People can celebrate the ancient method of reefnet fishing on Lummi Island, past and present, at the Reefnet Festival, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at 4231 Legoe Bay Road.
The festival features live music; information about reefnet fishing, including photo and video displays; boat rides; kids' activities and games; artisan vendors; grilled fresh sockeye salmon and other food; and a beer-and-wine garden. Proceeds benefit the island's children's organizations.
A shuttle will be available from the Whatcom Chief ferry to the festival site, so walk-ons on the ferry are encouraged. Admission: $5 general, free to kids 12 and younger. Details: 360-791-6451, lummiislandreefnetfestival.com.
In conjunction with the festival, Roger Granger will present an illustrated show on the history of reefnetting on Lummi Island at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Lummi Island Public Library, 2144 S. Nugent Road. Donations to Friends of Island Library for the library maintenace fund gladly accepted.