The 35th Annual Red Earth Parade, which has been referred to as America’s most unique parade, is back in downtown Oklahoma City. This year, the Red Earth Parade will signal the opening of one of OKC’s newest events, FallFest. The downtown streets will be alive with Native spirit and culture as Red Earth celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Oct. 16.
The Grand Parade will kick off a full day of celebration featuring tribal leaders, dancers, floats, color guards and music groups from tribes and cultural organizations across Oklahoma. The parade will start at 10 a.m., traveling south from NW 6th and Walker to Reno Ave., ending at the magical Myriad Botanical Gardens for FallFest. Red Earth's Fallfest runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring an arts & crafts market and a Fall Pow Wow.
The Red Earth Parade will feature colorful entries while spectators line the streets of downtown. Parade participants may include but are not limited to Tribal programs, officials & princesses, color guards, dancers, music groups, school groups, drum groups and community organizations.
Red Earth's Fallfest celebrates Oklahoma City Indigenous Peoples Day and will feature intertribal dances, art activities and an arts & crafts market.
The Myriad Gardens is a spectacular sight to see! 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, a picnic basket and some chairs to enjoy a day in beautiful downtown Oklahoma City and celebrate Oklahoma City's Indigenous Peoples Day at one of the country's most applauded urban parks.
The Red Earth Art Center is temporarily closed until their new art center and gallery opens on the first floor of the BancFirst Tower in late October. When they do open, be sure to check out their extensive gallery of over 1,000 permanent pieces. Visit their visitor page for more information.