2015 Salmon Days Festival Grande Parade

October 3, 2015

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Celebrating salmon

September 30, 2015

NEW — 5:33 p.m. Sept. 30, 2015

The city’s biggest annual bash and its signature event since 1970, Salmon Days, Issaquah’s yearly celebration of all things salmon, is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 3-4.

By Greg Farrar A chinook salmon attempts to make it up and over the weir at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on Sept. 22. Click the photo for more hatchery photos.

By Greg Farrar
A chinook salmon attempts to make it up and over the weir at the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery on Sept. 22. Click the photo for more hatchery photos.

The party is spread throughout downtown Issaquah and, of course, the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Read more

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Issaquah Hatchery Ready For Salmon Days Festival

September 29, 2015

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Editorial — Help salmon and visitors to Salmon Days Festival

September 9, 2015

NEW — 5:13 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015

It’s that time of year again — time to step up to help the amazing salmon that are returning home and the crowds of people that will follow them.

Our Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, with thousands of visitors every year, is the most visited hatchery in the state.

There are many ways to do right by the salmon and visitors: Read more

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Kaleidoscope School of Music celebrates 10th anniversary with open house

September 9, 2015

NEW — 4:52 p.m. Sept. 9, 2015

In 1996, Charles McCrone had a vision of filling a niche within the music community in Issaquah by expanding options for one-on-one guitar lessons.

That kernel of an idea has blossomed into the successful Kaleidoscope School of Music. And to celebrate its 10th anniversary, McCrone is combining the milestone with the school’s second open house since its grand opening.

“I wondered how do you have a 10th anniversary open house?” McCrone said. “Why, have it right here at the school instead of trying to throw a party somewhere else.”

McCrone said everyone is welcome to come to the open house for a chance to meet the teachers directly. There will be a mini recital upstairs, where McCrone will leave windows cracked so visitors can listen in if they can’t actually sneak in during performances. There will also be music in the foyer by the teachers and a promo video in the band room. Read more

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Head to the carnival at Salmon Days

October 4, 2014

NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 4, 2014

What could be better at a festival than a carnival, with little rides and big rides, and a Ferris wheel?

The rides are in the Staples parking lot, an easy walk from the festival.

The carnival runs until 9 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Shuttle service only runs until 7 p.m., so if you’re planning to attend the carnival after hours, arrange for other transportation and parking.

Get festival updates and photos throughout the weekend right here on our website, on our Facebook and Twitter.

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Head to the FISHop during Salmon Days

October 4, 2014

NEW — 9:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 2014

Salmon Days is a good time to stop in at the FISHop.

The store for salmon souvenirs will be open the same hours as the festival — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A new image representing the city’s favorite swimmer is a chalk board rendition of a coho available on collectible lapel pins, drink coasters, postcards, holiday ornaments, coffee mugs and dish towels.

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Don’t miss the Saturday morning Salmon Days Grande Parade

October 3, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 3, 2014

The Salmon Days annual festival gets underway Oct. 4 with style with its showpiece Grande Parade.

Starting at 10 a.m., the parade features floats, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, dignitaries, equestrians and more.

The parade starts at Front and Dogwood streets and continues down Northwest Gilman Boulevard to 12th Avenue.

Festival officials recommend for the best viewing you stake out a spot along Northwest Gilman Boulevard, between Front Street and 10th Avenue.

Learn more here.

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Get Salmon Days/Issaquah gear now, and daylong carnival ride tickets for $20

October 1, 2014

NEW — Noon Oct. 1, 2014

Get your Salmon Days/Issaquah gear before everyone else, and daylong carnival ride tickets at a 20 percent discount!

Festival organizers have set two pre-Salmon Days release events today and tomorrow for locals to purchase the latest in festival gear, including new 2014 Issaquah/Salmon Days hats, T-shirts and outerwear.

Get your deals at the Visitor Information Center/Chamber/Salmon Days Festival office, 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd., from 4-7 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow. The retail items include hats, T-shirts, sweatshirts, vintage items, Issaquah artist prints and more.

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Editorial — Top 10 reasons to go Salmon Days

September 30, 2014

Here fishy, fishy!

It’s that time, Issaquah. Time to welcome our returning salmon and about 150,000 people to town.

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