SITKA - Whether you're out fishing yourself, have friends who generously share their catches or try to buy as much local fish and shellfish as you can, it's hard not to appreciate the bounty of wild seafood at our doorstep.
The Sitka Seafood Festival was started this year to celebrate wild Alaskan seafood and our local fishing industry. The festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Aug. 6-7.
This culinary celebration is scheduled to feature an opening banquet dinner Friday night, with local chefs each showcasing a separate course. Saturday events will include a parade, vendors, bands, cooking demos, contests such as crab races and fish tossing, and more.
More information is available online at sitkaseafoodfestival.org/.