Dungeness River Festival

20th Annual Dungeness River Festival

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Thursday Evening 4 PM – 7 PM Sept. 27th 2018


Friday 10 AM – 3 PM Sept. 28th 2018

Activities, Food & Fun for all Ages!

Inspiring understanding, enjoyment, and stewardship of the Olympic Peninsula’s unique natural and cultural resources is a pillar of the work we do at, and for, the River Center. Along with accessibility it is also behind what makes the River Festival, September 28th, such a special event for our community. The River Festival highlights those “resources” by providing a free platform for organizations and agencies to share their work and inspire all generations to what an amazing story the Dungeness River can tell!

Like many watersheds the Dungeness has a complex ecological story that has to be told and experienced by many different people to understand. The River Festival gives people the chance to hear from the people that are both exploring and creating the story of the Dungeness. US Forest Service, NOAA, National Park Service, PTC, Back Country Horsemen, Clallam County, BEACH, and NOLT are just a few of the many agencies that will be on hand to share, demonstrate and answer questions about our watershed and the Olympic Peninsula’s natural resources.

Please mark your calendar and make a plan to come down and learn even more about the area you love. If you have questions about the festival, are interested in helping out, or you know of group that would be a good fit at the festival, please contact the River Center at 360-681-4076 or email

This year we are adding a “Community Night” on Thursday. Join us for an evening of food, music, and celebration of our river that provides so much for us!
We will also be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Dungeness River Management Team and will announce the winners of the DRMT photo contest!
Also the movie….
After the booths shut down for River Fest on Thursday’s ‘Community Night,’ there will be a screening of The Memory of Fish, a documentary of one man, the wild salmon he loves, and his fight to free a river. Dick Goin, a pulp mill worker and master fisherman turned salmon advocate, uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in U.S. history. His goal: bring the salmon home.
The co-producer, Emma Jones, will be attending  and doing a Q&A after the film.
Where: Dungeness River Audubon Center (Inside center or outside in amphitheater weather dependent)
Date: Thursday, September 27th
Time: 7:00pm