Swinomish Days return after three years


August 17, 2022

Marissa Conklin

RACING TO THE FINISH LINE – Paddlers in the 13 and under girls division of the single person canoe race paddled south down the Swinomish Channel on Saturday, Aug. 13 during Swinomish Days.

In one of his hit songs, the late entertainer Prince urged fans to party like it was 1999.

At Swinomish last weekend everybody was fine with partying like it was 2019.

For the first time in three years the popular Swinomish Days summer festival, a celebration of Coast Salish history and culture, was back on the calendar.

"We're grateful to be able to host Swinomish Days 2022," Swinomish Senator and Tribal Cultural Events Director Aurelia Bailey said beforehand. "It's been a long three years."

The four-day gathering, Aug. 11-14, which drew participants and visitors from throughout the Pacifi...

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