Klamath Salmon Festival
August 15, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the annual Salmon festival has been canceled for August 2020. Stay tuned for updates on the 2021 Salmon Festival.
The Yurok Tribe’s annual Klamath Salmon Festival in Klamath, California. Learn about California’s largest Native American tribe and feast on fresh Salmon.
The Salmon Festival begins with the free Ney’ Puey 5K Run at 10:00 am. At 10:30 am, watch the Salmon Festival parade then enjoy a salmon dinner cooked in a traditional Yurok way.
This is a family-friendly, free festival. Attendees will also enjoy watching the highly competitive Stick Game Tournament. (The Stick Game is played by all local tribes and is a full-contact sport that resembles lacrosse with a wrestling element. The game is heavy on action.) There will also be an Indian Card Games Tournament and a number of cultural demonstrations and activities. There will be various contests throughout the day, along with an array of kids’ activities and vendors. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Yurok Tribe, the largest tribe in California, their culture and the Klamath River. Plus, you will also get to feast on freshly caught salmon!
Festival Parking & Free Shuttle: Festival parking is off the Terwer Valley exit on Highway 101 #769) on Klamath Mill Rd. Follow the salmon signs. They will be running a quick shuttle to the event site. Elder and disabled parking is in the Redwood Hotel Casino parking lot.