Juneau Public Market
Alaska’s premier holiday gifts and crafts show
SPECIAL NOTICE: The 39th annual Juneau Public Market will open on Thanksgiving weekend, November 26, 27, 28, 2021, at the Juneau Centennial Hall & Convention Center. Admission is $8 per person, good for all three days. Please present proof of full vaccination (photo images are acceptable ). Mask wearing will be required. For more about Covid protocols, click through to frequently asked questions (FAQ) on our menu bar.
We thank our more than 125 vendors who will present this year. Many are coming to Juneau from all over Alaska and the West Coast: from Dillingham to Bellingham and beyond.
The strict rules for covid-safe, in-person public events have required us to close our two annex venues. We expect to reopen the JACC and the Elizabeth Peratrovich venues in 2022.
If you wish to participate as a vendor in 2021, now is the time to sign up. As of Nov. 21, the situation is fluid, so if you are thinking about this go-ahead and make an application. At present, we may have one available space in the Sheffield Ballroom: we should know soon. All other spaces are assigned. For those who have applied in the past, just send an email expressing interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. For those making a first-time application, please select menu item “ONLINE APPLICATION.”
For all of you who look forward to attending this annual holiday event, remember to bring proof of full vaccination. “Fully vaccinated” is considered completion of vaccination two weeks prior to entering the Juneau Public Market.
Veteran vendors talk about their experiences at the Juneau Public Market:
Venue: The Juneau Public Market is held in the Juneau Centennial Hall (admission is charged).
At our most recent “in-person” market in 2019, we welcomed 206 vendors who came from 29 communities throughout Alaska and the West Coast. 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.
Last year during the 2020 pandemic, we hosted a Virtual Juneau Public Market with 35 vendors offering their products by click-through links.
Emailed inquiries are welcome: send to email@example.com
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 outdoor wear; 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 (and 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 annual “Public Market” at Centennial Hall soon became a well-established holiday 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).
Last year, we hosted the Virtual Public Market, and this year we return to the in-person market at Centennial Hall. We expect to again host the Public Market Annex at the JACC in 2022.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Juneau Public Market, P.O. Box 021145, Juneau AK 99802