Sitka WhaleFest is a unique science festival to celebrate marine life! The core of the festival is the science symposium blending local knowledge and scientific inquiry about the rich marine environment of our northern oceans.  Surrounded by community and cultural activities, the weekend events include lectures, marine wildlife cruises in Sitka Sound, a marine-themed artisan market, music, local foods, art show, interactive student sessions, and a fun run/walk.  Come to Sitka WhaleFest and celebrate this unique tradition with our community. Go to to check out the schedule of events; new science symposium speakers added weekly!

Early Bird discount offered on the Full Symposium registration. Purchase your tickets prior to Oct. 1 to receive the discounted rate of $75 instead of $95. Paper Tickets available at Old Harbor Books Oct. 19.