The 36th Annual Red Earth Parade, billed as America’s most unique parade, is back this year. For the second consecutive year, the Red Earth Parade will signal the opening of FallFest. The downtown streets will be alive with First American spirit and culture as Red Earth celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day in Oklahoma City on Saturday, October 15.
The Grand Parade will kick-off a full day of celebration featuring tribal leaders, dancers, floats, color guards and music groups from tribal nations and cultural organizations across Oklahoma. In 2001, there were an estimated 100,000 spectators at the festival. More than 20 years later, the Modern Frontier expects a large turnout for this year’s event.
The parade will start at 10 a.m., traveling south from NW 6th and Walker to Reno Ave., ending at the Myriad Botanical Gardens for FallFest. Red Earth's Fallfest runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring an arts and crafts market and a Fall Pow Wow.
The Myriad Gardens is a beautiful host site for the festivities. The interactive urban park expands over 17-acres featuring multiple layers of densely landscaped areas that surround a sunken lake full of colorful fish. Be sure to pack your blanket or some chairs to enjoy a day in beautiful downtown Oklahoma City and celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day at one of the country's most applauded urban parks.
All year-long, the Red Earth Art Center gallery is located at 100 N. Broadway Ave. on the first floor of the BancFirst Tower. Be sure to check out Red Earth’s extensive gallery of more than 1,000 permanent pieces or stop by their West Sales Gallery to make a purchase. Check the visitor page for more information.