Makah Days Celebration on the northwest tip of Washington State celebrates Makah culture with neighboring tribes from Washington State and First Nations members from Vancouver Island in Canada. The first American flag was raised in Neah Bay on August 26th. Each year, on the weekend closest to the August 26th anniversary, the Tribe prepares for the celebration, a blend of traditions of the past with modern times. Some of the cultural activities of the past include traditional dancing, war canoe races, and salmon bakes. You may also wish to browse the street fair for native arts and crafts or more modern items. You may wish to test your endurance in the Bahokus Peak Challenge. This 3 mile race is entirely uphill with an elevation gain of almost 1400 feet. Other physical tests include the slahal games and the softball tournament. Accommodations fill up quickly, so make your reservation early so you can participate in Makah Days. Free event.
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