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Moananuiākea Voyage – Hōkūleʻa Arrival Ceremony In Seattle

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EVENT DATE: Saturday, August 26, 2023

WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 8:30am to noon PST (5am to 1:30pm HST)
Please note arrival time subject to change based on weather and water conditions.

WHERE: Pier 62 Waterfront Park, 1951 Alaskan Way

Event Program:

8:45 am PST/5:45 am HST – Hōkūleʻa arrives at Elliott Bay escorted by Suquamish canoes.  Muckleshoot canoes and outrigger canoe paddlers to greet and receive Hōkūleʻa

9:00 am PST/6:00 am HST – Water welcome and protocols

10:00 am PST/7:00 am HST – Hōkūleʻa docks at Pier 62, traditional landing rituals

10:30 am PST/7:30 am HST – Tribal Nations and Seattle City Welcome Ceremony

  • Opening & Prayer
  • Dance Performance
  • Ceremony

Speakers include:

  • Fred Felleman, commissioner, Port of Seattle
  • King County Executive Constantine (invited)
  • Governor Jay Inslee (invited)
  • Pwo Navigator Nainoa Thompson

Mahalo to our livestream sponsors Kamehameha Schools and Pacific Lutheran University.

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