Nisqually River Foundation to host 34th annual Nisqually Watershed Festival


The Nisqually River Foundation is hosting the 34th annual Nisqually Watershed Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge.

The festival serves as an opportunity for the community to celebrate the history, culture and environment of the Nisqually Watershed. Throughout the free day-long festival, guests can explore and discover the watershed through interactive exhibits, hands-on education activities and a variety of performances and presenters, including the Olympic Highlanders, the Nisqually Indian Tribe Canoe Family and musical storyteller Chris Sabatini. The festival will also feature a salmon barbecue lunch, with fish provided by the Nisqually Indian Tribe. Guests will be treated to a display of art by local students, a salmon and dogfish dissection and learn about insects from around the world.

Free parking and a shuttle service is available at 2548 Hogum Bay Road NE, Olympia. For more information, go to or look for the event on Facebook.