Sunday, June 25, 2017
Halibut Fishing Contest
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM $100.00
Welcome Aboard! Get ready for unparalleled halibut fishing in the waters around Juneau with local guides who know the ins and outs of the area. FISH ON! There will be 8 boats, holding 6 attendees per boat. Prizes for largest fish (first, second, and third place based on weight) will be awarded. Don't miss out on the chance to experience a highlight of Alaska and engage in some friendly competition!
State of Alaska fishing licenses are required and will be sold on board the boat. Licenses are $25 and must be paid in cash at that time. Be sure to bring your ID. Water, sodas, chips and candy are provided on the boat. Breakfast, coffee and lunch will also be provided.
Fishing boat sponsors include: FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc.; Professional Engineers in California Government (PECG); HDR, Inc.; Garver USA; Info Tech, Inc.; Oldcastle Precast (2 boats); and AECOM.
State Night at the Library, Archives and Museum
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The State Night Welcome Reception on Sunday, June 25th will be held at the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Library, Archives and Museum. The building is named after Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff and was opened in June 2016. It is Juneau’s largest project in 43 years at 118,000 square feet and took nearly 15 years of planning and construction.
The building promises to bring to life the community’s heritage and history dating back to the turn of the 19th century Father Kashevaroff was an Alaska scholar, the museum’s first curator, the library’s first librarian, a descendant of Russian explorers and Alaska Natives, and a forerunner of the division’s efforts to share Alaska’s history and culture collaboratively across disciplines. The honor represents the scope of his commitment and contribution to Alaska’s history and culture.
Come enjoy Alaskan foods, entertainment and culture! The library is within walking distance to Centennial Hall and downtown Juneau hotels.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Walking Culinary and City Tour (Souse / Guest Activity)
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM $40.00
Juneau Food Tours feeds your belly AND your mind! The tour includes a historical walk, as well as true Alaskan food. Enjoy succulent seafood, famous candies and cookies, and locally brewed beer. Nine tastings total, two you get to take home in your gift bag. Join us on the tour and eat your way through Alaska's capital city. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please note the route is about 1.2 miles in total with some stairs and unfortunately no elevators as the buildings are historical.
Gold Creek Salmon Bake
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Savor the smells of salmon grilling over an open fire at a traditional, all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon bake. This all-you-can eat outdoor adventure includes a sumptuous meal of salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild rice pilaf and more! Depart Centennial Hall at 7:00pm directly following the Vendor Reception.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Tlingit Native Craft - Copper Shield Necklace (Spouse / Guest Activity)
8:45 AM - 11:15 AM (complimentary)
Learn to make a traditional copper Tlingit Tinaa necklace which represents a sign of wealth. Take it home with you along with a further understanding of the Tlingit culture. Appropriate for ages 5 and up.
Tuesday Afternoon Tech Tours
Please choose which technical tour you will attend on Tuesday afternoon. Some tours incur an additional cost. Space is limited on each tour and is on a first come, first served basis. If a tour reaches capacity, you will have the option to add your name to the wait list.
- William Seward Statue Install & Tour of Capitol Building
Start Time: 1:30 PM | End Time: 4:00 PM | Price: $0
2017 is the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of the treaty of cession between the US and Russia that transferred Russian America to the US. William Henry Seward was Secretary of State and the person who negotiated the treaty with the Russian minister. The statue of Seward commemorates the event. The statue will be in the process of being erected in the foreground of the Alaska Capitol for the dedication on July 3rd. Enjoy a program about the history of Seward, a visit to the statue and a presentation of the recent seismic retrofit and exterior renovation of the Capitol. Attendees will walk from Centennial Hall to the Capitol 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm).
- Mt. Roberts Tramway
Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 5:00 PM | Price: $10.00
You can see Juneau from above by taking the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tram from near sea level to the mid-point of Mt. Roberts, an 1,800 foot rise that provides sweeping views of downtown and the Gastineau Channel. At the top you can hike, view wildlife, visit the Chilkat Theater, shop at Raven Eagle Gifts & Gallery, or grab a bite to eat. You will be given an all day ticket so can explore at your leisure.
- Whale Watching
Start Time: 12:45 PM | End Time: 4:45 PM | Price: $50.00
Embark on an award-winning cruise into the Alaskan wilderness that guarantees that you will see wildlife, including whales! Approximately 600 humpbacks inhabit the waters of the northern Inside Passage from April to November making this the best time to whale watch! Depart from Centennial Hall at 12:45 for a 1:15 pm departure from Auke Bay. Return to Auke Bay by 4:15 pm and back to Centennial Hall by 4:45 pm.
- DIPAC Macaulay Salmon Hatchery & Mendenhall Glacier
Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 4:30 PM | Price: $0
At DIPAC's Macaulay Salmon Hatchery you will learn about the salmon life cycle. Explore the baby salmon rearing area, the wonderful aquariums and touch tanks full of local marine life. Following the aquarium you will be on your way to Mendenhall Glacier where you can savor the outstanding views of the thirteen-mile-long river of ice, which terminates on the far side of Mendenhall Lake. Gaze upon blue ice bergs floating in the water amidst reflections of Southeast Alaska's magnificent Coast Mountains. Depart Centennial Hall at 1:00 pm for a 1:15 pm (45 minute) tour of DIPAC. Depart for glacier at 2:00 pm. Arrive at glacier by 2:30 pm and stay for 1.5 hours. Return to Centennial Hall by 4:30 pm.
- Last Chance Mining Museum
Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 3:30 PM | Price: $0
Located in the historic compressor building associated with the former Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company which operated in Juneau from 1912 until 1944. The museum features one of the world's largest air compressors and other industrial artifacts associated with hard rock gold mining. The site also includes electric locomotives and rail cars which hauled men to the mine and ore to the mill. You will also have the opportunity to hike and pan for gold. Depart Centennial Hall at 1:00 pm. Return at 3:30 pm.
- Perseverance Trail Mountain Bike Tour
Start Time: 1:00 PM | End Time: 3:30 PM | Price: $50.00
Take advantage of the opportunity to ride a mountain bike on the first road in Alaska, now part of the Perseverance Trail. Aside from being one of the most scenic and well-used trails in Juneau, the Perseverance Trail is one of the three most historically significant trails in the state. The original route, used by natives for goat hunting, fishing and berry picking, was later to become the first road in Alaska after Joe Juneau and Richard Harris found gold in the Silverbow Basin in the 1880's.
The degree of difficulty would be moderate to difficult due to step climbs (two of which are about 200 yards in length) and some areas being exposed with steep slopes and drop-offs. Some places on the trail will have loose rocks, minor rock slides, or water flowing over the trail. The trail is 3.5 miles long (one way) with an elevation gain of 1,000 feet. It is a beautiful trail, loaded with history.
The ride will be guided and is estimated to take 1.5 hours. Max weight is 350 lbs. Attendees will be transported with the group to the Last Chance Mining Museum where the bike tour will begin.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Glacier Gardens Tour (Spouse / Guest Activity)
8:45 AM - 10:45 AM (complimentary)
Glacier Gardens began as a stream restoration project and soon became a unique botanical garden set within the protective grasps of the Tongass National Forest. Classified as a temperate garden, the unique challenges and opportunities of gardening in Southeast Alaska has led to some beautifully creative, and sometimes unusual displays. Visit this one-of-a-kind environment and discover why this is an Alaskan garden unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Wednesday Evening Cruise and Dinner - Sponsored by American Concrete Pipe Association
Take a 1/2 hour catamaran trip to enjoy a salmon bake feast at Orca Point Lodge on beautiful, remote Colt Island. Your meal includes fresh-grilled wild Alaska salmon, chicken kabobs and a variety of delicious side dishes & desserts. Following dinner, you will have free time to use the spotting scopes on the observation deck, visit the marine life touch pool, make a s'more (or two), or take a relaxing stroll along the beach.
There will be two dinner times, one departing Centennial Hall at 4pm and another at 6pm. Please choose your preferred dinner time. Sponsored by American Concrete Pipe Association.
Group One: Cruise and Dinner at Orca Point Lodge - 4:00pm (120 seats available)
Start Time: 4:00 PM | End Time: 8:00 PM
- 4:00 pm – Depart Centennial Hall
- 4:30 pm – Depart Auke Bay
- 5:00 pm – Arrive at Orca Point Lodge
- 7:00 pm – Depart Orca Point Lodge
- 7:30 pm – Return to Auke Bay
- 8:00 pm – Return to Centennial Hall
Group Two: Cruise and Dinner at Orca Point Lodge - 6:00pm (120 seats available)
Start Time: 6:00 PM | End Time: 10:00 PM
- 6:00 pm – Depart Centennial Hall
- 6:30 pm – Depart Auke Bay
- 7:00 pm – Arrive at Orca Point Lodge
- 9:00 pm – Depart Orca Point Lodge
- 9:30 pm – Return to Auke Bay
- 10:00 pm – Return to Centennial Hall