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Chief Seattle Days: Suquamish


Location: Suquamish House Of Awakened Culture 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, Washington 98392

Welcome to Chief Seattle Days

Chief Seattle Days is a 3-day public festival established in 1911 to honor chief Seattle, a famous leader of the Suquamish People for whom the City of Seattle is named. The first event was started on the current Celebration Grounds in Downtown Suquamish by local Tribal Members, community residents and civic leaders from the City of Seattle. At the time, the new town of Suquamish was linked to Seattle by foot passenger ferries which allowed city residents to travel across Puget Sound and enjoy the celebration.
Many of the same activities from the 1911 celebration are still featured today including the traditional salmon bake, canoe races, baseball tournaments, drumming and dancing, and a memorial service for Chief Seattle at his gravesite in Suquamish.
Throughout the years other events have been added to the celebration. These include a Coastal Jam, Powwow, Fun Run, craft and food vendors and the Chief Seattle Days Youth Royalty Pageant.  Learn all about participating in this year’s events by reading the excerpts below.

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Event Schedule

THURSDAY AUGUST 15
9AM – Golf Tournament
5PM – Camping Areas Open

FRIDAY AUGUST 16
3PM – Vendors Open
4PM – Pageant Royalty Arrive by Canoe
4:30PM – Royalty Pageant Talent Show
6PM – Coastal Jam | Softball Tournament

SATURDAY AUGUST 17
9AM – Chief Seattle Gravesite Honoring | Softball Tournament
10AM – Vendors Open | Horseshoe Tournament
11:30AM – Powwow Registration Opens
12PM – Salmon Booth Opens | Parade Begins
12:30PM – Powwow Welcoming / Opening
1PM – Powwow Grand Entry | Canoe Races Begin
1:30PM – Powwow Registration Closes
4PM – LeLaLa Coastal Song & Dance Group
5PM – Aztec Dance Group
6PM – Powwow Grand Entry
8PM – Canoe Races End | Powwow Ends

SUNDAY AUGUST 18
8AM – 5K Fun Run Registration Opens
9AM – Softball Tournament | 5K Fun Run
10AM – Vendors Open | Suquamish Elders Walk
11AM – Canoe Races Begin
12PM – Powwow Grand Entry | Salmon Booth Opens
2:30PM – LeLaLa Coastal Song & Dance Group
3:30PM – Raffles & Powwow Awards Ceremony
4:30PM – Aztec Dance Group
5:30PM – Celebration Ends

Learn more at the Suquamish Tribe Website