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41st Annual Largest Salmon BBQ


The World’s Largest Salmon BBQ is held each year on the first Saturday of July. This year is July 7. This event is held at the South Mooring Basin, Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, California. BBQ tickets are $25 at the event. The Salmon Restoration Association (SRA) provides shuttle service from College of the Redwoods parking lot to South Noyo Harbor from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Each year the Salmon BBQ will host up to 4,000 people between 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. In addition to the live music and dancing, the BBQ will consist of wild-caught salmon, salad, corn on the cob and garlic bread. There has been in the past an alternative vegetarian dish also. There will be local award-winning microbrew from the North Coast Brewing Company, and coffee from the local Thanksgiving Coffee Company and wine from many local vintners. Cowlicks ice cream will also be served.

The bulk of the 4,000 plus people who attend the World’s Largest Salmon BBQ each year make a special trip to do so, most often from the North Bay and Sacramento Valley areas. The event was started in 1973 by commercial fisherman, hoping to find ways to restore salmon.


Fireworks will take place at dusk at Todd’s Point

This annual event is held by the City of Fort Bragg, The North Coast Brewing Company, and the Salmon Restoration Association (SRA) which is a non-profit organization located in Fort Bragg, California. The Salmon Restoration Association exists for one reason: To take positive, measurable action to restore the natural wild salmon runs to rivers of Northern California. Their primary concern at this time is the renovation of local streams to their natural health condition. Projects on the Noyo and Big River are their main focus. They also educate the public about salmon population issues, both in streams and the ocean.

The Salmon Restoration Association’s annual fundraiser already funds many key educational efforts and watershed work in the campaign to save flagging king and silver salmon populations.  Proceeds from the barbecue events over the past three years have gone primarily to projects on the Big River, Noyo River and Eel River watersheds.  The SRA also funds an educational/work program where Fort Bragg Middle School students from the Math, Engineering and Science Achievement Class restore Otis Johnson Wilderness Park, whose watershed includes two wild creeks.  That program is co-sponsored by Jughandle Creek Nature Center and the City of Fort Bragg.

Stevenswood Spa Resort is only 15 minutes south, of Fort Bragg. Plan on coming to the coast and enjoy one of our suites, dinner and relax and get pampered in our spa.

For dinner phone 707-937-2810 or online at urban spoon.

For lodging phone 707-937-2810 or online at reservations.

For spa reservations phone 707-937-2810 or online at Indigo Eco-Spa.

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