Annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day Celebration

Annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day Celebration

Smelt Fry and World Fish Migration Day Celebration

April 21 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 Pm


Mark your calendars and come join us for a day of fisheries fun! Over the years, these festivities have grown from a small community potluck centered on the commercial smelt harvest to a well-known regional event serving 500+ guests. This year the event will be held on Saturday, April 21st from 11am until 4pm. Throughout downtown Columbia Falls, there will be activities and displays that feature the inspiring fisheries and conservation work of DSF and their partners. All of the DSF venues are within a ¼ mile radius of downtown Columbia Falls and transportation between sites is available. This is truly a family-friendly event!

The Annual Smelt Fry is a wonderful way to welcome spring. Come learn what projects are happening within the fisheries and about DSF’s regional involvement. Local foods will be featured with smelts, alewives, and mackerel being smoked at the DSF smoker, venison stew served at the Heritage Fish Camp, and a seasonal fried smelt dinner and dessert made with local blueberries at the Wreaths Across America gym. Airline Brewing Co. will also be offering their Maine-brewed beer this year!

Before the Smelt Fry, consider going for a hike nearby with Downeast Coastal Conservancy at Ingersoll Point in Addison. Maine Master Naturalists, Walter and Carol Muth will help lead a group hike, highlighting the developing splashes of spring throughout the preserve on Saturday, 4/21 at 9am. Visit for more information on the hike.

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We hope you can join us for our annual Smelt Fry & World Fish Migration Day Celebration!


April 21
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM


DownEast Acadia


Downeast Salmon Federation
187 Main St
Columbia Falls, ME 04623United States
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