The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community (SITC) invited Native American and First Nation people, their family, friends, and those wanting to learn more about Indigenous culture to their Reservation for the 4th Annual Swinomish Days, August 11-13.Indigenous people have traveled and gathered together during different seasons to socialize and compete for decades...
It was a made in the shade kind of day in La Conner on Thursday.Good thing, too.That’s because a historic heat wave coupled with hazy conditions from Canadian wildfires was the backdrop for the 113th annual Pioneer Picnic. Former Anacortes Police Chief Bonnie Bowers, who earlier in her career patrolled La Conner, was among the honored guests.
GRAND ENTRY TO A GRAND EVENT – A daily highlight of Swinomish Days; Friday’s was led by military veterans. Participants of all ages took part throughout. – Photo by Jeffery Edwards
It was billed as Swinomish Days. But the Tribal weekend cultural celebration could well have been promoted as Swinomish Days AND Nights. A bevy of free admission events often spilled into the night, including the always popular canoe races on Swinomish Channel.
SKAGIT CUP ANOTHER WORLD CLASS EVENT - A one day old colt foal at the Dills polo ranch just out of town. This weekend is the La Conner Polo Club Tournament Skagit Cup Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and then 5 p.m. 16278 LaConner-Whitney Road, 98257. Phone 253-732-3111. - Photo by Don Coyote