Fishing early August in Alaska is an awesome time. Great weather, last part of sockeye fishing, and the chrome silvers are making their way upstream. It also is the time for one of Alaska's largest festivals, Salmon Fest. From August 4th to 6th in the little town of Ninilchik, population 880; thousands of hippies reside for camping, music, and salmon. The first time I saw salmon fest it was a shock. I was at the Ninilchik General Store and there were thousands of people walking around; which isn't a normal sight for sure. We had Saturday off from work so Cole, Cheyanee, Brandon, Corina and I went to go experience Salmon Fest first hand. There were all types of people present young, old, hippie, business professionals, tourist, and some mountain men deep from the bush. It was definitely a different experience than your typical honkytonk in Texas, but a good time to say the least. The musicians were majority local artist, but also had some bigger names that night with Jewel and a surprise performance by Zac Brown from the Zac Brown band. If you plan on visiting early August, I would recommend at least driving through Ninilchik and check it out. Maybe add a few more unique pics to the Alaska vacation album.
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