This coming Memorial Day weekend will see hundreds of campers, tourists and local residents enjoying summer’s arrival at the 21st Annual Loon and Fish Festival in Seeley Lake. This unique two-day festival runs Saturday, May 25, 10-5 pm, and Sunday, May 26, 10-4 pm at the Seeley Lake Elementary School. Sponsored by Alpine Artisans, the festival has something for everyone: art sales and demonstrations, wildlife programs, live music and children’s activities. Weekend activities include the popular outings: Saturday morning loon nesting site walk and Sunday morning wild flower and bird walk.
In addition to the live music, mountain bike and nordic waxing demos in the main hall, the Festival hosts a “Backstage” program with 12 hours of films and speakers celebrating art and nature. Keynote speaker Kate Davis, author and raptor expert, will present four live raptors as well as photographs from her new book Bald Eagle nest – a Story of Survival in Photographs. Backstage will open on Saturday with a demonstration of Native dance, story, sign and song by Mariah Gladstone, which will provide a framework for the new film, Eagle Boy, featuring the experience of a local Native family living in Norway. The full Backstage and Festival schedule is attached.
The Loon and Fish Festival is sponsored by the Alpine Artisans, a group of artist and arts supporters committed to promoting the arts within the context of the natural splendor of the Seeley, Swan and Blackfoot valleys. For further information and event schedule, visit our website, www.alpineartisans.org or Alpine Artisans on Facebook.