Salmon Homecoming 2022, photo by Ravens Tale Studio

Salmon Homecoming 2023

Pier 62 | Free
Saturday September 23, 2023, 10 am–8 pm
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Join us for another Salmon Homecoming at Pier 62 and learn about the importance of protecting our salmon and our environment, and celebrate the people of the Pacific Northwest.

All ages welcome

30 Years of Telling Our Story

The Salmon Homecoming Alliance returns to Pier 62 this September! Join us as we celebrate the 31st year of this annual celebration.

The theme for 2023 is Together We Keep Our Salmon Legacy. Through cooperation and collaboration, we are able to protect the environment and our beloved salmon.

Salmon Homecoming is all about the people of the Pacific Northwest, whoever you are and whatever you do. That means we’re here for you because your health, spirit and even your sustainable economy are most certainly about the salmon.

Want to share your thoughts or get in touch? Contact the Salmon Homecoming Alliance here. If you’re interested in volunteering, check out the volunteer form here!


Saturday, September 23

All Day | Information Booth & Arts and Crafts Vendors
10:00 am | Peter Ali, musician
11:00 am | Welcome to Our Salmon Homecoming Celebration
11:00 am | JP Falcon Grady, musician
11:00 am – 7:00 pm | Salmon Bake
Noon – 1:30 pm | Canoe Welcoming Ceremony
1:30 pm –  8:00 pm | Contest Pow Wow Grand Entry

Times listed are subject to change without notice.

Don't miss out on upcoming concerts, celebrations, and fire pits at Pier 62!


Photo courtesy of Salmon Homecoming Alliance.

Photo courtesy of Salmon Homecoming Alliance.

Photos courtesy of Salmon Homecoming Alliance.

Photo courtesy of Salmon Homecoming Alliance.

Free Sensory Kits at Pier 62

  • Heated/scented head wraps
  • Noise cancelling headphones
  • Earplugs
  • Fidget toys
  • and more!

Visit the Pier 62 Welcome Table to learn more. Valid ID required to rent out a kit. For additional access needs, ask a staff person at the Welcome Table and they will do their best to assist you.


The Salmon Homecoming Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit foundation, established to organize, plan, develop and facilitate programs and events associated with Salmon Homecoming. Board members represent a variety of governments, associations, foundations, and industries. Our objectives are to provide opportunities for tribal and non-tribal communities to come together in a positive atmosphere, learn from one another, and explore ways to support the cooperative spirit in salmon restoration and protection.

We are happy to continue the tradition by celebrating the annual Salmon Homecoming ceremony. The celebrations have always included cultural presentations, such as Northwest traditional gatherings, Pow Wows, and Cedar Canoe events. We’ve sponsored environmental fairs, educational outreach activities, salmon bakes, and even salmon runs. We present “Seventh Generation Legacy Awards” each year to people who have made important contributions to natural resources and Indian/non-Indian relations. We have accomplished much, but our Salmon Story has just begun.

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