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On February 4, 5 and 6 2011 was held in Camarones the National Salmon Festival, a festival that every year attracts fishermen from all over the country and Chile to participate in the fishing contest that is the main attraction of the celebration. 

pescadoresEach year Camarones is prepared to recieve fishermen from all over the country and Chile to participate in the National Salmon Festival.

The National Salmon Festival is a sporting event that was becoming a tourist attraction over the years. In 1981 was the first edition in Caleta Sara, 28 kilometers from Camarones. It was devised by a group of friends with the intention of highlighting the activities carried out in a fishing village. 

Every first weekend of February residents of Camarones are preparing for more than 50 vessels involved in fishing days that grow to a length of 6 hours daily in search of the largest piece to take first place in the competition and win a trophy and cash prize as well. 

The festival also features art shows, the choice of the National Salmon Queen and "Miss Salmoncito", entertainment in the Plazoleta Nuevo León and closing with a traditional meal called "Chupín del pescador" in which they cook around 1000 kilos of salmon .

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