Mark your calendars for November 24, 25 and 26 for the 35th annual Public Market. Open from 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, you can snag a three-day admission to Centennial Hall for just $7 (free for children ages 11 and younger). There’s also free admission to the adjacent Public Market Annex, located in the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Door prizes happen every hour on the hour at JACC, but you must be present to win.

Score up to $500 in cash prizes, with the big win at 3 p.m. on Sunday (no presence necessary for the grand finale). Vendor registrations are still rolling in, but last year there were vendors from 18 different cities in Alaska—including many from the Juneau Borough. Vendors also came from across the country including Oregon, California, Washington and Kansas.

Family Fun

The first market opened in 1983 and quickly became a holiday tradition. By 1990, it had expanded and in 2005 the Annex opened to hold all the holiday revelers, treats, visitors and goodies. Shoppers will find everything they need, from Native arts and jewelry to decorations, utensils and a variety of food products. Pick up smoked salmon, wild berry items, herbal teas and much more.

Books, toys, holiday gift baskets and many more seasonal treats are also on hand. For many artists and vendors, they spend the entire year creating the treasures you’ll discover at the market. They’re not available anywhere else in brick and mortar establishments. The food court offers everything you need to keep energy levels up, including an espresso bar.

Don’t miss out on this Juneau tradition.