Sitka Through Four Seasons: A Year Round Guide to Sitka, Alaska

Sitka, Alaska Travel Guide and City Maps

Sitka, Alaska is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and culturally rich history and community, including twenty-two places on the National Register of Historic Places.

2017 is Alaska's Sesquicentennial Commemoration year and Sitka is celebrating 150 Years of Native, Russian and American Heritage. For more information go to alaska150.com.

Need to know where to eat? Visit the Dining section. Planning a trip and want to know what annual events are happening during your visit? Visit the Events section.

There are five maps of Sitka for you to view. Learn about how to travel to Sitka on our Transportation page. Download the PDF version of the guide or view the flash version of the booklet or maps.

Sitka Through Four Seasons Online is the internet companion to our printed guide, freely distributed at various locations throughout Sitka. Ask or look for it when you arrive.

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Sitka Directory

Aspen Suites Hotel – Sitka

The Aspen Hotel is Sitka’s newest hotel with 70 beautiful suites. It’s the perfect place to begin or end your Alaskan vacation. Each suite offers a full-size kitchen, ample living space, complimentary WIFI and coffee in the lobby. Other Aspen properties are located in Anchorage, Juneau, Haines, Soldotna and Kenai.

210 Lake St.

Sitka, AK  99835

P:  907-747-3477

Email:  sitka@aspenhotelsak.com

www.aspenhotelsak.com

Sitka Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge

15 extended stay rooms (with stove top, sinkand utensils) and 25 standard suites.

118 Lincoln St

907-747-3288

Sitka, AK 99835

Website

Westmark Sitka

The Westmark Sitka is located in the center of Sitka, overlooking Crescent Harbor. The Westmark has 105 rooms, an elegant restaurant and lounge serving the best seafood in town, and meeting and banquet facilities.
907-747-6241
330 Seward Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Website

Alaska Premier Charters/ Wild Strawberry Lodge

World Class salmon and halibut fishing! Multi-day fishing/lodging packages. Deluxe home cooking featuring fresh seafood. We promise "Warm Genuine Alaskan Hospitality" and memorable Alaskan experiences at Wild Strawberry Lodge. Located adjacent Thomsen Harbor. Excellent view of harbor and Mt. Edgecumbe. B&B lodging available year 'round with private baths.
800-770-2628 or
907-747-8883
PO Box 2300
Sitka, AK 99835
Website

A Little Something

Coffee Cafe & Frozen Yogurt Shop, Treats, Soup and Sandwiches
Indoor & Outdoor Seating
236 Lincoln St - 907-623-0991 We Deliver

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Bayview Pub

Downtown with breathtaking views, independently brewed NW & Alaska beer, fantastic wine list, full-liquor service with classic craft cocktails. Locally caught (never frozen) seafood, hand-cut fries, and amazing burgers/sandwiches, along with ALL sports on the TVs, family-friendly & late night entertainment – specials on Facebook!
407 Lincoln St
907-747-5300
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Highliner Coffee Co.

Internet Café with wireless broadband. Your local coffee roaster! Serving their own blend of specialized coffee drinks, All day, ready-to-go breakfast & lunch, hot & cold drinks, goodies & more. Located in
Seward Square Mall
Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-4924

Email

www.highlinercoffee.com

North Sister Juice & Crepe Company

Smoothie and Juice Bar

In our new location we are now open and serving organic, freshly pressed juices, superfood smoothies, crepes, acai bowls & soup & salad specials.

327 Seward Square- next to Subway
Sitka, Alaska, AK 99835
907-738-5824

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Sitka Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gourmet meals include locally sourced ingredients; full bar.

118 Lincoln St

907-747-3288

Sitka, AK 99835

The Dock @ Totem Square Inn & Marina

Located on Sitka's Historic Waterfront in Downtown Sitka with beautiful views and great service. The hotel complex has The Dock Restaurant, High Speed Internet Access, Exercise & Meeting Facilities, Business Center, Boat Dock, and much more!
201 Katlian St.
Sitka, Alaska 99835
866-300-1353 
Website

Westmark Sitka

The Westmark Sitka is located in the center of Sitka, overlooking Crescent Harbor. The Westmark has 105 rooms, an elegant restaurant and lounge serving the best seafood in town, and meeting and banquet facilities.
907-747-6241
330 Seward Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Website

Sitka History Museum

Learn about the lives and histories of the people who have lived in Sitka--the Tlingits, the Russians, and the early American settlers in the 13th colony. Informative and attractive displays--a must-see first stop! Visit the museum gift shop featuring many exclusives. Located in the Harrigan Centennial Hall in the Spring of 2017 (home of the New Archangel Dancers), close to downtown and the lightering docks.
Email
Website: www.sitkahistory.org

Island Artists Gallery

Locally created art and gifts Artist owned and operated. Demonstrations, workshops. Open Year Round

205 B Lincoln St.
The Sunny Side of the Street!
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Hours posted on door,
or call 907-747-6536 for info
artsitka@gmail.com

Website

Abby's Reflection Apparel and Quiltworks

Sitka's "Quilt Shop" featuring exclusive Sitka, Alaska fabric, Alaska quilt patterns by local artists, wildlife fabric, quilting fabric, Alaska cross stitch kits and patterns. In addition, Alaska souvenir shirts and Alaska gifts. We are a "Row by Row Shop"! Located next to St. Michael's Cathedral in center of Lincoln St.
231 Lincoln St.
Sitka, Alaska 99835
907-747-3510
Email: abbysreflection@yahoo.com
Website: www.abbysreflection.com

Back Bay Botanicals

Back Bay Botanicals, fine herbal creams and salves featuring organic and wild-crafted herbs, including Devil's Club, can be found in many fine shops in Sitka or online at www.back-bay-botanicals.com.

Mail: 330 Wachusetts St., Sitka, AK 99835
Phone/Fax: 907-747-8375
Email

Harry's Pharmacy and Photo, Harry's Soda Shop

Featuring a 50's style soda fountain, Pharmacy, Natural Health Supplements, homeopathic and Home Health Equipment and Rentals, books, cosmetics, sundries, Complete line of cameras, film, supplies and accessories, including disposable and digital cameras. 29 minute photo processing. WE REALLY WANT TO HELP YOU! Located downtown at
106 Lincoln St.
Sitka, Alaska 99835
907-747-8006
Harry Race Pharmacy Website and White's Pharmacy: www.whitesalaska.com

Old Harbor Books

A full-service bookstore, featuring local author John Straley's Alaska mystery series! We have bestselling fiction and nonfiction titles, journals, greeting cards, and more, as well as a stellar Alaska book collection! Grab a coffee in the attached cafe while you browse our shop. Located downtown next to the Pioneer's Home.
201 Lincoln Street
Sitka, AK 99835
907-747-8808
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Silver Basin

A locally owned kitchen, gift, gourmet food, home & bath store.  We have been in business in Alaska since 1994.   We provide both wedding and gift registries with free delivery & gift wrapping. See us online @ www.silverbasin.com Facebook & Instagram. 
Contact Info:
Silver Basin
124 Lincoln Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835 (907) 747-7607

Sitka Alaska Outfitters

A full service fly shop offering guided trips, rentals and sales of fly fishing equipment and flies. Guided trips and equipment rentals for fishing, camping, boating, ATV riding are available. Marine transportation to forest cabins and remote sites for fishing, camping, hiking, hot springs visits and more.

105 B Monastery St
Phone: 907-966-2301
E-mail
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Sitka Flowers & Chocolate Moose

Fresh flowers, beautiful gifts, gourmet chocolates and espresso. Local delivery and shipping available.

104 Lincoln St
Sitka, Alaska, AK 99835
907-747-5577

@sitkaflowersak

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Tongass Threads Consignment Shop

Tongass Threads, located in the middle of downtown Sitka, is a new and gently used store. We do consignments of all sizes and household items.

236 Lincoln St. #102 In The Franklin Mall, Sitka, AK 99835

907-747-2792
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WinterSong Soap Company

Handcrafted onsite Alaskan herbal soaps, salves, and bath products and gifts, combining the old-fashioned art of soap making with traditional herbal wisdom. Online ordering available at this Website.
Located near St. Michael's Cathedral at 202 Lincoln Street
P.O. Box 1191
Sitka, Alaska 99835
907-747-8949
Email:
wintersongsoap@att.net

Sitka Sound Science Center

The Ahlgren Aquarium has touch tanks, observation tanks, and exhibits showcasing the marine life in Sitka Sound. The SJ Hatchery supports training, research, and educational programs to understand the special relationship hatcheries have with commercial fishing, how they work, and the life cycle of the salmon. On the water at 834 Lincoln St between SJ Museum and Totem Park.

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Alaska Raptor Center

Alaska's premier bald eagle hospital and educational center welcomes visitors to its 17-acre campus to view resident bald and golden eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, and other permanent residents up-close.

P.O. Box 2984

1000 Raptor Way

Sitka, AK 99835

1-800-643-9425 or

907-747-8662

www.alaskaraptor.org

St. Peter's by-the-Sea Bishop's Teahouse

A quiet place to rest and visit. Serving tea and coffee as well as scones and baked goods. The Bishop's Tea House also features items from Alaska and around the world. Located behind St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 116 Lincoln St. Sitka, Alaska 99835
Look for the Tea House sign for our hours.

www.stpeters-sitka.org

Sitka Summer Music Festival

Sitka Summer Music Festival includes nine chamber music concerts equal to the finest heard anywhere in the world.  The Festival begins the first Friday in June and lasts three weeks with a full calendar of events, including concerts on Tuesday and Friday evenings, and two Saturday evening performance.

For more information, 907-277-4852
PO Box 3333, Sitka, Alaska 99835
email
website

Alaska Wildlife Tours

This is the tour to take for an intimate encounter with Humpback Whales & Sea Otters. If you love Puffins our St. Lazaria Island tour is a for you. Fishing & coastal transportation available. Your captain, an Alaskan bush pilot & former Fisheries Enforcement Officer knows all the secret spots.
907-738-1062 or
907-747-3122
Sitka, Alaska 99835
email: forst@gci.net

Sitka Sound Ocean Adventures-
Kayak Tours

Join us to explore the coast less paddled! Sitka is perched at the edge of one of the most beautiful coastal environments in the world - a maze of islands, kelp forests and narrow passages - much of it is accessible only by sea kayak. We offer tours, rentals, marine transport and expedition outfitting services to suit every interest and ability.
907-752-0660
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Website

Esther G Sea Tours

Explore Sitka's majestic wildlife and other natural wonders on your private tour with veteran naturalist, Captain Davey Lubin. Transport to wilderness cabins or remote locations also available. Ride the waves aboard the Esther G II. She's fast, safe and comfortable. For information or reservations call
907-747-6481 or
cell: 907-738-6481
Website

Sea Otter & Whale Quest

 Join Southeast Alaska’s most experienced cruise company for an unforgettable 3-hour wildlife viewing adventure on the island-studded waters of Sitka Sound.  You’ll have the opportunity to observe sea otters, whales, bears, bald eagles and more.  This tour features a $100 cash-back wildlife sighting guarantee.  For information & reservations contact:

In Sitka call: 907-747-8100 or

Toll Free: 1-888-747-8101

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Alaska Premier Charters/ Wild Strawberry Lodge

World Class salmon and halibut fishing! Multi-day fishing/lodging packages. Deluxe home cooking featuring fresh seafood. We promise "Warm Genuine Alaskan Hospitality" and memorable Alaskan experiences at Wild Strawberry Lodge. Located adjacent Thomsen Harbor. Excellent view of harbor and Mt. Edgecumbe. B&B lodging available year 'round with private baths.
800-770-2628 or
907-747-8883
PO Box 2300
Sitka, AK 99835
Website

Sitka Tours

Offering a variety of city tours introducing Sitka...definitely something for everyone! Comfortable Rides, Expert Guides,
Reasonable Rates 907-747-5800 SitkaToursAlaska.com e-mail: aksitkatours@aol.com

Hank's Cab

Intimately experience Sitka in a smoke free Prius.
1-4 passengers.

Reserve your ride by calling the number below or email Hank at email

Website

907-747-8888

Taste of Sitka Sea Walk Tour

Walk along historic Lincoln Street where visitors can experience unique local products and learn about Tlingit and Russian history of Sitka. Historic highlights include Castle Hill, site of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the US. For more information or to book a tour, call

907-738-9245

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Backcountry Bodyworks

Massage therapist, Nora Skeele offers a unique style of bodywork called Structural Integration (otherwise know as Rolfing). This style of bodywork addresses alignment and structural balance, chronic pain from injuries, and post-surgery rehab, focusing primarily on aligning the fascia, a form of connective tissue that envelops all muscles in the human body.
~Eliminate your pain~ Soothe your mind~ Enhance everything you do~
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Hames Center

Hames Center is Sitka's community-run non-profit Gym and Recreation Facility including: Open gym for basketball, volleyball, soccer and pickleball, extensive weights, cardio, climbing wall, raquetball and over 30 group classes each week. There are a variety of drop-in classes, including Spinning, TRX, Bootcamp and more. Drop-ins welcome 7 days/wk.  One block from the harbor on the Historic Sheldon Jackson Campus. Details at hamescenter.org, 907-747-5080

Sitka Community Hospital

Sitka Community Hospital offers a full range of health care services including general medical care, surgery, 24/7 emergency room, laboratory, radiology, rehabilitative services, outpatient clinic, home health, infusion therapy, visiting specialists and long term care.

209 Moller Avenue
Sitka, Alaska 99835

(907) 747-3241

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Sitka Realty

Sitka Realty is a Native Alaskan woman-owned, full service real estate office in downtown Sitka. Located at 228 Harbor Drive at the base of the O’Connell Bridge. Open every weekday until 5pm and weekends by appointment.

We look forward to your call.  Serving Sitka~ A Family Tradition.

907-747-8922
Website: www.SitkaRealty.com

Baranof Realty

Baranof Realty is an independently owned and operated brokerage. Our agents handle all types of real estate transactions:
• Remote and Island Properties
• Residential Real Estate
• Commercial Properties
• Property Management
• Income Properties & Investment Opportunities
Baranof Realty is also the largest property manager in Sitka. 
1-877-747-5635 
907-747-5636
sales@baranofrealty.com

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Alaska Seaplanes

Southeast Alaska’s premier commuter airline serving Sitka, Juneau, Kake, Klawock, Skagway, Haines, Gustavus, Hoonah, Angoon, Tenakee Springs, Pelican, Elfin Cove & Excursion Inlet with Scheduled Passenger and Freight service.

Rocky Gutierrez Sitka Airport

600 Airport Way

Sitka AK 99835

907-747-2819 Sitka

907-789-3331 Juneau

info@flyalaskaseaplanes.com

www.flyalaskaseaplanes.com

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Shelter Cove Publishing

Since 1998, creating marketing solutions with web design, brochures, business cards, photography and branding for Southeast Alaska businesses, agencies and non-profits.
Creating your visions. Website or 907-747-2860.
Email

215 Smith St, Apt G
Sitka, Alaska 99835

Sitka Visitor’s Information Center

Information for visitors and convention organizers.
Visit Sitka
104 Lake Street
Sitka, Alaska 99835
Phone: 800-557-4852
tourism@sitka.org

www.sitka.org

Sitka Maps

There are five maps for Sitka. The Historic Sites of Sitka, a two-page 375kb PDF file, is courtesy of the Sitka History Museum. Click on the images for larger views or the PDF files. Using your mobile device? Try ridesitka.com for an interactive map.

Sitka Downtown Walking Tour Map

Sitka town map

or the PDF file

Sitka Road Map

Sitka Road System map

or the PDF file

National Park Service Sitka, Alaska, Outdoor Recreation Guide

Click on the images for PDF files of the maps.

NPS Outlying Area map  

NPS Downtown Area map

Dining in Sitka

fish= seafood;   link with blue fishfish= advertisers

A Little Something
236 Lincoln Street • 907-623-0991
SPECIALTY: Coffee and Frozen Yogurt. Daily soup, sandwiches and paninis.

Agave Restaurant fish
236 Lincoln Street Suite 107, lower floor, 907-966-3333
Specialty: Two different salsas with warmed taco chips

Alaska Today fish
235 Katlian Street • 907-623-7244
SPECIALTY: Fish and Chips

Asian Palace
327 Seward Street, 907-966-4600
Specialty: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean BBQ

Back Door Cafe
104 Barracks Street 907-747-8856
Specialty: Quality espresso, pastries and lunches

Baranof Island Brewing Co.
1209 Sawmill Creek Rd, 907-747-2739
Specialty: Local brews tasting room includes root beer

Bayview Pub fish
407 Lincoln St (upstairs), 907-747-5300
Specialty: Hand-Pressed Burgers, In-House BBQ, 100% Locally-Caught Seafood

Channel Club fish
2906 Halibut Pt Rd, 907-747-7440
Specialty: Elegant steakhouse with seafood specialties

Dine at Totem Square fish
201 Katlian St (inside Totem Square Inn) 907-747-3693
Specialty: Halibut fish ‘n chips and smoked prime rib

Fly-in-Fish-Inn fish
485 Katlian St., 907-747-7910
Specialty: Prime, Handcut Steaks and Fresh Local Seafood. Happy Hour  Combo from 4-6 daily.

Highliner Coffee Café fish
327 Seward Street, 907-747-4924
Specialty: Breakfast burritos, salmon spread on bagels, locally roasted coffee beans

Kenny’s Wok & Teriyaki
210 Katlian Street, 907-747-5676
Specialty: Chinese & Japanese Lunch & Dinner

Kusina Mang Sol
236 Katlian St, 907-623-0988 (dine-in, take-out and deliveries)
Specialty: Filipino breakfasts, lunches, dinners, hamburgers

Larkspur Caféfish
2 Lincoln Street, 907-966-2326
Specialty: Funky coffeehouse serving light local fare in an old cable house with outdoor seats & ocean views.

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Little Tokyo fish
315 Lincoln St # 113, 907-747-5699
Specialty: Sushi Bar, Sandwiches, Soup & Espresso

Ludvig’s Bistro and Rio'sfish
256 Katlian Street, 907-966-3663
Specialty: Fresh local sea-food from Sitka’s fishers, house-made bread and desserts

Mc Donald’s
913 Halibut Point Rd, 907-747-8709
Specialty: Classic fare with a great view of Eliason Harbor

North Sister Juice & Crepe Companyfish
327 Seward Sq, text/call 907-738-JUCI
Specialty: Alaskan seafood and other
organic local foods, breakfast and lunch.
Soups, acai bowls, fresh pressed juices.
superfood smoothies

The Nugget fish
600 Airport Drive, 907-966-2480
Specialty: Airport restaurant with special dessert pies

Pizza Express fish
1321 Sawmill Crk Rd, # H; 907-966-2428
Specialty: Homemade Pizza & Authentic Mexican Food, Burgers & More

Sea Mountain Golf Course Restaurant
301 Granite Creek Road, 907-747-5663
Specialty: Steak, seafood and full bar

Sitka Hotel, Restaurant & Lounge fish
Specialty: Gourmet meals include locally sourced ingredients; full bar
118 Lincoln St 907-747-3288

Sizzling Chow
326 Lincoln St, 907-747-5673
Specialty: American (traditional), Asian Fusion, Fast Food, Filipino and Sandwiches

Subway fish
327 Seward Street, 907-747-7827
Specialty: Traditional fare

Mean Queen fish
205 Harbor Drive • 907-747-0616
Specialty: Artisan pizzas, craft cocktails; late night food

Westmark Sitka fish
330 Seward Street, 907-747-6241
Specialty: The Raven Dining Room features locally caught seafood and a traditional menu. Enjoy an excellent view of Sitka. You can also eat in the bar.

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Annual Events

January 7: Russian Christmas and Starring
For information, call St. Michael’s Cathedral, 907-747-8120 or write, St. Michael’s Cathedral, P.O. Box 697, Sitka, Alaska 99835.

Early February: Sitka Jazz Festival and All-Alaska Jazz Band
The Sitka Jazz Festival brings professional jazz musicians from around the world to Sitka to teach, inspire, and perform. Check website for dates: www.sitkajazzfestival.com

Mid-February: Banff Film Festival
Banff Film Fest Sitka hosts the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, bringing the spirit of outdoor adventure to the Sitka Performing Arts Center. For more information contact David at 907-752-0907.

March 1-31: Sac Roe Herring Fishery - Dates Depend Upon the Fish!
Wildlife is generally abundant as the herring gather and spawn in Sitka waters. The actual herring fishery is “on call” and the opening is announced by Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game. For a list of other watchable wildlife, call the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau, 907-747-5940 or email: scvb@sitka.org

March 1-16: Sitka ArtiGras
ArtiGras, Sitka’s Music & Arts Festival. ArtiGras features the Wearable Art Show & Runway Extravaganza as well as songwriters' workshops, small Café Concerts, art demonstrations and a Gallery Walk. 907-747-6080; sitkaartigras@gmail.com; www.artigras.info

March: Traditional Blessing of the Fleet
This annual Blessing is given to Sitka’s Fishing Fleet. Call for date: 907-747-3338.

May: Ocean Wave Quilters' Quilt Show
An event sponsored by the Oceanwave Quilters Guild showing new and historic quilts. Mother's Day Tea. Call 907-747-5071 for dates.

May: Annual Julie Hughes Triathlon
9 am at the Hames Athletic & Wellness Center.  Registration is day before.  The 6 mile run, 10 mile bike ride and 1,000 meter swim also has a short course for participants age 12 and under. $20 fee. All cyclists are required to have a bicycle safety check prior to the event. Athletes can compete on a team or individually. For date and information call Susan 907-747-0519.

May: Red Dirt BBQ
Great fun and music for the whole family! The tickets are $20 in advance at Old Harbor Books and $25 at the door and includes BBQ and music. Starts at 6pm at Allen Auditorium, SJ Campus. The profits are for the Autism Speaks and ORCA. Contact Seimeen Bone at indiecountrymusic@gmail.com.

Memorial Day weekend and following weekend: Sitka Salmon Derby
Catch prize-winning fish in the sparkling waters of Sitka. Cash or prizes. Contact the Sitka Sportsman’s Association. For information write PO Box 3030, Sitka, Alaska 99835 or phone 907-747-6790.

June 6-July 2: Sitka Summer Music Festival
The Sitka Summer Music Festival presents internationally acclaimed classical musicians throughout June. Eight concerts will be held in Harrigan Centennial Hall, with breathtaking views of Sitka Sound as the backdrop. Other activities: Brown Bag Lunch Concerts, Family Concert and Ice Cream Social, Crab Feed, Boat Party, Wine and Music with Friends. Information, contact the Festival: 907-747-6774; www.sitkamusicfestival.org

June -July: Sitka Fine Arts Camp at Sheldon Jackson Campus
Since 1973, the Fine Arts Camp has been attracting students ages 12-18 from Alaska and beyond to study the fine arts of theater, dance, music, visual arts, writing and Alaska Native arts. First class professional artists and skilled teachers are recruited throughout the country. For dates and more information, contact: Sitka Fine Arts Camp, P O Box 3086, Sitka, AK 99835 - 907-747-3085 or email: rschmidt@fineartscamp.org; website: www.fineartscamp.org

June: Sitka Chamber Golf Tournament Beginners and experienced golfers are welcome to play! For date, call the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce 907-747-8604 or check www.sitkachamber.com for more info.

July 2-4: Fourth of July Celebration
A grand celebration complete with parade, demonstrations, game and food booths, softball tournament, dance, and fireworks display. Call the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce 907-747-8604 or check www.sitkachamber.com for more info.

July - September: Sitka Farmers Market
Recurring every 2 weeks Saturday, ANB Founders Hall, 235 Katlian Street. Vendors selling fresh local produce, baked goods, jams & jellies, fresh frozen local fish, local art and hand crafts. There will aslo be prepared foods such as grilled black cod for sale. Live music.

The 2017 Sitka Farmers Markets take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays, July 1, July 15, July 29, Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Sept. 2, and Sept 9, at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Founders Hall (235 Katlian St.). For more info go to website: www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org.

Jul: Alpine Adventure Run
The run is limited to 75 runners. The challenging 7 mile mountain run starts at St. Gregory's Catholic Church, heads up Gavan Hilll and follows the trail along the Harbor Mountain rim. Registration fee of $35 includes a T-shirt. If you have any questions or need the date please contact Chris Horan at 907-747-6471 or email horan@acsalaska.net

August: Sitka Seafood Festival
A Festival to experience Alaska's wild and sustainable seafood through entertainment, education and culinary delights. See website for dates: http://sitkaseafoodfestival.org/

August: Sitka “state” Fair
Judged events, Fair Midway food, music and entertainment on the center stage, and a Sitka heARTS photo contest. For date and other info go to sitkaarts.org

September: Labor Day Weekend Mudball Classic Softball Tournament
This annual Labor Day Weekend tournament invites softball teams around the nation to play in Sitka. www.sitkasoftball.com

September: Running of the Boots
Sitka’s answer to Spain’s “Running of the Bulls” -- Pull on your boots and wear your zaniest costume! Lots of prize categories! Proceeds benefit the Sitka Local Foods Network/Sitka Farmers Market. For more information on all the festivities, call 907-966-3066; www.sitkalocalfoodsnetwork.org/.

September: Season's End Celebration
Check www.sitkachamber.com for more info about Season's End Celebration or call the Greater Sitka Chamber of Commerce 907-747-8604 or email: ed@sitkachamber.com.

October 11-18: Alaska Day Festival/Sesquicentennial (2017)
“In this place, Sitka, Alaska, on October 18, 1867, the great land of Alaska was transferred from Russia to the United States.” Celebration of this historical event include ceremonies, a period costume ball, dances, dinners, contests, and a parade. Contact committee member Helen Cunningham at 907-747-6738 or www.alaskadayfestival.org. Special Alaska Airlines rates!

October: Raven Radio's Stardust Ball
Live music, Lip Sync Extravaganza, and costume contest at this annual sell-out fund raiser for local public radio station, Raven Radio. For date call 907-747-5877 or go to kcaw.org.

Month of November: Native American Heritage Festival
For information on the wide variety of activities, including the annual Fashion Show. Please call Sitka Tribe of Alaska 907-747-3207; www.sitkatribe.org

November: Sitka Whalefest
Educational lectures from biologists and speakers, concert, marine tours, and more! Space is limited! Advance reservations recommended toguarantee admission to all events. For information, call 907-747-8878; email director@sitkawhalefest.org or go to www.sitkawhalefest.org.

November – December: Sitka's Holiday Fest
A celebration of the holidays including the Christmas Bazaar, parade, Polar Dip, Christmas concerts, and extended shopping hours. For info check Raven Radio's Community Calendar.

Date TBA: Landlubber's Parade
This annual Christmas parade walks the downtown area in celebration of the holiday season.

December: Sitka Artisan's Market
Held at Harrigan Centennial Hall.  It is a quality retail shopping experience, featuring hand-crafted items, primarily made in Alaska. Proceeds support the Greater Sitka Arts Council. Go to the website for more info.

Whale Watching - The pristine waters around Sitka are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales as they migrate South. View whales from our viewing station at Whale Park, or go to Visit Sitka website, www.sitka.org or see our advertisers above for a list of wildlife boat charter operators who can take you to see these amazing marine mammals.

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