Skagit River Salmon Festival

11 am - 6 pm, September 8, 2018 • Edgewater Park | Mount Vernon, WA


Who's All Here at the Festival 2017


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 (10:00 a.m.)

Recess Monkey (11:00 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.)
The Paula Boggs Band (Noon)

Jason Dodson (The Maldives) (1:40 p.m.)

SISTERS (2:30 p.m.)

Cascade, Cascade with Carly Calbero (4:10 p.m.)

Ruler (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.

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

Be amazed by Jules the Juggler as he does crazy things with fire. He is high energy and lots of fun to watch.


New this year we've added Seattle Knockerball, which are inflatable plastic bubbles. Experience exhilarating knocks and rolls that will catapult you into rip roaring laughter. Grab a bubble and we'll see you on the grass!


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. 

The Tesoro Kidz Zone will be filled with crafts and activities run by the Children's Museum of Skagit County. Don't miss their fire engine!


The beer and wine garden will feature Mount Vernon's own Farmstrong Brewing Co. Plus Naches Heights Vineyards will be pouring some of their beautiful "salmon-safe" wines from grapes grown on a plateau high above the beautiful Naches Valley.


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.


Grand Prize is a one night standard stay at the Swinomish Casino & Lodge, a $50 dining credit at the delicious 13moons restaurant AND a Whale-Watching tour for two from Island Adventures. A $500+ gift package!


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


See you Saturday, September 9th!

Follow Us On:
Food & Beverages

- Big Scoop
- Farmstrong Brewing Co.
- Java Jo's
- Ma & Pa Kettle Korn
- Naches Heights Vineyards
- Random Acts of Food
- Naan & Brew
- Swinomish Casino & Lodge

Conservation Alley

- Camano Sound Water Stewards

- Children’s Museum of Skagit County

- Coastal Volunteer Partnership
- Conservation Northwest

- Fidalgo Fly Fishers

- Illuminated Wildlife

- Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

- Museum of Northwest Art

- National Wildlife Federation

- North Cascades Institute

- Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission

- Orca Network

- Pacific Biodivesity Institute
- Padilla Bay NERR

- Puget Sound Energy

- Skagit Climate Science Consortium

- Skagit Conservation District

- Skagit Conservation Education Alliance

- Skagit County Master Composter/Recyclers

- Skagit County Noxious Weed Control Board
- Skagit County Public Works

- Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group
- Skagit Land Trust

- Skagit Marine Resources Committee

- Skagit Public Utility District (PUD)

- Skagit River Bald Eagle Awareness Team

- Skagit River System Cooperative

- Skagit Valley College Department of Environmental Conservation

- Skagit Watershed Council

- Swinomish Tribe Department of Environmental Protection

- Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

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


Tesoro 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