This Saturday, June 17 from 11am to 3:30pm is Fisheries Day at the Ballard Locks, with kids activities and staff on hand to give information about the migrating salmon and other environmental aspects of the Locks.
The Army Corps of Engineers staff will be joined by tribal, state, and local governments to guide the activities and offer information.
Kids who attend will receive a passport, available for the first 2,000 at the Corps’ booth outside the Administration Building. The passport can then be filled at each Fisheries Day booth around the circle drive that surrounds the Cavanaugh House.
Also happening this weekend at the Locks are two concerts and a dance performance. On Saturday, Cascadia Big Band will play post-swing big band tunes from 2 to 4pm. On Father’s Day (Sunday, June 18), there will be a Classic Car Show from 10 to 3pm. Sound & Fury Morris and Sword will perform traditional Morris dancing, a centuries-old English folk dance with bells strapped to their legs and hankies, or sticks carried in their hands. Then at 2pm, the Elliott Bay Pipe Band will perform traditional pipe and drum music.
All Locks events are open to the public, with concert seating available on a first-come basis.
Photo courtesy Hiram M. Chittenden Locks Facebook page