Alaska Wild Salmon Day is Friday

Alaska Wild Salmon Day in Homer is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Karen Hornaday Park.

In 2016 Gov. Bill Walker declared Aug. 10 the new state holiday. Cook Inletkeeper sponsors Homer’s first Alaska Wild Salmon Day. It is open to the public with a free salmon barbecue, live entertainment by Johnny B. and members of Holy Santos Gang.

The event also features storytellers, fisher-poetry, a salmon-themed obstacle course, net hanging demonstrations, arts and crafts, research and information booths, and more. Also learn about Proposition 1, the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative.