September 27-28, 2013 – Sacajawea State Park, Pasco, WA
Heritage Days 2013 will be absolutely free on Saturday, September 28, 2013. The $10 access fee, or requirement to have a Discover Pass ($30 annual fee) is being waived by all of Washington State Parks on that day. The access fee or Discover Pass requirement will be in force on Friday September 27. Official government vehicles (that means school buses) do not get charged the access fee.
ABOUT HERITAGE DAYS
The event was first presented in 2003 by the local Lewis & Clark Bicenntennial Council, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Voyage of Discovery. Mid-Columbia Traditional Arts and Music Association has presented the event since 2006, and we hope you love this event as much as we do.
Its purpose is to learn about and re-enact the life and skills of the the early American explorers, the Native American cultures they found along the way, and the lives of the early settlers.
Heritage Days runs for two days, Friday through Saturday. Friday is dedicated to receiving school children and letting them see and touch what used to be. Saturday is when most people show up to experience the past.
There are Lewis & Clark re-enactors, members of the Umatilla and Yakama Nations, and the Wanapums, along with mountain man encampments, local museums, and other people who enjoy sharing their skills and knowledge about what life was like nearly two centuries ago.
Saturday Night Campfire Program. On Saturday night there is a bonfire and many people who are encamped at the park as well as many more show up to play music, sing, tell stories, and just have a good time. The campfire program starts at around 7:30 PM
A big thanks to the literally over a hundred volunteers who organized, presented, guided and accomplished so many visible and behind the scenes tasks for the 2012 event. You are appreciated. See you in September!