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  • A Ketchikan Getaway for Father's Day

    A Ketchikan Getaway for Father's Day

    Mon, Jun 5 2017

    This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll remember for years to come – a rustic Alaskan getaway. Indulge his playful side, his love of adventure, and his competitive spirit with an exciting gift of a fully guided fishing experience. Fully guided packages include deluxe accommodations and meals, and you can even have the chef prepare a fillet from your own freshly-caught catch. Dad’s full day of fishing on one of our 24’ orcas will also include tackle, bait, and weather gear, along with a round-trip transfer to and from the Ketchikan side of the Airport Ferry Terminal. Fish processing and shipping is also provided for an extra charge.

    For those in the family or getaway party who don’t care for fishing, Ketchikan is chock-full of interesting attractions and events. The Main Street gallery will be hosting the second annual Artists of Ketchikan Invitational Exhibit from June 2 – July 28, and the Totem Heritage Center exhibits and historic photographs provide an educational and interesting way to explore the area’s native heritage. To book your Ketchikan getaway, visit: http://www.salmonfallsresort.com/, or call us at (844) 491-1658.

  • The Ketchikan King Salmon Derby

    The Ketchikan King Salmon Derby

    Mon, May 1 2017

    The Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby is scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 27, with the final Awards Ceremony taking place on Friday, June 24, at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. This year’s weigh-in station charities are: Clover Pass Resort Weigh-In Station – Rotary 2000, Knudson Cove Marina Weigh-In Station – Society Of American Foresters (Dixon Entrance Chapter), Bar Harbor Weigh-In Station – Ketchikan Lion’s Club, and the Mountain Point Weigh-In Station – Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad. Sign up by calling (907) 821-8815, or emailing ketchikanderby@gmail.com. For more information, visit: http://www.ketchikankingsalmonderby.com/.

    Although guests of the Salmon Falls Fishing Resort may participate in the Derby, we also provide a variety of both self-guided and fully-guided fishing for participants with all levels of experience and skill. We’ll arrange packages and prices to plan the ideal trip, even for those who don’t plan to fish. Contact us today for bookings and more information on your perfect “staycation” package by calling (844) 491-1658, or visit: http://www.salmonfallsresort.com/.

  • Alaska's Hummingbird Festival: Return of the Rufous

    Alaska's Hummingbird Festival: Return of the Rufous

    Mon, Apr 3 2017

    Every April, the town of Ketchikan hosts the Alaska Hummingbird Festival. This month-long celebration is held in honor of the return of Rufous hummingbirds from their long winter in Central America and the southern U.S. These tiny birds often travel as many as 12,000 miles during their round-trip migration and are welcomed back with feeders placed in various locations throughout the area.

    Their return is also observed by such events as guided bird hikes, arts and crafts workshops, films, special activities for children, and the Hummingbird Art Festival - a juried art show held annually to promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska. This exhibit will be displayed at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center from Friday, April 7th, until June 3rd.

    Hosted by the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, the festival will award cash prizes for Adult and Juvenile Best of Show, Adult and Juvenile First Prize, and Adult and Juvenile Honorable Mention. The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center is located on Main Street in downtown Ketchikan and is open Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, contact Leslie Swada at: lswada@fs.fed.us, or call (907) 228-6290.

  • "Family" Photography Exhibit

    Wed, Mar 1 2017

    From March 3rd-31st, the Main Street Gallery will present “Family,” an exhibit by Ketchikan’s own Nick Bowman. Bowman is a veteran reporter and photographer for the Ketchikan Daily News and this is his first photo show. The focus of “Family” is dogs, and Bowman’s show includes various shots of the animals, including his own Corgi, Charlie, who was his first dog model.

     

    Bowman didn’t start his career with dreams of being an artist. His camera was used for photos to supplement sports and feature articles, but trial and error improved his photography skills and increased his pleasure in the medium. About his dog photos, Bowman said, “There’s just a lot to play with, the texture and the color of the fur, the myriad of color patterns dogs have. Obviously there’s a lot of variation of people too but you really can create some beautiful pictures of dogs.” A total of about 71 prints will be featured in the exhibit. “Family” can be viewed at the gallery all day, during regular hours. For more information, contact Marni Rickleman at the Main Street Gallery at (907) 225-2211. Bowman’s website is bowfoto.com.

  • An Evening of Dance

    An Evening of Dance

    Wed, Feb 8 2017

    “An Evening of Dance” will be performed by the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet. Featuring original choreography by four of the school’s instructors, the performance promises to be their most creative productions yet. One of the highlights will be light-up props and a “totally awesome ‘80s throwback,” as well as numbers that contain different forms of dance, such as jazz, tap, and modern ballet.

    Founded in 1961, the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet is the oldest school of dance in Southeast Alaska, and their mission is to provide the highest available quality of dance education, while supporting each student’s level of creativity and talent. They strive to instill a strong sense of self-discipline and self awareness in each student, and to delight audiences with each performance.

    Performance dates and times are February 23rd and February 24th at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, call (907) 225-9311 or visit: www.ketchikan.dance.

  • Keep Your New Year Resolutions

    Keep Your New Year Resolutions

    Mon, Jan 9 2017

    If you made a New Year’s Resolution to get fit, or to stay fit in 2017, the Gateway Recreation Center will be your best buddy. The Center has two full-size gyms for roller-skating, fitness classes, tot gym, soccer, pickleball, and basketball. There are pools and a dry sauna on site. Their state of the art cardio room has stair steppers, rowers, stationary bikes, treadmills, cross trainers, a summit trainer, and a versa climber. Both universal and free weights are available in the weight room, and there are three racquet ball courts, two of which are adaptable for games of hand ball and squash. Locker rooms and showers are available, and there are plenty of activities for children. On-site childcare is available (for children aged 2–6) for those who prefer their workout in a child-free zone. Monthly and yearly passes are available, along with day passes for visitors. For more information on activities, schedules, and passes, call (907) 228-6625, or visit http://www.borough.ketchikan.ak.us/207/Gateway-Recreation-Center.

  • Celebrate the Arts with The Nutcracker & a Student Art Exhibit!

    Celebrate the Arts with The Nutcracker & a Student Art Exhibit!

    Mon, Dec 5 2016

    On Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th, the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet will present The Nutcracker. The iconic ballet will be performed to recorded music. Call (907) 225-9311 for more details.

    The Ketchikan Theatre Ballet is also Alaska’s oldest dance school, and accepts students for lessons in ballet, tap, jazz, and other forms of dance. Classes are taught year-round to hundreds of students and winter sessions are held Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

    In addition to The Nutcracker, the ballet presents two other major performances annually: An Evening of Dance is performed every February during the Festival of the North, and the Spring Gala in May. They also sponsor the Gigglefeet Dance Festival each August, along with the First City Players and the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council.

    Also, be sure to catch Ketchikan’s Youth in Art show. The exhibit is on display at the Main Street Gallery through Friday, December 9th. Artists of all ages through 12th grade submitted work for the show, so don't miss out on the opportunity to pass by! 

  • Kick Off the Holidays at the 27th Annual Winter Arts Faire Gala

    Kick Off the Holidays at the 27th Annual Winter Arts Faire Gala

    Mon, Nov 7 2016

    Mark your calendars for Friday, November 25, to support the arts and sneak in an exclusive peek at some terrific holiday gift ideas, at the 27th Winter Arts Faire Gala opening reception. Held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center and Cape Fox Lodge, the annual reception serves as the official start of Ketchikan’s holiday season. From 5:00 PM-8:00 PM, there will be live music, appetizers, and a no-host bar.

    Join us for family fun on Saturday, 11/26, from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM and on Sunday, 11/27, from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM, when the Arts Faire continues. Admission is free, so you can make a serious dent in that holiday shopping list with a variety of hand-crafted gifts from over 80 artists. The little ones will have a blast exploring the Faire’s Imagination Station, and don’t forget to snag your Wearable Art Show tickets – they go on sale Saturday morning.

    For details, call (907) 225-2211 or email: MarniR@ketchikanarts.org.

  • Go Daddy-O! Ketchikan Swings in October at the Boombal Dance Hall

    Go Daddy-O! Ketchikan Swings in October at the Boombal Dance Hall

    Mon, Oct 3 2016

    Are you hep to the jive? Do you prefer Benny Goodman to Beyonce or Bieber? Then strap on your dancing hooves and make your way to Ketchikan’s Boombal Dance Hall. October’s theme is Swing Dance and they’re cooking with gasoline!

    Lessons begin at 6:00pm, and practice sessions/dances are from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. They’re open every Sunday evening in October, and everyone is welcome. No partner? No problem! You can fly solo, bring your main squeeze, or cut a rug with a group of friends.

    The cost is $7 to drop in, or you can take unlimited October classes for only $25. If you’re a guest of the Salmon Falls Resort and unfamiliar with the area, the Boombal is located nearby at 330 Main Street, and the resort’s friendly employees will be happy to provide directions.

    So whether you’re a dancing fool wannabe or a dance floor legend, a trip to the Boombal is an absolute must!