2018 Kodiak Crab Festival Schedule

Check back for updates to the 2018 Kodiak Crab Festival Schedule, details will be published as they become available. To get an event listed on the official Kodiak Crab Festival Schedule, complete an event form and return it to the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce by May 1st, 2018.

  • Every day throughout the Festival

    Crab Festival Headquarters! 
    Visit the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce booth on the Midway for Crab Fest information and souvenirs, 2017 Kodiak Crab Festival® posters, clothing, magnets and more. Messages, including lost and found, can be made from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce booth. Please note: The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce works hard to ensure the schedule of events are accurate, but we are not responsible for changes to the schedule beyond our control. Booth Hours: Thurs 12pm-8pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-8pm, Monday 10am-5pm.

    98.7FM KVOK & AM 560 and KRXX HOT 101.1 FM Crab Cab Fly Away 2018
    Sponsored by: Your Homeport Radio Stations!
    Pick up your 2018 Crab Cab bumper stickers at participating businesses for a chance to win 2 roundtrip tickets to Hawaii. Listen from 8am-6pm Mon Friday on 98.7 FM KVOK &AM 560 and on KRXX HOT 101.1 FM for you license plate number to be called and your name to go in the drawing. For more information call 907 486 5159.

    27th Annual Crab Festival Tent Sale at Big Ray's
    Location: Big Ray's, 212 Lower Mill Bay Road
    Hours of operation are 9am to 7pm, Thursday, May 24th through Sunday, May 27th. This huge parking lot tent sale is loaded with clearance merchandise and special buys purchased just for this spectacular, twice a year event! New items added daily, deep discounts on your favorite brands, and much more...don't miss it! For more information call 907 486 4276.

    From Store House to Story House Silent Auction
    Hosted by:Kodiak Historical Society & Baranov Museum
    Location: Baranov Museum, 101 E Marine Way

    Find treasures in troves at the Baranov Museum! A variety of items will be available for purchase at the silent auction from artwork to rare books to tech equipment, and more. Bidding will begin May 24th at 10am and close May 28th at 4pm. All proceeds will benefit the Permanent Exhibit Redesign & Facility Updgrade Project. For more information contact info@baranovmuseum.org or 907 486 5920.


  • Thursday - May 24th, 2018



  • Friday - May 25th, 2018

    1pm-3pm Kodiak Balalaika Players Free Concert
    Sponsored by: Kodiak Historical Society and Kodiak Balalaika Players
    Location: Baranov Museum, 101 Marine Way
    Free annual concert at the Baranov Museum. All ages welcome. Tea and light refreshments will be served. For more information contact education@baranovmuseum.org, or 907 486 5911.

  • Saturday - May 26th, 2018

    10am Crab Festival Grand Parade
    Sponsored by: Kodiak Chamber of Commerce and Kodiak Kiwanis Club
    The parade runs along Mill Bay Road between Powell and Bartel Street. Parking is limited so be sure to come early. To participate in the parade complete a participation form and remit to the Chamber by Friday May 4th. For more information contact chamber@kodiak.org

    10:15am Crab Festival Shrimp Parade (Line-up at 9:15am)
    Sponsored by: Kodiak Area Native Association
    Location: Line-up in the parking lot in front of Noodles, 1247 Mill Bay Rd

    Participants 10 and younger are invited to march in the Shrimp Parade! Lineup at 9:15 a.m. at the parking lot in front of Noodles. All entrants must have adult supervision before the parade and while walking the parade route. Certificates will be awarded for Hottest Wheels, Most Creative, and Most Spirited. Al participants will receive a goodie bag with toys, candy, and info on local schools and daycares! For more information contact chamber@kodiak.org.

    11:30pm-11:45 USCG Search and Rescue Demonstration
    Performed by: United States Coast Guard
    Location: Near Island Channel
    H65 Helicopter will conduct a Search and Rescue Demonstration in the Near Island Channel, with an MC talking through the demonstration. The H65 will be on static display on Oscars Dock from 9am- 2:30pm.

    1pm-2pm Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race
    Sponsored by: Kodiak Fishermen's Wives & Associates and Grundéns
    Location: Boat Ramp near the Harbormaster's Office, 403 W Marine Way
    Teams that want to participate must sign up at the boat ramp by Harbormaster's office before 12:30 p.m. on the day of the event. Serious fun in this popular event! Entry fee is $40 per team. Those who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive a plaque, hooded sweatshirt/sweatpants. First place winners get to hold the traveling trophy for the next year. All participants will receive a T-shirt. For more information call Emily at 539-5699.

    4pm-5:30pm Working Waterfront Harbor Tour
    Hosted by: Kodiak Maritime Museum
    Location: Tour begins at Harborside Coffee, 210 Shelikof Street
    90 minute walking tour of Kodiak's working waterfront. Hear true stories of the sea and learn about the different kinds of fishing boats in Kodiak's harbor from an expereineced fisherman tour guide. Cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children under 12. We recommend no children younger than 10 years old.

  • Sunday - May 27th, 2018

    9am-3:30pm 8th Annual IDIDAROCK
    Sponsored by: City of Kodiak Parks & Recreation
    Location: Mouth of Pasagshak River

    41-mile road bike from Pasagshak to town, 9-mile trail and road run up and down Pillar Mountain, 1-mile lap swim at the Kodiak Community Pool. The ride begins at the mouth of the Pashagshak River promptly at 9am. The ride ends at the Harbormaster's Office on Marine Way. Join the Pillar Mountain Classic runners at the Harbormaster's Office at 12:30pm. You may start this portion early, on time, or late. If you begin early or late, please self-record your run time and give it to the race official or Corey at the Teen Center before 3pm. Finally swim 1 mile (35 laps, a lap is down and back) between 1pm-3:30pm at the city pool. Fins are allowed. Pool staff will provide timer. Participant or race support counts laps. The award ceremony is at the Teen Center at 4pm. Register at the Teen Center by 6pm on Saturday, May 26th. Cost is $30 and includes oficial bike and run splits, pool entry fee, Crab Fest T-Shirt, and a painted IDIDAROCK. For more information contact Tari Lindquist, 907 942 1650 or Betsy Lund 907 654 3122.

    3pm-4pm Fishermen's Memorial Service
    Sponsored by: Kodiak Fishermen's Wives & Associates 
    Location: Fishermen's Memorial Site by the Harbormaster's Office, 403 W Marine Way
    This annual memorial service is to honor fishermen lost in Alaskan waters and lost to the Kodiak community. For more information call Emily at 907.486.5699

  • Monday - May 28th, 2018

    10am-4pm Poker Run for Swim Lessons
    Location: Gravel Pit on Pillar Mountain
    Mountain bike or hike down a Pillar Mountain trail collecting cards along the way. Meet at the Kodiak Island Brewery at 4pm to play the best hand collected. $20 donation goes to provide swim lessons to a child in need. Bikes register at 58 Degrees North, Hikers register at Orion's Sport Shop. Registration window May 7th - May 26th 5pm. Detailed instructions will be given at registration. For additional information contact tarilindquist@gmail.com or 907 942 1650.