Issaquah Salmon Days Splash Mob

    Every October, the city of Issaquah celebrates the return of the Salmon to our hatchery by hosting the Issaquah Salmon Days Festival. It’s a weekend full of fun, food, games, music, art and community pride. This year the Issaquah Chamber hosted a Splash Mob for the month leading up to Salmon Days.  Participants visited businesses to find decorated salmon.  I decided to learn more about my city by 'Splash Mobbing'.  My daughter went with me for most of the visits which made it even better.

    Overall, I learned that there are some very creative people in Issaquah.  The salmon were decorated in many ways, from disco ball (Issaquah Family Chiropractic) to no decoration at all (you know who you are.)

    Here are my favorite things that I learned:

    Someone at Fischer Meats is a big Seahawks Fan.  If you like football and like to tailgate, you need to try their burger patties with the bacon already in.  Oh my!

    I wish the Issaquah Coffee Company existed when my kids were young.  They have an awesome play area where your little ones can hang while you relax and enjoy a great cup of coffee.

    The State Farm, Tom Sessions, office has some very friendly staff.  I enjoyed talking with them.

    There are some really amazing stores in Gilman Village.  My daughter and I had fun walking around there to see Lucky You, Clean Scapes, Issaquah Coffee Company and Palettes and Pairings.

    It smells heavenly when you walk into Mint Salon and Spa.

    When visiting Adventure Kids, my 11 year old wanted to stay behind to play. That looks like a fun place.   They also now have Sunday hours.

    My vote for coolest salmon decoration goes to Pogacha.  Did you know that they have All Night Happy Hour in the bar on Thursday nights. They also have some really fun entertainment scheduled.

    Splash Mob Salmon at Pogacha--My Favorite

    At Illuminate Contracting, they offer bathroom remodeling as part of their general contracting.

    Sterling Bank is the largest community bank in the Pacific Northwest.

    Hot Yoga Experience has an October Sauna Challenge.  Check it out!

    At Museum Quality Framing I found some great ideas for my son's senior pictures.

    The best part of participating in the Splash Mob is that I went into some establishments I might not have tried before.  I know, that's the point.  Next time, I hope there are more participating businesses on the plateau.  I need to learn that area better.

    Enjoy Salmon Days Issaquah!

    www.salmondays.org

    Blessings, Anne

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