31st Annual Seafair Powwow

Fri 7/20 - Sun 7/22
Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center
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Information courtesy United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Pow wow Schedule:

Friday Family Night – Free Admission – 4pm-10pm
Saturday – 10am-10pm
Sunday – 10am-8pm

Saturday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older)

10am – Doors open

11am – Coastal Grand Entry

12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry

6pm – Coastal Grand Entry

7pm – Pow Wow Grand Entry

Sunday SCHEDULE – Admission $5 (for 12 and older)

10am – Doors open

12pm – Pow wow Grand Entry

2017 Head Staff:

Emcee: Arlie Neskahi and Grant Timentwa

Arena Director: Rob Charles

Head Man: Sheldon Shebala

Head Woman: Paula Shebala

Seafair Princess: Lauren Galt

Seafair Warrior: Dimtri McDonald

Host Drum: 206 Drummers


UIATF 30th Anniversary Special: Open to all women 30+

Bernie Whitebear Memorial Special: Open to all veterans, all categories. ($1000 total payout)

Randy Tulee Memorial Round Bustle Special:  Open to adult men dressed in the Northwest Round Bustle style. 1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $500.  Sponsored by the Tulee Family.

Head Man & Woman Sweetheart Special: Open to married couples 18+, all categories.  Sponsored by the Shebala family.

NAWDIM Honoring Native Babies Special:

The “Native American Women’s Dialog on Infant Mortality” would like to honor new Native babies in  our American Indian/Alaska Native communities, inviting all babies born in the past year, and their     mothers to come into the circle.

Seafair Princess Special : Honoring graduates from College or High School

Seafair Warrior Special:  Teen Boy’s Ironman Fancy Special.


The Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow is a three day festival of Native American and Indigenous Culture it features traditional Native American and Alaskan Native and First Na tions drummers, dancers in traditional regalia, Native Food and Art. 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 Pow Wow 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 Pow Wow:

If you have never been to our Seafair Pow Wow, 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 Pow Wow, come rain or shine! So please plan accordingly, whether it means bring your umbrella because of rain that day, or bring sunscreen because 80 degrees. 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.

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

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 – Contact Lynnette Jordan at [email protected]  Deadline June 23, 2017 click on link for 2017 Vendor Guidelines and App

VOLUNTEERS –  contact Katie Stover at [email protected]  Click on link for Volunteer Application2017

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

SECURITY POSTITIONS – Our security positions are currently filled. Thank you to all that came out and applied on June 29th.  WE WILL NOT HIRE WALK UP HIRES DAY OF EVENT.

CAMPING – Camp for $25 per space. 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.

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