We hope you enjoy the great line-up of activities we have for you this Salmon Jam weekend. All activities take place at Mt. Eyak Ski Hill unless otherwise noted. See shuttle schedule below for how to catch a ride to and from the Ski Hill.
Friday July 14th
6:00 p.m. | 15th Annual Salmon Jam music festival opens: Get ready to dance! Must have wristband to enter. Enjoy local and visiting performers over the course of the evening while sipping a cold brew from our beer garden (optional!).
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Local Arts and Crafts Festival: Get your face painted, paint a rock, peruse local handi-crafts, take a ride on the earthquake simulator, purchase fresh, local oysters and more! (download Arts & Crafts entry form from sidebar to reserve your space)
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Snack Shack: delicious homemade food including oyster stew, salmon chowdah, bread bowls, pizza and mac & cheese. Hot and cold drinks, too!
9:00 p.m. | Beer Money warms up the stage.
10:00 p.m. | Lowdown Brass Band from Chicago take the stage!
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. Download a registration form from the sidebar.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Dumpster Painting: Local artists are invited to paint dumpsters that will be used throughout the community of Cordova. The colorful creations help enhance the vibrancy of Cordova’s streetscapes and highlight local talent.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Small Fry Activities: Join the Prince William Sound Science Center, Copper River Watershed Project, U.S. Forest Service and their partners in education at the festival grounds for fish printing, relays, casting practice, salmon fillet and preserving demonstrations and other exciting hands-on activities. Free homemade ice cream courtesy of Harborside Pizza. Fun for kids & families of all ages! Arts and Crafts Festival will also be open during this time–-your opportunity to support local artists without having to pay the gate fee! Rain location: TBD. Free for everyone!
4:00-5:00 p.m. | Musician Workshop: Up your playing skills with members of the Lowdown Brass Band. Workshop held on ski hill in snack shack. Free for everyone!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Taste of Cordova Wild Food Cook-off: Enter for your chance to win, or just stop by to try delicious dishes that feature Copper River Wild salmon and other local wild foods. Entries must be at ski hill by 4:30 to be judged. Enter a dish and dinner’s on us– get a free salmon BBQ dinner!
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 admission.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Local Arts and Crafts Festival: More chances to purchase locally-made art, snacks and handicrafts and support our local artists.
6:00 p.m. | Salmon Jam Music Festival: Night 2 kicks off. Local and regional musicians start off a full night of live music! Must have wrist band to enter.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. | Snack Shack: delicious homemade food including oyster stew & bread bowls, salmon chowdah, pizza and mac & cheese. Hot and cold drinks, too!
9:00 p.m. | Tyson James Super Funtime Bluegrass Band warms up the stage
10:00 p.m. | Lowdown Brass Band rock the hill!
11:00-ish p.m. | Basket Burning: Witness the community-created work of art burned to help celebrate the waters that sustain us! Guest artist Mavis Mueller will be working with the community to create this work of art throughout the week leading up to Salmon Jam. Stop by the Cordova Center to help out, M-R, 10am-7pm. Click on the “Other Events” tab for more detailed information.