Fishermen’s Fall Festival

Celebrate the fishing community and enjoy delicious salmon, too!

Seattle seafood lovers who find themselves in need of one more barbecue to end the summer right should check out the 23rd annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival this weekend. Sure to whet the appetite of even the most sophisticated of palates, the festival celebrates community and remembrance with good food and fun.

Musicians perform at the Fishermen’s Fall Festival. Photo courtesy of Fishermen’s Fall Festival.

One of the most anticipated aspects of the Fishermen’s Fall Festival is the culinary greatness that Seattleites can expect to enjoy. With Lutefisk Eating Contest, a Salmon Fillet Contest, and the Salmon BBQ, it will not be difficult to find delicious, Pacific Northwest-inspired cuisine this weekend. The Salmon BBQ, arguably the best deal on the waterfront, includes giant portions of perfectly prepared salmon, corn on the cob, coleslaw, garlic bread, a beverage and dessert.

The schedule of events includes a group of traditional Japanese drummers called Inochi Taiko, as well as musical performances by Knut Bell and the Lost Vuarnets on the Main Stage. The demo stage will also host various musical performers, contests and competitions.

The festival will have plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, including JP Patches’ farewell performance, an appearance by the Reptile Man, and a show by the Radio Disney Road Crew. Other activities for children include miniature wooden boat building, face painting and a “Mutiny on the Bounty” air filled Jumpy Ship.

The festival benefits the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial, which is “Dedicated to promoting safety in the fishing fleets and easing the burdens of the families and friends of fishermen/women lost at sea,” according to its website.

The festival takes place this Saturday, Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Fishermen’s Terminal in Ballard. This completely volunteer-operated event is free to the public and a perfect way to wrap up summer in the Northwest.

Fishermen’s Fall Festival | 1900 West Nickerson Street | (206) 283-4665