Honoring Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle

Indigenous Peoples’ Day became a city holiday in 2022.


The Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center is home to a lot of events for local tribes and a place to learn about their culture + history.

Photo by @just_prenz

Monday, Oct. 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day — a day all about honoring our Native communities. Though it’s not a federal holiday, Seattle made it a city holiday last year.

Here are a few events happening in the area to check out:

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023 | Monday, Oct. 9 | 5-9 p.m. | Daybreak Cultural Center | Play a game of Bingo before dinner and a jam session with drums, rattles, and flutes (you’re welcome to bring your own).
  • KEXP Special Programming | Monday, Oct. 9 | 3 a.m.-10 p.m. | Tune in to the local radio station for special guests and featured segments throughout the day.
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration | Monday, Oct. 9 | 1-5 p.m. | IslandWood, Bainbridge Island | See demonstrations of cedar weaving and learn a traditional drum song + dance in this educational event.