August 29th, 2016 in Archived Salmon Fest News
Leavenworth, WA.– The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is almost here!!! Join us September 17th for a fantastic natural resource festival which celebrates the return of wild salmon to the Wenatchee River. Salmon Fest is held on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, located at the mouth of the scenic Icicle Canyon near the Bavarian city of Leavenworth, Washington.
While the festival is 26 years young, we have been working hard to create new adventures, yet preserving everyone’s festival favorites. You can still enjoy Gyotaku (fish printing), Reptile Man, live raptors, food court treats and music but, this year you will find new activities such as the Pollinator Garden, Wildland Fire educational activities complete with firefighters and equipment, fishing demos and more outdoor recreation exhibits. And, let’s not forget to find out what’s cooking at the Native American Village too!
The Festival brings people, natural resources, education, entertainment and science together in a non-commercial, non-political package. Since its 1991 inception, the Festival has remained true to its natural resource education mission while updating and augmenting activities to keep the messages fresh, timely and engaging. In response, the event is nationally recognized for its educational excellence.
So come join us for a “Super Salmon” fun time, September 17, 2016 at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery from 10:00am to 5 pm. No admission charge and the fun is free!!!!
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, Chelan County PUD, Friends of Northwest Hatcheries and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation host the festival.
Salmon Festival is a proud recipient of the “2016 Partnership Award for Public Lands Partners”
Susan C Peterson, Public Affairs