2pm: PET & DOLL PARADE, Grant/Main St. to Dock St./Library, sponsored by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Ketchikan
2pm: DEADLINE for Best Blueberry Dish Contest, Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way (entries served at the Juried Art Show opening reception at 5pm)
5-7pm: ART OPENING, Juried Art Show, Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way
The 2008 Blueberry Arts Festival poster was designed by Ketchikan's Maida Kelley.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
8:30-9am: REGISTRATION FOR FUN RUN: in front of Police Station, Grant/Main St.
9am: FUN RUN: The one-mile children's run (5K and 10K walkers also start at 9), Sponsored by the Ketchikan Runners Club
9:30am: FUN RUN: 5K and 10K, Sponsored by the Ketchikan Runners Club
9:30am: SLUG WEIGH-IN for the Big Slug Contest, Methodist Church parking lot. Sponsored by the Department of Fish & Game.
10am-5pm: ARTIST, FOOD, AND GAME BOOTHS OPEN State Office Building parking garage and the Methodist Church parking lot
10am-5pm: JURIED ART SHOW ON DISPLAY, Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way
10:30am: SLUG RACES, Methodist Church lot, Sponsored by the Alaska Department of Fish & Game.
11:30am: PIE-EATING CONTEST, Methodist Church parking lot, sponsored by Cisco Systems and Bar Harbor Restaurant
12:30-5pm: BATTLE OF THE BANDS, Performance Stage Tent, Methodist Church parking lot
2pm: TRIVIA CONTEST, Methodist Church Sanctuary, sponsored by Friends of the Library
3pm: GREAT BLUEBERRY RACE, Main St, to benefit the Ketchikan Youth Court
6:30-8:30pm: CHARR'S 13TH ANNUAL KETCHIKAN BEER FESTIVAL, Great Alaskan Lumberjack Arena. Sponsored by CHARR. $20 at the door w/ID
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3RD
1pm: 18TH ANNUAL RICHARD BRAUTIGAN & DICK WHITAKER MEMORIAL TROUT FISHING IN AMERICA POETRY SLAM & "SALMON SONNET" CONTEST at The New York Cafe, 207 Stedman St. Sponsored by Soho Coho Gallery, Parnassus Books, and The New York Cafe.
7:30pm: 11TH ANNUAL GIGGLEFEET DANCE FESTIVAL, Kayhi Auditorium. Doors open at 7pm, tickets available at the door. Call 225-2211 for tickets. Celebrate the joy and diversity of community dance. Local and visiting dancers and choreographers working in a variety of contemporary and traditional styles perform. May contain mature subject matter, parental discretion is advised.