Darrington Eagle Festival Events

Darrington has a full day planned for our first annual
Arlington - Stillaguamish - Darrington Eagle Festival

Please also see the festivities for Arlington

Three Eagles by local artist Kitt Serge

Eagle Viewing At Squire Creek Park, 10 am & 2 pm
The salmon come every year to spawn at the Furland, Ashton & Squire Creeks.  With the return of the salmon the eagles come to feed.  View and listen to the eagles roosting  in the large trees along the shorelines always keeping a keen eye on the waters below.

Old Fortson Mill Tours, 10 am & 2 pm
Learn the history of  Fortson Mill  from its humble beginnings in 1905 to growing into a thriving and important community of the Stillaguamish Valley and now quiet ruins intertwined by surrounding vegetation.  The old Fortson Mill site is now owned by Snohomish County Parks, Stillaguamish Tribe & WDFW and will added as a trailhead for the Whitehorse Trail   Fortson is a wonderful location for wildlife viewing with the North Fork Stillaguamish River  just to the north and the old millpond to the east along the Whitehorse Trail .  When the salmon come to spawn in the millpond and its outlet eagles come to feast on the abundant fish and migratory birds of the millpond.  Fortson is located at mile post 42.5 off of SR 530 as you drive east to Darrington.  There will be a street sign reading "Fortson Mill Road".

Horseback Rides to River's End, 10 am to 3 pm
Why is this special place called "River's End"?  There is a special place along the Whitehorse Trail where the North Fork Stillaguamish bends to North Mountain and its three forks that create what most of us think of as the Stillaguamish River.  Rivers End is a popular eagle viewing destination.  Bar 3 Quarter Horse and Outfitter will be offering 2 mile horseback rides starting from the historical livery barn at the Darrington Ranger Station to Rivers End.  $40.00 fee per rider and rider must be 12 years of age or older.

Darrington Eagle Festival Photography and Art Show, 10 am to 3 pm
See the local talent of the upper Stilly Valley at the Mansford Grange in town.  Photographers will be sharing pictures of our majestic eagles and breathtaking beautiful surroundings.

Kids Arts and Crafts, 11 am to 3 pm
Learn how to make paper bead necklaces and paper weaving at the Sno - Isle - Darrington Library Meeting Room, 1005 Cascade Street

Native American Flute Player, Peter Ali, noon to 1 pm
Peter Ali is famous not just for his soothing beautiful music but as a patient teacher and generous humanitarian!  We honored to have Peter's music at the Mountain Loop & Books Coffee, 1085 Darrington Street.

Poetry Reading, 11 am
11am at Mountain Loop Books and Coffee, 1085 Darrington Street. Nature themed poetry reading by students from Darrington High School.

Local Treasures Quilt Show, 10 am to 3 pm
See the special quilts that have become part of a families heritage and learn the stories that they tell.  See locally crafted quilts and quilted items in an array of different patterns.  Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington Street

River Rafting With Adventure Cascades
Join us for a relaxing float trip on the Sauk River for a chance to see the wildlife the Northwest is famous for. Our 3 hour river trips begin and end at our shop in Darrington and are available 7 days a week with advanced notice. This is a mild river trip where the focus is on scenery and wildlife viewing. This is a great time to see eagles along the river, so bring your binoculars and appropriate gear for the weather. We recommend warm waterproof boots, rain gear and enough layers to keep you warm.

For more information call 360.393.6815 or go to http://www.adventurecascades.com/product/half-day-scenic-trip/

Contra Dance starting at 7 pm
Old time dance set to lively music, no partner necessary, no experience necessary!  Just bring your dancing feet and have a lot of fun!  Everyone Welcome!  A perfect way to wind up a day of fun!   A $7.00 donation for the dance which covers cost of callers and music.