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Kodiak Crab Festival

Listed under Harvests & Food Festivals in Alaska, United States.

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Memorial Day Weekend means one thing for residents on Kodiak Island - it's time to honour their native King Crab. People from all over flock to this small-town festival for its native under-water delicacies every year. Residents first gathered in 1958 for this event, celebrating spring and the large supply of their 10-foot long neighbours. Festival-goers will enjoy such diverse activities as carnival rides, sporting events, art showcases, a parade, live music, U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue drills, and a sea-food cook off (not to mention the amount of food that will be consumed over the weekend). Plates tower with halibut tacos, seafood chowders, stews, and, of course, his royal highness himself - the King Crab.

 

Written by  Allison Hansen.

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