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aug 25th- 26th 2017


About Sky River Rock Festival


The Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair was a historic rock festival held on a raspberry farm on the Skykomish River outside SultanWashington. First held August 31 to September 2, 1968, it was the first multi-day outdoor hippie rock festival at an undeveloped site. The line-up included bands such as the Grateful Dead and Santana.


In 1968, the town of Sultan, Washington was visited by more than 20,000 hippies during the festival. Though the event was ticketed, many thousands of people showed up without tickets and snuck in. Proceeds were donated to the Mexican American Federation of Washington, the Foundation for American Indian Rights and the Central Area Peace and Improvement Cooperative. The Camlin Hotel hosted performers for the festival.


The 2017 event is a fundraiser to develop the 50th anniversary 2018 event.

Pre-sale tickets, onsite camping, multiple vendors and more will be available soon.



Band lINE-uP

Whisky River



Zero Down

Late September Dogs (LSD)

James Hunnicutt

Collossal Boss

The Staxx Brothers

Swamp Doctor

Hard Money Saints

Zombie Jihad

One Gun Shy

Patrick Santerre

The Folsoms

Robert Lackey Trio

The Neil Youngs

and more to be announced soon! 

*band line-up is subject to change without notice*


News & Updates


2018 coming soon