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Alcatraz Sunrise Gathering

Instead of “Columbus Day” it’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day with unique island sunrise ceremony
By - posted 10/7/2018 No Comment

The International Indian Treaty Council presents the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering commemorating 526 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring ancestors and future generations.

2018 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering
– Monday, October 8, 2018 | 4:15  am – Ferry Ticket $11
– Thursday, November 22, 2018 | 3 am – Ferry Ticket $14
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco (Ohlone Territory)
Free to participate, but ferry ticket required.

The Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering will take place this year on October 8th, San Francisco’s 1st recognized Indigenous Peoples’ Day, instead of Columbus Day in San Francisco.

October 8, 2018
Boats will depart from Pier 33 beginning at 5:00 am and everyone will return to Pier 33 by 9:00 am at the latest. Those who have to work can arrive back at Pier 33 as early at 8:00 am. The Ticketbooth opens at 4:15 am and boats will depart Pier 33 at approximately 5:00 am, 5:15 am and 5:45 am.

November 22, 2018
Boats will depart Pier 33 approximately every 15 minutes from 4:15 am to 6:00 am. The Ticketbooth opens at 3:00 am and general admission is $14.00 per person. Toddlers under 4 years of age are free.

Please note that the annual Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering sells out each year and this is a great, if not better, alternative. This event is much smaller more community based gathering with approximately 1,200 participants as opposed to 4,500.