64th Annual Depoe Bay Native American Style Salmon Bake

Activities for Saturday, September 19th (11 am-3 pm)

Saturday, September 19 from 11am-3pm

Mall 101 at 531 US-101 (outside Depoe Bay Samaritan Clinic)

This drive-thru/walk-up event will be COVID-safe and include:

  • A variety of salmon culinary items
  • Interpretive display and recorded indigenous music presented by Siletz Tribal Honored Elder
  • Ability to purchase unique Native American and salmon-themed  items
  • Launching of Best US Harbor and Discover Depoe Bay attire
  • Raffle for over $1000 in local prizes

In addition, special salmon menu items will be available at participating restaurants from Sept 18-25.

Note: Face coverings will be required at the outdoor event and all restaurants.

Depoe Bay's first "Free Fish Fry" back in the 1930's was the beginning of today's annual Salmon Bake. The locals gathered with friends and neighbors to share their own catch and their fish stories.

Over the past 60+ years, this gathering has evolved into the current "Indian Style" Salmon Bake, held annually on the 3rd Saturday in September. Salmon is cooked in the traditional manner used for generations by Native Coastal tribes.

Each year, over 2,000 pounds of salmon are slow-roasted to perfection on alder stakes over a 80-foot long fire line. Come enjoy friends and neighbors, traditional Native-American dancing and drumming, other live music, and of course, an amazing salmon meal.

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