2021 Powwow Postponed Until Further Notice
To Our Relatives, Friends and Supporters:
As we enter the second year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we are opting to postpone our 2021 Seafair Indian Days Powwow until future notice. Currently, we do not have enough information about what COVID-19 safety protocols will be like this summer to make an informed decision about our ability to host such an event.
We have a great number of Elders who attend our powwow, and who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 – cherished parents, grandparents, great grandparents and protectors of our languages, cultures and stories. We choose to prioritize their health, and the health of our communities at large. We appreciate your kindness and understanding, and hope you will return to dance, sing, drum and gather with us in the future.
Mike Tulee (Yakama) – UIATF Executive Director
United Indians’ Seafair Indian Days Powwow is held annually on the third weekend in July, in conjunction with Seattle Seafair, at our Powwow Grounds adjacent to the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
Want to read about the 2019 Powwow? Click here.
Attendance over the 3-day event ranges from 7,000-10,000, including visitors, dancers, musicians, vendors and tourists.
This proud tradition brings Native Americans of all tribes and cultures together to celebrate. UIATF has held the 3 day long celebration in conjunction with Seafair for the past 30 years.
The Powwow showcases traditional Indian cooking, jewelry-making, music, and especially dancing. Throughout the day, tribes from the United States and Canada dance in full tribal regalia.
All are welcome, Native and non-Native alike! If this is your first time attending a Powwow, we invite you to look at our FAQ page for information and best practices.
Each year, a Powwow Princess is chosen from applicants around the region. Learn about our 2018-19 Powwow Princess here!
Our community events are the backbone of our organization, bringing community together and often bringing in much support for our programs. These events could not happen without the generous support of dedicated volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities within these events, including setting up, cleaning, serving food, assisting elders, and much more. Learn more here.