Salmonfest Alaska 2023

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Event Details

Salmonfest Alaska 2023

We are excited about Salmonfest 2023, August 4th-6th. Please follow us on social media for updates and band announcements. We hope to see you this summer.  

A big shoutout to you all who have been with us for the long haul, and a big welcome to our new and returning 2023 ticket buyers who are ready to get out to enjoy another great Salmonfest!

Your loyalty and support for the festival and the causes that underline our effort are deeply appreciated.


ARCHES Camping will be released in 2023. Purchased ticket buyers will receive a link when camping comes available to the same email your ticket confirmation is received at. THIS EMAIL WILL LIKELY COME FROM EVENTBRITE.

We’ll see you in Ninilchik!

Salmonfest has become widely recognized both nationally and within the state as the most compelling and dynamic event in Alaska. Every year over 8,000 people turn the Kenai Peninsula village of Ninilchik into a small city as families and friends fill the region with music, food, fish and love. Over the three day weekend many of Alaska’s top food, crafts, art and brews are available throughout the grounds and a family friendly atmosphere, including a daily children’s program and science symposium, is part of the four stage extravaganza that includes over 60 acts.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Salmonfest is open to all ages.  Certain areas including beer gardens are only open to adults over the age of 21. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Teen tickets are available for youth age 13-17.  Senior tickets are for those who are 65+.  Adult tickets apply to those who are ages 18-64.

When will One and Two day passes be available?

One and Two day passes will be available after our headliners are announced.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available for a small fee across the highway from the fairgrounds and in other nearby locations. All proceeds support local youth organizations. Because of limited parking space, please park at your campground and make use of the free Salmonfest shuttle that runs all weekend. More information can be found on our website (

What can’t I bring to the event?

Guns, glass, pets, outside alcohol and illegal drugs are not permitted anywhere on the festival site.

Where can I buy ARCHES Camping?

ARCHES Camping is available to purchased ticket holders only. Ticket holders will receive a link in their email that will lead them to where you can purchase camping. Camping link will be available sometime after Feb 2022.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Salmonfest by emailing or calling 907-435-0525.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your ticket to another person. Email for help.

Can I update my registration information?

You can update your information via your Eventbrite account.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Please bring either the print out of your ticket, or the PDF confirmation file on your phone.

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable. You can, however, transfer your ticket to someone else’s name.

 The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

It’s best to transfer the ticket into a different name. Please email for help. It is okay if you give your print out to someone with a different name. For this reason, be very careful with your ticket printout. Once the ticket is used and checked off our list, another person will not be able to enter with the same ticket.


4 (Friday) 12:00 pm - 6 (Sunday) 10:00 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time


Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds

16200 Sterling Highway, Ninilchik, AK 99639