Friday, January 15, 2016

Sausalito Herring Festival – Sunday Jan 31 2016

© Organizers: Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina
Save the Date: 
Sunday Jan 31 2016

The Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair is the oldest traditional event in Helsinki, since 1743. 

Not nearly as long-running but no less short on ambition, or establishing tradition, is our own Sausalito Herring Festival, now in its 4th year.

Admission to the event is free. 

A tasting plate for delicious herring dishes from a variety of restaurants is available for $25.00;  advanced purchase tasting tickets available here.

Every year in late January and early February, the herring run peaks on the shores of Sausalito. We’re there to celebrate our maritime history, the wonders of nature, the fisheries, and good food.

The gathering features music, entertainment and a variety of signature herring dishes from Sausalito’s top chefs. Celebrating the area’s longstanding commitment to sustainable fishing and maritime culture, the festival showcases one of the world’s culinary delicacies - drawn straight from Richardson Bay. 

This local urban fishery is the last place in the U.S. with a herring run that can be seen from shore. This event for the whole family includes a kids’ area and also hosts a variety of environmental and educational information.

All proceeds from food and beverage sales support the Sausalito Community Boating Center at Cass Gidley Marina – a 501(c)(3) non profit organization established to create a place that provides affordable access to boats and the water, preserves our maritime history through education and skill building, and promotes stewardship of our local bay ecosystem.


Helsinki Baltic Herring Fair, 2006





photos by Jenny Stein