Salmon Days has been a favorite Issaquah family festival for 50 years, and this fall, it will still happen — only virtually.
Salmon Days is a celebration of the salmon returning to spawn at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and Issaquah Creek. More than 70 restaurants, nonprofits, and other merchants benefit from the community event as about 250,000 people attend every first weekend of October.
There is a new Salmon Days app and a lot of events will happen online, including art, coloring, recipe, and rock competitions, the arts and crafts show, and more. You can watch the salmon on a hatchery webcam.
Live activities slated are car shows, chalk competitions, farmers market, golf tournament, skate competition, and the Octoberfish Food Fest.
“Your safety and enjoyment are our top priorities. Our commitment to our vendors, spawnsors, fintastic volunteers, our splashy community, and the schools of attendees is to provide a truly unique view of what Salmon Days looks like on the other side of the swirling waters surrounding COVID,” the creative press release from Salmon Days planners noted.