Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, the Kodiak Crab Festival is a long-standing tradition that originated as a way to celebrate and raise awareness for the growing king crab industry. It is five days rich with tradition. Some events have been part of the festival from day one. Here are a few things you definitely do not want to miss this year:
• Blessing of the Fleet – a deep-rooted tradition that is open to all vessels.
• Bruin burgers and dough boys – local favorites available during Crab Fest only.
• Crab Fest Parade – the oldest Crab Fest tradition, don’t miss it.
– Kelsey Fiedler, The Alaska 100