The Yurok Tribe's Klamath Salmon Festival
The 52st Klamath Salmon Festival is Saturday, August 16, 2014.
The Yurok Tribe invites the community to the 52nd Annual Klamath Salmon Festival, on Saturday, August 16.
The annual celebration is taking place on Klamath Blvd. in front of the Tribe’s newly opened Redwood Hotel. The family-centered event starts at 8:00 a.m. with a Klamath Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Veterans Breakfast at the Klamath Community Center, followed by a parade at 10 a.m., and the famously delicious salmon lunch will start at 11:00 a.m.
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 nearly 100 vendors and enjoy a delicious, traditionally cooked salmon feast.
There will also be kids’ area, complete with a bounce house, face painting and other fun activities.
The ten dollar lunch includes a hunk of fresh salmon, a delicious salad from Ocean Air Farms in Fort Dick, fresh bread and a fruit.
The legendary Merv George Band and Into the Current will be rocking the Reservation with a mix of danceable tunes. The Merv George is a Hupa-fronted rock n’ roll band that plays a high energy mix of choice, classic tunes.
Into the Current, comprised solely of Native Americans, plays a blend of indigenous reggae/island music.
The Salmon Festival’s “Classic Car Show” is growing every year. Last year, there were more than 50 fine automobiles and motorcycles.
The Salmon Festival is also the venue for an annual highly competitive Stick Game Tournament and traditional Indian Card Game Tournament. The Yurok Tribe is grateful to LACO and Associates for sponsoring the Stick Game Tournament. The winners of the Noo-rey-o-won-ee (Beautiful girl inside and out)/Keet-ko (Strong/Able boy) Contest will be honored for their contribution to the community.
The Yurok Tribal Court is also putting on a Watermelon eating contest for the first time this year.
For more information contact Matt Mais at (707) 482-1350 ext. 1306 or visit www.yuroktribe.org/salmonfestival