1st Annual Salish Sea Festival
October 15, 2016

Celebrate the tastes and traditions of San Juan Island waters this fall. Savor fresh oysters on-the-half-shell, wild-caught local salmon and engaging conversation, talks and demonstrations on October 15, 2016 at The Rosario Resort Beachhouse, overlooking the pristine waters of Cascade Bay on Orcas Island.

Attendees at the 1st Annual Salish Sea Festival will enjoy workshops on seaweed and sushi, tour an acclaimed local salmon hatchery, boat to tour the Lopez shellfish hatchery, and engage in inspiring educational activities focused on the incredible bounty of the Salish Sea marine food system. The day ends with a spectacular "Taste of the Salish Sea" featuring small tastes prepared by The Mansion at Rosario, Willows Inn on Lummi, Hogstone Pizza, The Kitchen, Rolling Sushi, San Juan Paella and other local chefs.

The festival is the first of its kind, bringing together seafood lovers with engaging speakers and panels on salmon conservation, tribal and local traditions, history and challenges of shellfish and seafood production in San Juan County. This is a chance to learn about seafood production and harvest, sustainability, and the unique tastes and bounty of the Salish Sea. 

9:00AM-2:00PM: Talks and demonstrations (full schedule to be posted soon).
2:00PM-4:00PM: Optional field trips to salmon or shellfish hatchery. 

5:30PM-8:00PM: Taste of the Salish Sea

To purchase tickets and to get more information, visit www.salishseafest.eventbrite.com OR www.visitsanjuans.com/savor
For more information and schedule of events and presenters, visit: http://sjcarc.org/events/2016-salish-sea-festival/