BACK LIVE AND IN PERSON! Join us at Salmon Days on October 2nd and 3rd because we simply KEEPONSWIMMIN' There are a few changes for this year as we come out of a virtual year to being back in person. However, there will still be lots and lots of ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD, BBQ, FISHES, BEER, WINE, LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT, & SOCIALLY DISTANCES ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDDOS. For more information about the LARGEST 2-Day festival in the state visit: www.salmondays.org
Here are some fun facts about the Salmon Days Festival and the fish we adore:
In 1970, the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce presented the first Salmon Days festival.
The event grew out of the desire to replace the once popular Labor Day celebration, as well as a need to celebrate one of Issaquah’s greatest treasures – the annual return of the salmon.
In the beginning, the festival attractions included the Kiwanis Salmon BBQ, salmon hatchery displays, an art show, children’s parade led by the late J.P. Patches, Little League football games at Veterans Memorial Field, fire crew competitions and more.
In 1980 the Salmon Days festival and Grande Parade underwent two major changes that have been credited with altering the course of the festival: Salmon Days became a Seafair-sanctioned event and a festival float was created again.
To aid the growth process, merchandise was introduced, the first paid festival director was hired and large ohfishal spawnsors came onboard in the 80’s
Today, Salmon Days is still presented by the Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce with the goal of providing a community celebration focused on honoring the miraculous return of the salmon. Missing this year will be the Parade and the Field of Fun. Fun activities for the kiddos will be scattered through out the festival and on line.
Date and Time
Saturday Oct 2, 2021
Saturday and Sunday
October 2 - 3, 2021
10 AM - 6 PM
For more information visit: www.salmondays.org
For maps of Festival, driving, and parking information visit: www.salmondays.org