Lets meet up and check out the Sausalito Herring Festival! I'll be at a table for The Marine Mammal Center as some point during the day and we can meet there at 12:30.
This is the last commercial fishery left in SF Bay, and one that can often be closely observed from the Sausalito water’s edge.
There used to be a fish dock right here in Sausalito, and many people remember it, now most don’t even know what the fish is caught for and how it’s regulated etc. Many of the fishermen and women travel from far just for this 2 months season, then they disappear until next year, we never get to meet them. Some are local, but their boats are in San Francisco.
Many of the Sausalito population hear the ruckus on the water, birds diving, seals hunting, but what does it all mean?
The fest will include:
• many culinary specialties by local restaurants and chefs around but not limited to herring, choose your size of sampler plate or get some traditional festival food (french fries).
Angelino’s, Walzwerk, Lighthouse, Fish, Headlands Center for the Arts restaurant, ITK, Yoshi’s Sushi Catering, Davey Jones Deli, Galilee Harbor Community Association, and others
• There will be a choice of beverages as well: Phil’s Coffee, and others
• Information about herring, the fishery, sustainability, and the environment by California Fish and Wildlife and other organizations
• live music and performances
On the program are, amongst others, the New Village School Choir, Cameron Ember, the Gaters, Fiver Brown, Angus Martin, the Waterfront Pickers, PLUS a surprise guest
• live demonstrations and talks by local chefs and food experts, amongst others: Maria Finn, Kenny Belov, Kirk Lombard, John Foss, Damon Little
• kids’ area, with games and activities
• historic herring fishery photographs and the traditional SF Bay fishing boats, the felucca “Nuovo Mundo” and the Wetton’s Monterey will be presented by the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park