Mill Casino To Host Salmon Bake, Canoe Race and Salmon Derby
Indian Country Today
Preparations are underway for the Tenth Annual Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, at The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park on the shores of Coos Bay.
Featuring canoe races, a traditional salmon bake dinner, cultural exhibits and demonstrations, a Native American marketplace and children's activities this free, weekend event is an entertaining educational experience that the whole family will enjoy. Included again this year will be a "weigh station" and awards ceremony for the 14th Annual Coos Basin Amateur Salmon Derby.
Linked to the traditional observance marking the return of the salmon, The Mill-Luck Salmon Celebration, began as a means of sharing the heritage, culture and traditions of the Coquille Indian Tribe and other Pacific Northwest Tribes with residents and visitors to Oregon’s Bay Area. Now in its tenth year, the event attracts Native American artisans and musicians throughout the Western United States and Canada.
Known for its 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, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, 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.
Tickets for the Salmon Bake dinner, including a commemorative tee shirt, are $25 for adults and just $12 for children 11 and under.
The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park is located on the waterfront in North Bend, Oregon, making it an ideal base location for exploring the North Bend/Coos Bay area including Oregon Dunes, Shore Acres State Park and activities such as fishing, crabbing, clamming, whale watching, boating, golfing and strolling along the boardwalk. The full-service property features over 200 hotel rooms and over 750 slots, along with blackjack, craps, roulette and Pai Gow, in addition to four on-site restaurants, meeting, wedding and banquet facilities and a 102-space waterfront RV Park.
For more information about making The Mill Casino • Hotel & RV Park or for more information on all the latest attractions, events and entertainment call 800.953.4800 or visit www.themillcasino.com.