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New this year at Salmonfest, meet King Sam and Queen Marine


Saturday, Aug. 6 at 3:30 p.m. a parade will be led by the one and only King Sam. King Sam is the inspiration and hard work of Josh Nordstrom and Charlotte Whiteley along with a team working together over the past two months at the Homer Council on the Arts building. Everybody is invited to join in the fun Saturday at 3:30 p.m.  Don’t leave your costume at home, join in the fun at Salmonfest.

Prior to the parade, Salmonfest’s 6th Annual Aerial Group Photo by Mavis Muller will be held at 3 p.m. in the rodeo area. Festival attendees will be arranged into a design inspired by Mavis and the hard work of a team of volunteers. New this year is Queen Marine and the incorporation of moving parts. Everything will be captured in photos thanks to an aircraft, a drone, and a 40' high bucket lift.

Queen Marine and King Sam will then meet for the first time; a kiss is expected.

The parade is fun for all ages. Watch King Sam’s progress on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/821390431326172/, the public group, salmon project.

Come celebrate with us during Alaska’s biggest festival weekend right here in Ninilchik. Over the three-day weekend expect music, food, fish and love in a family friendly atmosphere, including a daily children’s program. All of this is part of the four stage extravaganza that includes over 50 acts. Visit salmonfestalaska.org or visit us on Facebook to see the full schedule.

Salmonfest is supported by and benefits The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society with support from Cook Inletkeeper. KBCS is a longstanding Homer-based non-profit organization that seek to educate the public, and both protect and promote Alaska’s fish-filled waters.

For more information: www.salmonfestalaska.org or see us on Facebook.


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