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Sawtooth Salmon Festival

  • Stanley Museum State Hwy 75 Stanley, ID, 83278 United States (map)

The Sawtooth Salmon Festival is an annual tradition in beautiful Stanley, Idaho. Come see wild salmon spawning in the streams of their birth and join us a day of festivities focusing on wild Idaho, wild rivers and, most important, the magic and miracle of wild salmon.

Wild salmon spawning tours will leave the Stanley Museum every two hours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Refreshments by Sockeye Brewing, who will feature their incredible new Lonesome Larry Lager, and live music will be provided at the festival grounds. 

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Festival Schedule

Fri., Aug. 24, 5 p.m.

Presentation by IRU Executive Director Kevin Lewis about the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

Sat., Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Salmon Spawning tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Lunch and refreshments for sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Live music by Edward Cain from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Live music by Bread and Circus from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun., Aug. 26, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Highway 21 trash cleanup

Join the IRU crew as we finish up our weekend festivities with a cleanup of our adopted section of Highway 21. Follow this link to sign up and receive further details.