Due to COVID-19, the Suquamish Tribe will have a small event open to Suquamish Tribal Members and their households only. The Suquamish Tribe is grateful and appreciative of the relationships people have created within Suquamish and the surrounding communities and look forward to opening up Chief Seattle Days to the larger community in 2022.
Chief Seattle Days honors Chief siʔał, ancestral leader of the Suquamish Tribe for whom the City of Seattle is named. Most events take place in downtown Suquamish around the House of Awakened Culture. Many of the same activities from the 1911 celebration are still featured today: traditional salmon bake, canoe races, baseball tournaments, drumming and dancing, and memorial service at Chief Seattle gravesite. Newer events include Coastal Jam, Powwow, Fun Run, craft and food vendors and Youth Royalty Pageant. Free event, free parking. From Seattle, via Bainbridge ferry to Suquamish. More info: https://suquamish.nsn.us/home/about-us/chief-seattle-days-2/