Skagit River Salmon Festival

10 am - 6 pm, September 9, 2017 • Edgewater Park | Mount Vernon, WA


Who's All Here at the Festival 2016


There are over 30 conservation booths with educational activities, demonstrations and games going on all day. Plus great food, arts and crafts, and selected commercial vendors to browse and shop. 


We have great music all day:


• Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)

• Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)

We have great music all day:
Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)
Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)
Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)
The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)
The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)
Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)
Silver Torches (5 p.m.)
• Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)

• The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)

• The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)

• Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)

• Silver Torches (5 p.m.)

We have great music all day:
Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)
Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)
Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)
The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)
The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)
Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)
Silver Torches (5 p.m.)
We have great music all day:
Peter Ali (10:15 a.m.)
Caspar Babypants (11:15 a.m.)
Chris Eger Band & Powerhouse Horns (Noon)
The Native Sibling (1:40 p.m.)
The Paperboys (2:30 p.m.)
Lydia Hol (4:10 p.m.)
Silver Torches (5 p.m.)We’ve added The Big Baller Inflatable Obstacle Course that features four huge red inflatable balls surrounded by a blue ball pit resembling a moat filled with water. Players start on one side and must jump or run across the big balls to make it to the platform on the opposite side without falling in the ‘moat.’ But even if everyone falls without making it across, they’ll still have a ball.


Be amazed by Jules the Juggler as he does crazy things with fire. He is high energy and lots of fun to watch. We’ve added The Big Baller Inflatable Obstacle Course that features four huge red inflatable balls surrounded by a blue ball pit resembling a moat filled with water. Players start on one side and must jump or run across the big balls to make it to the platform on the opposite side without falling in the ‘moat.’ But even if everyone falls without making it across, they’ll still have a ball.


The Sardis Raptor Center will be presenting its Hunters of the Sky raptor show that provides an introduction to birds of prey. It’s a chance to see the birds up close and learn about their natural history, species identification, environmental issues and the roles raptors play in our watershed.

Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 

Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 

Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 
Salmon Storytelling Tent.  In this colorful 30-foot long nylon inflatable salmon tent, listen to Native American storytellers weave tales about the salmon and legends from the past. 

Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 

Listen to Native American storyteller Lois Landgrebe as she weaves tales about the salmon and legends from the past. The Kidz Zone will be filled with crafts and activities run by the Children's Museum of Skagit County.


Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. 


And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 


Providing smiles all around will be the clown team of Zig Zag & Ragz with their amazing twisted balloon creations and face painting art. And don’t forget to explore FIN the 25-ft migrating chum salmon. Climb inside and you will find a beautiful mural depicting watershed habitat and the animals that live there. 


Be sure to pick up your "passport" at any booth in Conservation Alley. Once you've collected a book full of stamps, bring your completed passport page to the Information Booth for a chance to win prizes.


Be cool, be hip and purchase a Festival t-shirt, ball cap and poster at the Information Booth. 

Our goal is to make this an annual free community event that grows over time. It’s
been a big undertaking to launch a festival in a relatively short time frame, yet the
community’s interest and support for this event has been very exciting to watch.
Here’s what you can expect at this year’s festival:
•Great bands and musicians to entertain
•Local breweries on tap to keep you refreshed
•Tasty food choices to select from and enjoy
•Demonstrations and cultural activities that will inform
•Arts, crafts, and games for the whole family
Follow Us On:

Arts | Crafts | Goods

- Danger Island Studios

- Fairy Dust Creations

- Jellyfish Creations

- Simply Silver
- The Bakke Gallery
- Weasal Glass
- Suzie's Toys
- Soroptomist International of Fidalgo Island
- Gutter Helmet

And Much More!


Food & Beverages

- Big Scoop
- Columbia Distributing Beer & Wine Garden
- Java Jo's
- Ma & Pa Kettle Korn
- Random Acts of Food
- Simply Asia
- Swinomish Casino & Lodge
- Vagabond

Conservation Alley

- Children’s Museum of Skagit County
- Fidalgo Fly Fishers

- Illuminated Wildlife

- Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

- National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Program

- North Cascades Institute

- North Cascades National Park

- Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

- Padilla Bay Reserve

- Pew Charitable Trust
- Puget Sound Energy

- RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

- Salmon Defense
- Shannon Point Marine Center

- Skagit Conservation District

- Skagit Conservation Education Alliance

- Skagit County Master Composter/Recyclers
- Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
- Skagit Land Trust
- Skagit Public Utility District 

- Skagit Publishing

- Skagit River Bald Eagle Awareness Team

- Skagit River System Cooperative

- Skagit Valley College Department of Environmental Conservation

- Skagit Watershed Council

- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

- Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners
Washington State University Extension Shore Stewards
Western Wildlife Outreach
- Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners/Shore Stewards

Washington State University Extension Master Gardeners
Washington State University Extension Shore Stewards
Western Wildlife Outreach

- Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center


Shell Kidz Zone Activities

Hosted by the Children's Museum of Skagit County

Pine cone Bird Feeders
Recycle Relay
Obstacle Course with a Salmon Theme
Button Making
Habitat Bingo
Microscopes with slides of different things for kids to look at (Sedro Club-not sure details)
Little Ones Kid Zone with coloring pages and easy stuff for tots
Pine cone Bird Feeders
Recycle Relay
Obstacle Course with a Salmon Theme
Button Making
Habitat Bingo
Microscopes with slides of different things for kids to look at (Sedro Club-not sure details)
Little Ones Kid Zone with coloring pages and easy stuff for tots

- Native American Storyteller Lois Landgrebe
- Facepainting/Ballon Creations with ZigZag & Ragz Clowns
- The Big Baller Obstacle Course
- Hunters of the Sky Raptor Shows
- FIN the 25-ft Chum Salmon
- Jules the Juggler