Winters Salmon Festival
(Photo credit - Ken Davis, Aquatic Biologist, Wildlife Photojournalist)
Great Food • Music • Face Painting • Kid's Parade
Saturday, November 5, 2016 • Rotary Park • Winters, CA
Enjoy: Local Food and Local Music
Field Trips: Free Shuttle to Lake Solano
Activities: Face and Fish Painting, Trout Derby, Fly Casting and More!
Learn: About our salmon and projects to restore Putah Creek spawning areas.
In December of 2012, fall-run Chinook salmon finally returned in significant numbers to the lower reaches of Putah Creek. The salmon could be seen spawning right near Winters Putah Creek Park and even from the car bridge. The return of the salmon may be attributed to the combined efforts of the annual removal of the Los Rios check dam flash boards, increased flows from the Putah Diversion Dam, and enhancement of the riparian and spawning areas within Putah Creek. These efforts are the work of The City of Winters, Solano County Water Agency, Winters Putah Creek Committee, Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee, Putah Creek Council, landowners, volunteers and many more. The Winters Salmon Festival celebrates the return of the salmon and our community’s efforts by coming together for great food, entertainment, education, and all-things salmon!
From San Francisco – Take 1-80E to I-505N towards CA-128 W in Yolo County. Take exit 11 from I-505 N. Continue on CA-128 W. Turn Left on East Main St in Winters.
From Sacramento – Take US-50 W to 1-80W to W Covell Blvd in Davis. Take exit 29 from CA-113N. Continue on W Covell Blvd. Take Co Hwy E6 and Russell Blvd to Winters. Turn left on East Main St.