Neah Bay: 77th Makah Days to be held Friday through Sunday

  • Friday, August 24, 2001 12:01am
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By Nancy Rudolph

Today through Sunday marks the 77th annual Makah Days celebration in Neah Bay.

“There is an excitement in the air this year,” says June Williams, Makah Days committee chairman.

“This is the first time in a while we feel sort of free to be who we are as a people.”

A grand parade, street fair, arts and crafts, canoe races, traditional “slahal” games, dancing, singing, feasting and a spectacular fireworks show are all part of Makah Days, toward the end of August each year.

Here is the schedule:


Noon - Street fair opens, Bayview Avenue

3 p.m. - Youth canoe races

7 p.m. - Talent show, 2001 Royalty coronations

10 p.m. - Fireworks show - Front Beach

10 p.m. - Slahal games begin - Community Hall

10 p.m. - Modern dance


8 a.m. - Street fair

9 a.m. - Softball tournament, high school

10 a.m. - Grand Parade

11 a.m. - Flag raising

Noon - Traditional salmon bake

Noon - Traditional Makah dancing - youth

Noon - Men's and women's buckskin canoe races

1 p.m. - Slahal games continue

2 p.m. Fun runs, races, games for all ages

3 p.m. - Slahal tournament begins

7 p.m. - Makah traditional dancing, high school gym

10 p.m. - Slahal games, Community Hall

10 p.m. - Modern dance


8 a.m. - Street fair

10 a.m. - Men's and women's buckskin canoe races

Noon - Softball tournament finals

1 p.m. - Fun runs, races, games for all ages

1 p.m. - Slahal tournament - Front Beach

1 p.m. - Traditional salmon bake dinner

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