Saturday, June 23 – All Day
Fort Worden Beaches and Marine Science Center
The Orca Festival is an annual tradition of celebrating the ecosystems that make up the Salish Sea, and deepening our relationship and responsibility to them. Bringing together whale experts, educators, artists and community, the day offers education, exploration and celebration by the sea.
The Orca is an ancient creature that has lived in the Salish Sea for thousands of years, traveling as families and staying connected throughout their lives. However, southern resident orcas are extremely threatened by the dwindling salmon population in the Salish Sea. We seek to celebrate these aquatic relatives, and work towards their healthy future.
This is an ALL DAY EVENT with speakers, bands, the Rat Island Regatta, and tours of Hope the orca.
Admission is FREE all day.
Go to the event webpage to find details including the event schedule.
image by Carolyn Woods