Harbor Air Services

Chasing Tail Tours

Alpenglow Adventures

The Salty Sitkan

Fate Accompli Gallery & Gifts

Orion’s Sporting Goods

Winter Song Soap Company

Pizza Express

Island Artist Gallery

Sitka Science Center Gift Shop

Sitka Flowers & Chocolate Moose

Sitka Pel’ Meni

Explore Sitka:

Sitka Artisans Market

Dates: TBD

Experience this spirited and creative artisan market where Sitka’s best artists and artisans showcase their work.

Native American Heritage Month

Dates: November

Sitka recognizes Native American Heritage Month to honor and recognize the indigenous people of our Nation and state. In Southeast Alaska, the rich cultures of Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and Eyak are celebrated.

Sitka Whalefest

Dates: November

Sitka Whalefest celebrates marine life and the marine environment during a weekend of education and community. Enjoy the event’s presentations, day cruises, artisan market, student sessions, and more!

Alaska Day Festival

Dates: October 18th

The Alaska Day Festival commemorates the transfer of Russia’s Alaska claim to the United States. The historic moment took place in Sitka and is celebrated each year with merriment and music galore.

Sitka Wearable Art Show

Dates: February

Take in a captivating and creating show, with Sitka’s annual wearable arts show. Where community members take on the challenge of creating handmade fashion pieces to present. A night of laughter and stunning design. This event is one for the books.

Mudball Classic Softball Tournament

Dates: September

Softball teams from around the country flock to Sitka for this unique and exciting Labor Day tournament. 

Sitka Mermaid Festival

Dates: August dates to be determined

Become “a voice for the sea” at this annual week-long festival. Dive into the whimsy of this mermaid themed event that hosts ocean-themed activities while providing environmental awareness education. 

Change your Latitude, Open Water Challenge

Dates: August

Takes part in one of the world’s northernmost open ocean races. The event hosts solo and relay competitions. For more details and course information visit their website.

The Uncommon Music Festival

Dates: August

This annual chamber music festival is dedicated to classical music and the community it creates. Take part in one of their workshops, or enjoy a concert in the woods. This event is free of charge.

Sitka Arts and Science Festival

Dates: July and August

Take part in a celebration of arts and science. An exciting event that showcases the importance of learning and discovery.

Alpine Adventure Run

Dates: July

Take part in Sitka’s annual Alpine Adventure Run. A 7-mile long course that traverses the breathtaking Harbor Mt. Ridge Trail. A one-of-a-kind adventure that will further connect you to the community of Sitka! 

Fourth of July Celebration

Dates: July 4th annually

Visiting Sitka over the Fourth of July is a real treat! Enjoy grand firework displays, business decorating contests, a parade, and a town-wide celebration.

Sitka Fine Arts Camp

Sitka Fine Arts Camp offers Alaskan youth throughout the State high-quality arts education and training. Student concerts and performances are held throughout the summer during the program’s season.

Sitka Summer Music Festival

This four-week event brings world-class musicians together for 24 concerts and events hosted in various locations throughout Sitka.

Sitka Salmon Derby

Dates: The weekend of and after Memorial Day

Spend your long weekend reeling in a prize-winning catch! Fun for the whole family, this event is truly unforgettable.

Ocean Wave Quilters Guild Show

Dates: May

Sitka’s Annual Quilt Show, this event occurs every May and is fun for the whole family! Take part in the viewer choice awards and determine whose quilt stands out the most. All proceeds and sales from the auctions are donated to community-based projects.

Spring Art Walk

Dates: Dates to be determined

The Spring Art Walk is a time to experience Sitka’s talented community of artists and their works.

Sitka’s Herring Run

Dates: Typically occurs between March and April

The Sitka herring run is a natural wonder to witness. A time of regeneration for the community and surrounding wildlife. During this time, schools of silver bellied herring churn up the waters of Sitka Sound. The run usually occurs between March and April. 

Sitka Jazz Festival

Dates: February

Enjoy one of Sitka’s biggest events of the year. A three-day jazz festival that features great jazz players from around the country and offers music clinics for participating students.

Russian Christmas and Starring

St. Michael’s Cathedral Dates: January

Experience Sitka’s Russian culture and take part in the week-long celebration of Russian Christmas.

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