Stillaguamish Festival of the River and Pow Wow
A Unique Celebration of Culture and Environment
2012 marks the 23rd year that the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians has been putting on this unique festival in Arlington, Washington. Unlike other festivals focused on food, fun and music, this one is a truly cultural experience, as educational as it is fun and with a mission to help people who live and work in the surrounding regions understand how their actions can help make their environment healthier for people, fish, and wildlife. Last year over 14,000 people attended to celebrate our environment and diverse cultural communities. This year the festival kicks off with a 5k run, then three days full of activities, events, food, live music and a traditional Pow Wow.
There will be two stages of live music with Jana Kramer, Los Lonely Boys, Lee Brice and many more! There will be circus acts, a traditional alder salmon bake, a logging show, (!) a children’s entertainment area, a raptors in rehabilitation display, interpretive tours along the river and forest’s edge, a climbing wall, games to play like volleyball and badmitton, and vendors of arts, crafts and food. This is a great festival for locals and visitors alike, to bring the whole family and learn about our history, culture and environment while having fun, listening to live music and soaking up the sun.
- Friday, August 10th — Gates open at 1:00pm (subject to change)
- Saturday, August 11th — Gates open 10:00am
- Sunday, August 12th — Gates open 10:00am
- River Meadows County Park in Arlington, WA (about an hour north of Seattle) – MAP
- The festival is free to attend with some individual events requiring payment, such as the climbing wall and salmon bake.
- Parking is $5 per car, per day.
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