Nisqually Watershed Festival


Saturday, September 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM

The Nisqually Watershed Festival is an annual, free celebration of nature featuring art, discovery, music and family fun. This year’s festival, the 29th annual, will include a displays from local conservation, community, and cultural organizations, walking tours, the Insect Extravaganza, a salmon barbecue and other great coffee and food options. Be sure to bring your own t-shirt to the festival to make a fish print with a Nisqually salmon! Mainstage performances include Olympia Highlanders, Olympia Mountaineers, Nisqually Canoe Family, a live raptor show, fish dissections, and more.

Join us for these family friendly activities:

Paint a wood fish to decorate next year’s festival
Make a salmon lifecycle keychain
Paint a salmon to make a paper print or a t-shirt (bring your own or buy one at the festival!)
See a live raptor show
Listen to traditional storytelling in the Red Salmon Tent
Learn about hiking do’s and don’ts from the Olympia Mountaineers
See a real eagle’s nest
Tour the Insect Extravaganza hall to learn about the fascinating world of bugs
Take a tour of the Nisqually nearshore
And much, much more!!

Festival parking is at River Ridge High School, 350 River Ridge Drive, Lacey, with a free shuttle to the Refuge running every 15 minutes.

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  • Nisqually River Foundation; Nisqually River Council; Nisqually Indian Tribe; Nisqually Reach Nature Center; Tacoma Power
  • Dates September 29, 2018
  • Price Free