Join The Fun!
This year Chief Seattle Days will run from Aug. 16-18, 2019.
Details will be coming soon, but until then here’s a rundown of last year’s events:
Chief Seattle Days Schedule
Download the 2018 schedule by clicking here!
Chief Seattle Days Vendors
Download an applications for the 2018 Chief Seattle Days by clicking here. Attention Suquamish Tribal Member vendors! Stop by the Tribal Center for your specialty vendor forms or contact Coordinator Ed Midkiff at (360) 434-4780.
Chief Seattle Days Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 16 at 9am at the new White Horse Golf Club. Registration is now full.
Friday, August 17, Suquamish Tribal Members and Descendants between the ages of 8 and 18 are encouraged to compete in the Chief Seattle Days Royalty Pageant. Youth will be crowned in Miss, Junior Miss, Warrior, Junior Warrior and Tiny Tot categories. The Pageant will be held at the House of Awakened Culture. Pageant applications coming soon!
Chief Seattle Honoring
Saturday, August 18, 9am. Join leaders of the Suquamish Tribe and community members in honoring Chief Seattle at a graveside ceremony for the famous tribal leader. Prayers, songs and stories are shared about the life of Chief Seattle, and the annual celebration named after him.
Saturday, August 18, 10am. Community members and organizations are encouraged to join! No registration necessary. Simply bring your family-friendly costumes, floats and banners to the Suquamish Tribal Administration Building at 10am on Saturday for the parade line up. For more information about participating in the parade, please contact Ed Midkiff at (360) 434-4780.
August 18-19, Saturday 1pm Grand Entry & Sunday Noon Grand Entry. Sign-ups will be available starting at 10am on Saturday, the day of the event. Events scheduled in Tiny Tots, Boys, Girls, Adults and Golden Years categories include Fancy, Traditional and Grass competitions. For more information contact Ed Midkiff at (360) 434-4780 or firstname.lastname@example.org
War Canoe Races
August 18-19, cheer on your favorite War Canoe Racers throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. War Canoe Racing will occur along the waterways near the Charles Lawrence Memorial Boat Ramp in Downtown Suquamish. Click here for a Saturday Race Schedule and a Sunday Race Schedule. For more information about races contact Sports & Recreation.
August 18-19 put a team together and celebrate the Adult Softball Tournament (16 and older). Held both Saturday & Sunday with prizes for the top 3 finishing teams. Click here for details!
August 18-19, Saturday & Sunday, noon-5pm there are traditionally prepared Salmon Dinners for sale. The meal includes Alder Baked Salmon, Red Potatoes, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, a Bread Roll and Bottled Water or Soda. The price of the meal is $10 for adults and $5 for Seniors and children under the age of twelve. Purchase tickets the day of the event at the Information Booth.
Chief Seattle Days 5K Run
Sunday, August 19 at 9 a.m. A fun, scenic and challenging course that passes by historic cultural heritage sites in Suquamish such as Chief Seattle’s Grave, Old Man House Park, marine water and mountain views, and starts and finishes at the Suquamish Tribe’s beautiful House of Awakened Culture. Ribbons and t-shirts will be presented to the first five male and first five female finishers. The first male and female finishers will also each receive a commemorative blanket. Participant ribbons, t-shirts and refreshments will be presented to all other participants. Pre-registration at $15 per person and day-of-event registration (cash only on day of) at $20 per person. Click on the links for the route map and registration form.
Parking & Transportation
Free general parking is available in the paved lot adjacent to the House of Awakened Culture. Public parking will also be made available at the Tribal Administration Offices on Suquamish Way, and near Suquamish Museum on South Street. Elder and disabled parking is located in the gravel lot across the street from the festival grounds on Augusta Avenue. Arrive early! These areas have limited spaces available.
Shuttles will be running throughout the weekend between Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort and the festival grounds in Downtown Suquamish! For exact times, contact Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort at (360) 598-8700.
Camping & Hotel Information
Limited camping is available on-site with preference given to Canoe Race participants, dancers, drummers and vendors. Hotels in and around the Suquamish area include Clearwater Casino Resort, Guesthouse Inn & Suites, Poulsbo Inn & Suites, Best Western Suites and Island Country Inn.