Homer Winter Carnival Events

Friday, February 12:

Mr. Homer Pageant: 

8 p.m. at Alice’s Champagne Palace 

Entries are still open. Contact Dax for more information at 907-299-0319.

“Pretty much anything alive can enter. In fact, I would love to see a coat rack enter. The weirder the better,” Dax said.

There will be three rounds to the pageant: introduction/interview; talent; swim wear. 

Cash reward. The winner will receive a large check for $1.17 from the pageant and its sponsors.

$10 donation at the door. 

All profits go to Hospice of Homer and the Anchor Point food bank Helping Hands.


Saturday, February 13:


Noon Pioneer Avenue

President of Homer Pioneers Women of Alaska Marie Walker will act as citizen parade grand marshal. Homer Mayor Beth Wythe will ride in her white Trailblazer, driven by Toni Parlow.

Floats (entries as of 6 p.m. Feb. 9): 

Pratt Museum – Catch of the Day

Pioneers of Alaska

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Hickory – featuring Coast Guard buoy and supplies

Homer Senior Citizens – Surfing Sunny-Side Up with Homer Seniors

Alaska Wilderness 4-Wheelers Tours – featuring four-wheelers with live chickens and baby chicks

Homer Council on the Arts – Wizard of Odds

Rural CAP Homer Headstart

Sprout, in partnership with Homer’s Imagination Library

The chamber will accept late parade entries until the end of today. For more information, contact Jan Knutson at the chamber, 235-7740.

Winter Carnival
Valentine Scavenger Hunt 

2-5 p.m. 

A search for heart-shaped rocks spread throughout the galleries. 

The Pratt Museum will be open from noon-5 p.m. and is free for whole month of February.


Chili Cook Off and Bake Sale

Wild Berry Emporium Saturday Market 

Entry fee: $8

Crockpot drop off: 10:30 a.m.-noon

Winners announced at 3 p.m.

Pick up crockpots at 3-4 p.m.

Contact: Sharlene Cline for more information, 907-299-7664.

Meat and vegetarian categories – entries should be a crockpot full of cooking

Winners for each category will receive a Fat Olives pizza. 

Chili can be purchased starting at 11 a.m., until 3 p.m.; $5 for a bowl of chili and bread, $16 for family of four.

The Chili Cook Off and bake sale will benefit the 2017 AK Kids to D.C. trip.


Table at Bay Realty: 

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 

Bake sale and hot cocoa and coffee table during parade, also going to AK Kids to DC


Outhouse race: 

Immediately following the parade
from K-Bay to the Grog Shop

Still room for contestants; contact Dax for more information at 907-299-0319.

Turn-around point sponsor, Lazer Print, will provide a special piece of machinery holding a roll of toilet paper that must be unfurled by each team before they turn around.

Trophies for fastest outhouse, “mostest-awesomest” outhouse, and most entertaining run. 

Defensive strategies are allowed: “If they want to lasso the head runner and nail him to the ground, that’s OK.”

All profits go to Hospice of Homer and the Anchor Point food bank Helping Hands.


Home brew tasting

2-6 p.m. at Bidarka 

Drop off entries of beer, wine and mead at Brew Shop by 6 p.m. Friday at Brew Shop

Judges are needed — call ahead to Sean Cullerton, 235-1470, or just show up around 2 p.m. No experience necessary.

Food and samples of Homer’s locally made beverages

21+ event, open to the public


South Peninsula Hospital Sunny-side up health event:

11 a.m.-1 p.m., 

Visit with Rob Downey, MD, for information on Vitamin D and light therapy. 

Coffee, cider and refreshments pre- and post-parade.

SPH Functional Medicine Clinic, 203 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, call 235-0285

Paul Banks Elementary Kids Winter Carnival 

1-4 p.m.

Food, fun, games, prizes, face painting, etc.


Sunday, February 14:

Valentine’s Day 5K by Kachemak Bay Running Club 

10 a.m. Homer High Track

Register at kachemakbayrunningclub.org. Day of race registration starts at 9:15 a.m. $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under. Post-5K champagne brunch at Alice’s: limited brunch menu, mimosas, awards and chocolate cake. First 30 adults to pre-register receive mimosa or soft drink voucher at bib pick up.