River Ramble

Come join us for River Ramble – a fun, interactive, cultural event - at the 2020 Wenatchee River Salmon Festival at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery.! From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, we will learn how wildlife and plants have created traditions that have been passed down from the vibrant peoples who once thrived along our rivers.

We will welcome Native American educators for hands-on learning about traditional customs and collaboration with the PUD for conservation of local wildlife and habitat.

Salmon Festival image
Salmon Festival image

Past sessions have included:

  • Interactive tipi setup: Pitch in to raise a traditional tipi.
  • Native American Traditional Dancing: Enjoy live drumming and dancing and learn about the meanings behind traditional dances.
  • Reptile Man: Learn about wild reptiles and the importance of all animals in the balance of nature.
  • Meet the Wenatchi: View historic photos of the area and learn more about the Wenatchi tribe.
  • Flint Napping and Atlatl: Watch a live demonstration of this ancient hunting technique.
  • Native American tribal sports: Enjoy some of the oldest sports, based on the traditions of fishing and hunting.
  • Native American tribal games: Fun activities involving skill and chance to play alone or with friends. Games can be recreated at home with simple materials.
  • Native American traditional skills: Learn how northwest indigenous people made tools and household items out of natural materials. Try your hand at making one yourself.

For more information, please visit the Salmon Festival website (embed link: http://www.salmonfest.org/)