Activities for Saturday, September 18th
We are hoping to hold our 65th Annual Traditional Salmon Bake in 2021. However, plans may change. Please check back here in July 2021 for event updates.
History of the Salmon Bake
Depoe Bay's first "Free Fish Fry" back in the 1930's was the beginning of today's annual Salmon Bake. The locals gathered with friends and neighbors to share their own catch and their fish stories.
Over the past 60+ years, this gathering has evolved into the current "Indian Style" Salmon Bake, held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September. Salmon is cooked in the traditional manner used for generations by Native Coastal tribes.
Each year, over 2,000 pounds of salmon are slow-roasted to perfection on alder stakes over a 80-foot long fire line. Come enjoy friends and neighbors, live music, and of course, an amazing salmon meal.