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36th Seafair Indian Days Powwow July 21-23, 2023

United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

invites you to join us for the

36th Annual Seafair Indian Days Powwow
July 21-23, 2023

(5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199)

Come and celebrate with our family, reunite with old friends and make new ones! Enjoy fantastic food, music, and dance. All are welcome as we proudly share our culture at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center grounds.


36th Seafair Indian Days Powwow 2023 Schedule:

Friday Family Night – 4pm – 10pm
Saturday – 10am – 10pm
Sunday – 10am – 6pm

COST: Pay What You Are Able Admission (all proceeds go to support the programs and mission of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation)


4:00 Gates open
6:45 Drum Roll Call
7:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: TBD)
Welcome (Mike Tulee, UIATF Executive Director)
8:15 Tiny Tots Exhibition (sponsored by Ina Maka)
8:25 Golden Age Women Contest
Golden Age Men Contest
Adult Women Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
Adult Men Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
Jr. Boys & Jr. Girls Combined Exhibition Points
Teen Boys Combined Exhibition Points
Teen Girls Combined Exhibition Points
9:30 Grand Exit (Host Drum: TBD)

Seafair Powwow Dancer

Seafair Powwow Dancer


10:00 Gates open
11:00 Coastal Grand Entry
11:45 Drum Roll Call
11:55 Royalty Applications due
12:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: TBD)
Welcome (UIATF Board Member)
1:00 Intertribals
1:20 Tiny Tots
1:30 Jr. Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
1:50 Outgoing Princess Special (Teen Girls Fancy vs Women’s Fancy)
2:10 Jr. Girls Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
2:40 Royalty Pageant
3:00 Teen Girls Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
3:30 Teen Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
4:00 Intertribals
Adult Women Combined Exhibition
Adult Men Combined Exhibition
5:00 Dinner break performance
6:45 Drum Roll Call
7:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: TBD)
7:45 Intertribals
8:00 Announce New Miss Seafair Indian Days Powwow Princess
8:15 Tiny Tots 
8:20 Golden Age Women Contest
8:35 Golden Age Women’s Traditional Special
Golden Age Men Contest
8:50 Adult Women Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
Adult Men Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
9:30 Two-Spirit Woman Special (all 2SLGBTQ welcome)
9:45 Retire Colors Grand Exit (Host Drum: TBD)


10:00 Gates open
11:45 Drum Roll Call
12:00 Grand Entry (Host Drum: TBD)
1:00 Intertribals
1:30 Tiny Tots 
1:45 Golden Age Women Exhibition
1:45 Golden Age Men Exhibition
2:15 Golden Age Men’s Traditional Special
2:35 Jr. Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
Jr. Girls Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
3:15 Bernie Whitebear Family Special – Men’s Traditional
Teen Boys Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
Teen Girls Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
3:45 Intertribal
4:00 Adult Women Contest (Fancy, Jingle, Traditional)
Adult Men Contest (Fancy, Grass, Traditional)
4:30 Announce Winners
5:30 Grand Exit (Host Drum: TBD)
5:45 Retire Colors Coastal Grand Exit

36th Seafair Indian Days Powwow 2023 Head Staff:

Co Emcee: TBD
Arena Director:  TBD
Head Man:  TBD
Head Woman: TBD
Seafair Princess:  TBD
Host Drum:  TBD

Seafair Powwow Tiny Tots

Seafair Powwow Tiny Tots

2023 Specials

Info coming soon!


The Seafair Indian Days Powwow is a three day festival of Native American and Indigenous Culture it features traditional Native American, Alaska Native, and First Nations drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native Food Vendors, and Arts & Crafts. It is open to the public and shares Native cultures with all of Seattle. Over 15,000 attend the three day event.

The Seattle Indian Days Powwow is held annually by United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. It is traditionally held the third weekend in July, in conjuction with Seattle Seafair.

What to Expect at Seafair Powwow:

If you have never been to our Seafair Powwow, we welcome you and are excited that you are coming. Here are a few things you may want to know before you attend.

  • This is an outdoor Pow wow. We Powwow, come rain or shine! So please plan accordingly, whether it means bring your umbrella because of rain that day, or bring sunscreen. We have bleachers seating, but it is limited, so feel free to bring your lawn, camping, chair, and/or blanket. We also have local Native artists selling authentic, hand crafted jewelry, arts and crafts and clothing. There will be food vendors, at our pow wow. Ever have Frybread? If not, then have one at our Seafair Pow wow, (it is fried dough, a delicious indulgent!) Good idea to bring cash, as some vendors do not accept credit cards.
  • There are standard protocols (guiding principles and expected behavior) dictating how the Pow Wow is conducted.  Learn more about protocols here.
  • Arts & Crafts Vendors!

Food! We will have a good selection of food vendors:

United Indians Traditional Salmon Bake

Food Hours of Operation: 
Friday, 5 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m. – until sold out

Meal Option #1: Salmon Meal (Include Salmon, Corn, Dinner Roll, Watermelon) – $20.00
Meal Option #2: Salmon 6oz filet & roll  – $13.00
Meal Option #3: Salmon Chowder & roll – $13.00
Meal Option #4: Hot Dog & Corn – $5.00
Salmon Whole Filet: $25.00
Drinks: $2.00
ICE: $10  [10 lb bag]

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions) – Click link to see FAQ’s

SPONSOR – Support the SeaFair Indians Days Powwow while showing the community your branding and offerings. SPONSOR HERE

DONATE – If you cannot attend, but would like to support the Annual Pow Wow and/or local Native cultural activities at Daybreak Star, learn how to donate here.

VENDORS – Vending registration begins 5/1/2023.  CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER TO VEND VENDORS MUST BE NATIVE AMERICAN, FIRST NATIONS, or INDIGENOUS.  Contact [email protected] for additional information.

VOLUNTEERS – Contact [email protected]  Click on link for Volunteer Application

DIRECTIONS – CLICK HERE for google map directions to the pow wow.

SECURITY POSITIONS – We will be hiring security, please check back on when the hiring and orientation will be.  WE WILL NOT HIRE WALK-UP HIRES DAY OF EVENT.

CAMPING – No pets allowed on camp grounds/Pow Wow grounds. No open campfires on campgrounds/Pow Wow grounds.

Not responsible for loss, theft, personal injuries or short funded travelers.
This is a zero tolerance for alcohol and drugs event.
No Pets other than for assistance.

2023 Sponsors

Coming Soon!