11th annual Duwamish River Festival set for Aug. 26

  • Tue Aug 1st, 2017 9:00am
  • Life

The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Action Group will host its 11th annual Duwamish River Festival/Festival del Río Duwamish on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Duwamish Waterway Park, 7900 10th Avenue S., in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood.

The festival, which goes form noon to 6 p.m., is a family-friendly event celebrating the efforts to improve the health of the Duwamish River and the communities of South Park and Georgetown.

During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the Duwamish River Superfund site; engage with interactive booths featuring environmental and community health resources and projects in the Duwamish Valley; listen and dance to performances representing diverse cultures of Georgetown and South Park; enjoy free food from local restaurants; participate in free boat and kayak tours of the river; create art reflecting the river and the community.

Performers include: Amigos de Seattle, Guatemala; Madcap Pusher Band of Georgetown; Bopha Lokei Cambodian Dance; Meshika Dancers, Danza Kalpulli Tlaloktekuhtli; and the Duwamish Tribe.

Volunteers are needed. Sign up to help at signup.com/go/PtLzQSt. Help is needed to set up and clean up, provide direction and food. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt.

Event sponsors include: Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / TAG; Environmental Coalition of South Seattle; ECOSS; Port of Seattle; King County; City of Seattle; U.S. EPA; Washington Department of Ecology; Anchor QEA, LLC; Seattle Parks Foundation; Washington Chain and Supply Inc.; Alki Kayak Tours; Puget Soundkeeper; Recology CleanupScapes; Puget Sound Clean Air Agency; Seattle Aquarium; South Park Branch of the Seattle Public Library; United Healthcare Community Plan; Solid Ground; Duwamish Alive and Waste Management.

Staff will be on hand to provide Spanish and Vietnamese translation of information and many booths will have multilingual ability.

For more information about the Duwamish River Festival, visit www.DuwamishCleanup.org.