the near future.

VETERANS MEMORIAL SERVICE | 11 AM
Kodiak City Cemetery | 11 AM – 12 PM

Memorial Service honoring Veterans. For more information contact Veterans of Foreign War at (907) 486-3195

KODIAK ELK’S LODGE | 12 PM
The Kodiak Elks Lodge, Upstairs Restaurant | 12 PM – 8 PM

The Lodge’s upstairs restaurant and bar will be open to the public for the duration of the event. Because the bar is open as well, anyone under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please note, this event is entirely run by volunteers and any tips received will be donated to local charities!
The Lodge will be serving specials for the duration of Crab Fest:

  • Beer bratwurst with your choice of fixings for $6.50
  • Prime Rib French Dip Sandwich for $12.50
  • 12oz Beer for $4

RUBBER DUCK RACE | 1230 PM
Russian River | 1230 PM

Participants purchase tickets for numbered rubber ducks that are released into the Russian River. 1st place duck to cross finish line earns $1000, 2nd place earns $750, 3rd place earns $500 and 4th place wins a trip to Saltery Cove for fishing with Salty Fly Safaris, 5 wild duck prizes will be drawn at random and will be awarded $100 each. Tickets are available for $10 each or 3 for $25, only 1000 tickets sold. Do not need to be present to win.

BLESSING OF THE FLEET | 1 PM
Ferry Dock | 1 PM – 2 PM

The traditional blessing of the fleet is open to all vessels. A blessing service is sung followed by an Orthodox priest sprinkling each passing vessel with Holy Water. For more information contact the Harbormaster office at (907) 486-8080.

Please do not park at the Ferry Terminal and consider walking or taking the Shuttle to eliminate parking issues.