Festival leaps back to Issaquah this October
September 29, 2013 by Mark
The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is returning to the area for the 44th year. The festival scooped seven Summit Awards from 2012’s Washington Festivals and Events Association (WFEA), and is a presentation of the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce.
The festival attracts at least 150,000 visitors every year and has activities that are likely to appeal to everyone in the family. The festivities begin with the Grande Parade along Front and Sunset Way. There will be more than 250 arts and crafts vendors, performances by the Puget Sound Dock Dogs, at least 60 food vendors, an extreme air show, and five stages providing continuous musical entertainment.
Guests can also visit the Greenbelt Gallery to do some shopping, visit with Sammy the Salmon, take pony rides, experience the Pike Place Fish Throwers, and even enter the Run with the Fishes 5K and Kid’s Dash. Official merchandise will also be available for sale in the form of T-shirts and caps.
This popular festival usually attracts many visitors from the Seattle area. With that in mind, organizers probably are investing in services such as flyer printing from local print companies. This will allow them to design and print inexpensive items to help to spread the word about the event throughout the community.
The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival is taking place at various venues in the city from October 5-6 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm each day. Admission is free. Call 425-392-0661 to find out more about the festival’s events.