Hōkūleʻa Public Events in Seattle


August 26-30, 2023. 

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Hōkūleʻa Arrival Ceremony, 8am
Pier 62 Waterfront Park, 1951 Alaskan Way
Event Livestream

8:00 a.m. Outrigger Canoe Community and escort vessels gather for Water Welcome

8:30 a.m. Suquamish bring Hōkūleʻa to Elliott Bay to be greeted by the Muckleshoot

9:00 a.m. Tribal Nations Greeting Protocol

9:30 a.m. Welcoming flotilla moves towards Pier 62

10:00 a.m. Hōkūleʻa docks at Pier 62 – Traditional Landing Rituals

10:30 a.m. Tribal Nations and Seattle City Welcome Ceremony

1-4:30 p.m. Hōkūleʻa Dockside Canoe Tours at Pier 62

**Public encouraged to bring their own chairs, water bottles and food. Water filling stations will be available.
**Arrival ceremony times are subject to change based on First Nations protocols and water conditions. Please check hokulea.com and social media for updates.


Sunday, August 27, 2023

Hōkūleʻa Dockside Canoe Tours, 1-3 pm
Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way

Hōkūlea Crew at Seattle Aquarium, 1-3pm
1483 Alaskan Way

Meet Hōkūleʻa crewmembers and learn about traditional Polynesian voyaging, navigation, nautical knot tying, educational activities and the Moanauiākea Voyage

Presentation by Pwo Navigator Bruce Blankenfeld, 3:30-4:30pm
Seattle Aquarium, 1483 Alaskan Way

Learn about the storied history of Hōkūleʻa, traditional navigation and the Moananuiākea Voyage

An Evening with Hōkūleʻa’s Crew at Patagonia Seattle, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
2100 First Avenue
RSVP at patagonia.com/seattle

Meet and “talk story” with Moananuiākea Voyage crew members at this evening presentation and reception

Monday, August 28, 2023

Hōkūleʻa Dockside Canoe Tours, 1-3 pm
Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Presentation by Pwo Navigator Nainoa Thompson, 3-5pm
Burke Museum, 4303 Memorial Way NE