A must to visitors to Homer! Everything from miles of beaches, camping and picnic grounds, gift shops, hiking, kayaking and fishing. Fine dining or take out — there is something for everyone here!
Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament
Homer Winter King Salmon Tournament: On the second to the last Saturday in March as many as 1,000 anglers descend on Homer to take part in the Homer Winter King Tournament. 907-235-7740.
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby: From May to September every year thousands of anglers come to Homer, "The Halibut Fishing Capitol of the World" to take part in the Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby.
Flightseeing: The only way to truly appreciate the size and beauty of Kachemak Bay is to see it by air. Numerous glaciers, fjords, dramatic coastline, mountain goats and much more combine to make this a spectacular option. Various local tours offer local flightseeing, bear viewing across Cook Inlet and remote drop-offs for fishing and/or hiking. Contact Front Desk for rates and availability.
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies: For those who wish to learn about the history and wildlife of the area, there is not a better trip than one to the Alaska Center for Coastal Studies. After taking a wildlife cruise to Peterson Bay, you spend the day with a naturalist exploring and learning about marine life, geology, climate zones and prehistoric Natives. 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, 907-235-6667.
Two blocks from Old Town at the end of Bunnell Street you will find Bishops Beach. A picnic shelter with grills, restroom facilities, Beluga Sough trailhead, and beach combing are just the beginning of the fun to be had at Bishops Beach. Easy walking distance to shops, restaurants, and art galleries in Old Town, and to the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center via the Beluga Slough Trail, as well as miles of beach.
Independence Day Parade
Enjoy a traditional July 4th celebration with a colorful parade with judged floats, marching bands, clowns, rodeo royalty, fire engines and so much more!
Islands and Ocean Visitor Center
Home to the Alaskan Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Exhibits, movie, ANHA Bookstore, short walking trails, hands-on discovery labs and ranger-led walks and talks. Free admission. Hours vary seasonally. Call for current information or visit our website:www.IslandsAndOceans.org. 95 Sterling Hwy., on the Homer Bypass, 907-235-6961.