For the first time since the Pandemic the Suquamish Tribe will open their annual Chief Seattle Days event to the general public. Attending one of these events is fun -- and educational.
If you want to know more about what the Chief Seattle Days is all about, read my blog about the 2017 event: 2017 Chief Seattle Days
This year's Chief Seattle Days will be on August 18-20 in the town of Suquamish in Port Madison Bay. It's easy to get to from Seattle (just cross Puget Sound to Port Madison Bay (not to be confused with Port Madison itself on Bainbridge Island) and anchor to the north of the town dock. If there's room on the dock, you can tie your dinghy on the inside and walk ashore. Otherwise, take your dinghy to the beach.
One of the highlights of the event for me was the Gravesite honoring of Chief Seattle which included a recitation from memory of the famous speech by Chief Seattle. I know it's not completely authentic, it was modified by others years after it was given, but just listening to it brought tears to my eyes.
A complete schedule of 2023 events can be found on the Suquamish