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Nisqually Watershed Festival

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The Watershed Festival is an annual celebration featuring art, discovery, and family fun. Festival activities include a free lecture series, guided walks, musical entertainment and great food and coffee. Be sure to bring your own t-shirt to make a fish print with a real Nisqually salmon! That and other activities will be part of the day-long celebration of nature at the 27th Annual Nisqually Watershed Festival.  

The main stage includes the Olympia Highlanders, a live a raptor show, the Nisqually Abisch and the Canoe Family Dancers, Reptile Woman, Wolf Camp, and more. The 2015 Nisqually Watershed Poster Contest’s Best in Show was submitted by Yuri Berebitsky. Yuri and other the winners claimed their prizes at the Poster Contest Award Ceremony, held at the festival.

In the Refuge's visitor center auditorium, the festival includes a lecture series consisting of short (30 minute) presentations on various watershed topics and issues. Lectures will start at the top of each hour, from 11am to 3pm.


Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge hosts the Nisqually Watershed Festival the last Saturday each September. 

From 7am to 5pm, ALL festival and Refuge parking will be at River Ridge High School, 320 River Ridge Dr. SE, off Martin Way, 2.3 miles from the Refuge parking lot. A free shuttle will run beginning at 7am.

Page Photo Credits — salmon tent, ©Michael Schramm
Last Updated: May 27, 2016
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