Here come the eagles

Skagit Eagle Festival slated for every January weekend.
posted 12.10.11

The Skagit Eagle Festival is coming in January, sponsored by the Concrete Chamber of Commerce. In its new, expanded format, the festival will be held every Saturday and Sunday that month, providing residents and visitors the chance to pick and choose the events and activities that interest them most.

The festival features several free tours, walks, and educational programs where participants can learn not only about the majestic eagles, but also about the beautiful areas along the Skagit River where they return each year. A variety of presentations will educate attendees about grizzly bears, how to photograph wildlife and scenery, and much more. Visitors also have the opportunity to enjoy arts and crafts, wine tasting, river rafting, music, dance, and many other outdoor and indoor activities.

2012 festival highlights
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, Concrete Center will be open to provide visitor information. Eagle Watcher Stations in Rockport will be staffed with trained volunteers. Skagit River Bald Eagle Interpretive Center in Rockport will be open.

Every Saturday in January, look for hayrides and bonfires at Ovenell’s Double O Ranch at 3:30 p.m. Concrete Heritage Museum will be open from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday too.

Special events in Concrete

  • Book & Bake Sale, Jan. 14 and 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Grasmere Village Art Walk and Recycled Art Show, Jan. 21 and 22
  • Presentations and Sarvey Wildlife Center performance at Puget Sound Energy, Jan. 21.
  • Special events in Rockport
  • Chili Feed on Sat., Jan. 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Boat trips on the Skagit River provided by several companies.

Special events in Marblemount

  • Native American drumming, dance, and crafts, Jan. 14 and 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (see notice, p. 26).
  • Marblemount Hatchery Tours every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Special events at Concrete Theatre

  • Tim Boyer photography workshop, Jan. 7, 1 p.m.
  • Dana Lyons multimedia concert, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.
  • The Incredible Bald Eagle, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.
  • The Kuteeyaa Dancers, Jan. 21, 1 p.m.
  • Wolves, Bears & Cougars, Oh My! Jan. 28, 1 p.m.

The Skagit Eagle Festival is a collaboration of dozens of agencies, businesses, and nonprofit organizations, brought together to host the celebration by the Concrete Chamber of Commerce. Many events are free, others are low cost.

A full schedule of events will be posted at For more information, contact the Concrete Chamber at or 360.853.8784.

Look for a complete report on the 2012 festival in the January issue of Concrete Herald.

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