An eagle checks out some fishing boats.
The Makah Chamber of Commerce welcomes the public to the annual Eagle Fest beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at various locations throughout the village. The hub of operations will be located at the Makah Marina where a schedule of events can be picked up and a halibut chowder and buckskin break fundraiser will be available after 11 a.m.
The Makah Cultural and Research Center, often referred to as the Makah Museum, will have an eagle exhibit (admission to the museum is $5 for adults, $4 for youth and seniors). Eagle Fest T-shirts will be for sale featuring a local artist design.
Beginning at 10 a.m., Julia Parrish, University of Washington professor and researcher, will give a talk about eagles at the Makah Marina meeting room. Additional events include a guided tour to the Cape Flattery lookout starting at 1 p.m. from the cape parking lot. Eagles are seen frequently at the cape and are beginning to nest now. They also are often easy to spot on the drive to Neah Bay.
An Eagle Fest bazaar will be operating at the Community Hall from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. that will feature tribal art, concessions such as Indian tacos, crafts, books and more.
A swap meet will be held at the Village RV at 1184 Bayview Ave.
A fundraiser dinner of fish or chicken will be held from 6-9 p.m. in the Community Hall.
The Makah Chamber of Commerce uses its profits from the event to create brochures and support other community business efforts throughout the year. For more information, contact Melissa Renult, Makah Chamber of Commerce, 360-640-2967.