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Skagit River Salmon Festival Coloring Contest

While the Skagit River Salmon Festival couldn’t take place on Sept. 12 as we intended,  we wanted to keep the spirit of the festival alive through a collaborative art contest celebrating the mighty salmon! 

In partnership with the Skagit Valley Herald, artists 14 and younger submitted their colorful interpretation of  “Arrival With a Cost” . The page art was created by Skagit River Salmon Festival Current Resident Artist, Ramon Shiloh.

Winning entries were printed in the Skagit Valley Herald Sept. 26 Edition.  

By current Resident Artist Ramon Shiloh

Skagit River Salmon Festival COVID-19 Update

Based on the recommendations of the Skagit County Health Department and with careful consideration, the Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Skagit River Salmon Festival.


Since 2012, the Festival has been a chance for our community to come together and celebrate our amazing Skagit River and its vast resources while inspiring community conservation. The show will go on when the Festival returns to the Skagit Valley in September 2021!


The Festival’s growing success is a result of the relationships fostered with our community partners, including federal, state, and local agencies, nonprofit organizations, tribal communities and private businesses. The Festival provides a unique opportunity to engage the greater community in the stewardship role everyone plays in safeguarding various facets of the Skagit River watershed.


Just because our Festival will not happen this September, does not mean the valuable work of each of our partners ceases to have incredible impacts in our community. We hope to find ways to recognize them and show our support for them over the next year. Please check our social media platforms in the coming months for further information.


The Skagit River is the thread that binds our community together. We appreciate the longstanding support of all those who have made the Skagit River Salmon Festival what it has become and are committed to the Festival as we move forward.


Just like the mighty salmon, the Skagit River Salmon Festival will return in September 2021!


Board of Directors

Skagit River Salmon Festival

P.O. Box 1011

Mount Vernon, WA 98273 



Skagit River Salmon Festival


Here’s what you can expect to find at the Festival:

  • Great bands and music to dance to all day—Jazz/Blues, Brazilian, Bluegrass & Indie Rock
  • Fun Skagit brewed Beer & Wine Garden 
  • Tasty food choices to select from and enjoy
  • Artisan wares to browse and buy
  • 'Hunters of the Sky' Raptor Bird Program
  • Arts, crafts, and games for the whole family
  • Haggen Kidz Zone with face painters, bouncy house, Knockerballs, plus Frankie the Fire Engine

Admission: Kids FREE | Adults $5

See you September 2021!  

Get Involved!


Volunteers are an essential part of the Skagit River Salmon Festival! Every year, nearly 80 volunteers staff our entrances, welcome booths, beer garden and more to make sure we have the most welcoming community Festival in the county. The Skagit River Salmon Festival depends on volunteers to make the Festival happen.