Festival Event information

Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020

Enter the Eagle Photo Contest & Nature Art Contest

Arlington Arts Council invites Snohomish County residents to enter the Eagle Photography contest, Nature Art Contest, and a Haiku contest to be displayed at the art show on Saturday. Cash prizes. Information here: http://arlingtonwa.gov/176/Art-Show-Poetry-Photo-Contest 

Live Entertainment at the Mirkwood

Friday and Saturday, Music at 7:00p.m.
Location: Mirkwood Public House, 117 Division Street, Arlington
Fun and unique venue will offer live music. For all ages (minors leave at 11:00 p.m.) $10 cover charge.
Friday: Inkay, Brandon Lentz, KingDow, Joaquin Ros
Saturday: The Skablins, WIthout a Doubt, Retro Radio and The US Americans

Extreme Chainsaw Sculpture Event

Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Legion Park; 114 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington

Award winning Chainsaw carvers from the Northwest and beyond will carve eagles and other art for the festival. See the artists in action. Carvings are available for purchase Friday and Saturday.

Saturday 3:30 p.m. - Live Auction of carvings

More information: http://arlingtonwa.gov/179/Chainsaw-Carving-Event 

Paddle Rafting on the Stillaguamish River

Friday or Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

Location: Meet at Haller Park; 1100 West Avenue, Arlington

North Fork Stilly Valley residents Jerry and Lori Michalec invite you on an five-mile raft journey from Trafton to Haller Park. Expect bald eagle sightings, views of other wildlife, and a paddling workout on this 3-hour excursion. Everyone enjoys the serene beauty, light mood elevation, mochas and other distinct pleasures of river travel with North Cascades River Expeditions. Trip includes a midway lunch stop. Make reservations now for this $60 day trip at 1-800-634-8433. Call to learn more or go to www.RiverExpeditions.com.

Bird Identification Walk at Arlington’s Stormwater Wetland Park

Time: Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Location: Meet at Haller Park, 1100 West Avenue, Arlington

Audubon member Virginia Clark will lead a walk and help identify song birds. A chance to learn bird sounds from an expert, while visiting this riverfront park.  The Stormwater Wetland Park is just west of Haller Park, within walking distance.

Eagle and Salmon Viewing at Squire Creek Park- cancelled

Time: Saturday at 1:00 p.m- cancelled due to weather.

Location: Squire Creek County Park, 41415 SR 530, approximately 24 miles east of Arlington towards Darrington on Highway 530.

If conditions are right, visitors can view spawning chum salmon and eagles.  Stillaguamish Tribe Natural Resources staff will lead the exploration at 1:00 p.m.

Nature Exhibits and Educational Outreach,  Children’s Activities,and Prizes

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: NEW location
Haller Middle School Gym, 600 E First Street

Learn about local nature organizations. Arts and Craft activities for kids.

Visit the booths with your bingo card and win prizes sponsored by Stillaguamish Tribe!  Drawings at 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Experience what salmon feel like navigating obstacles upstream. Kids will enjoy this inflatable obstacle course.

Open House with Sarvey Wildlife Care Center

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Open House

Location: City Council Chambers; 110 E Third Street, Arlington

Sarvey Wildlife Center bring special guests to the festival-birds of prey that have been rescued by Sarvey, but are unable to be released back to the wild. This is a unique opportunity to see various birds of prey (including eagles) at close range, and to learn about their unique characters and behaviors. Presented in an open house format.

Hands on Arts and Crafts Activities 

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Haller Middle School Gym, 600 E First Street

Families will enjoy free hands-on crafting with the Arlington Arts Council. Paint woodland creatures.

Nature Art Show

Time: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Olympic Theater, 111 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington

Enjoy the natural depictions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest flora and fauna as created by local artists. Eagle Photo Contest and Nature Art Show hosted by the Arlington Arts Council. More information here.

Fiber Art Demonstrations,  Bake Sale and Face Painting

Time: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Location: Arlington United Church; 338 N MacLeod Ave. Arlington

See spinning wool fiber and other related crafts by NW Regional and Valley Spinners, unique mixed media dolls by Dollirious Cloth Doll Club, thread painted quilts by Judy Irish, fabric basket weaving by Sherri McCarthy, dyed silk by Karen Lyons, and mixed media by Karen Lewis. Children and adults alike will delight at seeing and interacting with the textile artists as they demonstrate.

Ladies of the United Church are providing a soup lunch (for a fee) at this location.
Girls Scouts are hosting a bake sale and will have face painting as a fundraiser for Troop 40737.

Rock and Gem Display

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Location: Haller Middle School Gym

Marysville Rock and Gem Club will present rocks, gems, fossils, and collections from around the world. They will demonstrate/display chain mailing, knife knapping, faceting stones, and jewelry making.

Quilceda Carvers

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

Location: Haller Middle School Gym

Discover the art of wood carving, wood burning, and whittling through the works of the Quilceda Carvers.

Movie: DUCKumentary

Time: showings: Saturday, 11am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm

Location: Olympic Theater, 107 N. Olympic Ave.

Ducks are true originals, they waddle, glide, dive and dabble.  They come in every color of the rainbow and there are more then 120 species. Take to the skies with a flock of teal, watch wood ducks raise a family, learn why goldeneyes head north in the winter. This movie is a PBS Naure documentary, approximately 60 minutes.

Sponsored by Arlington Lifeway.

Sneak Peak- Arlington High School’s Spring Musical

Time: Saturday, 12:00-12:30pm

Location:  Haller Middle School Commons, 600 E 1st Street

Songs from "Once Upon a Mattress," a medieval love story performed by Arlington High School Drama.

Tractors & Old Time Machines on Display plus Airplane Simulators for kids

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: City Hall parking lot, 238 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington

The Sky Valley Tractor Club and some Arlington residents display antique tractors and working machinery!
Mike Thomas will show off his working old time engines.
Arlington Fly-In will have airplane simulators for children to experience.

Petting Farm and Children’s Activity

Time: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Co-Op Supply, 121 S. Olympic Avenue, Arlington

Interact with farm critters and participate in a free painting craft. 

Draft Horse Wagon Rides

Time: Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: Pickup is at City Hall, 238 N Olympic Avenue

Sponsored by Downtown Arlington Business Association

Downtown Arlington Super Saturday Sales

Many downtown stores offer discounts on the first Saturday of the month.  Downtown Arlington Business Association website.