West Seattle Event Calendar

Want your West Seattle event/meeting/performance to be listed here? Please send basic info AT LEAST ONE WEEK IN ADVANCE to westseattleblog@gmail.com – thanks! Please include full details AS PLAIN TEXT IN YOUR E-MAIL, *not* in an attached doc/poster/flyer/etc. A web link for more info helps too. Thank you!

ADMIRAL THEATER SCHEDULE (updated link)

How to use this calendar: Mouse over any entry to show the “plus” sign at right; click it to expand the item for more info without leaving this page; click “read more” for the FULL listing, usually including a map, plus a chance to post a comment/question.

Jul
20
Fri
2012
Vashon Strawberry Festival starts @ Downtown Vashon Island
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

The Vashon Strawberry Festival kicks off on Friday, July 20th and runs all weekend, just a short ferry ride from West Seattle. A free ongoing shuttle will run from the Vashon ferry dock to the downtown festival site. All vendors will be open Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The Grand Parade is Saturday at 11 am, and the Tom Stewart Classic Car Parade is Sunday at noon. For more information, click here.

Night before the parade!
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

http://www.facebook.com/events/246811468771243/

Jul
21
Sat
2012
2012 West Seattle Grand Parade, presented by American Legion Post 160 @ From the Admiral District to The Junction
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The annual parade, down California SW from the Admiral District to the south end of The Junction. Here’s the official website. The parade begins at 10:30 am this year at Calif/Lander with SPD Motorcycle Drill Team, then SPD Pipes and Drums, then the Vancouver BC PD Drill Team, then everything else begins from Calif/Lander at 11, while the Rotary Kiddie Parade starts at that same time from Calif/Genesee. This year’s major sponsors are the West Seattle Y (WSB sponsor), West Seattle Podcast, and International Parking Management.

Jul
28
Sat
2012
Seafair Torchlight Parade @ Downtown Seattle/4th Ave.
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Seafair Torchlight Parade kicks off on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle on Saturday, July 28th at 7:30 pm. The parade line-up includes over 110 entries, such as giant helium balloons, drill teams, equestrian units, clowns, pirates, and live music. Tickets range from $20-50. For more info, see the official website. Here’s the full running order:

Presiding over Torchlight Night will be Grand Marshal and Musician Duff McKagan, a rock and roll hall-of-fame inductee who hails from Seattle. McKagan has played in more than 30 rock bands – including his 13-year tenure as a founding member and the bassist of heavy metal group Guns n’ Roses. Duff co-founded the band Velvet Revolver and is the leader of Seattle’s Loaded. He attended Seattle University’s Albers School of Business in 2000 to attain his accounting degree and later launched a wealth management firm for musicians. An avid writer, Duff has authored his own book (“It’s So Easy: and Other Lies” – an autobiography), and has a column on Seattle Weekly’s Reverb. Duff loves Seafair, and remains very involved in the Seattle community.

The following is a list of all units featured in the 2012 Alaska Airlines Seafair Torchlight Parade in the order of their appearance:
Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill Team: Prelude
Western Washington Hyundai Dealers Pace Car
Opening Banner with Seafair Ambassadors
Joint Service Color Guard
Alaska Airlines Float
Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant Drill Team
Grand Marshal Duff McKagan
Charros Latinos de Washington
South Park Community Float
Kennedy High School Marching Band
King County Executive Dow Constantine
Rapid Ride King County Transit
Coalition of Filipino American Organization of WA
FYA Drill Team
University of Washington Cheer & Varsity-Alumni Band
King County Sheriff Steve Strachan
King County Sherriff’s Honor Guard
King County Posse
City of Kelowna Spirit of the Lake Float
Highlander’s Drill Team
KIRO 7 Eyewitness News & Vintage Hydroplane
Sumner High School Marching Band
American Family Insurance Car Balloon
Marysville Community Float
Albert Lee Cup Mini Wooden Hydroplanes
Kobe Sister City Dignitaries
Kobe Sister City Delegation
West Seattle Hi-Yu Float
BECU Pirate Balloon
North Queens Drill Team
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
Sunnyside Community Float
Seattle Police Chief John Diaz
Seattle Police Pipes & Drums
Zillah Community Float
Pacific Alliance Drum Corps
Washington State Autumn Leaf Festival
The Gunslingers Drill Team
Seattle Fire Department & Fire Chief Gregory Dean
Seattle Fire Department Pipes & Drums
Sequim Community Float
Tacoma Lariettes
Cashmere Community Float
Boeing Salutes the Military Banner
U.S. Army – Lieutenant General Robert B. Brown
56 State & Territorial Flags
56th Army Band
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Colonel Bruce Estok
Boeing Air Show Blue Angels Balloon
Seafair Fleet Week and Boeing Maritime Celebration
U.S. Navy – Rear Admiral Select Markham Rich
Navy Band Northwest
Penticton Peach Festival Float
Chinese Community Girls Drill Team (Celebrating 60 years)
Seattle Chinatown Dragon Team (The year of the Dragon)
1971 Fire Engine & Burned Children’s Foundation
Vietnamese Community Float
Sounders FC Sound Wave Band
Seafair Board Chair MG James Collins
Sikhs of Washington
U.S. Air Force 62nd Airlift Wing – Colonel Wyn Elder
Wells Fargo Stage Coach
Alaska Airlines Spirit Wagon & Employee Wand Team
Ballard Eagles Drill Team
Talking Rain Balloon (The company is celebrating 25 years)
Seattle Seafair Clowns
Cowichan Lake B.C. Float
Northside Drill Team & Drum Squad
Falun Dafa Association of Washington
KUBE FM Float
All-Star Drum Line
U.S. Coast Guard – Rear Admiral Keith Taylor
13th Coast Guard District – National Flag
Sweet Mahogany Drill Team
Holland America Orca Balloon
Tulalip Resort Casino Float
Kau-Lio Pau Riders Equestrian Riders “Colors of Hawaii”
The Beat Goes On Marching Band (Featuring Robert Fulghum, the author of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Kindergarten”)
Wenatchee Apple Blossom Festival
Electronettes Hi-Steppers Drill Team
Seafair King Neptune Slick Watts & Queen Alcyone Sue Rahr
Seattle Seafair Commodores
2012 Miss Seafair
2012 Scholarship Program Participants
First Student Community Bus
Ellensburg Rodeo Posse & Royal Court
Royal Rosarians Float (Celebrating 100 years)
Alaska Airlines Air Cargo Unit
Alaska Airlines Airplane Balloon
KISS FM Float
U.S. Marine Corps – Captain William Nelson
Seahawks Blue Thunder
Seahawks Helmet and Sea Gals
Puyallup Fair
Seattle Schools All-City Band
Seattle Seafair Pirates
76 Antique Tanker Truck
Far Away Galaxy Star Wars Characters
Washington National Guard – Colonel Michael Weitzel
Ezell’s Famous chicken
Mason County Forest Festival Float
The Dolls and Gents Drill Team & Drumline
Port Orchard Fathoms O’ Fun Float
Tibetan Association of Washington
Pacific Northwest Drumline
Daffodil Festival Float
Washington State Korean Association (Celebrating 45 years and featuring performers from the Beijing Olympics)
Lake City Western Vigilantes
Seafair Boat Club Commodore – Ryan McTaggart
Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane Banner
U-21 Albert Lee Cup Hydroplane
U-7 Graham Trucking Hydroplane
F1 PROP Tour Boat
Lincoln Towing Pink Tow Truck

Jul
20
Sat
2013
Rotary Club Kiddies Parade
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

The Rotary Club Kiddies Parade will be held on Saturday, July 20th at 11:00 am (right before the West Seattle Grand Parade). The route is along California Ave SW from SW Genesee Street to finish at SW Edmunds.

May
4
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The next West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting is at 7 pm on May 4th at the Admiral Congregational Church (3 blocks North of Admiral Way on California Ave SW.)

There will be a judged event with essay reading by the candidates for the Senior court. Please come and bring a friend, neighbor, co-worker or former Hi-Yu member.

We will be planning the next Hi-Yu events and parades, including the West Seattle Hi-Yu float participating in the daffodil parade on April 11th in Tacoma and Puyallup.

West Seattle Hi-Yu, the All volunteer non profit organization celebrating 81 years as a community festival by providing free, fun, family friendly
activities, events, community float traveling to parades and scholarships.

westseattlehiyu.com

May
16
Sat
2015
3rd Annual West Seattle Bee Garden Parade & Picnic @ High Point Common Park
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The West Seattle Bee Garden and High Point Neighborhood Association are hosting the Third Annual West Seattle Bee Festival, complete with a Picnic and Parade!

Date: Saturday, May 16th 2015
Time: 9 am-2 pm

Please share with your school and groups – everyone is invited to join!

More Details:
– The Honey Run starts at 9am at High Point Point, SW Juneau & 30th Ave SW (no registration necessary, just show up)
– Come to Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW) at 10am and make your own bee or flower costume (materials and help provided) so you can march in the parade!
Kids and Pet Parade in High Point Commons Park at 11 am
– Learn about Bee Friendly gardening, food, books and activities at the Information Fair from 11:30 am-2pm
– Taste healthy, delicious, easy to prepare food at the Lunchbox Cook Off from 11:30-1:30
– Take a tour of the West Seattle Bee Enclosure (SW Graham and Lanham Pl. SW) and Garden from 11:30-2PM where you can buy honey from the Puget Sound Bee Keepers Association
– Kids can participate in the Bee-Ball Tournament or Field Games in Commons Park
– Music by DA Productions will fill the park. Text your request to 57682 on the day
– Crafts, henna, face painting and more…..

Come see what’s new at the bee garden this year!

WHY?
Because it’s fun and builds community – with the added benefit of supporting bees, pollinators and our environment (and why not come craft something to give Mom for Mother’s Day – wink!).

We hope to see you there!

May
30
Sat
2015
Mermaid Parade @ Alki Bathhouse
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Calling all mermaids for the first West Seattle Mermaid Parade! Come join us (in costumes!) on Sat May 30, 2015. Meet at the Alki Bathhouse at 11 am for a water themed veil dance by the Sirens of Serpentine to live harp music by Monica Schley. After, we will walk the alki beach trail. Mermaids are not afraid of water so this parade happens rain or shine. – Free, all ages and open to everyone

The mermaid parade is the proud recipient of an art grant from Ignition Northwest (501c) for NEW interactive, community-driven, collaborative works that are accessible to the public and participatory in scope. Fueling community through participatory arts, events and education,

Jul
13
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, every Monday in July at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

Jul
20
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, every Monday in July at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

Jul
27
Mon
2015
West Seattle Hi-Yu meeting @ Admiral Congregational Church
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Seattle Hi-Yu General Meeting, every Monday in July at 7:00 pm, Admiral Congregational Church. Hope to see you there!

If you would like to volunteer and help with the parade float or the event, please come to the meeting or contact us at westseattlehiyu.com

Jun
18
Sat
2016
‘Bark of Morgan’ Dog Show @ Morgan Junction Park
Jun 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Morgan Community Association (morganjunction.orgMoCA) is pleased to announce the return of the ‘BARK OF MORGAN’ DOG SHOW at the Morgan Junction Community Festival on June 18, 2016. The ‘Bark’ kicks off with the Pooch Parade through the Festival Grounds followed by Canine Contests. There are seven contest categories this year, with judging by audience applause.

This is the 11th year of the popular Morgan Junction Community Festival held in and around Morgan Junction Park in West Seattle. As in past years, the Festival and the Bark of Morgan will occur rain or shine!

Here are the Bark of Morgan details:

1:30 PM – POOCH PARADE: Leashed dogs and their human should line up by 1:30 pm north of Morgan Junction Park in SW Eddy Street. Costumes are encouraged. The parade will go through the Festival Grounds back to Eddy Street.

1:45 PM – CANINE CONTESTS: The contests take place north of Eddy Street after the Parade. Contest categories are:

* Highest Jump
* Smallest Dog
* Best Urban Village Dog
* Best Trick
* Best Costume
* Longest Tail
* Best Owner/Dog Look Alike

Contest winners are based on the audience ‘applause-o-meter’, as determined by the MC.

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Fiestas Patrias Parade and Fiesta/Community Fair @ South Park (see listing)
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the independence of Latin American countries at this colorful event. The parade staging area will be at the Sea Mar Community Care Center, 1040 S. Henderson St. It offically starts at 11 am. The parade ends at the South Park Community Center, 8319 – 8th Ave. S. The fiesta and community fair will follow the parade at the Community Center from 12 to 6 pm.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
South Park Fiestas Patrias Parade and Fiesta/Community Fair

Oct
30
Sun
2016
West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival
Oct 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Shopping, trick-or-treating, more shopping, costume parade, more shopping, kids’ activities … plan to be in The Junction for the fifth annual Harvest Festival, presented by the West Seattle Junction Association.

Festival runs 10 am-2 pm
Activities and Farmers’ Market, 10 am-2 pm
Chili cookoff (fundraiser for West Seattle Food Bank) 11 am until supply runs out
Costume parade led by WSHS Band at 11:30 am
Trick-or-treating at noon

Interested in presenting an activity, being a sponsor, being a chili cookoff competitor? Find out how via wsjunction.org

Apr
21
Fri
2017
Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

VeteransRespond and Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center are proud to present, “Seattle Warrior’s Call: Healing Through Service”, where attendees will be informed, inspired, energized and empowered to join the fight to protect our water, environment, people, and future generations of all species.

The event will feature brave warriors who are veterans of both the US Armed Services and of the Standing Rock Movement. Joseph George, an Air Force Veteran; Brandee Paisano, a US Navy Veteran and Laguna Pueblo Native; and Mark Sanderson, a US Army Veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart, will be among the powerful speakers telling their stories.

Opening ceremony and prayer will be led by members of the Duwamish Tribe, including Ken Workman, and Paul Wagner, with speaking from Raymond Kingfisher as well.

As sworn defenders of our country, the veterans of VeteransRespond felt called to support environmental rights, and Native Lands. That call to action has become a movement, a journey to ongoing community activism and worldwide healing. They are proud to share their personal journeys at this very special event.

Join for an Inspiring and Unforgettable Evening
Friday, April 21, 2017
Doors open at 7:00 PM.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 Marginal Way SW

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

The space is wheelchair accessible.

About VeteransRespond:
VeteransRespond is a service organization founded in December 2016 by disabled Veterans who were part of the advance team at Standing Rock.  VeteransRespond works to organize and coordinate highly trained Veteran volunteers to provide relief and service work in environmental and man-made disaster sites all across the United States. The organization was born out of the Standing Rock movement, which saw more than 4,000 veterans mobilize to Camp Oceti in defense of the Water Protectors and those standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

DAPL, a 1,172-mile pipeline to transport crude oil across the Midwestern US, jeopardizes the drinking water of millions of Americans while simultaneously desecrating the sacred ground of the Lakota/Sioux nation. The veterans of VeteransRespond believe wholeheartedly that DAPL must be opposed in accordance with their oaths to protect America from enemies both foreign and domestic.

To learn more, visit VeteransRespond.org

May
27
Sat
2017
Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years @ Duwamish Longhouse
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Duwamish River: the Last 15,000 Years

Geologist Devin O’Reilly shares how glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes & humans have shaped the river. Take a journey from ice sheets to industry, from salmon habitat to Superfund site, and ponder the future of the Duwamish River Valley. Free admission/parking. Co-Sponsored by the Seattle Parks Volunteer Naturalist Program. Free Longhouse programming is supported by 4Culture.

Participants receive a Green-Duwamish Watershed map that includes information about parks and public access sites, habitat restoration, history, public art, and the pollution and cleanup of the river—with helpful tips on reducing household toxins.

May 27, 2017 from 1-3 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse. Free!

WHERE:
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 981
206-431-1582

Sep
15
Fri
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Sep
17
Sun
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Sep
29
Fri
2017
Free event: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Duwamish Event. Duwamish Teachings with NW Native Storyteller Johnny Moses: Medicine Songs from the Time of Chief Seattle (Songs of Chief Seattle’s Family). All are invited to share in a deeper understanding of the language and culture of the First People of Seattle, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe through traditional local songs and stories. Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services. Free admission/parking.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, 7-8 pm. Come early to enjoy art gallery and exhibits.

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
206.431.1582 dts@qwestoffice.net
www.duwamishtribe.org

Parking: Additional free parking in area includes 2 parking lots across the street.

By bus, bike, and foot: The longhouse is across the street from the Duwamish Trail. By bus, take Route 21 to Chelan & Spokane, walk/bike 1 mile south on the Duwamish Trail. Cross W. Marginal Way SW at the parking lot driveway of Herring House Park and walk 30 feet south to the longhouse.

Oct
20
Fri
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Oct
21
Sat
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Oct
22
Sun
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We are a non-profit, 501c3, holding a large annual cultural event, “Blue Jay Brings Back the Moon” A Celebration of Native Arts & Culture, Saturday, November 18, 2017, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 West Marginal Way SW.

Featuring Shipibo Textiles from Peru and local Native artists. Native Art Show & Reception: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Traditional Dinner & Festive Program: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tickets Sliding Scale: $5 to $50

Questions: info@naahillahee.org, 206-784-0818. A Production of Na’ah Illahee Fund.

Nov
24
Fri
2017
My Macy’s Holiday Parade downtown, with local participants
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The West Seattle HS and Chief Sealth IHS bands are on the lineup, as are the Salty’s (WSB sponsor) nutcrackers!

Macy’s signature inflatable floats will make their annual appearance along with local middle and high school marching bands, nearly 650 costumed characters, professional sports teams and community youth drill teams. New to this year’s parade are two Nutcracker themed trykalloons with inflatable characters on a bicycle built for two peddled by Clara and the Nutcracker Prince himself!

Our preview includes info on the parade route.

Dec
15
Fri
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Dec
16
Sat
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Dec
17
Sun
2017
Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 17 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Duwamish Longhouse is sponsoring a monthly Duwamish Native Art & Crafts Market (Sept.-Dec.) to support and promote local Native American artists representing a board range of tribal traditions. It is a chance to meet the artists. Unique items in every price range. Snacks: soup of day and more. Free admission and parking for shoppers.

2017:
September 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

October 20, 21, 22, 10 am–6 pm

December 15, 16, 17, 10 am–6 pm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1450432641671440

Brownpaper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079349
Free admission and parking for shoppers!

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

Mar
17
Sat
2018
Fry-bread-making classes – TIMES VARY
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fry Bread Making Classes

Instructor: Cecile Hansen, Tribal Chairperson

Dates: 3/17/18/18 1-3 pm

4/21/18 11-1 pm

6/09/18 11-1 pm

Location: Duwamish Longhouse Commercial Kitchen

Fee: $20 Suggested Donation

Call to reserve at (206) 431-1582 ext. 1 or

Email: Cecile@duwamishtribe.org

Open to the Public

Fry-bread-making classes – TIMES VARY
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fry Bread Making Classes

Instructor: Cecile Hansen, Tribal Chairperson

Dates: 3/17/18/18 1-3 pm

4/21/18 11-1 pm

6/09/18 11-1 pm

Location: Duwamish Longhouse Commercial Kitchen

Fee: $20 Suggested Donation

Call to reserve at (206) 431-1582 ext. 1 or

Email: Cecile@duwamishtribe.org

Open to the Public

Mar
24
Sat
2018
Book signing: ‘Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name’ @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Book Signing Event: Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name by David M. Buerge

Date: March 24, 2018 at 6-8 pm

Location: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Free Public Event

Read more about the book in this Seattle Times story.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Fry-bread-making classes – TIMES VARY
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fry Bread Making Classes

Instructor: Cecile Hansen, Tribal Chairperson

Dates: 3/17/18/18 1-3 pm

4/21/18 11-1 pm

6/09/18 11-1 pm

Location: Duwamish Longhouse Commercial Kitchen

Fee: $20 Suggested Donation

Call to reserve at (206) 431-1582 ext. 1 or

Email: Cecile@duwamishtribe.org

Open to the Public

May
19
Sat
2018
West Seattle Bee Festival 2018 @ High Point Commons Park
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 6th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival is Saturday, May 19th!

Please join us for this year’s West Seattle Bee Festival on Saturday, May 19th, from 10 AM to 2 PM. This free neighborhood festival takes place at High Point Commons Park, in the West Seattle Bee Garden, and inside Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW).

Would you like to BEE in a Kids Costume Parade? Show up at 10 AM for face-painting and parade-prep! The parade starts at 11 AM, and is only one of the many fun activities for kids (and the young-at-heart).

Our Vendor Fair, from 11 AM to 2 PM, showcases businesses, community groups and organizations who focus on environmental sustainability, provide resources to our community, or who help support bees.

Don’t miss the Hive Demo at noon! Learn more about bees and other pollinators. Find out how you can help bees survive and thrive. Puget Sound Beekeepers will have honey available to taste or purchase.

Woodland Park Zoo will bring their Up CLOSE live animal program, “Pollinators: Little Animals, Big Job” to the festival. Pop-up Sewing and other art and science activities will also be back.

We’ll also have great music and wonderful food!

Show up before the festival starts for the Honey Run – this fun, informal run-walk-jog starts at 9:30 AM!

We hope you can BEE there! Watch the festival page on West Seattle Bee Garden website for updates and a more detailed schedule as the day gets closer!

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Fry-bread-making classes – TIMES VARY
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Fry Bread Making Classes

Instructor: Cecile Hansen, Tribal Chairperson

Dates: 3/17/18/18 1-3 pm

4/21/18 11-1 pm

6/09/18 11-1 pm

Location: Duwamish Longhouse Commercial Kitchen

Fee: $20 Suggested Donation

Call to reserve at (206) 431-1582 ext. 1 or

Email: Cecile@duwamishtribe.org

Open to the Public

Jun
30
Sat
2018
Duwamish Tribe Annual Gala & NW Art Auction 2018 @ Duwamish Longhouse
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us to support the Duwamish Tribe at our annual gala and auction on June 30, 2018. Silent and live auction. The ticket price is $125 per person.

YOU ARE INVITED to join Duwamish Tribal Services for its 12th Annual Gala Dinner & NW Art Auction.

This annual event is a celebration of contemporary and traditional culture of Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Your gifts will help maintain operations at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center and provide tribal services. We thank you for recognizing the significant role that Seattle’s First People play in the diversity and cultural richness of our community. Your support makes a difference! “We raise our hands to you!”

We are excited to announce that Actor/Singer/Comedian – RAY THUNDERCHILD will be our emcee this year!

Doors open at 4:00 pm at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center for check-in.

Reception starts at 4:30 pm with Wine, Beer & Appetizers. Silent auction items will be in full swing until 5:45 pm.

After enjoying the Reception & Silent Auction, at 6:00 pm guests will gather in the “longhouse room” for a brief traditional program and traditional buffet-style dinner. Guest will enjoy a spirited live auction of art by Northwest artists.

Individual Tickets / Full Table Sponsor / Event Sponsorships

Ticket 1: $125 per person – Full Event, Reception/Silent Auction and Buffet Dinner/Live Auction 4:30 to 8:30pm

Ticket 2: Table Sponsor/Seats 8- $800 ($200 Savings) for Full Event, Reception, Silent & Live Auction. 4:30 to 8:30pm

Various Sponsorship levels of our event are available to choose from. We hope you will join us, but if you are unable to attend and still wish to support our Annual Gala, this is a great way to be a part of our event and show your support.

Note: Free Courtesy Shuttle and parking available at Seattle Parks Maintenance Facility at 4209 W. Marginal Way SW,Seattle, WA 98106

Duwamish Tribal Services is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Use the link below to purchase your tickets. You can also call to pay by phone. Please consider a donation even if you can’t attend this year. Thank you for your generous contributions!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

For information about how to sponsor or contribute, please click here.

Jul
11
Wed
2018
Living Traditions @ High Point Library
Jul 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

At the High Point Branch: Learn about how the contemporary Native People of the Pacific Northwest are practicing traditions that have been passed down through many generations.

What does it mean for a tradition to be “living?” Engage with cultural objects from our museum and learn about traditions still practiced by contemporary Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. See how cultural practices can grow and change over time from generation to generation and learn about the diverse Native cultures in Washington State with educators from the Burke Museum. For ages 5 and up.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Jul
14
Sat
2018
Our River Has a Story…Geology of the Duwamish River Valley @ Duwamish Longhouse
Jul 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn about the geology of the Duwamish River Valley – With geologist Devin O’Reilly. Learn about glaciers, volcanoes, earthquakes and how humans have shaped the river.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Duwamish Longhouse

Jul
18
Wed
2018
White Center Jubilee Days Festival @ White Center (see listing)
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Founded in 1923, White Center Jubilee Days is a Seafair-sanctioned community festival and one of the longest running Seafair events in the Northwest! The festival takes place at the center of our wonderfully diverse White Center neighborhood and is attended by thousands of friends, neighbors, and visitors each year. Street fair, car show, main stage & multicultural stage, beer garden, food contests, talent contests, scavenger hunt, motorcycle extravaganza, wide world of kids, street party, parade, and a full carnival with rides for the whole family!

Street fair, main stage, car show, and kids area can be found on 16th & 17th Ave SW between SW Roxbury and SW 100th St.

Find the carnival at White Center Heights Elementary School on the lawn. Stay tuned for more info – we’re working on a street fair to carnival shuttle!

More information:
CAR SHOW

CARNIVAL

WIDE WORLD OF KIDS CENTER

LOCAL BUSINESSES

MAIN STAGE & BEER GARDEN

PARADE

STREET FAIR & VENDORS

MORE WCJD PROGRAMMING

GETTING HERE
— Metro buses 60, 120, and 128 go right to the event site; the C and the 131 go within a 1 mile walk of the site; the 60 goes within a few blocks of the carnival, the 128 goes right to it
— Car2Go home area ends on the north side SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the event site
— Uber or flat-rate cab from Downtown or Capital Hill is approximately $17-22; confirm your fare with your driver first
— Free street parking is available throughout the surrounding area
— Walk or ride your bike (some bike racks available on the streets on 16th Ave SW)

Jul
19
Thu
2018
White Center Jubilee Days Festival @ White Center (see listing)
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Founded in 1923, White Center Jubilee Days is a Seafair-sanctioned community festival and one of the longest running Seafair events in the Northwest! The festival takes place at the center of our wonderfully diverse White Center neighborhood and is attended by thousands of friends, neighbors, and visitors each year. Street fair, car show, main stage & multicultural stage, beer garden, food contests, talent contests, scavenger hunt, motorcycle extravaganza, wide world of kids, street party, parade, and a full carnival with rides for the whole family!

Street fair, main stage, car show, and kids area can be found on 16th & 17th Ave SW between SW Roxbury and SW 100th St.

Find the carnival at White Center Heights Elementary School on the lawn. Stay tuned for more info – we’re working on a street fair to carnival shuttle!

More information:
CAR SHOW

CARNIVAL

WIDE WORLD OF KIDS CENTER

LOCAL BUSINESSES

MAIN STAGE & BEER GARDEN

PARADE

STREET FAIR & VENDORS

MORE WCJD PROGRAMMING

GETTING HERE
— Metro buses 60, 120, and 128 go right to the event site; the C and the 131 go within a 1 mile walk of the site; the 60 goes within a few blocks of the carnival, the 128 goes right to it
— Car2Go home area ends on the north side SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the event site
— Uber or flat-rate cab from Downtown or Capital Hill is approximately $17-22; confirm your fare with your driver first
— Free street parking is available throughout the surrounding area
— Walk or ride your bike (some bike racks available on the streets on 16th Ave SW)

Jul
20
Fri
2018
White Center Jubilee Days Festival @ White Center (see listing)
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Founded in 1923, White Center Jubilee Days is a Seafair-sanctioned community festival and one of the longest running Seafair events in the Northwest! The festival takes place at the center of our wonderfully diverse White Center neighborhood and is attended by thousands of friends, neighbors, and visitors each year. Street fair, car show, main stage & multicultural stage, beer garden, food contests, talent contests, scavenger hunt, motorcycle extravaganza, wide world of kids, street party, parade, and a full carnival with rides for the whole family!

Street fair, main stage, car show, and kids area can be found on 16th & 17th Ave SW between SW Roxbury and SW 100th St.

Find the carnival at White Center Heights Elementary School on the lawn. Stay tuned for more info – we’re working on a street fair to carnival shuttle!

More information:
CAR SHOW

CARNIVAL

WIDE WORLD OF KIDS CENTER

LOCAL BUSINESSES

MAIN STAGE & BEER GARDEN

PARADE

STREET FAIR & VENDORS

MORE WCJD PROGRAMMING

GETTING HERE
— Metro buses 60, 120, and 128 go right to the event site; the C and the 131 go within a 1 mile walk of the site; the 60 goes within a few blocks of the carnival, the 128 goes right to it
— Car2Go home area ends on the north side SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the event site
— Uber or flat-rate cab from Downtown or Capital Hill is approximately $17-22; confirm your fare with your driver first
— Free street parking is available throughout the surrounding area
— Walk or ride your bike (some bike racks available on the streets on 16th Ave SW)

Jul
21
Sat
2018
West Seattle Grand Parade 2018 @ Admiral to Alaska Junctions down California SW
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The West Seattle Grand Parade, occurring annually since 1935, is hosted by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and is one of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. It is a proud member of the Seafair family of events and includes all of the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

West Seattle Grand Parade is produced by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am – with motorcycle drill teams starting first, around 10:30. The parade begins at California SW and SW Lander, and continues down California SW to finish at SW Edmunds.

For previews and past coverage, see this section of WSB.

White Center Jubilee Days Festival @ White Center (see listing)
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Founded in 1923, White Center Jubilee Days is a Seafair-sanctioned community festival and one of the longest running Seafair events in the Northwest! The festival takes place at the center of our wonderfully diverse White Center neighborhood and is attended by thousands of friends, neighbors, and visitors each year. Street fair, car show, main stage & multicultural stage, beer garden, food contests, talent contests, scavenger hunt, motorcycle extravaganza, wide world of kids, street party, parade, and a full carnival with rides for the whole family!

Street fair, main stage, car show, and kids area can be found on 16th & 17th Ave SW between SW Roxbury and SW 100th St.

Find the carnival at White Center Heights Elementary School on the lawn. Stay tuned for more info – we’re working on a street fair to carnival shuttle!

More information:
CAR SHOW

CARNIVAL

WIDE WORLD OF KIDS CENTER

LOCAL BUSINESSES

MAIN STAGE & BEER GARDEN

PARADE

STREET FAIR & VENDORS

MORE WCJD PROGRAMMING

GETTING HERE
— Metro buses 60, 120, and 128 go right to the event site; the C and the 131 go within a 1 mile walk of the site; the 60 goes within a few blocks of the carnival, the 128 goes right to it
— Car2Go home area ends on the north side SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the event site
— Uber or flat-rate cab from Downtown or Capital Hill is approximately $17-22; confirm your fare with your driver first
— Free street parking is available throughout the surrounding area
— Walk or ride your bike (some bike racks available on the streets on 16th Ave SW)

Jul
22
Sun
2018
White Center Jubilee Days Festival @ White Center (see listing)
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Founded in 1923, White Center Jubilee Days is a Seafair-sanctioned community festival and one of the longest running Seafair events in the Northwest! The festival takes place at the center of our wonderfully diverse White Center neighborhood and is attended by thousands of friends, neighbors, and visitors each year. Street fair, car show, main stage & multicultural stage, beer garden, food contests, talent contests, scavenger hunt, motorcycle extravaganza, wide world of kids, street party, parade, and a full carnival with rides for the whole family!

Street fair, main stage, car show, and kids area can be found on 16th & 17th Ave SW between SW Roxbury and SW 100th St.

Find the carnival at White Center Heights Elementary School on the lawn. Stay tuned for more info – we’re working on a street fair to carnival shuttle!

More information:
CAR SHOW

CARNIVAL

WIDE WORLD OF KIDS CENTER

LOCAL BUSINESSES

MAIN STAGE & BEER GARDEN

PARADE

STREET FAIR & VENDORS

MORE WCJD PROGRAMMING

GETTING HERE
— Metro buses 60, 120, and 128 go right to the event site; the C and the 131 go within a 1 mile walk of the site; the 60 goes within a few blocks of the carnival, the 128 goes right to it
— Car2Go home area ends on the north side SW Roxbury Street, so you can park and walk easily to the event site
— Uber or flat-rate cab from Downtown or Capital Hill is approximately $17-22; confirm your fare with your driver first
— Free street parking is available throughout the surrounding area
— Walk or ride your bike (some bike racks available on the streets on 16th Ave SW)

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Seafair Parade of Ships 2018
Jul 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

The Seafair Fleet Parade of Ships is back – with the ships planning to sail past West Seattle shores on their way around Elliott Bay on July 31st. Watch this page on the Seafair website for details.

UPDATE: We have the participating ships here.

Aug
15
Wed
2018
Let’s Paint an Orca: A NW Coast Native Art Workshop @ High Point Library
Aug 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

At the High Point Branch: Learn how to draw/paint an orca whale with Haida artist Sondra S. Segundo. Registration is required.

Learn about the powerful relationship between the Haida people and the Orca and how to draw a formline orca step by step. Segundo will also read from her book, Killer Whale Eyes. For all ages.

This program is part of this year’s Summer of Learning program Splash! Adventures with Water, which encourages reading and activities around science, technology, technology, arts and math. We are offering over 250 free youth programs throughout the city this summer. You can pick up a Summer Action Guide at any Library location.

Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required. Online registration for this program opens two weeks before the program starts and closes three business days before the program date. Make changes to your registration after that date by calling or visiting the branch.

Contact Info: High Point Branch 206-684-7454

Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

Aug
24
Fri
2018
Duwamish Community Native Art Fair, Swap Meet, Rummage Sale
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a community Rummage Sale /Native Art Fair and Swap Meet! This is a great event every year and we enjoy having it available to to community. Selling??? Contact us to reserve your Table at $25 for the weekend.

Great way to clean out your garage and make some money. All table fees are donations for the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Food will be available for purchase.

Where: Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.
www.duwamishtribe.org. RSVP tables at 206.431.1582.

Duwamish Longhouse Native Art Market & Jumble Days
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Duwamish Longhouse Native Art Market & Jumble Days

WHEN: Aug. 24th & 25th
Fri. & Sat 10 am – 5 pm

Arts and crafts, estate, rummage sale, food

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW,
206.431.1582 – info@duwamishtribe.org

SELLING: $25 for 2 days includes table. Registration Forms – Call Charlene Fetter at 206 431-1582. $ Additional tables $10 ea. based on availability.

Cost: Free – Free admission/parking for shoppers.

Aug
25
Sat
2018
Duwamish Community Native Art Fair, Swap Meet, Rummage Sale
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a community Rummage Sale /Native Art Fair and Swap Meet! This is a great event every year and we enjoy having it available to to community. Selling??? Contact us to reserve your Table at $25 for the weekend.

Great way to clean out your garage and make some money. All table fees are donations for the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Food will be available for purchase.

Where: Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106.
www.duwamishtribe.org. RSVP tables at 206.431.1582.

Duwamish Longhouse Native Art Market & Jumble Days
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Duwamish Longhouse Native Art Market & Jumble Days

WHEN: Aug. 24th & 25th
Fri. & Sat 10 am – 5 pm

Arts and crafts, estate, rummage sale, food

WHERE: Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW,
206.431.1582 – info@duwamishtribe.org

SELLING: $25 for 2 days includes table. Registration Forms – Call Charlene Fetter at 206 431-1582. $ Additional tables $10 ea. based on availability.

Cost: Free – Free admission/parking for shoppers.

Bus Tour of Sacred Duwamish Sights
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Saturday, August 25, 2018 – 2-5 pm

Bus Tour of Sacred Duwamish Sights

With world famous historian David M. Buerge and author of the acclaimed

biography Chief Seattle and the Town That Took His Name

(Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2017).

Seating is limited.

Tickets are $40 per person.

Reservations by August 1st.

telephone 206-935-6530.

email deogloria@foxinternet.com

Be sure to not miss this unique event.

First Lutheran Church of West Seattle

Sep
8
Sat
2018
Forest and Fish Presentation @ Duwamish Tribe Longhouse
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Forest & Fish Presentation:
September 8, 1 to 3 pm, FREE.
Hosted by the Seattle Parks Department.
Salmon Lunch for sale ~ $15 starting at noon

Dec
14
Fri
2018
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Native Holiday Gift Fair – Join us for 3 days of shopping in December at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Many great gift ideas from many local native and community artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are happy every year to be able to showcase some of this areas best and greatest. Find those perfect gifts for your friends, family or loved one right here at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. We are always happy to see you!

Friday Dec. 14th, Saturday Dec. 15th and Sunday Dec. 16th, 10 am–5 pm.

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Native Holiday Gift Fair – Join us for 3 days of shopping in December at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Many great gift ideas from many local native and community artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are happy every year to be able to showcase some of this areas best and greatest. Find those perfect gifts for your friends, family or loved one right here at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. We are always happy to see you!

Friday Dec. 14th, Saturday Dec. 15th and Sunday Dec. 16th, 10 am–5 pm.

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
16
Sun
2018
Duwamish Native NW Holiday Gift Fair @ Duwamish Longhouse
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Native Holiday Gift Fair – Join us for 3 days of shopping in December at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Many great gift ideas from many local native and community artists from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are happy every year to be able to showcase some of this areas best and greatest. Find those perfect gifts for your friends, family or loved one right here at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. We are always happy to see you!

Friday Dec. 14th, Saturday Dec. 15th and Sunday Dec. 16th, 10 am–5 pm.

Opened in 2009, the Longhouse is a traditional cedar post and beam structure designed in the Puget Salish Longhouse style. It houses a Native Art Gallery, Duwamish History Museum, Gift Shop, Duwamish Tribal Offices, and traditional Longhouse. As in ancient times, Longhouse is the site where tribal business is conducted and cultural & educational events are held. It is the first Duwamish Longhouse built since the last one was burned down in West Seattle in 1894 to push the Duwamish off their land. In 1851, there were over 90 Duwamish Longhouses.

Dec
18
Tue
2018
West Seattle High School Winter Concerts @ WSHS Theater
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm

West Seattle High School Winter Concerts: Tuesday, Dec. 18th is our Jazz Ensemble Concert and Thursday, Dec. 20th is our Concert Band and Orchestra Concert. Both concerts start at 7 pm in the WSHS Theater and are free and open to the public.

Dec
20
Thu
2018
West Seattle High School Winter Concerts @ WSHS Theater
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm

West Seattle High School Winter Concerts: Tuesday, Dec. 18th is our Jazz Ensemble Concert and Thursday, Dec. 20th is our Concert Band and Orchestra Concert. Both concerts start at 7 pm in the WSHS Theater and are free and open to the public.

Dec
25
Tue
2018
Free buffet Christmas dinner @ Alki Masonic Center
Dec 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Alki Masonic Center and The Christmas People are again sponsoring a complimentary Christmas Buffet on Tuesday, December 25 from noon to 4 p.m.

Marc Smason and Friends will offer musical entertainment. No cost, no offering plate.

Veterans, Homeless, Senior Citizens and those who will be alone on Christmas Day are invited and encouraged to attend.

Alki Masonic Hall, 4736 40th Ave. SW

Dec
29
Sat
2018
West Seattle restaurants planning to be open New Year’s Eve 2018 and/or New Year’s Day 2019
Dec 29 2018 – Jan 2 2019 all-day

UPDATED: Here are the West Seattle restaurants, bars-with-food, and coffee-shops-with-food that have told us they’ll be open New Year’s Eve and/or Day; names are linked to websites when available. PLEASE note, in most cases, this is what we were told by phone before the holidays – we won’t necessarily be notified if there’s a change, so check first! (And if you have a change/addition – please let us know ASAP – editor@westseattleblog.com or 206-293-6302 text/voice – thank you!)

A La Mode Pies:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–9 pm
New year’s Day: 11 am–9 pm

A Pizza Mart:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to midnight
New Year’s Day: 11 am to midnight

Admiral Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 2 am

Alki Cafe:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am–3 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–2 pm

Bakery Nouveau:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am–(updated) 5 pm

Bang Bar Thai Restaurant & Lounge:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am to 8 pm

Be’s Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am–3 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am–3 pm

Beveridge Place Pub:
New Year’s Eve: 2 pm–2 am
New Year’s Day: noon–2 am

Blue Moon Burgers:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–8 pm

The Bridge:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am–midnight, serving brunch

Cactus:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–9 pm

Chaco Canyon Organic Café:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am–9 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am–9 pm

Chelan Café:
New Year’s Eve: 6 am–7 pm (kitchen); bar 6 am-2 am
New Year’s Day: 8 am–2 pm (restaurant), 8 am–2 am (bar)

Christo’s on Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm–9 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am-9 pm

Circa:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am–2:30 pm, happy hour 2:30–5 pm, dinner 5 pm–9 pm

The Copper Coin
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am–10 pm

Domino’s Pizza:
Christmas Eve: 10 am–8 pm
New Year’s Eve: 10 am–midnight for pickup, 1 am for delivery
New Year’s Day: 10 am–midnight for pickup, 1 am for delivery

Duke’s Chowder House on Alki:
Christmas Eve: 11 am–8 pm
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–10 pm

Dumplings of Fury:
New Year’s Day: 11 am–9 pm

Easy Street Café
Christmas Eve: 7 am–3 pm
New Year’s Eve: 7 am–3 pm
New Year’s Day: 7 am–3 pm

El Chupacabra Alki:
New Year’s Eve: 11:30 am–10 pm (kitchen), bar to 2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am–3 pm (brunch); 3 pm–10 kitchen, bar to midnight

Elliott Bay Brewery Pub:
Christmas Eve: 11 am–5 pm
New Year’s Eve: (updated) 11 am–7 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–11 pm

Endolyne Joe’s (WSB sponsor):
New Year’s Eve: 8 am–10 pm (dining), bar to 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–10 pm (dining), bar to 11 pm

Ephesus of Seattle:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 5 pm–10 pm

Freshy’s Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am–7 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–7 pm

Great American Diner and Bar:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am–midnight
New Year’s Day: 7 am–midnight

Husky Deli:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am-5 pm

JaK’s Grill:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm–10 pm (no happy hour)
New Year’s Day: 11 am–2 pm lunch, 4:30–10 pm for dinner

Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am-2:30 pm, 5-9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am-2:30 pm, 5-9 pm

La Rustica:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm–10:30 pm

Lee’s Asian Restaurant:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–9:30 pm

Luna Park Café:
New Year’s Eve: 7 am–3 pm

Mac’s Triangle Pub:
New Year’s Eve: noon-2 am
New Year’s Day: 5 pm–2 am (9454 Delridge Way SW)

Maharaja Cuisine of India:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–1 am
New Year’s Day: 11:30 am–9:30 pm, no buffet (4542 California SW)

Marination Ma Kai:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–6 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–8 pm

Mashiko Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 5 pm–9 pm

Matador:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–2 am
New Year’s Day: 11 am–2 am

McDonald’s (Admiral District):
New Year’s Eve: 6 am–9 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–11 pm

McDonald’s (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 5 am–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–midnight

McDonald’s (Westwood): Lobby open 5 am-10 pm, drive-thru 24 hours. (2580 SW Barton)

Mioposto:
New Year’s Eve: 4-10 pm
New Year’s Day: 4-10 pm

Mission Cantina (WSB sponsor):
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm–2 am

MOD Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am–10 pm

Oh’s Sandwiches:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am-4 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am-4 pm

Pagliacci Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am, delivery starts 4 pm, 11 pm close
New Year’s Day: 11 am, delivery starts 4 pm, 11 pm close

Pailin Thai:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 4 pm–10 pm

Papa Murphy’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–8 pm

Pearls Tea & Coffee:
New Year’s Eve: 10 am–7 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am–7 pm

Pecado Bueno:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–6 pm
New Year’s Day: 10 am–10 pm

Pegasus Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–1 am

Pepperdock:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–8 pm

Pho Aroma:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–3:30 pm, 4:30–8:45 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–3:30 pm, 4:30–8:45 pm

Pizza Hut:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am–midnight
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am–10:30 pm

Pizzeria 22:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to around 9 pm (call)
New Year’s Day: 4 pm to around 9 pm (call)

Puerto Vallarta:
New Year’s Eve: 10:30 am–11 pm
New Year’s Day: 10:30 am–11 pm

Raccolto:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm to (last seating at) 10 pm

Salty’s on Alki (WSB sponsor):
New Year’s Eve: 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm seating hours, will stay open past midnight
New Year’s Day: Brunch: seating 10 am to 2 pm
Reservations for holidays are required by phone – 206-937-1600. (1936 Harbor SW)

Seattle Fish Company:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am (market), 11 am (grill) until 4 pm

The Skylark:
New Year’s Eve: 4 pm to close

Spud Fish and Chips:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–9 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–9 pm

Subway (Morgan Junction):
New Year’s Eve: 8 am–5 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–10 pm

Taco Time:
Christmas Eve: 10 am–4 pm
New Year’s Eve: 10 am–8 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–8 pm

Talarico’s Pizzeria:
New Year’s Eve: 3 pm–2 am
New Year’s Day: 3 pm–2 am

The Thaitan:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–9:30 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–9:30 pm

Than Brothers Pho:>
New Year’s Eve: 9 am–9 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am–9 pm

Toshi’s Teriyaki:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–4 pm

Vatsana Thai:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am to 8 pm

West 5:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–midnight
New Year’s Day: 11 am–midnight

Westcity Kitchen:
New Year’s Eve: 5 pm–9 pm

The Westy:
New Year’s Eve: 9 am brunch til 2 pm, close at 11 pm
New Year’s Day: 9 am brunch til 2 pm, close at 11 pm

Yen Wor:
New Year’s Eve: 3:30 pm kitchen to 1:30 am; bar 2 pm–2 am
New Year’s Day: 3:30 pm kitchen to 1:30 am; bar 2 pm–2 am

Zeek’s Pizza:
New Year’s Eve: 11 am–10 pm
New Year’s Day: 11 am–10 pm

Zippy’s Giant Burgers:
New Year’s Eve: 8 am–9 pm
New Year’s Day: 8 am–9 pm

Again, we compile this list as a service, via dozens of phone calls, but an establishment might change its mind, so if you find something on this list NOT open – or something open that’s not on our list – please let us know ASAP so we can update! Thank you.

Jan
1
Tue
2019
New Year’s Day Yoga @ SoundYoga
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

When: January 1, 10a-12p
Cost: $25 must preregister.
Limit 10

Movement, Mantra and Meditation to revitalize and purify your whole being. with Christine Dormaier

Register at SoundYoga.com

Feb
6
Wed
2019
Hiawatha Lunar New Year Celebration @ Hiawatha Community Center
Feb 6 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Come celebrate Lunar New Year at Hiawatha Community Center!

Youth ages 12-19 are welcome to join us for our special event featuring zodiac information, a movie on the projector screen, and a New Year’s meal for all attendees.

Feb
14
Thu
2019
Valentine Dance @ Brookdale West Seattle
Feb 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Valentine Dance
Featuring Sentimental Journey with Dina Blade.
2:00–4:00 pm
Light refreshments
Free admission
Free underground parking

at Brookdale West Seattle

RSVP by February 12 to 206-932-5480

Mar
9
Sat
2019
The Spring Native Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come Join us for our first ever spring Native Art Market! Back by popular demand, our annual holiday craft fair is back for the springtime with over 25 artists and local vendors on hand to sell their fantastic and unique items. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and as always this event is free for shoppers. We hope to see you here!

Mar
10
Sun
2019
The Spring Native Art Market @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come Join us for our first ever spring Native Art Market! Back by popular demand, our annual holiday craft fair is back for the springtime with over 25 artists and local vendors on hand to sell their fantastic and unique items. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and as always this event is free for shoppers. We hope to see you here!

Mar
23
Sat
2019
Annual Duwamish Princess Angeline Spring Tea @ Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Let’s celebrate spring. We’re breaking out the china and serving Native & English teas, cakes & finger sandwiches with a lump of sunshine. Your hostess is Princess Angeline’s great-great-grand-niece, Cecile Hansen, the Duwamish Tribal Chairwoman. Come early and explore the Duwamish Longhouse Art Gallery & exhibits, open daily Tues-Sat 10-5. Free parking in area.

Click here for tickets.
$10 suggested donation. If you are unable to pay or reserve tickets online, please call the longhouse at 206 431 1582.

www.duwamishtribe.org

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Apology Ceremony @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Mar 30 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

TIME TO APOLOGIZE TO THE DUWAMISH TRIBE?

It’s happening Saturday, March 30 at Duwamish Longhouse, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
4705 W Marginal Way SW

“In the spirit of cultural humility, we apologize – and listen to the voices of the land,” reads a flyer put out by the Grandmothers Global Healing Movement, founded by Norma Jean Young, focused on bringing the Wisdomkeeping Grandmother’s presence and voice back to the world.

Young first gathered global Grandmothers in 2003 at “Getting Down to Earth with the Grandmothers” on Whidbey Island, at Whidbey Institute. It featured five key grandmothers: from New Zealand, Tibet, Hawaii, Lummi, and Grandmother Vi Hilbert of Upper Skagit Nation.

The Apology will be focused on the Duwamish people, and all Native American tribes, at a ceremony March 30 at the Duwamish Longhouse, 4705 W. Marginal Way SW, Seattle at 1 p.m. A meal will be served at 3 p.m., with music throughout.

The apology is co-sponsored by the Duwamish Longhouse and the Grandmothers Global Healing Movement. Featured speakers include H.E. Dagmola Kusho Sakya of the Tibetan Buddhist lineage; Rev. Kelly Brown, lead pastor of Plymouth Church Seattle; Pastor Pat Wright of Total Experience Gospel Choir fame; and others. Everyone is encouraged to bring food and gifting to the Indigenous, whether dollars, services or goods.

“This critical time of breakdown in our world culture demands the presence that holds life whole. Wisdom-keeping grandmothers have always been stabilizers, looked to for functional guidance to hold life whole – especially in troubled times,” says Young. “This is a healing event to bring together the essential components of healing—cultural humility, apology, listening, and taking action in partnership.”

Norma Jean Young, a reiki master, served as a healer and helper to Great Grandmother Vi Hilbert in the three years before she died. Hilbert, the last fully fluent language speaker of Lushootseed culture, was a most valued Grandmother taproot who served many Coast Salish tribes. She was named a Washington State Living Treasure in 1989, and received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1994, presented by President Bill Clinton.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
We Are Still Here: 10th Anniversary Film Screening @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

We hope you will join us for film, food, and conversation as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Duwamish Longhouse with a FREE screening + postfilm discussion of PRINCESS ANGELINE and two short films on Saturday, April 13th. (Full film synopses below). These films tell indigenous stories: past and future.

This event is a collaborative community dialogue produced by the Social Justice Film Festival & Institute in collaboration with the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center.

The Duwamish people have been in the Seattle/Greater King County area since time immemorial. Their stories, such as “North Wind, South Wind,” tell of the last Ice Age, and an Ice Weir breaking over the Duwamish River. Their longhouse today stands across the street from where one of their largest villages was located before it was burned down by settlers in 1895. Today, the longhouse is a space where the Duwamish people can revitalize their culture, preserve living heritage, and share their stories with the community.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate the anniversary of the creation of this space with an evening of fantastic films.

** Suggested Donation: $10 for 10 years **

FILMS:

PRINCESS ANGELINE

Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle, is seen on many postcards and toward the end of her life, she lived alone, refusing to leave her homeland. What historical events led to her being one of the few Duwamish people left in Seattle by the 1890′s, only 35 years after the peace treaty? This video explores the story of the Duwamish and their unrecognized tribal status primarily through the life of Princess Angeline.

WAAŁŠIʔAƛIN (COMING HOME)

waałšiʔaƛin explores the modern story of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a self-governing nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island who have survived natural disasters, famine, war and colonial oppression. Watch trailer.

RECLAMATION: The Rise at Standing Rock

Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock—winner of the second-annual Tulalip Cares Prize for top Native American film—tells the inside story of the 300 Native Nations who, for the first time in 150 years, unite at Standing Rock to protect their land and water from an unlawful pipeline, awakening and inspiring the world with their peaceful movement of resistance. Watch trailer.

Apr
20
Sat
2019
Traditional Cedar Basket Necklace Making Class @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

$75 per person, limited to 10 students per class, includes all materials . Please call the longhouse or CLICK HERE to purchase tickets for this class.

Basket Necklace for Beginners:

In this 4-5 hour class students will be taught the basics of Coast Salish weaving and it’s cultural significance by fashioning a traditional ceremonial cedar basket necklace. Basket making kits are included and each students will walk away with their own handmade cedar basket necklace.

This class is taught by by Coast Salish weaver Joshua Mason. Joshua Mason is a Squaxin Island Tribe member and Coast Salish Weaver. Joshua has been teaching for over ten years and works with multiple fibers. Joshua harvests, processes, and weaves all his own fibers, including the fibers and materials students will use in this class.

Puget Ridge 2nd Annual Egg Hunt @ Puget Ridge Edible Park
Apr 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free and open to all, this donation-driven event will be at the Puget Ridge Edible Park at 5265 18th Ave SW on April 20th 2-4pm.

Event activities include age-based timed-release egg hunt, face painting, bubbles, candy toss, and sack races.

Bring your own basket.

Donations of plastic eggs and non-candy egg stuffers–such as stickers, small toys, or snack coupons–highly encouraged.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
A Night of Storytelling with Johnny Moses @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for a night of Duwamish Teachings with Northwest Native Storyteller Johnny Moses. All are invited to share in a deeper understanding of the language and culture of the First People of Seattle, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe, through local songs and stories.

Johnny Moses was a recipient of the 2012 WA Governor’s Heritage Award. Johnny Moses is a Tulalip Native American raised in the remote Nuu-chah-nulth village of Ohiat on the west coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada. He was raised in the traditional ways by his grandparents, and sent by his elders to share their teachings with all people. Johnny is a master storyteller, oral historian, traditional healer and respected spiritual leader.

Free admission and parking. Sponsored by 4Culture and Duwamish Tribal Services.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Earth Day Walk @ Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2019! Everyone is welcome!

Join us either at Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to walk to the Rotary View Point totem pole (35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.–near West Seattle Stadium) where we will celebrate God’s creation and pray for its protection.

If possible, please bring gloves as we will be collecting litter as we go.

Posters and signs are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by Holy Rosary Church and OLG Green Ministry.

Earth Day Walk @ Holy Rosary Church
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Celebrate Earth Day 2019! Everyone is welcome!

Join us either at Holy Rosary or Our Lady of Guadalupe Church to walk to the Rotary View Point totem pole (35th Ave. SW and SW Alaska St.–near West Seattle Stadium) where we will celebrate God’s creation and pray for its protection.

If possible, please bring gloves as we will be collecting litter as we go.

Posters and signs are welcome.

This event is co-sponsored by Holy Rosary Church and OLG Green Ministry.

May
18
Sat
2019
West Seattle Bee Festival 2019 @ High Point Commons Park
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

The 7th Annual West Seattle Bee Festival is Saturday, May 18th! Join us from 10 AM to 2 PM at High Point Commons Park, in the West Seattle Bee Garden, and inside Neighborhood House (6400 Sylvan Way SW, Seattle, WA 98126).

Why should you BEE there?

We’ll have great live music, wonderful food, and favorite activities from previous festivals!

You can BEE in our bee-themed costume Parade at 11:30 AM. Show up at 10 AM for face-painting and other parade-prep. The parade is one of many fun activities for kids (and the young-at-heart). Pop-up Sewing, art and science activities will take place inside Neighborhood House throughout the day.

Don’t miss the Bee Hive Demo at NOON! Learn more about bees and other pollinators. Find out how you can help bees survive and thrive. Puget Sound Beekeepers will have honey available to taste or purchase in the Bee Garden.

Our one-of-a-kind Vendor Fair runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. It showcases those who provide organic/sustainable products, offer information and resources that support our community, and others who educate or raise awareness about bees…with music, jewelry and art.

Show up before the festival starts for the Honey Run – this fun, informal run-walk-jog around the park starts at 9 AM.

Watch the West Seattle Bee Garden website for updates and a more detailed schedule as the day gets closer.

May
27
Mon
2019
Memorial Day BBQ with council candidate Phil Tavel @ Me-Kwa-Mooks Park
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Who: Family friendly, all are welcome!

What: Memorial Day BBQ. Get to know Phil Tavel, Candidate for Seattle City Council District 1!

When: Monday, May 27th 11 AM-2 PM

Where: Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, 4503 Beach Dr SW

-Suggested donation: $10 or democracy vouchers-

Memorial Day Cookout @ American Legion Post 160
May 27 @ 3:15 pm

Join American Legion Post 160 as we cook some burger and dogs for our favorite community members! All members of the West Seattle community are invited to enjoy some food.

Memorial Day Cookout
Monday May 27
3:15pm
3618 SW Alaska St

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Native Tree Event at the Duwamish Longhouse @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

What:  More than just Trees: Native Tree Ecology and Identification Program

When:  11am-1pm, Saturday June 22nd. (After-program outdoor tree identification session 1:15pm)

Where:  Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center (4705 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle WA)

Curious to know more about lowland forests? Join the Duwamish Longhouse and Seattle Parks and Recreation for a free informational program and field identification of prominent lowland tree species with SPR Naturalist Jacob de Guzman.

Jun
28
Fri
2019
Move With Spirit: A Contemporary Indigenous Dance Experience @ The Duwamish Longhouse
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

You’re lovingly invited to join us at the Duwamish Longhouse for a day of building community and being in relationship to ancestry, land, water, spirit and story. Together we will activate relationships to Indigenous Worlds through a practice of protocol that reflects teachings from Coast Salish Life Ways followed by sharing of contemporary Indigenous dance knowings, led by practitioners Shana Therese O’Brien (Darkingjung – Australia) and Dakota Camacho (Matao – Lågua yan Gåni). We will then move to ceremonial activation at the Duwamish River for the healing of our relations with the elements.

This event is made possible by an Indigenous worldview centering collective generosity and reciprocity. We are asking everyone that is able to please bring an offering (spiritual or monetary – there is no separation) for the Duwamish who generously sponsored us with the space. You can also consider making a regular donation to the Duwamish at https://www.realrentduwamish.org/

Please also consider bringing offerings for the facilitators and support team as well.

If you have questions or need anything, please contact Dakota Camacho at:
Email: dakotacamacho@gmail.com

RSVP: Tinyurl.com/mwsseattle

Jul
4
Thu
2019
West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade @ Sunset SW to Hamilton Viewpoint Park
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Start decorating your scooters, strollers, and trikes right now! The West Seattle Kids 4th of July Parade starts at 10:00 am on the corner of 44th and Sunset. Walk the parade route, then enjoy traditional games and treats at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Concessions will be provided by the Admiral Neighborhood Association.

The parade starts at the intersection of 44th & Sunset (in front of 1137 Sunset Ave SW). The parade is about a ½ mile walk through the neighborhood, crossing California Ave SW, and ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Kids are encouraged to dress up and decorate strollers, scooters, wagons, and bikes. There will be fun old-fashioned games at Hamilton Park (3-legged race, wheelbarrow races, and gunnysack races), weather permitting.

Jul
6
Sat
2019
West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails guided hike: Native Plant Identification
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us at the trailhead at 14th Avenue SW and SW Holly to learn plant identification from Steve Richmond, an expert in controlling invasive plants and restoring native plant communities. Steve will also give an overview of greenbelt natural history and resulting restoration challenges. Please wear sturdy shoes or boots and be prepared for the elements. Total distance will be 1 to 2 miles.

Sponsored by the West Duwamish Greenbelt Trails Group

Jul
18
Thu
2019
Tribal canoes at Alki Beach
Jul 18 all-day

This year’s Tribal Journeys canoe families are headed northbound to the Lummi Nation.

As of this entry, the Muckleshoot are hosting canoes at Alki Beach again this year, with an expected date of July 18th.

UPDATE: The tribe’s calendar says they will be ready for arrivals starting at noon.

Here are the routes.

Jul
20
Sat
2019
2nd annual PAWrade before West Seattle Grand Parade
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

REGISTRATION 10:00 AM
STEPS OFF AT 11:00 AM
AWARDS 11:30 AM

Calling all pups and their families. It’s time to register here for the 2nd Annual Junction PAWrade! FREE! With trophies for the best in four categories including Most Colorful, Most Creative, Best Dog and Owner Combo and Best Dog and Kid Combo (12 and under). July 20th before the Rotary Grand Parade. Meet at California Ave SW and SW Genesee (4400 California Ave SW).

Hosted by the Junction merchants, the PAWrade is the way to show off your creative design skills, bring smiles to the parade watchers and to bring dog lovers together.

The PAWrade participants will meet at Genesee Street at 10:15 AM where they will check in to receive their PAWrade number.

Address: 4400 California Ave SW.

Promptly at 11 AM the Junction will announce the beginning of the PAWrade. The PAWrade will start at Genesee, turn on California Ave SW through the Junction to SW Edmunds where the PAWrade will end!

Along the route there will be judges who will be deciding which pooch takes home the Grand Prize the GOLDEN PAW for each category.

Categories are:

MOST COLORFUL
MOST CREATIVE
BEST OWNER+DOG COMBO
BEST KID+DOG COMBO (12 and under)

Winners will be announced at the end of the PAWrade at Chase Bank Drive-Thru (right past Sleepers in Seattle).

Winners will also be recognized over the Grand Parade PA system (intersection California and Alaska)!

Saturday, July 20:
10:15 AM Arrive and Register
11:00 AM PAWrade Begins
11:30 AM Winners Announced w/PRIZES

Registration is required to participate. Please complete (the form toward the bottom of this page) or you may register the day of the event beginning at 10 AM.

This is a FREE event with an option to make a donation to support programming.

Every participant receives a PAWrade bandanna!

West Seattle Grand Parade 2019 @ Admiral to Alaska Junctions down California SW
Jul 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The West Seattle Grand Parade, occurring annually since 1935, is hosted by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and is one of the oldest and most beloved community events in the Seattle area. It is a proud member of the Seafair family of events and includes all of the pirates, clowns, marching bands, drill teams, floats, pageantry and excitement that leads up to the Seafair Torchlight Parade the following weekend.

West Seattle Grand Parade is produced by the West Seattle Rotary Service Foundation and will be held on Saturday, July 20 at 11:00 am – with motorcycle drill teams starting first, around 10:30. The parade begins at California SW and SW Lander, and continues down California SW to finish at SW Edmunds.

For previews and past coverage, see this section of WSB.

Aug
17
Sat
2019
Duwamish River Festival @ Duwamish Waterway Park
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please join the Duwamish Valley community for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition‘s 13th Annual Duwamish River Festival!

This year’s festival, called “Flowing into our Future”, will feature kayaking and boat tours of the Duwamish River, food and interactive booths, live music and cultural presentations featuring:

  • Hurati Mana
  • NW Tap Connection
  • Amigos de Seattle
  • Kalpulli Tlaloktekhuhtli
  • Angeles de MX
  • Thai Classical Music and Dance
  • and more!

The Festival is free to all!

Sep
8
Sun
2019
Lantern Festival and Lantern Competition @ Southwest Teen Life Center
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Please join us for the Lantern Festival & Competition (Tết Trung Thu).

There will be lion dancing, cultural performances, and arts and crafts  for kids and much more!

Make your own lantern and enter the lantern competition for a chance to win:

  • 1st prize–A Lamborghini Hoverboard
  • 2nd prize–A pair of Apple Airpods2
  • 3rd prize–A drone with a camera

Sponsored by the Văn-Lang Vietnamese Cultural School and Seattle Parks and Recreation.

Sep
14
Sat
2019
Fiestas Patrias Parade, Health Fair and Festival @ (see listing)
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

Parade 11 am–1 pm – see route here. Celebrate with the entire community of South Park and Sea Mar! Watch the parade make its way through 14th Avenue and Cloverdale Street with your family, then head over to the South Park Community Center for the health fair and festival. There will be a variety of traditional Latin-American food, children’s activities, free health screenings and entertainment!

11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Parade
(see parade route here)

12:00 pm-5:00 pm: Health Fair
Free health screenings, cholesterol and glucose checks, Sea Mar services, health education and more.

1:00 pm-6:00 pm: Community Festival
Traditional Latin American food, Mexican folkloric horses and band, live dance and musical performances, children’s activities and more.

Location:
South Park Community Center 8319 8th Ave S
Festival Activities include:
Health Fair, Free screenings: Cholesterol and Glucose, Traditional Latin-American food, Vendors, Mariachi, Dance, Entertainment, Karaoke Contest

Fish and Forest with Seattle Parks & Salmon Bake Fundraiser @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Salmon Homecoming Celebration, Ecology Lecture Program, and Salmon Bake Fundraiser

FREE Admission *$15 for Salmon Bake Lunch*

Salmon bake starts at 12 and will continue until sold out.
Parks programming is from 1 pm–3 pm

Enjoy a traditional salmon bake with us to celebrate Salmon Homecoming at the Duwamish Longhouse. Afterwards, join Seattle Parks Naturalist Jacob De Guzman as he talks about the ecological dynamics that exists between Salmon and the Forest Ecosystem. Learn how they mutually benefit one another and how they benefit us.

Special performances by Salmon is Life silk wind sockeye salmon will take place throughout the day. These silk salmon traveled to the COP21 Climate Talks in Paris, France to share a message that we need to listen to the world that sustains us and protect our salmon and our planet as well. They will now join us at the longhouse to spread that same message, and to celebrate Salmon Homecoming here in Seattle.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Social Justice Film Festival Indigenous Features @ Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for the third night of the Social Justice Film Festival at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center for two Indigenous Features!

Festival Passes allow admission to all events and screening. Pass-holders are allowed first access to theaters, at 20 minutes before show time. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime to secure a seat. Passes are $75 and can be picked up at any screening. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Duwamish Longhouse Film Schedule:

Learning to Skate in a Warzone (if you’re a girl)/Men on Hold

October 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Learning to Skateboard tells the story of young Afghan girls learning to read, write – and skateboard – in Kabul. After years of conflict, and with Afghanistan still dubbed “one of the worst places to be born a girl,” an organisation called “Skateistan” recruits kids from poor neighbourhoods and teaches them skills so they can return to public school and get a start in life.

Men on Hold explores the psychological and societal effects of war and displacement on refugee men from Syria, shedding light on issues that have so far gone neglected. These men are finding themselves under extreme stress as they have forego traditional gender roles as “providers” and “protectors” of their families, leaving them with feelings of helplessness and disempowerment as they find themselves forcibly unproductive, having nothing to do all day long.

Indigenous Futures – The Condor & the Eagle

October 5 @ 7:00pm-9:00pm

n this documentary, four Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice”. The Condor & The Eagle offers a glimpse into a developing spiritual renaissance as the film four protagonists learn from each other’s long legacy of resistance to colonialism and its extractive economy. Their path through the jungle takes them on an unexpectedly challenging and liberating journey, which will forever change their attachment to the Earth and one another.

Mi’Gwidelmag Gnitjgamitj (Remembering Our Grandpa)

Inspired by Incident at Restigouche (Alanis Obomsawin, 1984), Mi’gwidelmag Gnitjgamitj is a short essay film that captures the beautiful landscapes of Listuguj, but also a dark side of Canada. The film focuses on the experiences of director Nation Isaac’s grandfather in the 1981 Quebec Provincial Police raid of Listuguj, and on Isaac’s own relationship to her grandfather’s life and legacy.

Oct
11
Fri
2019
SOLD OUT – Duwamish Tribe Annual Gala & Native Art Auction 2019 @ Miners Landing
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us to support the Duwamish Tribe at our annual gala and auction on October 11, 2019. A kick-off to Indigenous Peoples Day Celebrations. Purchase tickets online at https://2019duwamishgala.brownpapertickets.com/

You are invited to join the Duwamish Tribe for its 13th Annual Gala Dinner & NW Art Auction. This annual event is a celebration of contemporary and traditional culture of Seattle’s First People, Chief Seattle’s Duwamish Tribe. Your gifts will help maintain operations at the Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center and provide tribal services. We thank you for recognizing the significant role that Seattle’s First People play in the diversity and cultural richness of our community. Your support makes a difference! “We raise our hands to you!”

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center; the only traditional Longhouse in the City of Seattle that represents the culture and story of Seattles indigenous people, the Dxdwab. Our annual event is designed to kick off the celebration of Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 with first acknowledging our own regions first people, The Duwamish , Dxdwab, understanding our past and celebrating all cultures into the future.

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebration, we want to make this a special occasion for you by connecting our story to the present. At Seattles Miners Landing at Pier 57 you will enjoy a delicious lunch, receive complimentary tickets to view Wings over Washington, share in the excitement of our live auction and much more all to support the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Doors open at 12:00 pm, event begins at 1:00 pm at the banquet hall at Miners Landing, Pier 57 at 1301 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101.

Single Ticket: $150, Full Event, Reception and Catered Lunch Followed by Live Auction

If you are unable to attend but would still like to support the Duwamish, please choose the donation option and input your desired donation amount.

Check in begins at 12:00 pm
Banquet lunch begins at 12:30pm
Live Northwest Art Auction at 1:00 pm
Closing remarks at 2:30 pm

The Duwamish Tribe’s nonprofit, Duwamish Tribal Services, is a registered 501(c) 3 non-profit and donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.