Juneau Public Market
Alaska’s premier holiday gifts and crafts show
The 2020 Juneau Public Market: We are now assigning spaces to vendors and are on schedule for Thanksgiving weekend, November 27, 28 & 29. At this point, we have most spaces assigned.
The end of November is several months ahead of us. If we are confident it will be safe to hold a public gathering, the show will go on, but if the pandemic has not been subdued and we have to cancel, we have assured all vendors who have paid to secure their assignments of a full and prompt refund.
Those interested in participating as vendors, please contact us. For those of you who look forward to this annual holiday event, please stand by for further annoncements.
Hours: open Friday noon to 7pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5 pm.
More parking than ever before: the new parking lot on the site of the former Public Safety Building; acres of free parking directly opposite Centennial Hall; open parking at the State Museum Friday and Saturday; parking on either side of the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall; and all state parking is open Saturday and Sunday. Click on image below to see video of available parking:
Three venues: Juneau Centennial Hall (admission charged) and free-to-enter annexes at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center (JACC) and the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall (formerly ANB Hall). A trolley car leaves Centennial Hall every ten minutes on the hour to circle the Aak’w Village District.
Last year (2019) 206 vendors came from 29 communities of Alaska and the West Coast—from Dillingham to Bellingham and beyond. Fifty-six of the vendors were new, reflecting the vibrant nature of the Public Market. We always have dozens of veteran vendors who our customers have come to expect (and voice their disappointment if they are not to be found), but the event continually renews itself. And for most of us, the Public Market is a treasured social experience.
Emailed inquiries are welcome: send to firstname.lastname@example.org
ONLY AT THE PUBLIC MARKET… Items for sale typically include a wide variety of jewelry and Alaska Native arts; the latest in fashionable attire and custom made garments; decorations and art to enhance your home; utensils such as knives, ulus, and hand carved serving spoons; sport fishing and outdoor gear; gift-quality foods — wild berry products, gourmet chocolates, raw honey, smoked salmon, herbal teas, and kelp & seaweed condiments; holiday gift packages, a selection of toys, classic Alaska photography 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.
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 2007 opened the Public Market Annex at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center (JACC), which shares a parking lot with Centennial Hall. And, in 2018, we expanded once again, this time to the Public Market Annex II at the newly renovated Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall (the former ANB Hall).
VENDOR INFORMATION… Returning vendors, please send an email to confirm participation; prospective vendors, complete the online application.
New vendors, your online application must include a full description of the products you intend to offer at the Market. We set up the day before Thanksgiving, and continue set up the day after, Friday 8:00 a.m. to noon, when we open to the public. Breakdown begins shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday.
At Centennial Hall, we charge admission to the Public Market; admission is free at both Annex I (JACC) and Annex II (Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall).
Since admission is charged to enter the Public Market in Centennial Hall, vendors are asked to feature products available “Only at the Public Market.”
No admission is charged at the Public Market Annexes, and assignments are made on a first-to-apply/first-to-choose basis. Annex vendors may offer products and services that are legal, safe, and event-appropriate. For more, see FAQs.
Contact us for more information: email@example.com or write to: Juneau Public Market, P.O. Box 021145, Juneau AK 99801