This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Oroville Salmon Festival, the annual event that celebrates the return of salmon to the Feather River.
The free event and street fair on September 28th brings thousands of visitors to historic downtown Oroville for environmental and cultural education, including DWR-led tours of the Feather River Fish Hatchery.
Most activities take place at the following three locations:
Fish Hatchery, 5 Table Mountain Boulevard
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – See salmon jump up the fish ladder and watch salmon spawning operations from the facilityâ€™s observation platform and windows.Â Free guided tours every half hour.
Downtown Street Fair, Historic Downtown Oroville
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Take a stroll through historic Downtown Oroville and enjoy music, food, and crafts.
Salmon Court, On the Downtown Levee
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Features a food court with fresh barbecued and smoked salmon, live entertainment, a sport and recreation expo, diving dogs competition, the Oroville Hospital Health Fair, kids art activities, and much more.
The Oroville Salmon Festival is organized through a partnership between many organizations in the Oroville community; DWR is a major supporter.
For a complete schedule events and parking information, view the Oroville Chamber of Commerce website.