The Stillaguamish Tribe is hosting the annual Festival of the River this weekend. The free event begins at 1 pm Friday, Aug. 12 at River Meadows County Park on 20416 Jordan Rd. in Arlington.

From the festival website:

The Stillaguamish Festival of the River is a fun way to celebrate summer and the Pacific Northwest environment. Regional citizens and visitors share their experiences and learn from others about water quality, salmon habitat, and the watershed. And if you don’t know what a watershed is, we’ll teach you!

This year we feature a giant storytelling turtle tent, interpretive salmon habitat tours, arts and craft vendors, a scrumptious salmon steak barbecue prepared by the Stillaguamish Tribe, and a variety of live music.