Salmon Days in Issaquah, WA is an award-winning family affair — for the fish and the humans. It’s a fun and frolicking multi-weekend event (with most events held October 2nd and 3rd) that takes over downtown Issaquah, a quaint little community about 15 minutes east of Seattle (straight up I-90). Imagine if Norman Rockwell created a town and then Costco moved their international headquarters to it, that’s Issaquah. Now add thousands of spawning salmon. Yes, it’s that awesome.
Last year I failed to report on Salmon Days until after the fact. Why? Because I was at Salmon Days enjoying myself and a walk through sunshine and red-soaked leaves was more enticing than writing about it. As you might imagine, I felt awful. That’s why this year I’m posting Salmon Days information before the festivities. That’s for you, the reader.
Here’s what you need to know to enjoy a visit to Salmon Days:
It’s the 35th Issaquah Rotary Run in the 40th year of Salmon Days. On October 3rd you can be a part of the Salmon Run/Walk — all ages!
The Grande Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 2nd.
Still have questions? Here, watch this lovely video from the official Salmon Days website to get a glimpse of what it’s all about:
Bottom line, if you live in, or plan to visit, the greater Seattle area during our beautiful fall season, Salmon Days is a must!
And, in case you were wondering where the wine come in? That’s easy, everywhere! It’s Washington, people. Wine is like water — but without salmon in it. Front Street in Issaquah is the hub of the activities and it is lined with great bars and restaurants. It’s a win-win!
Photos by Thales via Flickr