The Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration is just days away and we are putting the final touches to make this year’s celebration better than ever! Known for showcasing a traditional salmon bake dinner where fresh salmon is prepared in the time-honored Coquille open-pit manner, the Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration offers visitors the opportunity to experience Native American culture, art, food and music.
The celebration features daily performances by Native American storytellers, drummers, flutists and dancers, a marketplace offering traditional wares and foods, a bay-front canoe exhibit and races, traditional games and activities for children, plus a variety of cultural demonstrations and educational exhibits. New this year, the Celebration will include a “weigh station” for the 12th Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby taking place the same weekend.
The Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration is linked to traditional observances marking the return of the salmon and began 8 years ago as a means of sharing the heritage, culture and traditions of the Coquille Indian Tribe and other Pacific Northwest Tribes.
In addition to the free daytime events which will take place on the casino’s waterfront dock and South end of the Hotel, this year’s celebration will also feature the nation’s premiere Native American comedy troupe, Pow Wow Comedy Jam, which was recently awarded the North American Indigenous Image Award for Comedy Performance. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Salmon Room.
Tickets for the Pow Wow Comedy Jam and the popular Salmon Bake dinner, which will be served from 11a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday are on sale at Ko-Kwel Gifts inside The Mill Casino • Hotel.
Tickets for the concert are $18 per person with an $8 discount for Millionaire$ Club members and tickets for the Salmon Bake dinner, including a commemorative tee shirt, are just $17 for children 12 and under and $25 for adults with a $5 discount for club members. Call 800.953.4800 for more info!