Maritime Festival sees a full, merry crowd

    A Coast Guard helicopter flies by a ported cruise ship. (Photo credit Jasz Garrett/KINY)

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The 13th annual Maritime Festival put on by the Juneau Economic Development Council took place Saturday downtown at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Plaza.

    They saw a record-breaking amount of vendors- 69 to be exact.

    On a sunny day, live music, rescue demonstrations by the Coast Guard, harbor cruises, and a canoe entrance by the One People Canoe Society also took place. A dance from the Yées Khu.Oo group also took place. The Navy Rock band closed the festival.

    Tourists and locals shopped local art, foods, and more.

    Above: Spike the Whale was in attendance. Below: A Coast Guard rescue helicopter.

    Below: Lisa Puananimohala'ikalani Denny performs original songs and covers.

    Below: The Radio Flyers, a group of friends who have been playing together since 5th grade, performed classic feel good songs.

    Below: Taku Smokeries fileted and cooked fresh yellow-eye rockfish and sockeye salmon to give out for free.

    Below: The Coast Guard traditionally allows children to explore their boat.

    Photo credits to Jasz Garrett/KINY

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