July 14 & 15, 2017 is Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival in Cordova. A weekend full of fun for the entire family. Live music, wild salmon, good food, arts & crafts, road races, dancin’ and fun activities for kids… this weekend has it all! Visit Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival website for complete details, forms to enter the road races, forms to have an arts & crafts table, and forms to perform at Salmon Jam.
We hope you enjoy the great line-up of activities we have for you this salmon festival weekend. All activities take place at Mt. Eyak Ski Hill unless otherwise noted. Stay tuned for information about shuttle rides that will be available throughout the weekend.
Friday July 14th
6:00 p.m. | 16th Annual Salmon Jam music festival opens!
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Taste of Cordova Salmon Cook-off. Enter for your chance to win, or just stop by to try delicious dishes that feature Copper River Wild salmon.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Local Arts and Crafts Festival; Snack Shack open until 10 p.m. (download Arts & Crafts entry form from sidebar)
9:00 p.m. | Opening band – TBD
10:00 p.m. | Headline band – TBD
Saturday July 15th
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Alaska Salmon Runs road races: King salmon marathon, Sockeye half marathon, Coho 10K, Humpy 5K, Smolt one-mile walk/fun run. See the Alaska Salmon Runs page for more details.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Small Fry Activities: Join the Prince William Sound Science Center and their partners in education at the festival grounds for fish printing, relays, casting practice, fillet demonstrations and other exciting hands-on activities. Fun for kids of all ages! Arts and Crafts Sale will also be open during this time–your opportunity to support local artists without having to pay the gate fee! Rain location: Bidarki Recreation Center. Free for everyone!
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Salmon Barbecue and Alaska Salmon Runs medal announcements. Dinner is $15/adult, $8/child under 12. Does not include Salmon Jam Music admission.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Local Arts and Crafts Festival; Snack Shack open until 10 p.m.
7:00 p.m. | Night 2 of Salmon Jam Music Festival kicks off. Local musicians will rock your socks off! Must have wrist band to enter.
9:00 p.m. | Our opening and headliner bands rocks the stage once again!