You’re invited to Salmon Fest - The Best Show in the West!
Looking for a great way to enjoy the last few days of beautiful weather? Come to the Wenatchee River Salmon Festival, a free family-friendly event celebrating the outdoors, science, art, and of course, salmon.
What is Salmon Fest? It’s a celebration of the return of the salmon to our northwest rivers. Every year, thousands of people converge on the grounds of the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, located at the mouth of the scenic Icicle Canyon near Leavenworth, Washington. The festival kicks off with two special school days, September 18 and 19. Saturday, September 20 is open to the public.
This year’s theme of “Salmon Adventures” comes alive with a wealth of activities: sidewalk chalk art, music, story-telling, and “edutainment.” Experience Native American culture first hand. Take part in the costume parade, win prizes in the discovery hunt, and test your fishing skills with our brand new fishing simulator.
This is a unique opportunity to discover and appreciate the complexities of the natural world and the significance of salmon to the people of the northwest.