In the Pacific Northwest, Potlatch is a social event or celebration. It was an important social event among Northwest tribes that marked the status of an individual or celebrated a special occasion. These celebrations could take more than a year to prepare and sometimes lasted up to ten days. Food and entertainment were provided, and gifts were given to guests who attended.
The Washington State Society invites you to attend the 57th Annual Potlatch Charity Gala on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The annual Potlatch has been the premier event of the Washington State Society for over 50 years. Potlatch features homegrown seafood, vegetables, candies, beer and wine through a reception and sit down dinner. Following dinner, guests participate in a silent auction and charity raffle for exciting prizes benefiting Northwest Harvest, a nonprofit food bank that collects and distributes food throughout Washington State, and dance the night away to a live band. Potlatch is an adult event, you must be 21 years of age to attend.
Tickets for 2017 Washington State Society members will go on sale on April 1, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. Tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 14, 2017 at 12:00pm EST. Members will be able to purchase one ticket for themselves for $65 and one guest ticket at $75. Access codes are required and will be the member’s last name. General Public tickets will be $75.
If you have yet to renew your 2017 membership, you must do so no later than March 15, 2017 to be eligible for member tickets!
If you are interested in purchasing full tables, please email president@
If you have any seating requests, please include them with your purchase on Brown Paper Tickets and email president@
The Washington State Society relies on generous sponsors for products from Washington State, prizes for the charity raffle and sponsorship to make Potlatch a success. If you wish to support our efforts, please email the Potlatch Chairs.
Past Potlatch Sponsors: