ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - One of the biggest draws to Kodiak this time of year is the Kodiak Crab Festival, which serves as the island’s summer kick-off. With five days of festivities all leading up to Memorial Day, this year’s theme is ‘bringing Kodiak together for 65 years.’

“It’s a culmination of school ending, and summer beginning, and our fishing fleet going out for salmon fishing and crab season ending as well,” festival manager Jena Lowmaster said.

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