The 14th annual Chumash Culture Day will go virtual this year, featuring California-style Native American singing and dancing in a Facebook Live event, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

In past years, the event, which has always been free and open to the public, has featured arts and crafts, singing and dancing, and a traditional hand-game tournament at the Tribal Hall on the Santa Ynez Reservation.

This year, due to COVID-19 concerns associated with hosting special events, the tribe is moving Culture Day to an online format that can be viewed at

The program will begin with an opening blessing, followed by the honoring of a Santa Ynez Chumash elder, then a host of California-style Native American singing and dancing. It will conclude with a video showing highlights from past Chumash Culture Days.

For more information, call the Santa Ynez Chumash Tribal Hall, 805-688-7997.