Matt Mais, Yurok Tribe Public Relations Manager

Office: (707) 482-1350 ext. 306
Cell: (707) 954-0976

Yurok Tribe
Klamath Office
190 Klamath Blvd
PO Box 1027
Klamath, CA 95548

The Yurok Tribe's Klamath Salmon Festival

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The 56th Klamath Salmon Festival is on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

     The Yurok Tribe puts on the annual Salmon Festival to provide an opportunity for the whole community to come together and celebrate the Klamath River. The family-focused event is free and open to all. The festival typically draws upwards of 3,500 people. The Festival features live music, games for kids and high quality gifts and sweet treats sold by more than a 100 vendors. There is a Classic Car Show, a parade and cultural demonstrations. Fresh Klamath River Salmon, cooked the traditional way, will be served this year. Indian Card Game and Stick Game Tournaments will be going on throughout the day

This year, the Salmon Festival weekend is extended to three days of fun activities. It begins on Friday, August 17 at 5:30pm with an event at the Klamath Book Nook. Lyn Risling (Karuk, Yurok, Hupa), an accomplished artist and author, will be reading from her new book, Coyote at the Big Time. The main Salmon Festival events begin on Saturday, August 18 with a Klamath Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Veteran’s Breakfast at 7:30am at the Klamath Community Center, which will be followed by the annual parade at 10:30am. The Cal-Ore River Racers are having a racing competition on Sunday, August 19th on the Lower Klamath River. The Yurok Tribe invites everyone to enjoy all of these community events.






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 2018 Salmon Festival Vendor



2018 Salmon Festival Parade