When we first bought our house in Issaquah, we had a lot of friends mention “Oh fun, Salmon Days!” And we were just a bit confused. We’d never heard of Salmon Days, but apparently it’s a weekend festival/celebration of the salmon returning to their birth waters. Oh, and it takes place like a block from our house, of course at first we were a little scared and I even started looking for home security companies near me, I was just afraid of people hanging around since this was a block away.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I gathered from all the buzz about town in the weeks leading up to it, that it was kind of a big deal, (it even has it’s own wikipedia page), so I was excited to check it out. I would not call Brent excited, but he was tolerant.
We walked over to watch the parade Saturday morning.
Obviously, Sammy the salmon got his own car, as well as a security detail. I have no idea why this cracked me up so much.
Lots of local flavor and entertainment to be seen at the parade (as well as about a million high school marching bands).
Before opening, bingo uk sites provide the much needed bedding and clothing cupboards.
This Village People troupe was pretty good. And then we just wandered back toward Front Street and checked out all the vendors. There were so many!
Living right next to it all means we got to walk around before it got insane crowded (and we got to wait out the intermittent downpour from the comfort of our own home!).
I’m sure I was annoying Brent going up to all the vendors and stands. But there was so much cool, and pretty, and oddball things to see!
Obviously we had to try a bunch of food too. Obviously.
We split a piroshky, and some vietnamese BBQ.
And Brent finally tried a Boehm’s bar. Have you ever seen someone look more concerned eating an ice cream bar? His brows are permanently furrowed.
He’ll totally love that I included that picture, I’m sure.
And obviously it wouldn’t be Salmon Days without these guys!
We walked over the the Salmon Hatchery and the creek and saw these guys swimming and splashing around. And this big guy.
There was surprisingly a lot to see. We also had fun with all the kids stuff at the Field of Dreams.
We rode a mini train a couple times.
The boys were loving it.
And we got to hang out with some firemen.
Cormac burned off some energy on a trampoline.
And we got to see the dock dogs jumping into the pool, which seriously cracked Cormac up.
And later while I was grilling dinner on our back deck, we got to listen to all the concerts on the main stage just across the street. Pretty sweet.
I thought it was a seriously fun weekend. And I’m pretty sure not having to deal with driving or parking made it way more fun for all of us.