12th Annual American Indian Festival

alert-triangle-white A notice to our patrons

Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, the 2020 American Indian Festival has been cancelled. We look forward to 2021 and continuing our celebration of American Indian culture. Please visit our COVID-19 page for more updates.

2020 Festival - Cancelled

Free Activities

 

Celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Native Americans at the annual "American Indian Festival," featuring:


  • Live performances of traditional and contemporary music
  • Dancing
  • Drumming
  • Singing
  • Storytelling
Interactive Exhibits


Interactive exhibits and demonstrations include:
  • Archery
  • Artifacts
  • Beading
  • Finger weaving
  • Flint knapping
  • Genealogy
  • Hand-made tools
  • Languages
  • Live Birds of Prey display
  • Multiple Native crafts and games
  • Native horsemanship
  • Pre-contact life skills
  • Regalia

Activities With Nominal Fees


  • Basket Craft $3
  • Horse and Pony Rides $3
  • Multiple raffles (tickets are $1) include:
    • Collectible "Pendleton" blanket
    • Collectible "Pendleton" crib blanket
  • Traditional Native food and other festival favorites
  • Vendors
    • Arts
    • Books
    • Jewelry
    • Music
    • Native made items

Festival Coordinators


American Indian man wearing traditional clothing with his hand raised.
American Indian couple wearing traditional outfits while holding a bird wing.
Four Traditional American Indian dancers at the 2010 American Indian Festival
Dan Firehawk Abbott starting a fire with twigs from a tree