Salmon Surprise

Get ready to enjoy free outdoor fun, entertainment and recreation on Saturday Sept. 17th! »

September 7th, 2016 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Set aside a few hours, or the whole day, because you’ll find plenty to do on the picturesque grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery. With a family atmosphere, tasty food, creative arts, live raptors and reptiles, and education events and activities, you’ll know you came to the right place to spend your day! Read more »



The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is almost here! »

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. Read more »


Installing the Pollinator Garden

New Adventures at Salmon Fest This Year!!! »

August 12th, 2016 in Archived Salmon Fest News

We have been working hard to create some new adventures for our Salmon Festival guests this year. All of your favorite activities are back – Gyotaku fish printing, Migration Golf, Outdoor Recreation activities, a wide array of exhibitors, Reptile Man, Sardis Live Raptors, treats from the food court and much much more! Read more »



2016 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted »

January 25th, 2016 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Do you know an aspiring biologist or natural resource student who would benefit from a $1500 tuition scholarship from an accredited college or university? Eligible 2016 graduating high school seniors may apply now for the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival’s Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship. Read more »



75th Anniversary of Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Celebrated »

August 5th, 2015 in Archived Salmon Fest News

75th Anniversary of Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Celebrated

From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery

Leavenworth, Wash.—This year is the 75th anniversary of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery! We invite everyone to celebrate our history at the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, held September 17-19 this year. An exhibit will be on display, and volunteers from the Upper Valley Museum will be on hand to help tell our story. Read more »



2015 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Poster Contest Winners »

June 26th, 2015 in Archived Salmon Fest News

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is proud to announce that Ella Jones, a third grade student from John Newbery Elementary, is the 2015 Grand Prize Poster Contest Winner.

Ella’s poster is the new ‘O-FISH-al’ Festival poster and will be used to publicize the 25th Wenatchee River Salmon Festival throughout the region. Read more »



2015 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Scholarship Winner »

June 1st, 2015 in Archived Salmon Fest News

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is proud to announce that Zachary Parsons received the 2015 Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship.

The $1500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding North Central Washington graduating high school senior who is continuing their education in a natural resource field at an accredited college or university. Read more »



2015 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted »

January 21st, 2015 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Leavenworth, Wash.— Do you know of an aspiring biologist who would benefit from a $1500 scholarship for tuition from an accredited college or university?

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is now accepting applications for the Nancy Duree Natural Resource Scholarship from 2015 graduating high school seniors. Read more »



Salmon Fest Announces the 2014 Mary Ware Memorial Volunteer of the Year »

August 24th, 2014 in Archived Salmon Fest News

Kathi Irving has been proudly selected by the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival as 2014 Volunteer of the Year.

Kathi is now serving the festival for her fifth busy year providing leadership and dedication to many aspects of festival planning, coordination, and implementation. Read more »



2014 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival Poster Contest Winners »

June 26th, 2014 in Archived Salmon Fest News

The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival staff had a wonderful selection of posters to choose from in selecting this year’s poster contest. Over 780 posters were submitted from 21 elementary schools throughout North Central Washington. The posters were based on Salmon Fest’s 2014 theme “Salmon Adventures” and were judged on the basis of creativity, artwork and use of the festival theme. Read more »


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