The 21st Annual Kokanee Salmon Festival is taking place this weekend on October 2nd and 3rd from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the U.S. Forest Service Visitor Center at Taylor Creek, which is 3 miles north of the City of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89 (in between Camp Richardson and Emerald Bay). This is a free event! Children and their parents are encouraged to participate in a wide variety of educational and entertaining events. Participants can learn about the natural wonders of Taylor Creek and take part in many fun activities, including a delicious salmon barbecue, Kokanee trail runs, children’s activities, educational and streamside programs, and much more!
On Saturday at 2 p.m. (in the amphitheater adjacent to Taylor Creek Vistors’ Center) a free program will be offered by the Forest Service featuring live animals which may include a black bear, bald eagle, barn owl, turkey vulture, a beaver, and snakes. *Because of the live animals on stage, attendees are asked to leave their dogs and other pets at home. Also, new to the festival this year will be a giant 40 foot inflatable fish for children to explore named “Sammy Salmon,” the official mascot of the festival, will make appearances each day!
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