Date(s) - August 4, 2023 - August 6, 2023
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds
Salmonfest has become widely recognized both nationally and within the state as the most compelling and dynamic event in Alaska. Every year more than 8,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a small city as families and friends fill the region with fish, love, and music. The three day weekend includes over 60 bands performing across four stages, Alaska’s top food, art and brews, as well as a science symposium, and daily children’s program.
We are proud that the Salmonfest family extends internationally and throughout the lower 48. In 2018, tickets were purchased in nine countries and over 40 states. While the majority of attendees come for the music, fun, and friends, the underlying rallying cry is for salmon and the waters and wilds that sustain the precious species. It’s a priority for Salmonfest to distribute proceeds each year in an effort to keep conservation work going. Contributions of over $35,000 were delivered to an array of organizations on the front lines of the struggle to preserve and protect Alaskan salmon. Since 2015, the festival has donated over $100,000 to Alaska’s premier salmon and environmental conservation organizations. Our long-standing sponsors and beneficiaries include: Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Cook InletKeeper, two long standing Homer-based non profit organizations that seek to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish filled waters. In 2019, another 501C3, ARCHES Alaska will provide stewardship of the festival.
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Musical artists for 2023 include:
Old Crow Medicine Show
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Days N Daze
Tom Rigney & Flambeau
Major beneficiaries of festival proceeds include Alaskans Know Climate Change, Musicians United to Protect Bristol Bay, United Tribes of Bristol Bay, and Stand for Salmon. Other organizations that have received donations from Salmonfest include: 4 Valleys Community School, Alaska Sudan Medical Project for Clean Water, Taste of Kenai, Public Radio stations- KDLL, KBBI, KNBA, KMXT, KVMR, Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce, Homer Library, Ninilchik School Basketball teams, Pier One Theater, August Fund (Iditarod Dog Rescue), Stanislaus River Museum, and Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds.
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