The Yurok Tribe's Klamath Salmon Festival
The 51st Klamath Salmon Festival is Saturday, August 17, 2013.
The Yurok Tribe is already working on making the 51st Klamath Salmon Festival the best yet. The annual, family friendly event will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013 in Klamath, CA.
The theme of this year’s salmon celebration is “Celebrating the 20-year anniversary of the Yurok Constitution”.
Due to the construction Tribe's Hotel and Casino, the festival has moved.
Attendees of the all-day, free event will have an opportunity to learn more about Yurok culture, dance to live music, shop for authentic handmade gifts from more than 100 vendors and enjoy a delicious, traditionally cooked salmon feast.
The ten dollar meal includes a hunk of fresh salmon, bread from Arcata’s Brio, a delicious salad from Ocean Air Farms in Fort Dick and a side of fruit.
The Salmon Festival is also the venue for an annual highly competitive Stick Game Tournament played between the region’s tribes. There will be a traditional Indian Card Game Tournament and a number of cultural demonstrations.
Automobile enthusiasts from throughout the region will be showing off their vehicles at the “Classic Car Show”. Yurok tribal member and vintage vehicle owner George Smoker is organizing this event, which is sure to be a hit with car buffs.
There will also be a cribbage tournament for the first time. Yurok tribal member Robert R. Kinney will be overseeing the card game.
The Klamath Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a breakfast free for veterans and open to all.
The Veteran’s breakfast will start at 8 a.m. at the Klamath Community Center on Salmon Blvd. The breakfast will be followed by a parade at 10 am. The famously delicious salmon lunch will start at 11:00 a.m.
For more information contact Matt Mais at (707) 482-1350 ext. 1306.