Cultural in Homer

Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby

May 1 marks the beginning of the five-month, $200,000-plus contest to catch the biggest fish (300-pounders are the norm). Tickets cost $10, are good for one day of fishing, and can be bought at numerous places in Ho…
Cultural in Homer

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival

Brings hundreds of birders and 100,000 shorebirds to Mud Bay in early May, making it the largest bird migration site along the Alaskan road system. The tidal flats of Homer become the staging area for thousands of b…
Cultural in Homer

Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival

Held in September, this boater's fest celebrates the craft, design and history of wooden boatbuilding, and is rounded out by tall tales of drama on the high seas.