Sawtooth Salmon Festival


  • Stanley Museum Forest Rd 481 Stanley, ID, 83278 United States

Join us for a day and a half of education and revelry in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is an annual tradition and features tours of wild salmon spawning in their natal streams. We're  also reviving the wild salmon dinner this year! It'll be catered by the highly regarded Chef Doug Plass, owners of Stanley's Redd Restaurant. You can purchase advance tickets by filling out the form below.

The festival will kick off at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Stanley Community Center with a presentation by Outdoor Idaho host Bruce Reichert who last summer helped produce an hour-long program featuring the headwaters of Idaho's amazing rivers.

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The festival will then ensue on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Stanley Museum grounds with salmon spawning tours at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Shoshone-Bannock dancers will perform at 4 p.m., and the day will culminate with the wild salmon dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. and accompanied by music performed by Scott Knickerbocker of the Hokum Hi-Flyers.

Advance tickets for the salmon dinner were required by August 17. Sorry if you didn't get yours early, but please still join us to see wild salmon spawning and celebrate one of Idaho's greatest miracles.

Wild salmon spawning tours are a featured part of the Sawtooth Salmon Festival.