352 Distin Ave.
Juneau, AK 99801
The Juneau Public Market
Juneau's premier Christmas gifts and crafts show.
Thanksgiving weekend, November 24, 25, 26, 2017
Doors open at noon on Friday, November 24 – open until 7 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Three-day admission to Centennial Hall: $7; children under 12 are free
Free admission to the nearby Public Market Annex in the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC)
Door prize drawings every hour at the JACC – must be present to win
$500 in cash prizes, tickets drawn at 3 p.m. on Sunday – need not be present to win
Looking back at the 2016 PUBLIC MARKET... We had vendors from 18 Alaska cities. In addition to those from throughout the Juneau Borough, vendors came in from Anchorage, Craig, Dillingham, Eagle River, Fairbanks, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Ketchikan, Palmer, Petersburg, Sitka, Skagway, Soldotna, Talkeetna, Wasilla, Wrangell, and Yakutat. Vendors also traveled from eight Lower 48 cities: Camas, WA; Foresthill, CA; Milton, WA; Olathe, KS; Pinedale, WA; Portland, OR; and Poulsbo, WA
OUR HISTORY… The first Alaska-Juneau Public Market was among the initial events to be staged at Juneau’s brand new Centennial Hall and Convention Center, which opened in mid-1983.
The “Public Market” at Centennial Hall soon became a well-established holiday season tradition for the people of Juneau and the surrounding region. In 1990, the Public Market expanded from the Sheffield Ballroom to the entire facility, and in 2005 we opened an Annex, now located in the Juneau Arts and Culture Center adjacent to Centennial Hall.
PUBLIC MARKET PRODUCTS… Items for sale typically include a wide variety of jewelry and Alaska Native arts; custom made garments, decorations, and utensils such as knives and ulus; gift-quality foods — wild berry products, smoked salmon, herb teas, and salad dressings; holiday gift packages, a selection of toys, and recently published books. Our motto is “Only at the Public Market,” since most of our crafters and artists present their products in Juneau only at this show.
A well-served food court provides the weary shopper (or their standby assistants) a place to sit to enjoy an entreé, dessert, and beverages. We also have an espresso bar.
VENDOR INFORMATION… To get on our contact list, go to the “Online Application” tab and complete the contact information. Please give a full description of the products you intend to offer at the Market. Shortly before July 1, we will solicit everyone on our contact list to apply for space assignments.
Each year, initial applications are accepted throughout the month of July. New applicants will learn of their assignments immediately following July 31st. We ask that all applicants provide at least three choices of location. Don’t be discouraged if you miss the July 31 deadline: We can almost always place late applicants who have the patience to standby, but after July 31, choice of locations are on a space available basis.
At Centennial Hall, we charge admission to the Public Market; admission is free at the Public Market Annex in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC).
Since admission is charged for the Public Market in Centennial Hall, vendors are asked to feature products available “Only at the Public Market” (see “selection criteria” on the downloadable application). Space assignment to the Public Market Annex, where no admission is charged, is first to apply, first to choose. For more, see the downloadable application or go to FAQ.
Contact us for more information.