Salmon Days unveils ‘wild’ festival theme

April 19, 2011

The venerable Salmon Days Festival turns 42 in October, but the long-running festival is anything but tame in middle age.

Organizers picked the theme “Wild Things!” for the upcoming festival to celebrate the return of kings, reds, silvers and chums — the kind of salmon lingo preferred by organizers of the fish-centric festival.

2011 Salmon Days Festival theme

Like she has for the past 17 festivals, Issaquah designer Robin Dale Spicer created the logo.

Robin Kelley, festivals director at the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce and the chief Salmon Days organizer, described the “Wild Things!” theme as “exciting and fun, with whimsical characters that embrace all aspects of the community we serve.”

Organizers planned to announce the theme at a chamber function April 19.

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Salmon Days team releases 2010 theme, logo

April 27, 2010

Salmon Days Festival organizers adore puns, and the theme for the 2010 nods to dry land with a bit of wordplay: “Something up our leaves!”

The team behind the four-decade-old festival unveiled the theme April 23. The wordplay and accompanying logo — rendered in earthy greens and eye-popping reds — will appear on festival signs, artwork and merchandise.

Salmon Days returns for its 41st year Oct. 2-3.

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Festival organizers unveil Salmon Days theme

April 23, 2010

NEW — 6:43 p.m. April 23, 2010

Salmon Days Festival organizers adore puns, and the theme for the 2010 event nods to dry land with a bit of wordplay: “Something up our leaves!”

The team behind the four-decade-old festival unveiled the theme Friday. The wordplay and accompanying logo — rendered in earthy greens and eye-popping reds — will appear on festival signs, artwork and merchandise.

Salmon Days returns for a 41st year Oct. 2-3.

Like she has for the past 16 festivals, Issaquah designer Robin Dale Spicer created theme and logo.

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Salmon Days named top festival in Washington

March 16, 2010

For the second consecutive year, the Salmon Days Festival reeled in — pardon the puns — a boatload of awards, including the top festival honor in the state, event organizers announced last week. Read more

Salmon Days earns top festival honor in state

March 9, 2010

NEW — 2:59 p.m. March 9, 2010

For the second consecutive year, the Salmon Days Festival won the top festival honor in the state, event organizers announced Tuesday.

Salmon Days earned eight Summit Awards from the Washington Festivals and Events Association, a group dedicated to promoting activities throughout the Evergreen State. The group named honorees at a conference held in Seaside, Ore.

The festival hauled in a first-place Gold Summit Award in the highest category at the conference: Best Overall Promotional Campaign. Honorees receive the award for outstanding promotion, including marketing, media and merchandizing.

In all, Salmon Days received four first-place Gold Summit Awards, two second-place Silver Summit Awards and two third-place Bronze Summit Awards within the $150,000 and more budget category.

Organizers emphasized the long history of Salmon Days with the 2009 event theme — “Celebrating 40 Years of Great Returns. Still fresh. Still fun. Still free.”

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