The Kake Dog Salmon Festival will
be held August 6, 2016.
This is an annual event that began 1994, put on by Kake Tribal
Heritage Foundation. It is
the only Native festival in southeast Alaska.
"It is a unique event, the only
one I know based on fish processing," said Peter Metcalfe. "The event got
its start as a community celebration of the first one millionth pound of
seafood processed during the season."
Former Kake Tribal Corporation President Gordon Jackson and Peter
Metcalf, of Juneau,
co-founded the original event.
said the festival's founding was "by accident."
Kake fisheries held a local festival and during a board meeting in
proposed that "maybe next year we can do something different and have a
dog salmon festival and we can invite all our chums."
The idea was a success and the
rest has become part of Kake tradition.
"It became almost a fixture in the
said. The Kake Dog Salmon
Festival continues to bring visitors to the
of Kake and to share
our beautiful community with friends and family. Even though the Cold
storage is no longer in operation, and the Kake community is experiencing
one of the most challenging of economic phases, we feel that it is
important to continue the Festival, to bring our community together.
Please join us! We
look forward to seeing you all
August 6, 2016.
Check the ferry schedule for times of departure from