Homer is known for its richly diverse arts community as well as a “foodie” town. Restaurants are open year-round and major events take place all year as well. Come enjoy Homer, all seasons. There's something for everyone.
A fun-filled week of festivities to include concerts at local venues, special exhibits at the Pratt Museum, ice races, and more. Bundle up on Saturday and come out for the annual Winter Carnival Parade along Pioneer Avenue at noon featuring floats, antique cars, animals, music and dance. Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce.
Every March anglers take to the waters of the Kachemak Bay in search of King Salmon. This one-day tournament awards over $100,000 in cash and merchandise prizes to the largest Kings caught. At the end of the day, watch the anglers bring in and weigh their fish, enjoy local food, a beer garden, music, and awards ceremony.
This is Alaska’s largest wildlife viewing festival, celebrating the return of spring and the active bird migration. Try your luck at spotting over 130 migratory bird species, as well as numerous resident species. The festival boasts of presentations from renowned bird authorities, workshops and field trips.
Join Friends of the Kachemak Bay State Park to celebrate the Park’s 50th anniversary. Come out and enjoy good food and activities honoring this 380,000-acre park, the first in the state.
This summer outdoor Farmer's Market, on the way to the Homer Spit offers not only fresh produce and art but also performing artists on stage. Local farmers and gardeners sell the bounty from their fields and greenhouses, and peonies farmers offer fresh flowers. There are local food vendors with everything from seafood chowder, fish tacos, fresh pretzels, and pies. Other vendors include fireweed honey, salsa, and jams. The market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
This new two-day event takes the place of the summer-long Jackpot Halibut Derby. Sponsored by the Homer Chamber of Commerce.
This traditional Scottish event starts with music Friday night and continues with music, food, competition, and history. Everyone is welcome to come out and compete in the caber toss, “kilted mile” footrace and more. Located at Karen Hornaday Park.
This traditional small-town parade boasts of over 50 parade participants. Categories include bikes, antique cars, animals, music and dance and more! Come join the festivities at 6 pm along Pioneer Avenue.
Tour five special gardens in the local area of both flowers and vegetables. Participants will be provided with an area map of the gardens showcased and a special artistic pin as admittance pass.
This concert takes place across the bay at Quiet Place Lodge and sells out every year. The stage is actually a floating stage, the only one in Alaska. Enjoy gourmet seafood from the deck of the Lodge, take in the ocean views and listen to first-class music.
Three full days of non-stop music featuring worldwide artists on stages throughout the venue. Enjoy Blue Grass, Blues, Rock & Roll, Country, Folk, Funk and more! Food vendors, beer garden, craft vendors.
Events include sea chanteys, tall tales and fisher poets at the Salty Dawg Saloon, keynote speakers at the Islands and Ocean visitor center theater followed by movies related to fishing and sailing, and building wooden yachts. Then on Saturday the wooden boat show opens on the Spit and features a tour of the waters includes a WWII era wooden tug converted for charter use, kids boat building, marine demonstrations (including knot tying, net mending, and bronze casting. Sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society.
This two-week celebration features worldwide artists to include music performances, exhibits, plays, readings, studio tours, theatre, film, visual arts, comedy and more. Events are held at more than 50 venues in the area.
This festival features the best of documentaries showcased at premiere film festivals around the world. In the course of the festival week, there will be 4 showings a day (at 2:00, 4:00, 6:00 and 8:00). Located at the Historic Homer Theatre on Pioneer Avenue.