Quileute Tribal Drummers ready for the parade during last year’s Quileute Days. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Quileute Tribal Drummers ready for the parade during last year’s Quileute Days. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Quileute Days celebrate heritage

LA PUSH — Quileute Days 2017 will celebrate Quileute tribal and cultural heritage with traditional activities scheduled throughout this weekend, including canoe races, stick games, a fish bake and royalty contest.

The competitive 2017 stick games tournament tonight and Saturday morning allows people of all ages to form teams of three to five people.

The entry fee per team costs $150. Registration ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. The first-place prizes include $5,000 and jackets for the team; the second-place prize includes $4,000 and hoodies for the team; the third place prize is $2,000.

For more information about the stick games tournament, contact Cynthia Barajas at 360-461-0338 or email cynthia.barajas@quileutenation.org.

Other activities

Other activities include softball games for adults and youth, a kids’ activity zone with a bouncy house and rock wall, a talent show along Main Street, a parade at Quileute Natural Resources and a 5K Family Fun Run.

The co-ed adult softball tournament throughout the weekend costs $300 to compete. The winners receive championship jackets, second place earns hoodies and third place takes home crew necks.

The youth softball tournament for ages 13 and younger doles out the same prizes, but the entry costs $175.

For more information about the softball tournaments, contact Ann Penn-Charles at 360-374-2228.

Entertainment

Entertainment options throughout the weekend vary from fireworks at Sand Point to street dancing to a performance by Jones and Fischer Band.

Quileute Days, sponsored by the Quileute Tribe, is a drug and alcohol free event.

The schedule of events:

Today

• 2 p.m. — Traditional Canoe Race, Sand Point.

• 4 p.m. — Royalty Contest, Akalat Center.

• 5 p.m. — Adult Softball, Adult Softball Field; Youth Softball, Youth Softball Field.

• 7 p.m. — Traditional Stick Games, Akalat Center.

• 10 p.m. — Street Dance with DJ Camello, Main Street.

Saturday

• 10 a.m. — Traditional Stick Games, Akalat Center.

• 11 a.m. — Traditional Fish Bake, Main Street.

• Noon — Parade, Quileute Natural Resources, 401 Main St. (Lineup at 10 a.m., judging at 11 a.m.).

• 1 p.m. — Horseshoes, Adult Softball Field; Poker Tournament, Tribal Office, 90 Main St.

• 1:30 p.m. — Traditional Dancing, Main Street.

• 2 p.m. — Outboard Canoe Races, Quillayute River; Kids Zone, Old Community Center.

• 4 p.m. — Kids Games, Main Street.

• 5 p.m. — Talent Show, Main Street.

• 7 p.m. — Jones and Fischer Band, Main Street.

• 10 p.m. — Fireworks — Sand Point; Street Dance with DJ Raul, Main Street.

Sunday

• 9 a.m. — 5K Family Fun Run (8:30 a.m. registration at Human Services).

• 2 p.m. — Outboard Canoe Races, Quillayute River.

For more information, email events@quileutenation.org or call 360-640-9023.

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Reporter Sarah Sharp can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56650, or at ssharp@peninsula dailynews.com.

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