The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is held each year to celebrate the return of the salmon to our northwest rivers. The rivers that are home to the salmon also provide sustenance for birds, frogs, salamanders, foxes, deer, bugs, bears and countless trees, bushes, and flowers. Learn about the connections between our rivers, salmon and people, and other wildlife and habitats through educational and recreation activities.
The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is a three-day natural resource education event held every fall, with 2 school days and 1 community day. The Festival is held on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery off Icicle Creek Road, located at the mouth of the scenic Icicle Canyon in Leavenworth, Washington.
Our theme this year is “Catch the Salmon Fest Fever!”. An exciting menu of hands-on activities and “edutainment” gives students from throughout North Central Washington a unique opportunity to discover and appreciate the complexities of the natural world and the significance of salmon to people of the northwest.
Salmon Fest is also excited to partner with the Chelan County PUD and their River Ramble Activities for the 2019 Salmon Fest events! These include storytelling, tipi setup, traditional canoe use, traditional drumming demo, traditional salmon bake, traditional salmon fishing techniques, and a tribal lithic technology demo with Atlatl throw and flint knapping.
Salmon Fest thanks all the amazing contributors, supporters, and exhibitors!
Visit www.salmonfest.org for more information about the history and full details.
The Wenatchee River Salmon Festival is made possible by their 501c3 nonprofit parent organization the Friends of Northwest Hatcheries, based in Leavenworth, WA. To donate or join this amazing volunteer organization visit www.friendsofnwhatcheries.org.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S.D.A. Forest Service
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Friends of Northwest Hatcheries
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