We hope you enjoy the great line-up of activities we have for you this Salmon Jam weekend. All activities take place at Mt. Eyak Ski Hill unless otherwise noted. See shuttle schedule below for how to catch a ride to and from the Ski Hill.
Friday July 14th
6:00 p.m. | 15th Annual Salmon Jam music festival opens. Get ready to dance! Must have wristband to enter. Enjoy local and visiting performers over the course of the evening while sipping a cold brew from our beer garden (optional!).
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Local Arts and Crafts Festival; Snack Shack open until 10 p.m. (download Arts & Crafts entry form from sidebar)
9:00 p.m. | The opening act warms up the stage.
10:00 p.m. | Lowdown Brass Band from Chicago take the stage!
Saturday July 15th
7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Alaska Salmon Runs road races: King salmon marathon, Sockeye half marathon, Coho 10K, Humpy 5K, Smolt one-mile walk/fun run. See the Alaska Salmon Runs page for more details. Download a registration form from the sidebar.
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Dumpster Painting: Local artists are invited to paint dumpsters that will be used throughout the community of Cordova. The colorful creations help enhance the vibrancy of Cordova’s streetscapes and highlight local talent.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Small Fry Activities: Join the Prince William Sound Science Center, Copper River Watershed Project, U.S. Forest Service and their partners in education at the festival grounds for fish printing, relays, casting practice, fillet demonstrations and other exciting hands-on activities. Fun for kids & families of all ages! Arts and Crafts Sale will also be open during this time–-your opportunity to support local artists without having to pay the gate fee! Rain location: Bidarki Recreation Center. Free for everyone!
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. | Taste of Cordova Salmon Cook-off. Enter for your chance to win, or just stop by to try delicious dishes that feature Copper River Wild salmon and other local wild foods. Entries must be at ski hill by 4:30 to be judged.
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | Salmon Barbecue and Alaska Salmon Runs medal announcements. Dinner is $15/adult, $8/child under 12. Does not include Salmon Jam Music admission.
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Local Arts and Crafts Festival; Snack Shack open until 10 p.m. (download Arts & Crafts and Food Vendor entry forms from the sidebar)
6:00 p.m. | Salmon Jam Music Festival – Night 2 kicks off. Local and regional musicians start off a full night of live music! Must have wrist band to enter.
9:00 p.m. | The opening act warms up the stage
10:00 p.m. | Lowdown Brass Band rock the hill!