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103rd Chief Seattle Days Aug. 16-18 | Kitsap Week

Chief Seattle Days honors the 19th century leader of the Suquamish people - File photo
Chief Seattle Days honors the 19th century leader of the Suquamish people
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SUQUAMISH — The public can join in the celebration of Suquamish Tribe history Aug. 16-18 at Chief Seattle Days.

Chief Seattle Days is a three-day public festival established in 1911 to honor Chief Seattle, 19th century leader of the Suquamish people for whom the City of Seattle is named.

Here’s the schedule of activities:

Friday, Aug. 16
10 a.m.: Vendors sign in and set up.
2:30 p.m.: Canoes leave Old Man House Park, 17840 S. Angeline Ave NE, Suquamish.
3 p.m.: Canoes arrive at celebration.
3:30 p.m.: Chief Seattle Days Royalty Pageant.
5 p.m.: Canoe Journey honoring.
6 p.m.: Cultural song and dance coastal jam.

Saturday, Aug. 17
8:30 a.m.: Co-ed Softball Tournament begins, Suquamish Ball Fields, 5303 NE Totten Road. 
9 a.m.: Chief Seattle Memorial Service, Suquamish Cemetery, 7076 NE South St., Suquamish.
10 a.m.: Parade line-up begins, Suquamish Tribal Center, 18490 Suquamish Way, Suquamish.
Information and vendor booths open.
Pow wow drum and dancer sign-in.
11 a.m.: Chief Seattle Days Parade.
Drum warm-ups.
War canoe skippers meeting.
Noon: Salmon dinner sales open.
Suquamish Canoe Family song and dance.
War canoe races start.
12:30 p.m.: Welcome by Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman.
1 p.m.: Pow wow competition starts.
5 p.m.: Dinner break.
Aztec dance group performance.
7 p.m.: Pow wow grand entry.
10 p.m.: Good night.

Sunday, Aug. 18
9 a.m.: Chief Seattle Days Golf Tournament, White Horse Golf Club, 9260 NE White Horse Drive.
10 a.m.: Chief Seattle Days 5K Fun Run.
War canoe skippers meeting.
10:30 a.m.: Elders walk.
11 a.m.: War canoe races resume.
Noon: Salmon dinner sales open.
Pow wow grand entry.
Aztec dance group performance.
4 p.m.: Raffle and awards ceremony.
5 p.m.: Colors retired. Celebration ends.






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