Last yearâ€™s festival brought great entertainment, river tours, and important cleanup information to South Park. Just a few highlights from the sunny, summer festival
- Over 1,200 people attended the festival and learned, shared stories and celebrated the ongoing cleanup of the Duwamish River.
- Walkers, bikers, and kayakers accompanied by the Blue Heron native canoe arrived at the River Festival in â€śSeattle style.â€ť
- Mayor McGinn attended the event, handed out raffle prizes, and talked about the need for a thorough cleanup of the Duwamish River to protect our health and our children.Â Letâ€™s make it happen, Mr. Mayor!
- 1,000 free (and delicious!) tamales and hot dogs were devoured in record time.
- Two stages with dozens of musicians and dancers representing the diverse and rich cultures of the Duwamish Valley performed for happy crowds.
- Over 40 community groups, businesses, non-profits, clubs, tribes and local, regional and federal agencies had interactive and educational booths about the river cleanup and community health.
- An Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak was raffled, courtesy of Mountains to Sound Outfitters, Alki Kayak Tours and Eddyline Kayaks. 100% of the proceeds go to supporting our ongoingÂ educationÂ and outreach programs.
Check out some pictures of the eventÂ here.