Idaho Salmon and Steelhead Days, a special event for Idaho fifth-graders, will mark its 10th anniversary at Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters in Boise, September 6 through 8.
The three-day event celebrates Idaho's salmon and steelhead. Nearly 2,500 5th graders, parents, and teachers are expected to attend the event. Students participate in hands-on activities while learning about these unique fish, their habitat and the past and present relationship between humans and salmon.
The event is dedicated to the students, but one evening is set aside for a salmon barbecue that is open to the general public.
The Idaho Salmon & Steelhead Days Salmon BBQ runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, September 6, at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 600 South Walnut St., Boise. The barbecue raises money to pay for next year's daytime activities.
Activities during the barbecue include live music by the Bitterbrush Blues Band, gyotaku fish printing and Kids In the Creek. The Morrison Knudsen Nature Center stream walk will be open for viewing live Chinook salmon and kokanee salmon.
Tickets for the barbecue are $10 for adults and $3 for children. They are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, at Fish and Game Headquarters; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Nature Center, behind the headquarters building.
Tickets are limited and sold first-come, first-served.
The three day event is noncommercial, nonprofit and not politically oriented. A partnership of agencies, organizations, businesses and corporations finance, plan and execute the annual event.