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Eatonville Salmon Festival

WHAT: Organizers say this education-based event celebrates “the return of the kings,” also known as chinook salmon, and is sponsored by the Nisqually Indian Tribe. The second annual festival features family-friendly activities, music, food vendors, lectures and site tours.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.

WHERE: Mill Pond Park, 201 Center St. W., Eatonville.

HIGHLIGHTS: Attendees can bring or buy a T-shirt to make a salmon print. She Nah Num Seafoods will prepare a salmon barbecue dinner. Visitors can put together salmon life cycle beads and paint a wooden fish to be displayed at next year’s festival. An underwater camera will give visitors an up-close look at salmon in the Mashel River. A number of organizations will be on hand with information booths.

SPONSORS: Supporting the event are the Nisqually Indian Tribe, Stewardship Partners, the Nisqually Watershed River Council, the Eatonville Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, LeMay Inc., Youth Connection, the National Park Service, the Center for Sustainable Forestry at Pack Forest and the Town of Eatonville.

ADMISSION: Free, but there is a charge for the salmon dinner.

INFORMATION: 360-438-8715, nisquallyriver.org/