The next celebration will be held June 10-13, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska.
Celebration 2020—Honoring Our Culture: Healing Our Spirit and Body
The next Celebration will be held June 10-13, 2020, in Juneau, Alaska. People are encouraged to reserve hotel rooms early, as space fills up quickly.
Alaska Airlines Discount
Alaska Airlines is graciously offering a 10% discount to people flying to Juneau for Celebration 2020.
NAME: Celebration 2020
Departure City(s): Any Alaska Airlines or Horizon Air US city, includes Canada.
Meeting City: Juneau, Alaska
Not Included: Prudhoe Bay, Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica
Beginning Travel Date: June 7, 2020
Last Travel Date: June 16, 2020
Lead Dance Group
The lead dance group for Celebration 2020 will be the combined Shx'at Ḵwáan and Kaatslitaan groups of Wrangell.
(Apply) SHI is accepting applications for dance groups to perform at Celebration 2020. Application deadline: March 27
Indigenous Fashion Show
(Apply) Sealaska Heritage is accepting applications for its Indigenous Fashion Show, which will be held during Celebration 2020. The Indigenous Fashion Show is open to Indigenous artists and designers who are Alaska Native, First Nation or Native American. Preference is given to high-fashion and haute couture clothing that displays innovative use of traditional Indigenous styles and materials. Application deadline: March 27.
(Apply) SHI is also seeking models for the show. No deadline.
Toddler Regalia Review
(Apply) SHI will host a Toddler Regalia Review during Celebration 2020. The review is open to children ages 2-4. We hope to see your toddler at Celebration’s most adorable event! Application deadline: May 15.
Juried Art Show and Competition
(Apply) Sealaska Heritage is accepting applications for its Juried Art Show and Competition (JAS), which will be held during Celebration 2020. The juried art show is open to Alaska Native and Native American artists who practice Northwest Coast arts. Artists who win best of category will compete for best of division, and the division winners compete for best of show. SHI also will award a best of formline prize among all pieces submitted. Art is due at SHI by April 6. The exhibit will open at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on June 5, 2020, and an award ceremony will take place on June 10, the first day of Celebration. Application deadline extended to: March 9.
Juried Youth Art Exhibit
(Apply) (Flyer) Sealaska Heritage is accepting applications for its Juried Youth Art Exhibit, which will be held during Celebration 2020. The art exhibit is open to students in grades 6-12, who will compete in middle and high school divisions. Art accepted for the show will be on display from June 5-27. There is no application fee. Application deadline: March 27.
Native Artist Market
(Apply) Sealaska Heritage is accepting applications for its Native Artist Market, which will be held during Celebration 2020. The goals of the market, in part, are to support the perpetuation of Native art traditions of Southeast Alaska with the quality and aesthetic forms that gave rise to its distinction and to promote the production of those Native art forms which are endangered. The Native Artist Market is scheduled June 10-13. Application deadline: May 15.
Native Food Contests
(Register) SHI will hold food competitions for best seaweed, soapberries, seal oil, and seal oil with crackling (fat) during Celebration 2020. Applicants will compete for the following prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $250; and Third Place, $100. Registration deadline: May 15.
(Apply) SHI is accepting applications for volunteer positions at Celebration 2020. Volunteers who donate a minimum of four hours get a free, one-day pass! Thank you volunteers, we could not do Celebration without you!
SHI accepting applications for Juried Youth Art Exhibit, Native Artist Market (10-23-19)
Events to be held during Celebration 2020
SHI accepting applications For Juried Art Show and Competition, Indigenous Fashion Show (10-4-19)
Events to be held during Celebration 2020
Stories on Celebration
The news media does an incredible job covering Celebration. Click here to see a round up of news stories about Celebration 2016.