With winter comes the return of the eagle to the Stillaguamish River. The eagles return to feed on salmon that have come to spawn in the clean river gravel. The eagle also prey on the snow geese that are feeding in the agricultural fields in the floodplain. To celebrate these special winter residents, Arlington hosts an annual Eagle Festival, which includes guided tours, art and photography show, speakers, demonstrations, live music, wagon rides, and other fun activities. Free events include guided preserve tour, nature walk, rock & gem display, nature exhibits, crafts, and kids’ activities. Food vendors, bake sale, and soup sale. More info: http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest
2020 Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
- Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm: Extreme Chainsaw Sculpture Show, Eagle and Salmon Viewing at Squire Creek Park.
- Saturday, 9am-10:30am: Bird Identiﬁcation Walk at Stormwater Wetland Park. (Park cars at Haller Park.)
- Saturday, 10am-4pm: Draft Horse Wagon Rides (pickup is at City Hall)
- Saturday, 10am-4pm: Nature Art Show at Olympic Theater & Café.
- Saturday Movie: DUCKumentary. Showings at 11am, 12:15pm and 1:30pm at Olympic Theater.
- Saturday, 11am-3pm: Sarvey Wildlife Birds of Prey Open House at City Council Chambers.
- Saturday, 11am-3pm: Tractors, Old Time Machines & Airplane Simulators in the City Hall parking lot.
- Saturday, 11am-3pm Petting Farmand Kids Painting Craft at Co-Op Supply.
- Saturday, 11am-3pm: Fiber Art Demonstrations, Soup Lunch, Bake Sale and Face Painting at Arlington United Church.
- Saturday, 11am-3pm. Several activities at Haller Middle School gym (Nature Exhibits, Educational Outreach, Prize Bingo, Rock & Gem show, Quilceda Carvers, and Obstacle Course for Children.
- Saturday, 12:00-12:30pm: Sneak Peak AHS’s Spring Musical at Haller Middle School Commons.
- Saturday, 1:00 pm tour: Guided tour of Eagle and Salmon Viewing at Squire Creek Park.
- Super Saturday Sales: Many downtown stores oﬀer discounts on the ﬁrst Saturday of the month.